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For fall The CW is grouping its shows somewhat thematically with romance on Monday, horror on Tuesday and low-rated fashionistas on Friday, including the somewhat surprising renewal of the "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries."

On Wednesday the network will use its 2012 hit "Arrow" to launch a new action drama, and on Thursday established success "The Vampire Diaries" will lead in to a new historical drama. The CW will make changes to all five nights it programs with only two shows -- "Arrow" and "Vampire Diaries" -- remaining in their current time periods.

The CW canceled "90210," "Cult," "Emily Owens, M.D." and "Gossip Girl" this season. No decision has been made about the future of reality competition series "Oh Sit!"

Although not on the fall schedule, "Nikita" will return for a six-episode final run later in the fall.

The CW will again avoid the September premieres onslaught by launching its new season in October. Here's The CW's fall schedule, with new series in bold:


8 p.m.: "Hart of Dixie."

9 p.m.: "Beauty and the Beast."


8 p.m.: "The Originals": A spinoff that already aired as a backdoor pilot of "The Vampire Diaries," this series follows Klaus (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, as he returns to New Orleans to investigate a plot against his family.

9 p.m.: "Supernatural."


8 p.m.: "Arrow."

9 p.m.: "The Tomorrow People": Humans born with paranormal abilities are hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists. Robbie Amell ("1600 Penn"), cousin of "Arrow" star Stephen Amell, and Mark Pellegrino ("Lost") star.


8 p.m.: "The Vampire Diaries."

9 p.m.: "Reign": Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane, "Teen Wolf"), gets the teen soap treatment in a historical drama that also stars Megan Follows ("Anne of Green Cables") as Queen Catherine.


8 p.m.: "The Carrie Diaries."

9 p.m.: "America's Next Top Model."

The CW's midseason shows

"Star-Crossed": Aliens invaded Earth 10 years ago. And they've been in quarantine ever since. Now some alien teens are being integrated into a human high school, reuniting alien Roman (Matt Lanter, "90210") and human Emery (Aimee Teegarden, "Friday Night Lights"), who first met when the aliens arrived.

"The 100": For the first time in the 97 years since a nuclear war decimated Earth, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent to live on their home planet. Paige Turco ("Damages"), Kelly Hu ("X2: X-Men United"), Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy") and Henry Ian Cusick ("Lost") star.

"Famous in 12": Unscripted series tracks an American family as they move to Los Angeles and attempt to become famous in 12 weeks. They'll be guided by TMZ, which should know better than to try to make anyone famous via The CW.



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