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CW adds three new series to fall lineup

The network is leaving Monday and Thursday nights intact and adding only three new series to its weeknight schedule, including the “Beverly Hills, 90210” spinoff.
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

CW viewers will see a pretty familiar schedule when the network launches its fall season Sept. 1.

The network is leaving Monday and Thursday nights intact and adding only three new series to its weeknight schedule: the “Beverly Hills, 90210” spinoff, dubbed “90210”; drama “Surviving the Filthy Rich” (formerly “How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls”); and reality show “Stylista.”

“Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” will keep their Monday perches at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively, while “Smallville” will continue to lead in to “Supernatural” on Thursday nights.

Tuesday night will feature the all-new lineup of “90210” at 8 p.m., leading into “Filthy Rich.” On Wednesdays, “Ameica’s Next Top Model” is staying put at 8 p.m., followed by “Stylista,” a reality show from the creators of “Model” and “Project Runway” that will feature contestants competing for an editorial job at Elle magazine.

Comedies “Everybody Hates Chris” and “The Game” will relocate from Sundays to Fridays, filling part of the void that will be left after “SmackDown” moves to MyNetworkTV. The comedies will air from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by a repeat of “Model.” The move is being called a “counterprogramming makeover” by the CW, which pointed out that it will offer the “only comedy option” of the night.

“Our new lineup has the best Monday-Friday schedule flow we have ever had at the CW,” president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff said. “We are zeroed in on our target demo of young women 18-34 with both new and returning series, and each programming block provides a strong promotional platform for the following night.”

As previously announced, the CW has partnered with Media Rights Capital to program its Sunday primetime programming block next season. Details are yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, “Reaper” will return at midseason.

“90210” features an ensemble cast that includes original “90210” star Jennie Garth reprising the character Kelly Taylor in a guest-starring role, as well as Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Shenae Grimes and Tristan Wilds.

“Filthy Rich,” based on the book by Zoey Dean, stars Joanna Garcia as a Yale-educated young woman hired to be the live-in tutor to two wild and rich heiresses (Lucy Kate Hale and Ashley Newbrough) in Palm Beach, Florida.