CW Announces Premiere Dates for Fall 2012

CW Fall 2012 datesIn the past, The CW has tried to get the jump on the other networks by premiering some of their shows earlier than the rest. As a result, since they weren’t ordering bigger seasons, viewers were “treated” to more reruns during the season. As previously announced, The CW will kick off its Fall schedule later than usual this year. Hart of Dixie starts the CW season on October 2nd.

Their returning shows are Hart of Dixie, Supernatural, 90210, Gossip Girl (final season), and The Vampire Diaries. New TV series are Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and Emily Owens, M.D.

Read the full premiere schedule below.


“Hart of Dixie” Premieres Tuesday, October 2

“Supernatural” Returns for its Eighth Season on October 3

The New Season of “90210” and the Final Season on “Gossip Girl” Begin Monday, October 8

“Arrow” Makes its Series Bow Wednesday, October 10

“The Vampire Diaries” Returns Thursday, October 11, Followed by the Series Premiere of “Beauty and The Beast”

“Emily Owens, M.D.” Takes Up Residence Tuesday, October 16

“Nikita” Gets Back Into Action Friday, October 19

June 28, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will strategically roll-out its 2012-13 season this October with the premieres of three new series, returning favorites on new nights and one final season of Upper East Side drama.

Rachel Bilson returns to Bluebell, Alabama as Dr. Zoƫ Hart in the second season premiere of HART OF DIXIE on Tuesday, October 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

The CW’s newly revamped Wednesday kicks off on October 3 with The Winchester boys and the season premiere of SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Monday, October 8, the most famous zip code in America, 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), returns with a brand new season, followed by the final season of OMFG drama on GOSSIP GIRL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Wednesday, October 10, The CW presents one of the most anticipated shows of the season, ARROW (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), starring Stephen Amell as the popular DC Comics character.

On Thursdays, The CW’s top-rated series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, returns for another season of bloody-good drama on October 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the romantic new series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Kristin Kreuk as a homicide detective and Jay Ryan as a doctor with a very dark side.

On Tuesday, October 16, new drama EMILY OWENS, M.D., starring Mamie Gummer as a surgical intern who discovers, much to her dismay, that working in a hospital feels an awful lot like high school, takes up residency in the 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. timeslot.

Maggie Q returns to action as NIKITA, Friday, October 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) following AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION, which premieres on August 24, as previously announced.

Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:


8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)


9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM ARROW (Series Premiere)



8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE

9:00-10:00 PM EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series Premiere)



9:00-10:00 PM NIKITA (Season Premiere)

All Times ET

What do you think? Do you think the network’s plan to premiere their shows later in the season is a smart one? Is it worth it to have fewer repeats during the season?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Samara says

    I loved “Ringer” and “The Secret Circle”! With those gone (which was not a smart decision) I will only be tuning in for “Supernatural”! I wouldn’t bother to watch a new show on The CW for all the money in the world – appartently all good things must end before their time on this station!

  2. 314!beauty says

    I really hate they canceled Ringer it was a great show & I really enjoyed the Secret Circle but I will not be watching any of the new shows just Vampire Diaries, Dixie, Nikita that’s all

  3. Jeremy Rynek says

    One theory I have, I like never ever see any CW shows advertised anywhere. I mean like nothing, so ‘m positive that canceling Ringer and The Secret Circle did NOT help at all.

  4. robycop3 says

    Maybe-MAYBE-the CW is at last gonna air some scripted series that people will watch, and return positive feedback about. Their reality shows, ANTM excluded, are among the worst of any national net, in a genre that stinx anyway. I hope to see a better selection of shows available across the board, and I’ll certainly give these new CW shows at least a sampling of several eps. I hope many other people do so as well.

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