The CW's Fall Premiere Schedule Says Screw It, We're Starting in October

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You know the saying: women, children, and big-boy networks first. The CW has revealed its 2012 fall premiere dates and it's holding them back for as long as it can, which happens to be October. While most networks' shows will be on Episode 3, The CW will just be getting going with the season premiere of Hart of Dixie on Tuesday, October 2, followed by Supernatural on Wednesday, October 3. Its premieres will continue all the way through late October, when America's Next Top Model and Nikita start up on October 19.

The late start could be advantageous for The CW in a couple ways. First, it'll let all the dust settle from the big networks' September battle royale. Second, it'll make for fewer repeats later in the season, which can derail a series' momentum. Of course, the late start could also lead to the network being totally forgotten as the glitz of premieres dies down and people settle back into old habits. Good luck with that, The CW!


Here's the full schedule of The CW's fall 2012 premieres!
(new shows in ALL CAPS)


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

8–9pm Hart of Dixie (Season 2 premiere)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

9–10pm Supernatural (Season 8 premiere)


MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

8–9pm 90210 (Season 5 premiere)
9–10pm Gossip Girl (Season 6 premiere)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

8–9pm ARROW (Series premiere)
9–10pm Supernatural


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

8–9pm The Vampire Diaries (Season 4 premiere)
9–10pm BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series premiere)


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

8–9pm Hart of Dixie
9–10pm EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series premiere)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

8–9pm America's Next Top Model: College Edition
9–10pm Nikita (Season 3 premiere)


What do you think of The CW's late start? Good idea or bad idea?


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