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Melrose Place: a Tasty Guilty Pleasure! So, where are the viewers?


The CW is determined to continue making a niche for itself as the home of teen dramas even though its top rated scripted dramas have been “Smallville” and “Supernatural“, both shows falling well outside of that targeted niche. And both shows continue to hold their own despite lower ratings this year as a result of one being moved to Friday, commonly referred to as the death slot, and the other facing even more Thursday night competition than ever before. Luckily for The CW, their freshman drama “The Vampire Diaries” has proven to be a bona fide hit, as it capitalizes on the Twilight craze, even though technically Vampire Diaries was the novel published first.

In the ever-present cycle of what’s-old-is-new-again, Melrose Place is a reboot of the 1992 series of the same name that featured the sexy misadventures of a diverse group of twenty-something residents at the apartment complex from which the show got its name, and dominated the night-time soap scene of the time despite a rocky introductory year. Along with the original Beverly Hills: 90210, it offered an unbeatable ratings team at the time, which The CW was anxious to recapture with the newly resurrected versions.


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TELEVISION NEWS: The CW Kicks off the Fall 09 Season This Week!


The CW kicks off the Fall 09 TV Season this week.  Tuesday night we have the season premiere of Beverly Hills 90210 and series premiere of Melrose Place. Wednesday, America’s Top Model, Thursday night The Vampire Diaries (Have I said lately how sick to death I am of Vampires?) and the season premiere of Supernatural.  I’ll admit it, other than their reality programming, The CW Network is generally my go to channel of choice. So I’m ready for another round of Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill (even though I bailed on the show after one of their long breaks) and definitely Supernatural and Smallville.

Television: The CW Announces Their Fall Line Up

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Hot on the heels of the sneak peek looks at two of their new fall series, Melrose Place and The Vampire Diaries, The CW Network has released their full fall schedule for the 2009/2010 television season. The CW’s new schedule begins on Tuesday, September 8 with the season premiere of sophomore drama 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the series premiere of the updated version of Melrose Place (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).  As they did once before, 90210 and Melrose Place will combine for a great night of television.  

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Television: Vampires and Vixens – It Must Be A Week Night on The CW

Summer hasn’t even officially begun, but over at the CW they are already heating up for their new Fall line up of television shows.


One of the most hotly anticipated new series from the CW is The Vampire Diaries, which will be the new lead in for the venerable, but still hot hit CW series Supernatural now headed into its 5th season and stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting, demon fighting Winchester brothers Sam and Dean.

With the "Twilight" phenomenon still going strong and HBO’s True Blood making good on the cable network this summer, it was only a matter of time before the CW decided to adapt the cult-classic books The Vampire Diaries into a TV show.

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Television: The CW Upfront 2009 Pick-Ups

Lying, cheating, stealing, seduction, backstabbing, betrayal, murder… it’s just another day at Melrose Place.


MELROSE PLACE Pictured (Left to Right): Stephanie Jacobsen as Lauren, Colin Egglesfield as Auggie, Ashlee Simpson as Violet, Shaun Sipos as David, Katie Cassidy as Ella, Michael Rady as Jonah, Jessica Lucas as Riley in MELROSE PLACE on The CW. Photo Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/The CW ©2009 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.CREDITS: THE CW


The Beautiful Life Pictured: Corbin Bleu as Isaac, Mischa Barton as Sonja, Nico Tortorella as Kai, Sara Paxton as Raina, Ben Hollingsworth as Chris, Ashley Madekwe as Marissa, Jordan Woolley as Egan in THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE on The CW. Photo Credit: Jan Thijs / The CW © 2009 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. CREDITS: THE CW


The Vampire Diaries Pictured: Ian Somerhalder as Daman, Nina Dobrev as Elena, Paul Wesley as Stefan in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo Credit: Kharen Hill / The CW © 2009 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. CREDITS: THE CW


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In no surprise to anyone, according to TV.com The CW picked up Melrose Place, Vampire Diaries, The Beautiful Life get thumbs up; Gossip Girl spinoff, Privileged dead. The addition of those three programs likely means the end for some others. Privileged, which had a shot at a second-season pickup, is almost certainly cancelled. The Gossip Girl spinoff about young Lily in 1980s Los Angeles is also looking like a goner, despite being set up by a flashback in a recent episode of Gossip Girl. You can read the full story, here.