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The CW 2010 Fall Season Lineup

The final of the major five networks made its announcements today and gave us at least a few surprises.  Gone of course are the disappointing Melrose Place and The Beautiful Life to be replaced by two new shows. 

Monday is all new with 90210 and Gossip Girl moving to lead off the week.  The surprising Life Unexpected shows late on Tuesday following One Tree Hill.  Wednesday gives us America’s Top Model followed by Hellcats another coming of age drama.  Thursday has The Vampire Diaries clearly the most successful of the new CW shows followed by Nikita based on many different spy thrillers of the same name.  Finally Friday is the big surprise with the final season of Smallville followed by Dean and Sam on Supernatural which is a reunion of the two shows that use to be on Thursday nights.

Obviously The CW is looking for lightning to strike twice with the semi-success of Smallville on Friday’s.  Supernatural has a fairly large following for a cult hit and I’m sure the viewers will follow it to Friday or at least TiVo it.

Here is the new schedule as announced: New shows are underlined and italicized.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.        90210
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.      Gossip Girl

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.        One Tree Hill  
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.      Life Unexpected

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.        America’s Next Top Model
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.      Hellcats

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.        The Vampire Diaries
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.      Nikita

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.        Smallville
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.      Supernatural

Of the two new shows Hellcats is right out of the mold The CW has followed in the past.  It’s all about a young college girl facing adversity and moving her life forward.  I’m sure we’ll see a lot of pent up intrigue with this show.  Nikita may be a really exciting show to look forward too.  As we get closer to the fall season we’ll take a look at the show and break it down for everyone.

The CW has brought us some pretty good shows in the past like Smallville, Supernatural, and even The Vampire Diaries and Life Unexpected.  This could be a solid year for The CW, but one has to wonder at the only ten prime time hours of play time in the long run.  Is that really enough to keep a commercial network afloat?  Of course the local affiliates are happy making all that money on syndication reruns of Two and a Half Men and The Simpsons!  Thanks for reading…

Jeffery Yarter
The Lizardman


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