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
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
What do you think of The CW's late start? Good idea or bad idea?
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