'Reaper' resurrection sooner than planned


The CW is bringing back "Reaper" early.

The second season of the supernatural drama will return March 3, sooner than originally announced.

The network also is swapping "Reaper" with its previously announced lead-in, "90210."

The move puts "90210" at 8 p.m. Tuesdays followed by "Reaper," a shake-up that protects the teen soap from Fox's "American Idol." "Reaper" still will air its 13 episodes straight through without repeats.

"90210" has been wrestling with "Idol" in recent weeks. Yet it and fellow CW soap "Privileged" enjoy the highest percentages of DVR gains among any show on any network. (partialdiff)