Nellie Andreeva

Premiere week on the CW starts October 7, two weeks behind the official broadcast premiere week. As it did last year, the network is holding back its fall launch to avoid the onslaught of series and season debuts. The bulk of the network’s lineup will start the week of October 7. The big exception is the Tuesday duo of The Originals and Supernatural. The network is giving them an extra week because of The Originals’ tall order of going against ABC’s Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD, which is being supported by a monster promo campaign. (ABC is yet to officially announce its fall premiere dates but the network traditionally rolls out its schedule during premiere week.) For an extra boost, the CW wants to use The Vampire Diaries season premiere on October 10 to promote the October 15 debut of spinoff The Originals. Last to get on the air is the second season of The Carrie Diaries, which will bow October 25, joining the conclusion of the summer cycle of America’s Next Top Model on Fridays. Here are the CW’s fall premiere dates:

Monday, October 7

8-9 PM – HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, October 9

8-9 PM – ARROW (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM - THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (Series Premiere)

Thursday, October 10

8-9 PM – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM - REIGN (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, October 16

8-9 PM - THE ORIGINALS (Series Premiere)

9-10 PM – SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

Friday, October 25

8-9 PM – THE CARRIE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: GUYS AND GIRLS

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