The CW network has announced the premiere dates for their 2011-12 season. In the past, they’ve premiered some of their shows a week or two early, in an attempt to get viewers hooked before the bigger networks run their shows. They’re not doing that this time around, perhaps to eliminate a week or two of repeats later in the season.
Here’s the press release:
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES FALL 2011 PREMIERE DATES
The CW Kicks Off Its New Season on Tuesday, September 13, With The Highly Anticipated “Ringer,” Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Following “90210” On Its New Night
New Reality Series “H8R” Premieres Wednesday, September 14, Followed By The First-Ever All-Star Cycle Of “America’s Next Top Model”
“The Secret Circle” Makes Its Series Debut on Thursday, September 15, Following The CW’s #1 Show, “The Vampire Diaries”
“Nikita” and “Supernatural” Return With All New Episodes Friday, September 23
“Hart of Dixie,” Starring Rachel Bilson, Joins The CW’s Line-Up on Monday, September 26, Following The Season Premiere of “Gossip Girl”
June 20, 2011 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.
On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210’s West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Following is one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new season, RINGER (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister’s identity, only to discover that her sister’s life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to escape.
On Wednesday, September 14, The CW’s new reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez, makes its season premiere (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), bringing celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them, immediately followed by the first-ever All-Star cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
On Thursday, September 15, The CW’s #1 show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns, followed by new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), also from executive producer Kevin Williamson and based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she’s a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.
On September 23, The CW unveils its new action-packed Friday, with NIKITA moving to its new night and time (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the return of the Winchester brothers on SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The Upper East Side drama returns on Monday, September 26, as GOSSIP GIRL moves back to its former timeslot (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by new drama HART OF DIXIE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, HART OF DIXIE stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a sophisticated New York City woman who finds herself practicing medicine in a small Southern town.
Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RINGER (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8:00-9:00 PM H8R (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Season Premiere)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE SECRET CIRCLE (Series Premiere)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:00-9:00 PM NIKITA (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8:00-9:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Series Premiere)
All Times ET
What do you think? What will you be watching on The CW this fall? Any new TV shows? Returning series?