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 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 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 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 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 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?
8pm - 9pm — 90210
9pm - 10pm — Gossip Girl (fall) / THE CARRIE DIARIES (midseason)
8pm - 9pm — Hart of Dixie
9pm - 10pm — EMILY OWENS, M.D. (formerly First Cut)
8pm -9pm — ARROW
9pm - 10pm — Supernatural
8pm - 9pm — The Vampire Diaries
9pm - 10pm — BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
New drama Cult is being held for midseason.