In 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.
Read the full premiere schedule below.
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES FALL 2012 PREMIERE DATES
“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. Zoë 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:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE
9:00-10:00 PM EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION
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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