The CW Network presented its fall lineup this morning in NY. Not only will we be seeing five new shows, but the CW has done significant rearranging to its schedule for the 2012-2013 season with only The Vampire Diaries remaining in its time slot from the 2011-2012 season. The press release also noted that they will not be starting the season until early October in an effort to have fewer breaks throughout the season.
From doctors, to superheroes, to fairy tales the new CW shows offer a variety of original programming to support fan favorites like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and the final season of Gossip Girl. Mark Pedowitz, President of the CW Network, spoke about the new shows at the unveiling in NY this morning
“The dramas we have for next season are outstanding, with relatable characters and breakout stars. ARROW, starring Stephen Amell in the title role, is a bold, edge-of-your-seat action show, based on the popular DC Comics character; EMILY OWENS, M.D. is funny, emotional, and we have caught lightning in a bottle with an incredible lead actor in Mamie Gummer; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST takes a classic love story and adds a procedural element; ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ with the story of a young Carrie Bradshaw set in the 1980s, is perfect for our audience; and CULT is a chilling psychological thriller. We have an unbelievable variety of high quality dramas, all speaking to the 18-to-34-year old audience, set for next season.”
The fall schedule is more cohesive than we generally expect from the CW. Hopefully this is a sign of a move in the right direction for the struggling network. Check out these clips from the first set of new shows airing this fall (Cult and The Carrie Diaries are set to start in January).
DOCTOR TUESDAY Here’s a clip from the new series Emily Owens, MD which will air on Tuesdays at 9/8c following the new season of Hart of Dixie at 8/7c.
SUPERHERO WEDNESDAY Here’s a clip from the new series Arrow which will air Wednesdays at 8/7c preceding Supernatural at 9/8c
ROMANCE THURSDAY Here’s a clip from the new series Beauty and the Beast which will air Thursdays at 9/10c after the new season of the Vampire Diaries in its normal time slot of 8/7c
What shows are you most looking forward to in the fall? What do you think of the scheduling changes? Let us know in the comments.