The CW sets fall premiere dates


The CW Network is heading into its fifth broadcast season, announcing premiere dates for its 10 hours of weekly original programming coming this fall. The lineup includes two new series.

On Wednesday, September 8, Cycle 15 of the hit reality series “America’s Next Top Model” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) kicks-off the 2010-2011 season, followed by the series premiere of new drama “Hellcats” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Hellcats is described as “a pumped-up drama about a young pre-law student (Aly Michalka) whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s competitive cheerleading squad.”  The series is a behind-the-scenes look at the drama, politics and pressure surrounding the football program at a Southern university. Ashley Tisdale also stars as a young woman who is totally committed to the cheerleading squad to realize her dreams.

On Thursday, September 9, the network’s #1 show, “The Vampire Diaries” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns for a second season and leads into new action-drama series “Nikita” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Nikita stars international action-film star and martial arts expert Maggie Q in the title role as a spy and assassin for a top secret US government agency, who rebels against the system that created her and will stop at nothing to bring their powerful operation to an end. 

On Monday, September 13, viewers get the third season premiere of “90210” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) leads into the season four premiere of “Gossip Girl” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Tuesday, September 14, two other returning series go back-to-back when season eight of “One Tree Hill” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) leads into the second season of “Life Unexpected” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Friday, September 24, “Smallville” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) kicks-off its tenth and final season with the non-stop action and classic DC Comics characters viewers love, followed by the sixth season of “Supernatural” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

Here is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:

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)

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