The CW 2012-2013 Fall TV Season Schedule

by on May 17, 2012

in Entertainment

The CW 2012-2013 Fall TV season ScheduleIf you’re a fan of The CW network, you know what’s coming and what’s gone.  And you’re usually a fan because of what you watch, and then you get on board the net with maybe one or two more shows.

The CW has released their fall 2012 TV schedule (Thank you CW for not waiting until a month before they start!) and here’s how things are looking, as of right now:


8:00 p.m. 90210 (new night)
9:00 p.m. Gossip Girl (new time):
THE CARRIE DIARIES (new series) will replace Gossip Girl midseason


8:00 p.m. Hart of Dixie (new day and time)
9:00 p.m. EMILY OWENS, M.D. (new series)


8:00 p.m. ARROW (new series)
9:00 p.m. Supernatural (new night)


8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries
9:00 p.m.  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (new series)


8:00 p.m. America’s Next Top Model (it’s new day)
9:00 p.m. Nikita (moved to new time)



The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to the Sex in the City franchise… so it’s slathered up sexual tension in a different skin than Gossip Girl.

Emily Owens M.D. stars Mamie Gummer and sounds like a bit of a House spin, where Gummer’s character comes to the conclusion that life at the hospital is no different than high school.  Justin Hartley (Smallville) will be part of THIS cast, and not in Arrow.

Stephen Amell in ARROW

Arrow is based on Green Arrow, the D.C. Comics character that we saw played by Justin Hartley in Smallville.  But this new rendition of the character is going to be played by Stephen ArnellKatie Cassidy is in the show too.


As you can see, or at least what I suspect, I think Supernatural, being moved to Wednesday nights is going to kill the ratings of the show possibly, though it is paired with a near like-minded new series called Arrow.  Maybe Arrow will be a good lead-in for it.

The Vampire Diaries stays put and will be the lead-in for the new series called Beauty and the Beast.  (A remake of the older TV show by the same name that I first encountered Ron Perlman!)

Beauty and the Beast; starring Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan

This looks like a fairly good combo to put together.  The cast includes Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk, Brian White, and Jay Ryan (Neighbours, Terra Nova) playing Vincent.  The spin/story for this is  focused on the relationship between a noble-man beast (Jay Ryan) who lives in a society of social outcasts and a district attorney (Kristen Kreuk).  Which sounds very much like the 1987 series that starred Perlman and Linda Hamilton.

BTW, I do have some hope for the show because one of the executive producers, Ron Koslow, who helmed the original series, also helmed the old Alex O’Loughlin series, Moonlight.  We’ll see if he brings a new vision of the franchise to the screen or…

America’s Next skinniest human moved to Fridays with its bigger than life host and Nikita gets moved back to 9 on Friday.  That may or may not do it harm.  Supernatural did well enough in that time slot, so we’ll see how it goes.  But with a completely different demographic of viewer for the supermodel contest lead-in, I don’t see any leftover viewers and Nikita will have to pull its own weight in capturing viewers.

As it is, time slots are becoming less relevant these days, but for some reason, time slots still seem to be a critical measure with networks and their sugar daddies, the advertisers.

Robert Knepper and Alona Tal in The Cult

Not shown in the schedule is another show called Cult, starring Jessica Lucas, an investigative reporter searching for her brother.  Other cast member (at least in the pilot) is this fan’s fave, Robert Knepper.

And that’s how the 2012-2013 Fall TV season line up for THE CW looks.  At least they stick with their popular genre series, versus some other network that dumps fan-favorite shows like Eureka…  oh… was that thought out loud?

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stephanie August 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

i just wanted to say….love the show ringer. why is it not returning? great show. two thumbs up. thought it had high rating???

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