The CW's 2012-2013 Schedule: Supernatural and Arrow Take On Wednesdays

Hey everybody, don't forget about The CW! It has a 2012-2013 schedule, too! And you know what? Each night of the week holds pretty fantastically paired up shows, which is more than some of the "big boys" can boast. Seriously, The CW's new lineup is like walking into the meticulously organized bedroom of an OCD sufferer: doctors in one spot, heroes in another, and school-stuff in yet another. And did we mention that Supernatural's making a huge move? Here's proof.


Psst! There's an easier-to-read schedule at the bottom of the page.


MONDAY

Monday night is school night, with those lovable rascals from 90210 moving to the head of the week, followed by the final shortened season of Gossip Girl. After Gossip Girl has its anything-goes-orgy finale, new drama The Carrie Diaries starts up in the midseason. The Sex and the City prequel stars AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw as she learns how to be a woman, so to speak, while growing up as a teen in the '80s. Sarah Jessica Parker did not look like that in the '80s.


TUESDAY

Tuesday night is awkward doctor night! Rachel Bilson starts the night off right with culture clashing, romanticizing, and, if she has time, doctoring in Hart of Dixie. That's followed by the new series Emily Owens, M.D., which was called First Cut until about five minutes ago. Mamie Gummer (Off the Map) puts on a doctor costume once again to star as Emily Owens, a nerdy woman who's looking to leave her past behind and get a fresh start as the newest scalpel-wielder at Denver Memorial Hospital. But those politics that bugged her in high school follow her to her new job. Oh no! How will awkward Emily Owens the doctor do against awkward Mindy the lady doctor from Fox's The Mindy Project?


WEDNESDAY

Wednesday night is brooding heroes night! New series Arrow, an origin story of DC Comics superhero The Green Arrow, opens up hump day. That's followed by longtime CW favorite Supernatural on a new night. That's right, the Winchesters are off Fridays, really opening up the weekend for fans to spend the weekend writing fanfic. The move to Wednesdays should result in modest ratings improvements for Supernatural, if any, because we'll watch that show no matter what time or day it airs.


THURSDAY

Thursday night is dark times with pretty people night! The Vampire Diaries stays put at 8pm, followed by new series Beauty and the Beast. Kristin Kreuk plays the Beauty, a "smart, no-nonsense" police detective." Yes, Kristin Kreuk. As a no-nonsense police detective. (This year's Rachel Bilson as a doctor?) She teams up with a man who turns into a beast when he's mad, and they work together to unlock the mysteries of their past. Hey CW, get a midseason replacement ready, because something stinks around here!


FRIDAY

Friday night is long legs night! America's Next Top Model moves its Tyra Banks-anity away from Wednesday to find the next "top" model and kick off the weekend. That's followed by Maggie Q's ridiculously long stems in spy drama Nikita, which moves back an hour to the 9pm slot. This is the most mismatched pair of the schedule, but there wasn't much else The CW could do with them. We'll see if Nikita can survive on Fridays, but its loyal following says it shouldn't be a problem.



What are your thoughts on The CW's 2012-2013 schedule? Do you see any holes? Is there anything you would have done differently?



The CW's fall 2012-2013 schedule

(New programs in ALL CAPS)


MONDAY

 8pm - 9pm — 90210
9pm - 10pm — Gossip Girl (fall) / THE CARRIE DIARIES (midseason)


TUESDAY

8pm - 9pm — Hart of Dixie
9pm - 10pm — EMILY OWENS, M.D. (formerly First Cut)


WEDNESDAY

8pm -9pm — ARROW
9pm - 10pm — Supernatural


THURSDAY

8pm - 9pm — The Vampire Diaries
9pm - 10pm — BEAUTY AND THE BEAST


FRIDAY

 8pm - 9pm — America's Next Top Model
9pm - 10pm — Nikita


New drama Cult is being held for midseason.

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I wish they would move Supernatural back to Thursday night! It was perfect after The Vampire Diaries! Also, this sucks for me because I usually work Wednesday nights :(
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I'm perfectly thrilled that Supernatural is coming back--it is on of my favorite shows after all. but I'm not thrilled that they've moved it to that particular time slot on that particular night, because not it interferes with another one of my favorite shows--and those are running low as the network people continue to foist that awful "reality" drivel on us.
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Wednesdays are the only thing looking good here. It's funny though, how Smallville and Supernatural's audiences both blended together...I think CW is hoping for the same result with Arrow. I'm definitely going to be watching it.
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Well, First Of All The CW Is One of my Favorite Networks. So, I Always Like To See The New Shows That They Bring On Television, But They Need To Stop Cancelling Shows And Stick To Them.

MONDAY

90210 - I already tried watching this and it sucked so NOPE !

Gossip Girl - Of Course !! I Need Chuck and Blair To Be Together At The End !!!

THE CARRIE DIARIES - Idk..It Seems So Basic !



TUESDAY

Hart of Dixie - Hecks Yea...I Love This Show !!

EMILY OWENS, M.D. - Idk...yet...



WEDNESDAY

ARROW - I will most definitely be watching this. I need a superhero to replace My Smallville.

Supernatural - I watched the first episode ever recently and Idk about this show as well.



THURSDAY

The Vampire Diaries - YESSS !!! The Best Show On The Network !!! I WILL BE WATCHING !!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Well I'm A Sucker For The Classic One So I Will Give This A Try.



FRIDAY

America's Next Top Model - I Have Been Watching This On And Off For Years Now.

Nikita - OF COURSE !!



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I totally agree The Vampire Diaries is the best, Supernatural is a very close second(in my opinion), but my hubby would argue that it's the best :). So give it a chance, although it would be much better if you had seen the earlier seasons first. Like TVD it has 2 hot brothers, but no consistant love interest, just fighting ghosts, demons, angels, etc. etc.
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secret circle should've been kept it was my favorite new show last season.
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Also noting alot of people have the same sentiment as me regarding the Secret Circle. By far the best premiere for the CW last year, they really should have kept it around.
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Glad to see Supernatural moving to mid week. Getting off the Friday slot should help out the show's ratings quite decently.
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Do differently? Yep, canceled crappy reality. Oh well.



Wednesday's look good on the CW - brooding, angst ridden, herotastic men!!!
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yeah keep The Secret Circle thats what i would do differently, beauty and the beast is going to fail miserably
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Yes we will watch Supernatural any day and any time of the week, even on Wednesdays!
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Supernatural will be on at the same time as Criminal Minds? Well, this is gonna suck for my family.
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i really wanted kristin kreuk back on my screen, and i was psyched to find out it mite be paired with my favourite disney movie, but seriously, "only when he's angry??? that implies that they r either unwilling to shell out however much they would have to shell out for the makeup to render him a beast 24/7, or it implies that they imagine the audience to be superficial, immature and incapable of watching something in which the main lead isn't gorgeous, in which case it kinda cheapens the very premise of beauty and the beast and appreciating that which is beneath the surface. and as much as i love kristin kreuk, the way they show her being all vulnerable and overly emotional in the trailers kinda doesn't strike me as the kind of behaviour u'd expect of a seasoned cop.
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Only TVD and Supernatural for me

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Still think they shouldn't have gotten rid of The Secret Circle and replaced it with Beauty and the Beast seeing as BATB will probably fail within the first 2 eps.
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Sounds like they got the wrong script in the mail when it came to Beauty. That's the plot of The Hulk, surely?
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BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!!!! I'm really disappointed! The most of the shows are boring soap operas.
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So they cancelled The Secret Circle for that??? REALLY???
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Wow, I am really disappointed with the Beauty and the Beast premise. The whole point of the Beauty and the Beast story is that Beauty loves the Beast for what's inside even though he is a beast on the outside. This guy "turns into a beast when he gets mad"? Seriously? And the rest of the time he's so good looking he could be a fraking fashion model? Come on! Way to completely miss the point of a story guys!
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I'm exited about Beauty and The Beat to be completely honest.
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Why cant they put Nikita on Thursday after Vampire Diaries and put Beauty and the beast on after America's next top model Friday. Also bring back Secret Circle!!!!
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Still think they shouldn't have gotten rid of The Secret Circle. But that's just me...and a whole bunch of other people.
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Me: "Kristen Kreuk? Oh yeah! Let's see what--oh, no..."



I'll try it. I have to, but...c'mon.
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Maybe theyll realize how terrible these shows sound and bring back secret circle???
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I thought Nikita and Supernatural worked well. Both finales were great. I will still watch them both. Hart of Dixie is good. I will watch Arrow. I watch Vampire Diaries off and on. I might watch Beauty and the Beastie.
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everything looks boring...i'll be watching VD and supernatural. that other doctor show looks bad... dont want another greys anatomy
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Was fully prepared to give Arrow a shot (no pun intended), but it conflicts with my comedies that come on ABC, so won't be watching that! I like Kristin Kreuk, so I will give Beauty and the Beast a chance.
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boo, i wish they had kept secret circle instead of the drivel that looks like beauty and the beast. urgh
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Nooooooooo...You maniacs .... Yes, I just quoted Planet of the Apes! I thought NBC is run by igits, but I guess CW is too. Why the HELL would you pair Supernatural with Arrow? I mean seriously, first Nikita and now Arrow? Screw marketing, do the right thing and pair Supernatural with Vampire Diaries and Arrow with Nikita. And if need be put Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday. GOD DAMN IGITS!
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Kristen Kreuk is great and I'll watch cos' of her. I've met plenty of hot doctors so Rachel Bilson playing one isn't that far fetched too.
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You could always try to convince Syfy to pick up The Secret Circle for another season too. I know they did that with other shows, and TSC is definitely in the Syfy category. There's some hope there.
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There's a rumor that either that or ABC Family might pick up TSC so maybe there's a possibility that it's not dead.
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This schedule is horrible and I'm sad to say I'll only be watching The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Bring Ringer back and I'd watch that too.
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The Secret Circle - glad it's gone, started off good, got really boring in the middle, picked up on the finale.



Ringer - I would have liked to have the story come to a better close then what it did, but networks always ditch what is worth watching over something that isn't.
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Nikita got short-changed. I would have paired GG/The Carrie Diaries with ANTM, I imagine BatB got paired with TVD because it will be replaced by Cult midseason, if not sooner.
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All of the new shows except for Arrow will get canned before the finish the season. I will finish GG because I've watched since the beginning and it's ending. TVD because my friends and I can not live without it every week.



90210 - I've been watching since the beginning, still enjoyable to me.

Gossip Girl - I've watching since the beginning, have to see how it all comes to an end.

Hart of Dixie - Haven't decided if I'll watch season 2, surprised it got a season 2.

Emily Owens - no thanks.

Arrow - not my kind of show.

Supernatural - stop watching after the apocalypse debacle, got unwatchable after that.

The Vampire Diaries - will stick with it, all my friends watch it, I still like it.

Beauty And The Beast - no point, it'll be canceled after three episodes.

America's Next Top Model - don't care.

Nikita - watched season 1, lost interest thereafter.



The Carrie Diaries - Really? On a network where it can't be anything like the original. No!

Cult - Sounds like it will only last three episodes like Beauty And The Beast.
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I'm still pissed of that they got rid of TSC... But at least there's not as much competition for Supernatural next season! :)
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I will watch just Hart of Dixie and TVD...GG is so bad that I couldn't care less. The Carrie diaries is simply a stupid concept. I do not watch Supernatural, my bad, but maybe I will catch up during the summer. By the way, it's possible that they cancel the beauty and the beast right away and bring back TSC?
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They shouldn't have renamed First Cut. It wasn't a great title but it was better than her name. Beauty and Beast looks bad but I'm a huge Beauty and Beast fan in general so I'll give it a try. I refuse to watch Grey's after tonight's awful finale so I'll have the hour free. I don't understand how anyone can be interested in watching The Carrie Diaries. Spit in the face of the real SATC why don't you. I'll finish up GG since it's the final season. It was so bad this season!
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I vaguely remember the original " Beauty and the Best" I am 33 now but this new remake sounds awful. Did they cancel "The Secret Circle" for this?. Sorry I just can't stand the new Nikita the original show "La Femme Nikita" was great. I will see how well "Arrow" does, but so far they haven't said to much about it. I just hope they base it more off the comic this time around.



I just don't get why everything has to be vampire esque, why is Vincent now a human that changes into a beast when hes mad.... ugh. I just don't the new actors holding a candle to Ron Pearlman or Linda Hamilton.
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omg yes keep Gossip Girl and Hart Dixie together and Nikita and Supernatural together and of course THE SECRET CIRLCE
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For once, it's great to see the CW acknowledge that men and people over 30 also might want to watch tv by moving Supernatural to Wednesday and pairing it with Arrow. For once, the networks might get some ratings! Good to see the new network pres start changing the direction of the network.



With that said I am skeptical of Arrow. It seems too based on the comic book, which isn't all that great. The CW would have been better to have spun off the Smallville version of the character which was made more interesting for audiences.
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BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE AND RINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLZ!!!
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Nothing good to watch on monday, tuesday and friday.... They need to bring back The Secret Circle!!!!!!
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wait?!?! am i missing something? or misreading?

I thought the secret circle was renew for another season.. where is the SECRET CIRCLE?
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Dude where have you been?? It was cancelled a week ago. Tens of thousands of people have been signing petitions. Seriously what rock have you been under.
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my rock last week (or 2 weeks) was called moving to a new apartment (quite gorgeous, if I may add :P ) and work, and no following every website (kotaku have priority over tv.com). After all there is always someone available that follow all that to answer... which bring me to my usual: Thanks

...and if not there is google :P



that said.... awwww, I thought they have said it was renewed.. I kind of wanted to see a good battle between the new dark magic team and the circle..

oh well I guess that is one less show to try to fit in my time... as long as there is vampire diaries and supernatural, that is the only CW I need. WOW CW went from being one of my most "watch" channel to 2 shows



thx christieg, have a good one; and love you avatar
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Thursday 9-10 Anything on any other channel.
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Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale and I loved the 80's tv series. Since they said this was going to be a remake of the 80's one, I was looking forward to seeing this, but after reading the description I don't think I'm going to be happy. There go my hopes that Cathrine and Vincent (or at least a close enough reincarnation of them) would finally get a happy ending.
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Hey Tim! What happened with Supernatural's review this week??
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Nikita is awesome, I hope the fans stick with it!
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Arrow sounds interesting. Beauty and the Beast sounds like a tax deduction for the studio. Tuesday night is completely over. ANTM ... its time for us to part. I am upset that they cancelled the Secret Circle just when it was starting to get good.
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It's good to see Supernatural moving to a better night (in theory), even though it shapes up to be a peculiar reward for the weakest season in its history. Maybe it's a sign of putting faith in the new showrunner.

Arrow may or may not work. If it can be of similar quality to Smallville plus more mature, there is a chance. I'd hope for better than Smallville, but that's too much of a wishful thinking.

And if Beauty and The Beast actually works... well, I'll be damned.
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I don't think The Carrie Diaries sounds that interesting. I'll check out Emily Owen, M.D. for the cast, but that honestly doesn't sound very interesting either.
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