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CW Releases 2013 Fall Schedule: Shake-ups Every Night of the Week

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The CW is set to begin its upfront presentation later this morning and the network has released its official 2013 Fall Schedule. While The Vampire Diaries and Arrow get to keep anchoring their current timeslots, the rest of the returning shows are on the move.

Hart of Dixie is heading back to Monday nights, but it will continue to lead off the night, followed by the sophomore season of Beauty and the Beast. It seems like an odd combination, but we do like that the network is experimenting after last season’s decision to pair “like-minded” shows didn’t do anyone any favors.

The Originals has been tapped for what is potentially the worst timeslot ever, but it could turn out to be a smart move by the network. The timeslot is notoriously impossible and a show like The Originals comes with a built in audience. We won’t be abandoning our favorite vampires for superheroes.

The other two new fall dramas, The Tomorrow People and Reign are being paired with the network’s biggest hits. While Arrow boosted Supernatural’s ratings this season, shows that follow TVD don’t generate as much buzz as the network would probably like.

Finally, The Carrie Diaries will anchor Fridays followed by America’s Next Top Model. Nikita, which was granted a six-episode final season, does not have a premiere date at this time. New dramas The 100 and Star-Crossed are set for midseason.

Note: Bold indicates new series

Monday

8 p.m. Hart of Dixie

9 p.m. Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday

8 p.m. The Originals

9 p.m. Supernatural

Wednesday

8 p.m. Arrow

9 p.m. The Tomorrow People

Thursday

8 p.m. The Vampire Diaries

9 p.m. Reign

Friday

8 p.m. The Carrie Diaries

9 p.m. America’s Next Top Model

Check out the network’s sizzle reel for fall below.

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