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CW announces its fall schedule [Updated]

May 21, 2009 |  6:41 am

Updated at 7:30 a.m.: This post has been updated with information about "Parental Discretion Advised" and other shows.

The CW announced its new fall schedule in Manhattan today, which includes three new dramas: "Melrose Place," "The Beautiful Life" and "The Vampire Diaries." The network also picked up a mid-season drama, "Parental Discretion Advised."

"Melrose Place," a re-make of the '90s Fox hit, will feature a new group of apartment building dwellers trying to make it in Los Angeles. It features the return of Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro from the original series.

"The Beautiful Life" is a series set in the world of fashion and centers on a group of models who live in a models' residence in New York City. The cast includes Sara Paxton (“Last House on the Left”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) and supermodel Elle Macpherson (“Friends”). It is executive produced by Mike Kelley and Carol Barbee ("Jericho") and  Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Karey Burke.

Based on the book series, "The Vampire Diaries" is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl and battling to control the fate of an entire town.  The cast includes: Nina Dobrev (“DeGrassi: The Next Generation”), Paul Wesley (“Mad Men”), Ian Somerhalder (“Lost”) and Steven R. McQueen (“Everwood”).

"Parental Discretion Advised," created by Liz Tigelaar (“Brothers and Sisters”), is the story of a young girl who finds her biological parents and how that discovery changes all their lives. The show stars Britt Robertson (“Swingtown”), Kristoffer Polaha (“Mad Men”), Shiri Appleby (“ER”) and Kerr Smith (“Eli Stone”). 

"Everybody Hates Chris," "The Game," "Reaper" and "Privileged" have been canceled.

Here is the schedule:


8:00-9:00 PM              GOSSIP GIRL

9:00-10:00 PM            ONE TREE HILL


8:00-9:00 PM              90210

9:00-10:00 PM            MELROSE PLACE


8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

9:00-10:00 PM            THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE


8:00-9:00 PM              THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

9:00-10:00 PM            SUPERNATURAL


8:00-9:00 PM              SMALLVILLE

9:00-10:00 PM            TOP MODEL (encore)

-- Maria Elena Fernandez