This morning, the smallest network announced their schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Though The CW has the fewest hours of primetime to fill (just 10 hours), they’ve ordered several new shows. They’re also moving a lot of their old shows around the schedule.
Returning shows are 90210, America’s Next Top Model, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries. Gossip Girl will also return but season six will be the end.
New series are Arrow, Beauty and The Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Cult, and Emily Owens MD.
Of the five new shows, three of them are based on familiar television properties. Arrow is a retelling of the Green Arrow story, a DC Comics superhero who was last seen on Smallville. Beauty & The Beast is a reworking of the 1987 CBS series which starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. The Carrie Diaries is a prequel of sorts to Sex and the City.
If you don’t see your favorites here, check out our list of cancelled and renewed CW shows.
Here’s the official press release which includes description of the new programs:
THE CW ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 FALL SCHEDULE
The CW Picks Up Five New Dramas for 2012-13 Season
The Final OMFG Season of “Gossip Girl” to Air This Fall on Monday Nights, Preceded by “90210”
Tuesdays Will Be Doctor-Doctor, With “Hart of Dixie” Leading into New Medical Drama “Emily Owens, M.D.”
Action-Packed “Arrow” Kicks off a Kick-A** Wednesday Night, Preceding “Supernatural” on its New Night
“The Vampire Diaries” Keeps its Fangs in Thursday Nights, Followed by Romantic New Drama “Beauty and the Beast”
“America’s Next Top Model” Struts to Friday Nights, Followed by A New Mission for “Nikita”
“Cult” and “The Carrie Diaries” On Tap for Midseason