Friday, May 22, 2009


Melrose Place is officially moving into the CW's lineup next season. The update of the 1990s drama will be paired with 90210 on Tuesday nights this fall. The two shows compliment each other well, since the original Melrose Place was a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210.

ASHLEE SIMPSON-WENTZ and original cast members LAURA LEIGHTON and THOMAS CALABRO star in the new Melrose Place.

Conspicuous by its absence from the CW's 2009-2010 schedule, at least for now, is the much-discussed spin-off of Gossip Girl. There's a chance it could get picked up as a midseason addition.

The CW is waving the white flag in the comedy department, having axed Everybody Hates Chris and The Game. It also cancelled the JOANNA GARCIA drama Privileged. The network will fill the gaps in its weekly schedule with teen-friendly series such as The Vampire Diaries, about two vampire brothers vying for the affections of a high school girl; the ASHTON KUTCHER-produced drama The Beautiful Life, centering around two models; and the midseason entry Parental Discretion Advised, about a foster child who reaches out to her biological parents.

As previously announced, the CW will no longer offer network programming on Sunday nights and is turning over the time slots to its affiliates.

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