Today the CW announced their schedule for the upcoming season. The theme of this schedule is "obvious". The schedule and an analysis of it are after the jump.
8PM: Gossip Girl
9PM: Hart of Dixie*
Thoughts: The CW is programming a Josh Schwartz-Stephanie Savage night. Gossip Girl's ratings have only been OK in the 9PM slot. I don't know if the expectations are changed now that its in the 8PM slot because they really shouldn't be changed. As much as I "respect" the CW for trying a night like this, it probably won't work (or improve the ratings in any way).
8PM: 902109PM: Ringer*
Thoughts: What an odd pairing. I don't know if 90210 is in any state to be a lead in to a show, especially a show that's so thematically different. I really hope Ringer can find footing here though, because it's one of my favorite concepts with an amazing leading actress (Sarah Michelle Geller). I don't know if it will be able to become a hit because of its timeslot, but I hope it does.
9PM: America's Next Top Model
Thoughts: Boring reality stuff. Moving on now.
8PM: The Vampire Diaries
9PM: The Secret Circle*
Thoughts: This night could easily be programmed from the duh files. Is anyone surprised that they put Secret Circle after Vampire Diaries? No? OK, let's move on from the obvious.
8PM: Nikita9PM: Supernatural
Thoughts: I'm a little surprised that they put Nikita at 8PM instead of 9PM, but not terribly so. This could work out well for them if Nikita finds a foothold on Friday.
Midseason: One Tree Hill, Re-Modeled*, The Frame*