The CW has issued early renewals for 2009-10 for six established series: America’s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, Supernatural and freshman drama 90210.
“As we continue to build The CW Network as a destination for young women, these six shows have clearly contributed to strengthening our schedule and our brand identity,” said Dawn Ostroff, president, entertainment, The CW. “By securing these signature hits for next season, we’re furthering our commitment to deliver high-quality, original programming to our viewers, advertisers and affiliates.”
Smallville, which was rumored to be ending this spring, will be entering season nine and is expected to remain on Thursday leading into Supernatural (which is heading into season five).
Gossip Girl, of course, will likely remain in the Monday 8 p.m. hour, leading into One Tree Hill. And 90210 is expected to be paired with the revival of Melrose Place, if that gets picked-up into series. America’s Next Top Model, meanwhile, is go in search for models 5’7” and below for next fall’s 13th cycle.