CW premiere dates set

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The CW has announced the premiere dates for its first fall season. The network is being formed by the merging of UPN and The WB and will include many shows from those networks, as well as new fare such as Veronica Mars.

Dawn Ostroff, president of the new network, told the TV Critics Press tour that there will be last minute tweaks as the fall season approaches. Vacant slots such as Monday, September 18; Tuesday, September 19; and Thursday, September 21 might be filled with the previous season finales of returning series' or a special the network is creating highlighting it's slate of shows.

"We just want a few days to iron out all the kinks and make sure everything is up and running," Ostroff said.

The CW fall season blasts off Wednesday, September 22 with a two-hour America's Next Top Model. The Tyra Banks reality competition is returning for a seventh cycle wherein hopeful models vie for the coveted title.

The following Friday, September 22, the baby net squeezes out Friday Night Smackdown, the ever-popular wrestling series. On Monday, September 25, the ball really gets rolling with the season premieres of 7th Heaven and new show Runaway.

Heaven was canceled by the WB at the end of the 2005-2006 season but got a reprieve at the last minute. Ostroff insisted that the expensive show--which lost the WB $16 million last season--will not be a money loser for the new network.

"One of the advantages of this being a joint venture [is that] we won't lose anything on 7th Heaven," Ostroff said of the financial sharing between the Warner Bros. and UPN parent CBS Corp.

The rest of the week features the return of Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, and One Tree Hill. Sunday, October 1 will mark the debut of an all-comedy block of Everybody Hates Chris (this season will feature a guest appearance by Whoopi Goldberg), All of Us, Girlfriends and its spin-off, The Game. On Tuesday, October 3, rabid fans will have their deepest dreams realized with the return of TV's coolest, and hottest, young detective, Veronica Mars (in which Veronica heads off to college).

The CW also has new series Hidden Palms and Reba waiting in the wings as possible mid-season replacements. Last week, the network revealed it had beat analysts' predictions about how much money it would earn in ad sales for its first year.

Here is a complete listing of the current CW launch pad:

Wednesday, September 20

8:00-10:00 p.m. Premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

Friday, September 22

8:00-10:00 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

Monday, September 25

8:00-9:00 p.m. 7TH HEAVEN

9:00-10:00 p.m. RUNAWAY

Tuesday, September 26

8:00-9:00 p.m. GILMORE GIRLS

Wednesday, September 27

9:00-10:00 p.m. ONE TREE HILL

Thursday, September 28

8:00-9:00 p.m. SMALLVILLE

9:00-10:00 p.m. SUPERNATURAL

Sunday, October 1

7:00-7:30 p.m. EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

7:30-8:00 p.m. ALL OF US

8:00-8:30 p.m. GIRLFRIENDS

8:30-9:00 p.m. THE GAME

9:00-10:00 p.m. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

Tuesday, October 3

9:00-10:00 p.m. VERONICA MARS

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In Ecuador is the same?, I mean, the time is different I am aware, but for supernatural for Ecuador (tv cable chanel), it is goin to star on septembre 28?
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I can't wait to see the new episodes of smallville and supernatural. The season openers are going to be awesome!!!
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In response to the very first post you should contact your cable company because not every channel is the same in every single city. You better make sure your cable company is even going to carry it.
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Man, I wish I knew which channel CW was gonna be... in my area I currently have 3 channels that I see the CW ads on. Can somebody help us with this????
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Yayy. Veronica mars is coming back. Its my favorite show of all time. it sucks how i have to wait months to see it tho. =[ But its worth that wait for sure.
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Veronica Mars is set on the perfect day. October third is the day (for those of you who don't know) Lilly was murdered so I'll be able to have my little Lilly thing and then sit down to a new episode. I wish they would have done it right after Gilmore Girls.



Now I've got to go change my count down calander! Do you know how long that could take???
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i can't wait for the new series runaway that show looks rad. i also can't wait for my all time favorite shows gilmore girls, one tree hill, smallville, and expecially supernatural and veronica mars.....all these shows rock now i just have to find out what channel the cw is going to be..lol..
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i cant wait for gilmore girls!!! the season finale was awesome and told me that season 7 was gonna be the best!!
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VERONICA MARS!!!! YES!!! Party people! Party People! LOL> I can't wait for the season premiere. Oct. 3 is just too far.
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i can't wait for supernatural and Gilmore girls to come back on it will make my year a whole lot better =-)
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Fianlly lol... i can wait till One Tree Hill, smallville, supernatural, and Veronica Mars! =]
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i can't wait to whatch one tree hill and smallville's new seasons!! xD great they're keeping one tree hill it's my favorite showw! :D
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Girlfriends was not cancelled. That lie was started by Cedric the Entertainer. As you can see above Girlfriends will continue.
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I am soo excited for the season premiere of Gilmore Girlssss!!!! I think i may also be the only person in the entire world who liked the season finale.... :( anyway can't wait for the CW! sounds toally cool....mmmm`kay byee
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luv the network and shows,, gg needs a script change bc in the lastest news section of the website told us theres no more luke and lorelai, i lov them as a couple, chris is a homewrecker.



besides that luv everythin , and the cw will replace the wb network for most peepz but if u dont hav the wb most likely ur local upn network.



oh will the new network hav a magazine bc that will b mad gr8 thanx.
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i heard that Girlfriends was canceled..is it true?
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I'm not a VM fan myself, but it's a dumb move to premier it LAST. Every single CW and WB article I see has a pic of VM on it, so it must be one of their best shows. Why would they premier it so late?
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i am so glad Gilmore girls and veronica mars and 7th heaven are going to be on. thank goodness they are bring 7th heaven back. i will be watching those shows
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I am tired of people spreadin this lie. It will not be on the WB channel. It will be on the channel that was stronger in your area, and in some cases completely new stations. Check here for your local CW affiliate: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-affiliates.html
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Am I the only Veronica Mars fan here that is a little worried over the fact that the CW will not be premiering Veronica Mars along with Gilmore Girls? I mean why premier every other show along with their coupled show and not Veronica Mars? It is obvious why they are premiering America's Next Top Model in a 2 hour premier; it is the network's heighest rated show on their schedual.

Still my question is this,why such a delay in premiering Veronica Mars and more importantly are they intending on showing a repeat episode after the GG premier?

Wouldn't it be in the network's best interest in perhaps devoting a full week in showing each series' season final along with previews to that show's new season? I think what they are doing is a terrible move...
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i can't wait for veronica mars!!!
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It will be on the same channel as The WB. Example: If you have Directv, The WB is channel 30. That will be the channel that The CW will be on. Also, can't wait for new episodes of Supernatural.
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The Batman and the Legion of superheros are part of the Saturaday morning kids lineup. I believe this article is concerned with primetime programming only.
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I HATE THAT THE TWO NETWORKS ARE MERGING BUT I AM SO HAPPY THAT MY SHOWS ARE BACK, LIKE SMALLVILLE, VERONICA MARS, GILMORE GIRLS, AND SUPERNATURAL!!!

BUT I WANNA KNOW WHAT CHANNEL ITS GONNA BE ON THE UPN CHANNEL OR THE WB CHANNEL OR ARE THEY GONNA HAVE A WHOLE NEW CHANNEL!!!
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What's going to happen to the other shows? Is there only going to be one channel now?
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I can't wait for Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill to come back!!!!
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Im going to be watching supernatural, gilmore girls, and one tree hill.
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7th Heaven forever!
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TV is my friend
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Yay for tv!
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awesome, veronica mars! of course they decide to put the best show the latest. bah!!!
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wow Veronica Mars and gilmore girls back to back :)
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yay smallville in just two months!! yessss...best show. glad so many shows are still alive, due to this crazy merge.
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Where's The Batman and Legion of Superheroes.
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what shows are gonna be on daytime??
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Why so late???? I need Gilmore and OneTreeHill Early!!!
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I will just watch the show I can One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars so please One Tree Hill fans have a eppy on youtube its the only way I can watch it...
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Wow surpizingly the WB and UPN shows are on CW. I guess they both want to fail again.
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I see they are putting VM up agaisnt House, The Unit, and Law and Order CI. Like that's going to get a lot of viewers.
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I can not believe that they are putting Supernatural up against CSI and Grey's Anatomy. Also not a very good way to get viewers. I will only be watching Supernatural, VM, and Gilmore Girls. At least I'm glad that I have DVR cause I'll have to record Supernatural
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Its called the World Series. Why put Veronica Mars up against that especially when you are trying to win viewers. Not smart to start it when no one will watch.
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are they bringing back One on One? and Half and Half?
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Many of the shows were pushed back it seems. Supernatural was set to premiere on the 21 but was pushed back a week.
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I am waiting for what hopefully is the last of Smalliville (hoping they will tie up loose ends and launch a new Superman series).
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reba came back for another season.....
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Eh it stinks that Veronica Mars was pushed back a bit, but hey, I can't wait for it. Go VMars!
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Reba will come back midseason
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Good Im sick of having to go threw two crap channels, so just make it one.
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Since when is Veronica Mars new fare? Sheesh, no respect...
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great!
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