The CW to Kick Off Fall Season with Exclusive Television Broadcast of Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012

The CW announced today that it will kick off its Fall 2012 season with an exclusive broadcast of Clear Channel‘s massive iHeartRadio Music Festival, Monday, Oct. 1, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET. The two-day concert event will take place Sept. 21-22 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

Artists scheduled to perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival include Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, P!nk, Aerosmith, Rihanna, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Brad Paisley, Enrique Iglesias, Green Day, Jason Aldean, Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Pitbull with more to be announced in the weeks prior to the event. The performances to be featured on The CW’s Oct. 1 special will be determined and announced following the two-day concert event.

“The inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival was an amazing experience for our listeners and music fans across America, and this year’s lineup is again going to exceed all expectations. With The CW as the Festival’s TV broadcast partner, we can give people who can’t be in Las Vegas the ability to watch this extraordinary event from their own living rooms,” said John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. “This exclusive broadcast event emphasizes our commitment to bringing great music and content to our audience anywhere they want it.”

“The CW is thrilled to partner with Clear Channel to bring our viewers the exclusive TV broadcast of 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “What better way to kick off our new fall season than with many of the music industry’s biggest acts on The CW.”

The following night, Tuesday, Oct. 2, The CW’s fall premiere week begins, with the season premiere of HART OF DIXIE, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

via The CW Press Release

The CW Network Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.

On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210’s West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).  Following is one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new season, RINGER (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister’s identity, only to discover that her sister’s life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to escape.

On Wednesday, September 14, The CW’s new reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez, makes its season premiere (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), bringing celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them, immediately followed by the first-ever All-Star cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

On Thursday, September 15, The CW’s #1 show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns, followed by new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), also from executive producer Kevin Williamson and based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she’s a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.

On September 23, The CW unveils its new action-packed Friday, with NIKITA moving to its new night and time (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the return of the Winchester brothers on SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

The Upper East Side drama returns on Monday, September 26, as GOSSIP GIRL moves back to its former timeslot (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by new drama HART OF DIXIE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, HART OF DIXIE stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a sophisticated New York City woman who finds herself practicing medicine in a small Southern town.

Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

8/7c 90210 (Season Premiere)

9/8c RINGER (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8/7c H8R (Series Premiere)

9/8c AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Season Premiere)

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

8/7c THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9/8c THE SECRET CIRCLE (Series Premiere)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8/7c NIKITA (Season Premiere)

9/8c SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8/7c GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)

9/8c HART OF DIXIE (Series Premiere)

SPRING 2012

ONE TREE HILL (Date TBA)

via The CW