As we reported earlier, The CW has picked up season two of The LA Complex, the Canadian series. It will debut on July 17th but it appears that only seven of the 13 episodes are scheduled to air.
In addition, the smallest network has announced the return of cancelled Remodeled (including unaired episodes) and the kick off of season 19 of America’s Next Top Model. They’re re-running six episodes of Remodeled as well as two new installments, starting July 9th. The College Edition of ANTM kicks off on August 24th.
Two new shows — Oh Sit! and The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep — will also debut in August, on the 15th and 16th respectively.
Here’s the CW press release with some additional details about the returns and new shows:
THE CW SETS PREMIERE DATES FOR MORE ORIGINAL SUMMER PROGRAMMING
OH SIT! Premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 15
THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP Debuts Thursday, Aug. 16
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION Begins on Friday, Aug. 24
Season Two of THE L.A. COMPLEX Premieres Tuesday, July 17
REMODELED Returns Monday, July 9
June 6, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW continues to load-up its first-ever summer schedule with even more original programming, announcing the August premieres for two new reality series THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP and OH SIT!, as well as the summer debut of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION. This summer will also feature season two of THE LA COMPLEX and the return of REMODELED.
OH SIT!, a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, kicks off the action on Wednesday, August 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m.). Hosted by Jamie Kennedy (“The Ghost Whisperer”) and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank (“MTV Live”), OH SIT! will see 12 thrill-seeking daredevils racing head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize. Adding to the fun, Tanika Ray (“Extra”) will be in the trenches with the contestants both on and off the track and will add color commentary from the sidelines as the action unfolds.
On Thursday, August 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), The CW will go on a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom with THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP from executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah and executive producer Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”). In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America.
On Friday, August 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION makes its debut with a new format, new talent and a new judge – the viewer. Cycle 19 of the show will offer an interactive experience where, for the first time in AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL history, the public will be able to have a say in who stays and who goes in the competition. Right now, fans can go online at www.cwtv.com and vote for their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. These scores will be used by Tyra Banks and the judges to help determine who is eliminated each week and select viewer comments and videos will be featured in the show.
Also this summer on The CW, THE L.A. COMPLEX returns with the first seven, all-new episodes from its second season, Tuesday, July 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). To lead up to its season two premiere, The CW is currently encoring the entire first season of THE L.A. COMPLEX Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m.). REMODELED, starring larger-than-life modeling icon Paul Fisher, will also return to The CW Monday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), starting from the beginning and featuring never-before-seen episodes.
Following is the additional CW summer premiere schedule:
MONDAY, JULY 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. REMODELED (series premiere encore)
TUESDAY, JULY 17
9:00-10:00 p.m. THE L.A. COMPLEX (season two premiere)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
8:00-9:00 p.m. OH SIT! (series premiere)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. OH SIT! (special original episode)
9:00-10:00 p.m. THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP (series premiere)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION (cycle 19 premiere)
What do you think? Will you be watching any of these summer shows? Do either of the new shows look like winners?