The smallest of the broadcast networks has released their plans for mid-season debuts and returns. As CW viewers are well aware, the network’s shows typically have fall/winter hiatuses that last more than a month. This time, there will be as much as seven weeks between originals.
Here’s the network press release with the rest of the details:
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2012 MIDSEASON DEBUTS
Final Season of One Tree Hill Premieres Wednesday, January 11, 8:00 PM
New Reality Series REMODELED Premieres Wednesday, January 18, 9:00 PM
The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle Return from Holiday Break with Original Episodes on Thursday, January 5
November 2, 2011 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network announced today midseason plans for the 2011-2012 season, including the final 13 episodes of One Tree Hill, the series premiere of REMODELED and the return of original episodes across the schedule, starting Thursday, January 5 with THE Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle.
The final season of One Tree Hill premieres Wednesday, January 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). In its final 13 episodes, how will Brooke and Julian juggle Parenthood and their very young careers? With Nathan traveling more as an agent, how will Haley’s life change with a second child, an increasingly independent Jamie, and a busy cafe to run? Is a wedding in store for Quinn and Clay, or for Mouth and Millicent? And what’s to become of Alex and Chase and their burgeoning romance? The series stars Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Robert Buckley as Clay Evans, Austin Nichols as Julian Baker, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James and Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott. One Tree Hill was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins. The series is produced by Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
New reality series REMODELED, premiering Wednesday, January 18, (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), centers around modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher as he tries to bring together hundreds of small agencies around the world in a new venture called The Network. The Network will give Paul the leverage to change the industry from the inside out. He has two missions: to make sure agents in small towns no longer get screwed, and to empower models to take control of their careers and lead healthier lives. REMODELED is from Fly on the Wall Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television with executive producers Allison Grodner (“Big Brother,” “You’re Cut Off,” “She’s Got The Look,” “Plain Jane”), Rich Meehan (“Big Brother,” “You’re Cut Off,” “She’s Got The
Look,” “Plain Jane”), Amy Palmer (“You’re Cut Off,” “Plain Jane”), Paul Fisher (“I Want To Be A Hilton”), Greg Seuss (“What’s Wrong with Virginia,” “Tug”) and Erik Stone (“Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore”).
The CW’s Thursday dramas return first from the holiday break shortly after the New Year, Thursday, January 5, with THE Vampire Diaries (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by The Secret Circle (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), followed the next night with all new episodes of Nikita (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) and SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The CW’s Tuesday night dramas return with original episodes Tuesday, January 10 with 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by Ringer (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
Gossip Girl returns with original episodes Monday, January 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), with Hart Of Dixie returning the following week, Monday, January 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
Following is The CW’s midseason plans for premieres and the return of new episodes to the schedule (in chronological order – all times ET):
Thursday, January 5
8:00-9:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Secret Circle (original episodes return)
Friday, January 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. Nikita (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Supernatural (original episodes return)
Tuesday, January 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. 90210 (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Ringer (original episodes return)
Wednesday, January 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. One Tree Hill (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. One Tree Hill (season premiere encore)
Monday, January 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. Gossip Girl (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Hart Of Dixie (encore episode)
Wednesday, January 18
8:00-9:00pm. One Tree Hill
9:00-10:00 p.m. Remodeled (series premiere)
Monday, January 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. Gossip Girl
9:00-10:00 p.m. Hart Of Dixie (original episodes return)
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the return of One Tree Hill? Will you check out Remodeled?