Reaper return reported

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High on our list of last year's best new shows, the CW's Reaper nearly made us renounce our faith in Satan when the show was in danger of being canceled. But The CW came to its senses and saved Reaper's soul by renewing the program for a second season at the last second, allowing the TV.com offices to let out a collective sigh of relief. And now we know when we can see more...

The CW has scheduled the premiere of Reaper's second season for Tuesday nights beginning March 17. The 13-episode season (which could be extended) will be paired with one of the network's most popular shows, 90210. The last episode of Reaper aired in late May.

And while some will argue that the pairing doesn't quite make sense, it's the belief of this writer that Reaper just needs to be seen to be loved and hope is being held for it to flourish in that time slot.

Reaper stars Bret Harrison as a 20-something guy who reluctantly works as a bounty hunter for the Devil after his parents sell his soul. The supernatural-tinged mix of comedy and drama also stars Ray Wise, Tyler Labine, and Missy Peregrym.

The CW also reiterated the return dates of the rest of its lineup after a December hibernation. Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill come back with all new episodes January 5, 90210 and Privileged do the same on January 6, and Smallville and Supernatural return with new segs January 15.

Also announced was the premiere of 13 - Fear is Real on January 7. The reality competition program throws a baker's dozen people into a house and scares them out one by one.

It's been a long time, but Reaper is finally coming back! Are you as excited as we are?

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