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CW Announces New Shows: No Hope For Veronica Mars (UPDATED)

Well, there’s good news and bad news, ‘Veronica Mars’ fans. The bad news is, The CW announced which shows they plan to air this fall and ‘Veronica Mars’ isn’t on the list. The good news is that while the show hasn’t been officially picked up for a fourth season, sources say it hasn’t been officially cancelled just yet either and could return midseason. In the meantime, veteran shows including ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘Top Model’ live on and some new shows are added to the roster.

We’ll post the official CW fall schedule once we get it. As for ‘Veronica Mars,’ Kristin Veitch reported on her E! Online blog that Rob Thomas, creator of ‘Mars,’ said the network hasn’t made a decision on the fate of the show just yet.

Some of the new shows coming to The CW’ include ‘The Reaper,’ a dramedy about a guy whose parents sold his soul to the devil so now he has to pay off the debt by reaping souls. Kevin Smith directed the pilot for ‘Reaper,’ which will air this fall. Another new show on the network is ‘Gossip Girl.’ This teen-drama was created by The OC’s Josh Schwartz and will center on a girl who blogs about a bunch of over-privileged Manhattanite kids.

UPDATE (as of Thursday afternoon) - It looks like 'Veronica Mars' has indeed been canceled. According to E Online, CW President Dawn Ostroff announced at a press conference that the show as we know it, is over. She added that she would be talking to 'Mars' creator Rob Thomas about a future project with Kristen Bell.

Here is the CW's fall line-up as per The Hollywood Reporter:


8:00 p.m. Everybody Hates Chris


9:00 p.m. Girlfriends

9:30 p.m. The Game


8:00 p.m. Beauty and the Geek

9:00 p.m. REAPER


8:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model

9:00 p.m. GOSSIP GIRL


8:00 p.m. Smallville

9:00 p.m. Supernatural


8:00 p.m. Friday Night Smackdown!



7:30 p.m. CW NOW

8:00 p.m. LIFE IS WILD

9:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model (repeats)

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.