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The CW's 2010/2011 Schedule

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 20, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 20, 2010 |

Ah, the CW. I know there’s a pockets of folks here on the ‘Jibe that love them some “Supernatural” (which I told a friend of mine just the other day when she confessed that the show had recently become one of her guilty pleasures). And I imagine some others of y’all watch some of the other shows on the little network that keeps trying, but I haven’t watched a second of the network since “Reaper” was taken away from me. Actually, that’s not true. I watched five minutes of the first episode of the “Melrose Place” remake, which was enough to know that it was terrible, and not even in that watchable-by-some-“90210” way. So it’s no surprise that the show has now been canceled.

But the CW has renewed “Smallville,” although it’s confirmed that this upcoming tenth season will absolutely be its last, totally, for realsy this time. “Life Unexpected” has been given a sophomore season, and “One Tree Hill,” the longest running show about which I literally know nothing, will be back for something like its eighth season.

The little network is very excited about its upcoming fifth season — it’s so cute — so let’s see what it’s got.

Mondays. “90210” gets a new home at the 8 p.m. slot, followed by “Gossip Girl” at 9.

Tuesdays. “One Tree Hill” airs at 8 (and apparently this is a new night for this show as well), followed by “Life Unexpected” at 9. Seriously, I don’t know anything about either of these shows.

Wednesdays. Tyra’s forehead and “America’s Next Top Model” air at 8, followed by “Hellcats” at 9. “Hellcats” is a a new drama about a “hip and alt” chick who’s studying pre-law at a college in Memphis. When she loses her scholarship, she has to join the school’s competitive cheerleading squad to stay in school, and thus her adventures with The Hellcats begins. It stars Aly Michalka (dunno who dat is) and Ashley Tisdale (a Disney Channel actress, I believe) and while the show is certainly not for me, I’m not the CW’s demographic, and this show seems like it could work with the network’s target.

Thursdays. “The Vampire Diaries” air at 8, followed by the new “Nikita” at 9. Starring Maggie Q, “Nikita” comes from a bunch of producers including, blurgh, McG, and is a take on La Femme Nikita. Faked execution, trained assassin, Nikita raging against her former bosses, etc.

Fridays. “Smallville” and “Supernatural.”

Saturdays. Syndication.

Sundays. Syndication.

The network also has a new reality show on tap, “Plain Jane.” In the show, Louise Roe, some British fashion expert, will give gals makeovers in helping them get ready for going out on a date with their biggest crushes. Awww, sounds darling.

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Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.