The CW wrapped up network Upfront week this morning by presenting its schedule for Fall 2009.
The CW wrapped up network Upfront week this morning by presenting its schedule for Fall 2009. And it's about what was expected, especially after the first photos leaked out yesterday: the three new series in the Fall lineup are Vampire Diaries, the Melrose Place reboot, and The Beautiful Life.
In terms of scheduling, Melrose will air on Tuesdays after 90210 (remake city!), while Beautiful Life gets the post-America's Next Top Model slot on Wednesdays (model city!). On Thursdays, the CW is breaking up its duo of Smallville and Supernatural to make way for Vampire Diaries; Vampire gets Smallville's old slot, while Smallville moves to Fridays.
For midseason, the network ordered the drama now being called Parental Discretion Advised (formerly known as Light Years, among other titles), which was apparently in a fierce battle with the Minka Kelly/Jason Dohring show Body Politic as late as Wednesday. It's a no-go for the Gossip Girl spinoff (update — at least for now, though it may still be a possibility for midseason), a third season of Reaper, a second season of Privileged, and all of the CW's comedies.
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