AceShowbiz - Several dates are announced as the premieres for The CW's Fall shows. Put under spotlight is the swap between "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill" with the former now coming Mondays at 9/8c and the latter taking the 8/7c slot.
Whether the switch has something to do with more adult-oriented material for "Gossip", the network's rep has explained to E! Online that none whatsoever becomes the reason. The rep said "Hill" is a "self-starter" which doesn't need a lead-in while "Gossip" needs to be saved from the competitive 8/7c slot.
The CW jump starts the Fall season by having "90210" kicking it off as early as September 8. It is paired with "Melrose Place" in the hope to be a good lead-in because they are both refurbished versions of the '90s series. Last year, "90210" was also the centerpiece of The CW by premiering after Labor Day.
"America's Next Top Model" is launching September 9 for two hours before sharing Wednesdays with new series "The Beautiful Life" on September 16. Meanwhile, the latest to earn a premiere is "Smallville" which is put on September 25.
Wed., Sept. 9
Wed., Sept. 16
Fri., Sept. 25