The good folks at The CW have released their premiere dates for the fall 2010 season. With two new shows and a lot of old favorites, the network is hoping to make waves similar to what the hit “Vampire Diaries” did last year.
New shows start on Wednesday, September 8. The old favorite “America’s Next Top Model” begins its 15th season or cycle. It is followed by the series premiere of new drama “Hellcats.” It’s about a young pre-law student whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s competitive cheerleading squad. Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale star in the new show. Expect young drama and short skirts.
Thursday, September 9, last year’s big hit and The CW’s #1 show, “The Vampire Diaries” returns for its second season. The network is betting on “Diaries” buzz to lead viewers into the new action drama “Nikita.” Maggie Q stars as a spy and assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency, who goes against the system that created her and will stop at nothing to bring their powerful operation to an end.
On Monday, September 13 is young and hits the east and west coast. Viewers will start off with the 3rd season premiere of “90210” and continues with the 4th season premiere of “Gossip Girl.”
The next day brings an old favorite with a critic’s favorite. “One Tree Hill” begins its eighth season and is followed by “Life Unexpected,” which is looking for a boost in viewers from last season. Critics love the show, but viewers didn’t run to it in big numbers.
On Friday, September 24, two of the network’s oldest shows join forces again. Copying the old Thursday night format, the network has put “Smallville” and “Supernatural” back together. This will be a goodbye of sorts for “Smallville,” one of the original shows of The CW that came over from the now defunct The WB. The Superman based drama has already announced that this will be its final season.
Now for the full fall premiere schedule. All times are eastern:
Wednesday, Sept. 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “HELLCATS” (Series Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “NIKITA” (Series Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 13
8:00-9:00 p.m. “90210” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “GOSSIP GIRL” (Season Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. “ONE TREE HILL” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “LIFE UNEXPECTED” (Season Premiere)
Friday, September 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. “SMALLVILLE” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)