With a number of broadcast networks opting to get an early start on the fall season, CW has decided to break free of the pack by rolling out its lineup later in the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The announcement follows news that both Fox and NBC will get their fall seasons started early, as previously reported. In NBC’s case the strategy appears designed to capitalize on momentum from the network’s Summer Olympics coverage.
CW’s shows will debut in October, THR reports, including returning hits “Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural.” Newcomers “Arrow” and “Emily Owens, M.D.” are also set for October premieres.
Here’s the full schedule:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE
9:00-10:00 PM EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION
9:00-10:00 PM NIKITA (Season Premiere)