Upfronts 2012: The CW
Youth-skewed US network The CW is adding five new drama series including a Beauty and the Beast update starring Australia's Jay Ryan.
Youth-skewed US network The CW is adding five new drama series for 50 extra original hours to its 2012-13 primetime schedule.
New offerings include a Beauty and the Beast update starring Australia’s Jay Ryan, a Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Arrow with Stephen Amell and Cult starring Vampire Diaries‘ Matt Davis.
Three of its five new dramas – Arrow, Beauty And The Beast and Emily Owens, MD (formerly First Cut) — will premiere in the fall. The other two – Cult, which always was envisioned to have cable-type shorter seasons, and The Carrie Diaries — are joining in midseason.
Flagship drama The Vampire Diaries is being used as a launching pad for Beauty And the Beast, a reboot of the 1980s series.
8:00-9:00 pm 90210 (New Night)
9:00-10:00 pm Gossip Girl (New Time)
The Carrie Diaries Premieres January, 2013
8:00-9:00 pm Hart Of Dixie (New Night)
9:00-10:00 pm Emily Owens, M.D. (New Series)
8:00-9:00 pm Arrow (New Series)
9:00-10:00 pm Supernatural (New Night)
8:00-9:00 pm The Vampire Diaries
9:00-10:00 pm Beauty And The Beast (New Series)
8:00-9:00 pm America’s Next Top Model (New Night)
9:00-10:00 pm Nikita (New Time)