cw schedule prediction The CW's 2011 12 schedule: 'The Secret Circle,' 'Ringer' and 'Hart of Dixie' lead fall lineupThe CW has announced its lineup for the 2011-12 schedule. The network picked up three dramas for the fall — “The Secret Circle,” Hart of Dixie” and “Ringer” — and there have been a few timeslot changes.

One of the biggest changes to the fall lineup is “Nikita’s” move to Fridays at 8 p.m., which pairs it with “Supernatural.” It’s a smart move considering “Supernatural” and “Nikita” are probably The C-Dubs’ two most adult shows. Another show on the move is “90210,” which will now air Tuesdays at 8 p.m., acting as a lead-in for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s “Ringer.” (Kind of an odd pairing thematically, no?)

Fans of Josh Schwartz and Kevin Williamson will be pleased to see that each executive producer has their own night of programming. Williamson’s new drama “The Secret Circle” (centering on a coven of witches) scored arguably the best timeslot: Thursdays at 9 p.m. after “The Vampire Diaries.” Schwartz’s “Gossip Girl” will act as a lead-in for his new medical drama starring “The O.C.’s” Rachel Bilson.

The network’s new reality show “H8R” will air before “America’s Next Top Model” on Wednesdays. The show is hosted by Mario Lopez and brings celebrities (think Kim Kardashian and Snooki) face-to-face with their haters.

The new lineup leaves “One Tree Hill” to midseason. The show was recently picked up for a ninth season consisting of 13 episodes.

The full fall schedule for the CW (new shows in bold): 


8 p.m. “Gossip Girl”
9 p.m. “Hart of Dixie”

8 p.m.”90210″
9 p.m.”Ringer”

8 p.m. “H8R”
9 p.m. “America’s Next Top Model” 

8 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries”
9 p.m. “The Secret Circle”


8 p.m. “Nikita”
9 p.m. “Supernatural”

Not returning:
“Hellcats,” “Smallville,” “Life Unexpected” and “Shedding for the Wedding”

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