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Monday, May 12, 2008

CW **New** Pick-ups

Source: Zap2it
CW Picks up '90210,' Tyra Banks' 'Stylista'
'The Game' renewed for 22 episodes, 'Aliens in America' canceled

With all the " Beverly Hills, 90210" casting lately, it's not a surprise that The CW has picked up the proposed spinoff.

A day before The CW's upfront presentation, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the series, which centers on three generations of a family that just moved to the famous zip code, will join the network for the fall.

Over the past weekend, it was announced that original cast member Jennie Garth will reprise her role as Kelly Taylor, who has grown up and become a guidance counselor at her alma mater, West Beverly High.

It's expected that the spinoff will get programmed for The CW's Tuesday, with a possible pairing with "How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls," which is in the running for an order as well. The show centers on the adventures of a young, Yale-educated woman (Joanna Garcia) who is hired to tutor two Palm Beach heiresses, played by the newly cast Lucy Hale ("Bionic Woman") and Ashley Newbrough. Michael Cassidy will play the woman's boyfriend.

The CW also picked up the reality show "Stylista" as a companion piece to Tyra Banks/Ken Mok's "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesdays. From the same producers, "Stylista" is a "Devil Wears Prada"-esque competition show that allows 11 ambitious assistants to taste what it's like to have heavy responsibilities at Elle magazine by helping its fashion news director Anne Slowey.

The winner will get the editorial position at Elle, a paid lease on a Manhattan apartment and a clothing allowance at H&M for a year.

Of the shows that have been on the bubble, "Reaper's" fate continues to be up in the air, although The CW did renew "The Game" for 22 episodes but canceled the critically acclaimed "Aliens in America."

With Tuesdays and Wednesdays revitalized, it's expected that The CW will keep its Mondays -- "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill" -- and Thursdays -- "Smallville" and "Supernatural" -- the same. Fridays may include repeats or the comedy block, which includes "Everybody Hates Chris."

It was recently announced that Media Rights Capital (MRC) will take over the primetime programming block for Sundays, producing two comedies and two dramas.

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