Good Moves: This season, the success of the CW boiled down to four hours. On Monday, GOSSIP GIRL actually lived up to the hype while ONE TREE HILL’s five year fast forward brought this TV Addict back into the fold. On Thursday, SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL continued to deliver with two of their strongest seasons to date.
Bad Moves: Outside of the above four hours, the rest of the CW’s schedule didn’t exactly attract buzz or viewers. FARMER WANTS A WIFE, CROWNED, BEAUTY AND THE GEEK and GIRLICIOUS were all virtually ignored. And sadly, so to was ALIENS IN AMERICA, which joins ABC’s MISS/GUIDED as last season’s best new show that absolutely nobody watched.
Prognosis for the Coming Season: Do you really need to know anything else outside of the fact that America’s Favorite Zip Code is back? If so, the Rina Mimoun [EVERWOOD] modern day ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING titled SURVIVING THE FILTHY RICH looks like the ideal fit for the CW. Plus, spending last season in the ratings basement means there’s no where to go but up!
Last Season’s Grade: B-