The CW, last but not least, on Thursday morning revealed its primetime line-up for the 2012-13 TV season — and it featured good news for Supernatural fans and bad news for Ms. Tyra Banks.
After spending the past two seasons in TV purgatory (a.k.a. Friday night), the Brothers Winchester are relocating to Wednesdays at 9/8c following new comic book series Arrow. That paves the way for America’s Next Top Model to assume its new death slot on Fridays at 8 pm.
Elsewhere, Hart of Dixie is moving from Mondays at 9 pm to Tuesdays at 8 pm where it will lead into the new Mamie Gummer-led medical drama Emily Owens, M.D. (formerly called First Cut). And the Beauty and the Beast reboot is the beneficiary of the CW’s cushiest timeslot —Thursdays at 9 pm after The Vampire Diaries.
Finally, Gossip Girl‘s final 11-episode season will air Mondays at 9 pm; The Carrie Diaries will take over in that slot at midseason.
On tap for midseason, in addition to The Carrie Diaries, is the new thriller Cult.
The complete CW schedule, which will be rolled out in early October instead of early September as has been customary, looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.
9 pm Gossip Girl (THE CARRIE DIARIES takes over in January)
8 pm Hart of Dixie
9 pm EMILY OWENS, M.D. (formerly known as First Cut)
8 pm ARROW
9 pm Supernatural
8 pm The Vampire Diaries
9 pm BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
8 pm America’s Next Top Model
9 pm Nikita
NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Ringer, The Secret Circle, One Tree Hill (which aired its series finale on April 4), H8R, Remodeled and The L.A. Complex.