The CW is looking to once again get a jump on the major broadcast nets, sticking with an early September launch this fall.
C-Dub announced Wednesday morning that the netlet’s fall 2010 season will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 8 with reality staple “America’s Next Top Model,” now in its 15th cycle. Also that night, net bows newcomer “Hellcats.”
The following night, Sept. 9, the CW unleashes its Thursday night sked — including the return of “The Vampire Diaries,” followed by new actioner “Nikita.”
Netlet’s Monday night sked (“90210” and “Gossip Girl”) follows on Sept. 13 and Tuesdays (“One Tree Hill” and “Life Unexpected”) return on Sept. 14.
Fans of the CW vets “Smallville” and “Supernatural” will have to wait until the Friday night of primetime TV’s actual premiere week (Sept. 24).
The CW reps the first of the broadcast nets to announce their fall premiere dates.