The CW’s May Sweep Highlights: Supernatural, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210, Smallville Spoilers!

Thursday, April 29
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — “Blood Brothers” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
While Stefan (Paul Wesley) struggles to come to terms with his past, both he and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) reveal parts of their history to Elena (Nina Dobrev), until she finally learns the truth about how they became vampires. Pearl (guest star Kelly Hu) has an ugly confrontation with Johnathan Gilbert (guest star David Anders). Damon and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to find a mysterious invention before Johnathan does.

SUPERNATURAL — “The Devil You Know” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) face off against the Horsemen and try to trap Lucifer himself.

Friday, April 30
SMALLVILLE — “Sacrifice” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Tess (Cassidy Freeman) breaks into Watchtower, triggering an elaborate security system that Chloe (Allison Mack) installed, ultimately trapping the two women inside. Clark (Tom Welling) realizes Zod (Callum Blue) has given his soldiers super powers.

Monday, May 3
ONE TREE HILL — “Learning to Fail” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) struggle with the aftermath of her mother’s death.
GOSSIP GIRL — “It’s A Dad, Dad, Dad World” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Will’s (guest star William “Billy” Baldwin) return to the Upper East Side continues to stir up problems for Serena (Blake Lively), Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and his long-standing rival, Rufus (Matthew Settle).

Tuesday, May 4
90210 — “Meet The Parent” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Teddy (Trevor Donovan) invites a nervous Silver (Jessica Stroup) to meet his father, Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal), for the second time and the meeting doesn’t go quite as planned. Adrianna records a duet with Javier Luna (guest star/Latin recording artist Diego Boneta), a famous young pop singer, who quickly wins her over with his charm.

Wednesday, May 5
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL — “Hobbits vs. Models” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
The final six girls arrive in New Zealand where they learn they will participate in go-sees with six designers. This week’s photo shoot finds them all modeling the same dress with a special guest — a sheep!
ONE-HOUR SEASON FINALE With Back-to-Back Episodes
FLY GIRLS — “The Third Wheel” (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Jon moves to Los Angeles to work things out with Nikole. During a layover in Miami, Mandy and Louise fall for the same guy, causing a rift between the best friends.
FLY GIRLS — “Unexpected Departures” (9:30-10:00 p.m.)
Mandy and Tasha land a coveted spot in Virgin America’s national advertising campaign. Mandy confronts Louise about her deception. At 30,000 feet, Jon surprises Nikole with a big question.

Thursday, May 6
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — “Isobel” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Isobel (guest star Mia Kirshner) returns to town and stuns Alaric (Matt Davis) with her attitude and her demands that he arrange a meeting with Elena (Nina Dobrev). When mother and daughter finally meet, Isobel refuses to answer most of Elena’s questions, but reveals that she will stop at nothing to find the mysterious invention Johnathan Gilbert (guest star David Anders) has been searching for.
SUPERNATURAL — “Two Minutes to Midnight” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Bobby (Jim Beaver) sells his soul to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes head-to-head with Death.

Friday, May 7
SMALLVILLE — “Hostage” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Much to Clark’s (Tom Welling) surprise, Martha Kent (guest star Annette O’Toole) returns to Smallville with her new boyfriend, Perry White (guest star Michael McKean), in tow. Chloe (Allison Mack) helps Clark search for the Book of Rao, which they believe contains information on how to stop Zod (Callum Blue) and his army.

Tuesday, May 11
90210 — “Javianna” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Adrianna’s (Jessica Lowndes) new romance with pop star Javier (guest star/Latin recording artist Diego Boneta) continues to blossom, while Navid (Michael Steger) continues to work up enough courage to tell her how he feels. Despite Spence’s (guest star Ryan O’Neal) suggestion, Teddy (Trevor Donovan) refuses to end his relationship with Silver (Jessica Stroup), and the two decide to spend the night together.

Wednesday, May 12
TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL — “Cycle 14’s Top Model ” (8:00-10:00 p.m.)
With the help of some surprise guests, the heat is on when the two finalists go head-to-head on the cat walk at a glam Anna Sui fashion show. As the clock ticks down, both finalists must deliver their best performance yet when they shoot their CoverGirl commercial. After evaluating both girls’ work throughout the season, Tyra and the panel announce who will be America’s Next Top Model.

Thursday, May 13
SEASON FINALE
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — “Founder’s Day” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Founder’s Day has finally arrived, and everyone is busy with last-minute preparations for floats and fireworks. Although Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Alaric (Matt Davis) do their best to stop him, Johnathan Gilbert (guest star David Anders) sets a plan in motion that brings Founder’s Day to an end amid chaos, destruction and death.
SEASON FINALE
SUPERNATURAL — “Swan Song” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The showdown between good and evil is at hand. With the Apocalypse looming, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. A beloved character faces death.

Friday, May14
SEASON FINALE
SMALLVILLE — “Salvation” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
When Zod (Callum Blue) and the Kandorians launch their brutal attack on Earth, Chloe (Alison Mack) calls in some old friends to join the fight against the aliens. Clark (Tom Welling) and Zod face off in an epic battle for the control of Earth.

Monday, May 17
SEASON FINALE
ONE TREE HILL —
“Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You…” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan (James Lafferty), Jamie (Jackson Brundage) and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian’s (Austin Nichols) film.
SEASON FINALE
GOSSIP GIRL — “Last Tango, Then Paris” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Blair (Leighton Meester) must decide whether to meet Chuck (Ed Westwick) at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together. A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan (Penn Badgley) causes major problems for Serena (Blake Lively) and Nate (Chace Crawford). Georgina Sparks (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) returns to the Upper East Side…and she has an agenda.

Tuesday, May 18
SEASON FINALE
90210 — “Confessions” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Teddy (Trevor Donovan) discovers that Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal) tried to bribe Silver (Jessica Stroup) and takes it upon himself to seek revenge in a most confrontational way. Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Liam (Matt Lanter) test out the waters with his new boat, where they share their darkest secrets. Little do they know that someone is nearby and decides to share an explosive flame of gasoline with Liam’s boat.

Source: CW

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Melrose Place Episode Recap: “Pilot”

Melrose Place Episode Recap: “Pilot”

Melrose Place

On the series premiere of the Melrose Place reboot, we meet the chic residents of 4616 Melrose Place, the Spanish-style apartment complex with the familiar-looking pool.

Filmmaker Jonah (Michael Rady) and Riley (Jessica Lucas) are headed toward marriage. Recovering alcoholic and chef Auggie (Colin Egglesfield) is a quiet type… so far. Country girl Violet (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) is clearly not that innocent. David (Shaun Sipos) has some daddy issues, but wouldn’t you if your dad was Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro)? Power publicist Ella (Katie Cassidy) is an opportunist, sexual and otherwise.

Overseeing all this drama is the landlady of the house, eternal hot mess Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton), who has complicated relationships with each of her tenants, and for one person, it will lead to tragedy…..read more

Melrose Place 2.0 Spoilers & Previews: Sydney Dies Again!

Melrose Place

Melrose Place” is the refurbished version of the ’90s series of the same name. It presents a batch of fresh cast such as , , and Stephanie Jacobsen who will play a group of young adults living in “an elegant apartment building”. It airs Tuesdays at 9 P.M. after ““.

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Episodic Spoilers

Melrose Place – Episode 1.01 – Promotional Photos

Melrose Place – Episode 1.02 – Windward – Casting Call

[DOCTOR] Late 30s, an extremely handsome Doctor who works with ‘Dr. Michael Mancini’ (Thomas Calabro). CO-STAR ROLE, 1 line. Please submit all ethnicities Source: SpoilerTV

Exclusive – Melrose Place – Episode 1.02 – Tigertail – Casting Call

Here are some additional roles for Episode 1.02 of Melrose Place called “Tigertail”

[TRUDY] Early 20’s, a sexy, fashionista stylist to the stars ala Rachel Zoe. GUEST STAR. Please submit all ethnicities.

[RICK] Mid 20’s, handsome, hip LA record producer that is interested in ‘Lauren’ (Stephanie Jacobsen). GUEST STAR. Please submit all ethnicities.

[DETECTIVE] 30 years old, African American, a tough, handsome LAPD detective. CO-STAR ROLE sptv050769.
Source: SpoilerTV

Exclusive – Melrose Place – Episode 1.02 – Casting Call

Filming for this episode starts July 7th through to July 14th

GUEST STAR RECURRING. TOP OF [CALEB] 28 – 30 years old, good looking, very masculine gay publicist that works with “Ella” (Katie Cassidy). SHOW. Please submit all ethnicities.

[AMIR] Mid to late 20s, Persian, a fast talking, Beverly Hills native with deep connections to the underworld. GUEST STAR RECURRING.

[JASPER BARNES] Mid 20s, the hot British star of the latest blockbuster movie a la “Twilight.” Prefer British or Australian actors. MUST HAVE WORK PAPERS. GUEST STAR
Source: SpoilerTV

Melrose Place – Episode 1.03 – Casting Call

[VANESSA] Late 20s to early 30s, the very sexy, trophy wife of Michael (Thomas Calabro) and mother to his youngest son Noah…GUEST STAR RECURRING. Top of show. Source: SpoilerTV

Melrose Place – Episode 1.06 – Driftwood – Casting Call

[ANTON V] 30’s, the owner of a socially-conscious denim line that ‘Ella’ (Katie Cassidy) is representing at the PR firm, he’s cool, handsome, hip and is the living embodiment of his brand. GUEST STAR TOP OF SHOW

[HASSAN] 30’s, Persian, the handsome, globally “connected” boss who deals in stolen art and jewelry. LARGE CO-STAR ROLE.
Source: SpoilerTV

General Spoilers

  • The show is adding the recurring role of a Madame – and you’ll know why after watching the pilot. (Michael Ausiello)
  • The character to keep your eye on is Ashlee Simpson-Wentz’s. Violet looks fresh off the farm, but our sources confirm what we first suspected after screening the pilot: There is something shady going on with that girl. (Watch With Kristin)

Melrose Place – Casting News

Looks like Melrose Place is getting more tenants – Josie Bissett is returning to her old haunt as a guest star, PEOPLE confirms. Bissett reprises her role as Jane Andrews Mancini, sister to Laura Leighton’s Sydney Andrews, in at least one episode and may do more, according to a source. Bissett joins original Melrose castmates Leighton and Thomas Calabro when the new incarnation airs on the CW network this fall. Meanwhile Bissett’s ex-husband, Rob Estes (also a former Melrose alum), appears on the CW in 90210. Source: People

‘Melrose Place’ welcomes Daphne Zuniga back

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Daphnezuniga Remember low key photographer Jo Reynolds, “Melrose” fans? Of course you do. Ms. Daphne Zuniga — maybe better known to the younger crowd as Brooke Davis’ bitch of a mom on “One Tree Hill” — will reprise the role of Jo on The CW’s “Melrose Place” spin off this fall. Zuniga will guest in two episodes, the network confirms. Wonder if her storyline will intersect with Michael, Jane or dearly departed Sydney’s?

A ‘90210’ Actor May Cross Over to ‘Melrose Place’

Source: Ace Showbiz
The executives have been talking about the possibility to bring over an established character on ‘90210’ to jack up the rating of new ‘Melrose Place’.

A '90210' Actor May Cross Over to 'Melrose Place'
See larger image The talks about a crossover event between “” and “” are heating up with the latest scoop from TV Guide suggesting that it would be a ‘he’. Questions were thrown about which character from “90210” will help to revamp the spin-off to ’90s “Melrose Place”. Ryan Eggold, who plays Ryan Matthews, has been deemed to be ‘the chosen one’. In response to this, Eggold said, “You know, I’ve been hearing this and I don’t know if it’s true either. But it will be fun to play this character Ryan as a twenty something in a show like that. Just to kind of open him up a little bit. I’d love to sort of check out a different passage of Ryan.” The first hint of a crossover came from Naomi Clark depicter on “90210”, . She said last month, “The producers have actually mentioned that to us. We don’t know who or where or what or when yet, but they want that very much.” Back in 1992, made a crossover to the original “Melrose Place” while she was playing Kelly Taylor on “Beverly Hills 90210”. Both “90210” and “Melrose Place” will premiere on September 8 on The CW.

Meet the cast of The CW’s ‘Melrose Place’

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Why so serious, Katie Cassidy? The CW just picked up your new series, the “Melrose Place” spin off.

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A shot of all the stars, from left to right, Stephanie Jacobsen, Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Shaun Sipos, Cassidy, Michael Rady & Jessica Lucas

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Dude, who died?

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Whoever/whatever went down, no doubt Sydney had something to do with it. Sydney!

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Aww yeah, Laura Leighton‘s telling Cassidy how things are done up in the M.P.

Trailer & Preview

MAJOR spoiler alert: ‘Melrose’ twist revealed!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Melroseplacefight_lMelrose Place is back to its old dirty tricks. The CW’s forthcoming reboot of the classic ’90s sudser will launch this fall with the kind of bombshell revelation that would make Kimberly Shaw’s legendary scar bust open. Unfortunately, unlike that iconic cliffhanger, there ain’t a chance in hell this twist will remain unspoiled before it airs in September. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing leaks in the next week or so. Or today. Or right now after the jump. (Yes, that was your warning. Seriously, this is a gigantic spoiler, so head for the exit if you don’t want to know the bombshell at the center of Melrose 2.0.)

The Melrose pilot — snippets of which were unveiled to advertisers at The CW’s upfront presentation this morning — has been shrouded in the kind of secrecy more typical of an episode of Lost than a trashy primetime soap. “The pilot script isn’t being released to anyone — not even to writers who are meeting on the show,” an industry insider recently whispered. “There’s apparently some twist involving Sydney that they’re trying to keep under wraps.”

It’s under wraps no more: Someone murdered Sydney! Again!

Sources confirm that the dead body found floating face down in Melrose‘s trademark pool in the opening minutes belongs to none other than Laura Leighton’s bitchtastic ex-stripper. I’m told her death will set in motion a season-long murder mystery that finds nearly all of the show’s principal characters — particularly Syd’s ex, Michael (Thomas Calabro) — a possible suspect.

I know what you’re probably thinking: They brought Sydney back to life only to kill her off in the first 10 minutes?! Sorta. Yes, she dies (for real) right out of the gate, but Leighton will be sticking around. An insider confirms that Sydney will be seen via flashback in multiple episodes. Said flashbacks will explain where’s she’s been and what really happened after she became road kill more than a decade ago.

I know what you’re also probably thinking: Is this the story Heather Locker was pitched and ultimately turned down? Yes, that was supposed to be Amanda Woodward’s bloodied corpse floating in the pool. But when Locklear nixed the offer, producers approached Leighton. (Mystery solved: Locklear killed Sydney!)

Thoughts on the latest bomb dropped in TV’s most famous courtyard? Does this make you more or less excited to see Melrose 2.0? And are you relieved Locklear turned her back on the gig since this means Amanda will live to raise hell another day? Sound off below!

‘Melrose Place’: I’ve got the pilot script & I’m answering all your Sydney questions

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Is Sydney dead again? Is the “Melrose” spin off murdering her within the first few minutes of its pilot episode? Well, I happen to have the highly-classified script in my hot little hands and will be answering every “Melrose”-related question that’s come my way today. Ew, stop drooling…

Need your help confirming this is NOT true: There is a rumor that Sydney is dead in the pool in the Melroseopening. Please tell me they are not doing something this stupid. Um, she’s the main reason we want to watch it!
Yes, sadly — as EW.com reported on Friday — this seems to be the case. I had the great fortune of receiving and reading the script, which has been shrouded in secrecy, a few weeks back and when I reached the last line and there had been no mention of my girl Sydney, I had the startling realization that the chick they’d been calling by another name throughout the 50 plus pages was really the red-headed baby sister of Ms. Jane Mancini. And the realization was startling because, yes, this character is found face down dead in the pool just as Act 1 ends.

You have to explain this rumor that Sydney is killed at the very beginning of the new “Melrose Place”! How is that possible? She’s not going to be on the new series? She’s not going to even be in the first episode that much? I’m confused. Sydney — who’s probably just called by another name in the script I have because it was written before Laura Leighton signed on… though I suppose it’s possible that Syd’s trying to conceal her identity — appears throughout the episode in flashbacks both before and after her death and word is that she will continue to. Her murder is apparently the season-long mystery which must be solved.

Who is the blonde kid that Sydney is getting sexy with in the “Melrose Place” pictures you posted?
That would be David (Shaun Sipos) , the 21-year-old rich dude whom we see with Syd pre-pool scene. Definite suspect, but one that’s way too obvious. Plus, he seems to care about her quite a bit. In the script, he’s busy banging some hot blonde in a public bathroom when he gets an urgent text from her, pulls his pants up and rushes to her side. And that night, she tells him she’s done something terrible. She says that she didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but she was “trapped” …And hours later, she’s dunzo. By the way, David’s last name is “Patterson” in the script I have, linking him to Jake Hansen (Grant Show), but they’re now giving the character a new last name. David’s jerk of a father is in the pilot and he ain’t Jake.

Does Ryan Matthews from “90210” make the cross over to “Melrose Place”? It looks like he lives in a building with a courtyard pool!
Ryan doesn’t appear in the pilot script that I read, but I do believe CW Pres Dawn Ostroff said they are contemplating crossovers. Maybe he killed Sydney!

Is it me or does Ashlee Simpson look like a completely different person in the pictures for the new “Melrose Place”]?
Yeah, I think it’s the red hair she’s rocking that’s making her somewhat unrecognizable. And that red hair is no coincidence. Her character has got those colored locks for a reason…

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The CW Fall Schedule

The CW’s Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
The CW is leaning more into the women demographic with the inclusion of fashion-oriented ‘Beautiful Life’ and the 2.0 version of ‘Melrose Place’.

The CW's Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image The CW’s presentation of the Fall 2009 line-up makes it official that “” spin-off will not be picked up anytime soon and “” is formally dismissed. Instead, the network opts to add up to the list, three brand new series ““, “” and ““.

The spin-off dubbed as “Lily”, was already previewed in an episode of the original series but there were rumors floating that it would not be picked up at all. This is apparently not true. CW President Dawn Ostroff said that this is “the toughest year” they ever had because the selection of pilots is “really, really good”. She continued, “We do have room for another midseason show. We have some reality, and we’ll probably have another scripted drama. We’re just going to take a beat and see where we are. In all honesty, I think the Gossip Girl spinoff is the show that we would love to be able to find a place for as the season goes on.”

Meanwhile, “Vampire”, “Melrose” and “Beautiful” are paired with the network’s established series which have the same tone. “Melrose” is taking the Tuesdays slot with “” which is also a refurbished version of ’90s series. “Beautiful”, which is about fashion models, is put on Wednesday with the lead-in from “” while “Vampire” is going to precede “” on Thursdays.

With the excluding of “” and ““, the fall schedule subsequently is packed with dramas and no comedy. But Ostroff defended that it is “the most cohesive lineup” they’ve ever had. The slogan they would like to opt this time around would be, “TV to Talk About”.

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CW upfront notes: ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘90210’-‘Melrose’ crossovers

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

The news coming out of The CW’s upfront wasn’t just about the new shows. Click through for notes on “Smallville,” “Supernatural” and more.

“Smallville” is moving to Friday nights in the fall, but that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the network’s longest-running current series is on its way out.

“No,” CW Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff says. “First of all, it’s way too early” to talk about at the moment, as the show’s producers haven’t yet mapped out the storyline for season nine. “But no, it’s not the last season,” she adds. “Hopefully not.” (For what it’s worth, star Tom Welling has reportedly signed on for two more seasons.)

“Smallville’s” former Thursday-night companion, “Supernatural,” is entering its fifth season in the fall — and according to creator Eric Kripke’s original blueprint for the show, five seasons would tell the whole story of the Winchester boys. As with “Smallville,” Ostroff says it’s too early to make a definitive statement on whether the show could go on longer.

“We’ll see how the season goes,” she says. “But they did a really good job creatively this year, and I think it really paid off in the ratings.” “Supernatural” really was in a groove this season, but last week’s finale basically set up the coming of the apocalypse. After Sam and Dean battle Lucifer, are there really any other demons to slay, so to speak?

Another veteran show, “One Tree Hill,” is dealing with the departures of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton from the cast. Ostroff is sorry to see them go, but she also thinks their leaving represents an opportunity to freshen up the series.

“We tried to get them to stay, and we would have been thrilled if they wanted to,” Ostroff says. “I think the show moving into its seventh year was very open to sort of reinventing itself. One thing I have to give [creator] Mark Schwahn a lot of credit for is he’s kept the show fresh all these years. … I think Mark is excited about maybe bringing on a few new characters, which is what we’re going to do now that we’re finishing the pilot process.

“If you look at shows like ‘ER’ and [others] that go on for many, many years, a lot of these casts go through different people, and it really helps to keep shows fresh. So we’re said to see [Murray and Burton] go, and grateful for everything they did for the show, but excited about moving on and seeing who else is going to join the cast.”

The original “Melrose Place” was spun off from “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and since the new “90210” takes place in the same world, we were wondering if there’s a possibility for characters from that show to pop up on the new “Melrose,” or vice versa. Answer: Very possibly.

“We actually have talked about character crossovers,” Ostroff says. “It’s not in the pilot, but I think there will be a lot of opportunities for us to do it.”

That could pose a paradoxical problem, though, if Rob Estes ever comes near the apartment complex. Estes played Kyle McBride for much of the original “Melrose Place’s” run, and he now plays West Bev High Principal Harry Wilson on “90210.” So if Harry ever showed up at Melrose Place in search of, say, his daughter Annie (Shenae Grimes), the entire fictional universe could collapse on itself.

The CW’s fall 2009 schedule, night by night

The CW didn’t tinker much for the fall, adding just three new series (“The Beautiful Life,” “The Vampire Diaries” and the new “Melrose Place”). For its final season, the Superman story “Smallville” moves to Fridays, presumably because its audience will tune in no matter the night. Oh, and don’t look for original programming on weekends; The CW got out of that game.

8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
Mon Gossip Girl One Tree Hill
Tue 90210 Melrose Place
Wed America’s Next Top Model The Beautiful Life
Thu The Vampire Diaries Supernatural
Fri Smallville America’s Next Top Model encore

First Look: ‘The Beautiful Life’, ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Melrose Place’

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Jump into the excitement of The CW’s upcoming new series with the just-released stills that introduce the main characters.

First Look: 'The Beautiful Life', 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Melrose Place'
See larger image The first look of The CW’s” has been shared, showing the main characters which are bound in one occupation, models. Also released are the promotional pictures of fellow newbies “” and ““. The pics are outed in advance of the network’s presentation of Fall 2009 schedule on Thursday, May 21.

“Beautiful Life” is starring , , and among others. The drama produced by revolves around a group of young models living the upbeat life of New York City together. It will air every Wednesday at 9 P.M. in Fall.

“Vampire Diaries” is an adaptation of LJane Smith’s novel series which tells about two vampire brothers, one good and one evil, fighting the passion for the same girl, Elena. Nina Dobrev will play Elena while the good brother, Stefan, will be played by Paul Wesley. The evil brother, Damon is played by Ian Somerhalder. It airs Thursdays at 8 P.M. before ““.

Melrose Place” is the refurbished version of the ’90s series of the same name. It presents a batch of fresh cast such as , , and Stephanie Jacobsen who will play a group of young adults living in “an elegant apartment building”. It airs Tuesdays at 9 P.M. after ““.

  • The Beautiful Life

  • Vampire Diaries

  • Melrose Place

Dawn Ostroff says ‘Gossip Girl’ spin off could still get a spot on The CW schedule

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Brittanysnow The “Gossip Girl” spin off is still breathing? CW president Dawn Ostroff informed reporters at Upfronts this morning that the pilot revolving around Serena’s mom circa 1980s is still in contention for midseason: “In all honesty the “Gossip Girl” spin off [is something] we’d like to find a place for as the season goes on. But we have to wait a minute and see where we are.”  Ostroff said the network was in a very fortunate position, having produced just six pilots, all of which were strong candidates for pick up. “It was the toughest deal we’ve ever had, figuring out what to cut, because they all were really, really good,” she shared.  Ostroff went on to explain that The CW will reevaluate later in the year, but will likely pick up a reality series for January launch, as well as another scripted show. The possibilities of course include, among others, the “Gossip Girl” spin off and “The Body Politic,” a D.C. based drama starring Brian Austin Green, Jason Dohring and Minka Kelly. “Parental Discretion Advised” — formerly titled “Light Years,” about a foster kid that finds her biological parents who haven’t spoken since the one-night-stand which produced her — has already made the midseason schedule. So what are the chances the “Gossip Girl” spin off is a go? Word is, “The Body Politic” pilot turned out really well, but I don’t know that it fits with The CW’s vision of itself as well as the “GG” brand does. Plus, Ostroff seems pretty happy with the “GG” spin off, saying producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage did an incredible job with it and that it doesn’t need a lot of development, it’s absence from the fall schedule was really just a matter of not yet having enough room for it.

Fall TV: Smallville Leaps to Fridays in a Single Bound

Source: TV Guide Online

The CW isn’t officially showing its hand for the 2009-10 until its Thursday morning upfronts event — and I’ll be there on the red carpet chatting up the young ‘n’ fab talent! — but one piece of not-entirely-super news looks for certain: Smallville is being shuttled to Fridays at 8, for its ninth (and perhaps final) season, sources tell TVGuide.com.   The Smallville move serves two purposes. For one, it clears the way for the new Vampire Diaries blood-sudser to lead into Supernatural on Thursdays.   Also, it gives the CW a Friday show with an audience of 3 million-plus, where in seasons past it was lucky to drum up 2 mil (with Everybody Hates Chris or The Game, neither of which is likely to make the cut for the fall).  Airing after Smallville on Fridays will be an encore showing of that week’s America’s Next Top Model.

CW picks up ‘Beautiful Life,’ ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ …dumps ‘Privileged’

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Well, it’s a sad day for “Privileged” fans. Sources say the network surprised many by making the last-second decision to let the Rina Mimoun drama go quietly into the night earlier this week. So I guess we’ll never know what happened with Will and Megan after she woke up in bed post-“we were on a break” sex… Feel free to express your condolences/catty complaints in the comments section. And if you have questions for Ms. Mimoun, please let me know. On a brighter note, I’m hearing really good things about the Ashton Kutcher-produced “Beautiful Life,” which insiders say is a sure thing for fall. Word is, the drama about young models in the city will film in New York, instead of Canada where the pilot was shot, because the network has high hopes for it. And, no surprise, “Melrose” and “Vampire Diaries” will get an official pick up on Thursday too, as has long been rumored.

The CW will not be renewing Privileged for a second season. There was talk of a possible midseason berth for the much-loved dramedy, but, ultimately, the show was a casualty of the network’s strong development. “It’s truly heartbreaking,” series creator Rina Mimoun said via e-mail. “I’m so grateful to everyone out there who supported our little show and fell in love with Megan Smith. She was the most delightful character I’ve ever had the pleasure to write and watching JoAnna Garcia bring her to life every day was a gift I will never forget. I’m incredibly proud of the work we did and forever indebted to all the fans, critics and to Warner Bros. for being so wonderful and supportive. I will miss this more than you know.” Class act, that one.

Among new shows, The CW has picked up Melrose Place 2.0, Beautiful Life, and Vampire Diaries. Oh, and the Gossip Girl spin-off is officially dead Source: The Ausiello Files

New Melrose Place Remake: Casting Who Will Mischa Barton Play?

Mischa Barton Reportedly Testing for ‘Melrose Place’ Remake

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
There’s a speculation that Mischa Barton is aiming for an adult genre by enrolling herself in the spin-off to ‘Melrose Place’.

Mischa Barton
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The pilot has been given a thumb up, first few actors have been cast, the remake of “Melrose Place” just lacks a bit of spice. The producers may be ready to fill in that with a negotiation with former “” star, .

In its recent casting scoop, Zap2It Korbi claims that an insider informs her that Barton is trying for a role in the refurbished TV series. The CW which will air the show, is reportedly excited in having her. No information however, on which character Barton most likely take over.

Should the rumor contains truth, then Barton will join two actors which have been confirmed to be on board. who had a role in ““, will play an ambitious publicist by the name of Ella Flynn. Michael Rady meanwhile, will portray Jonah Miller, a filmmaker.

reportedly is also in talks to reprise her famous role in the original “Melrose Place” series, Amanda Woodard. But no confirming statement has been published regarding this.

One Tree Hill Spoilers & News: New Melrose Place Deal Sealing Fate of One Tree Hill

Source: Kristin on E!Online

Melrose Place Fox

Inside sources confirm: One Tree Hill boss Mark Schwahn is in talks to write the pilot for the CW’s new Melrose Place.

According to one well-placed CW insider, Schwahn is “the biggest name” and “top candidate” available for the remake of the ’90s spinoff to Beverly Hills, 90210.

“The deal is not done yet,” another reliable network source tells me. “But it looks like it’s going to happen. I would be surprised if it didn’t go through.”

So what does this mean for the future of One Tree Hill?

Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray, One Tree Hill Fred Norris/The CW

All good things!

According to insiders, CW president Dawn Ostroff and her team have been so pleased with the creative direction of One Tree Hill, they are planning to pick up the series for at least another season or two. (Say it with me, fans: Holler!)

The CW suits also are making sure Schwahn will stay on as OTH executive producer even if he also works on the new Melrose.

What’s that they say about the cake and the eating of it?

Schwahn has asked that the network make a decision on season seven of Tree Hill before Jan. 1 (in order to plot out the final episodes of the current season), so news of a seventh-season pickup should come very soon.

Given his Tree Hill track record, Schwahn certainly seems a good man for the job. And as long as he doesn’t spread himself too thin, this is all fantastic news for fans. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below…

The CW To Remake Melrose Place

From Cinema Blend:
By Kelly West,
2008-10-28

The CW To Remake Melrose Place Well, with the return of 90210, I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was some buzz about a possible remake of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff, Melrose Place. From the looks of things, there’s a good chance that the MP remake might actually happen.

Entertainment Weekly’s Ausiello reported the news, stating, “A spokesperson for The CW confirms what has been buzzed about for months: The network is developing an update of Melrose Place. Details remain sketchy, but it’s believed Melrose 2.0 would launch next fall.”

It’s hard to remember the original Melrose Place as a spinoff of 90210. Jake (Grant Show) was in the original 90210 for all of about two seconds before his relationship with Kelly (way too young for your Jake!) Taylor ended. It’ll be interesting to see if they try to spin the MP remake off from the new 90210 in an effort to share at least some of the audience. And speaking of which, since we’re dealing with The CW, I’m wondering if the target audience will be their usual batch of tweens and teens or if they’ll try to aim for an older crowd like the original series.

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