In anticipation of the CW’s Upfront presentation this Thursday in New York City, the perennial fifth place network has let slip a slew of programming announcements.
Joining NIKITA and ONE TREE HILL, both of which were just renewed for a second and [inexplicable!] ninth season respectively will be three new scripted dramas: A witch-centric VAMPIRE DIARIES companion piece executive produced by Kevin Williamson and starring LIFE UNEXPECTED’s Britt Robertson entitled THE SECRET CIRCLE, Josh Schwartz’s Rachel Bilson small-town medical dramedy HART OF DIXIE and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s highly anticipated small screen return with THE RINGER.
On the reality front, the CW’s continued attempt to find the next AMERICA’s NEXT TOP MODEL includes: H8R, an hourlong series from Mario Lopez that chronicles what happens when celebrities meet their “haters.” RE-MODELED, which follows modelling vet Paul Fisher as he aims to change the modelling industry by empowering small-town agents and models to take control of their careers. And THE FRAME, which focuses on 10 teams that are isolated from the outside worked BIG BROTHER-style.
Not so lucky, was HELLCATS, whose cheerleaders will have very little to cheer about following the news that they will not be returning next season.