The CW is doing a pretty heavy overhaul of its schedule for 2012-13, with only one show — “The Vampire Diaries” — starting the season in the same timeslot it aired this year.
Among the moves are “Supernatural” leaving its Friday home of the past few seasons and going to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, while “America’s Next Top Model,” which faded badly in the ratings this season, switches to Fridays, leading into “Nikita.” (See the full schedule.)
Also, the network says it will wait until early October to launch its schedule, which will get its shows away from the Big Four nets’ crush of September premieres and also cut down on the number of in-season reruns for its shows.
Three new shows — “Emily Owens, M.D.,” “Arrow” and “Beauty and the Beast” — are on the schedule for fall, and two others, “Cult” and “The Carrie Diaries,” will join at midseason. “Carrie” will take over for “Gossip Girl,” whose final season is set for Mondays in the fall.
“Beauty and the Beast” gets the prime spot after “The Vampire Diaries” on Thursdays. The show, based on the Linda Hamilton-Ron Perlman CBS show from the late ’80s, stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) as a New York homicide detective who years earlier was saved from certain death by Vincent (Jay Ryan, “Terra Nova”), a doctor who becomes “a terrifying beast” when he’s angry.
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