With the fewest hours of programming to fill out of any network (especially with some surprising renewals), The CW had only a few changes to announce, though those changes affected every night of the week, since may returning shows were shifted to different nights.
- There's some good news for fans of the CW's dramas: unexpectedly, both "Life Unexpected" and "One Tree Hill" have been renewed.
- First-year drama "Melrose Place" has been canceled. Reality programs "Fly Girls" and "High Society" also will not be returning.
- The network will launch a pair of dramas in the fall, including a reboot of the La Femme Nikita franchise, and a drama about the world of competitive cheerleading.
- The upcoming 10th season of "Smallville" will be its last.
Below, we take a closer look at the CW's projected schedule, followed by descriptions of the network's new programs.
The CW's primetime schedule
In addition to the shows listed below, the newly announced reality program "Plain Jane" will premiere this summer. New programs are indicated in bold in the schedule below. All times are ET/PT unless otherwise indicated.
|TUE||One Tree Hill||Life Unexpected|
|WED||America's Next Top Model||Hellcats|
|THU||The Vampire Diaries||Nikita|
The CW's new programs
First-year series on The CW's schedule during the 2010-11 season include:
High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale co-stars in this drama about a Southern university's competitive cheerleading squad. The show centers on a pre-law student (Aly Michalka) in Memphis who turns to cheerleading after she loses her scholarship.
Based on the movie La Femme Nikita (which previously spawned a series on the USA network in the late 1990s), this action show stars Maggie Q as an assassin for a secretive government organization who goes rogue and threatens to expose the group. Lyndsy Fonseca co-stars as another assassin who is trained to replace her.
British fashion expert Louise Roe gives ordinary-looking girls (in the eyes of the show, at least) a head-to-toe makeover in advance of dates with long-time crushes. This eight-episode reality series will air this summer.