Not that we expected anything different, but the CW officially announced today the early pickups of six series, including our favorite here at this site.
In all, five of the network’s "signature" dramas (Gossip Girl included) and the reality TV staple America's Next Top Model will all return in fall 2009.
“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,” President of Entertainment at the CW Dawn Ostroff said.
“By securing these signature hits for next season, we further a commitment to deliver high-quality, original programming to viewers, advertisers and affiliates.”
Both Gossip Girl (now in Season Two) and One Tree Hill (in Season Six) have scored double-digit gains on Monday compared to their previous seasons.
Freshman hit 90210 has improved the network’s Tuesday lineup by double-digit increases in key demographics. America's Next Top Model, which consistently wins its time period Wednesday, will also be back for cycles 13 and 14.
Also renewed were the network’s established Thursday team of Smallville, in its ninth season, and Supernatural, which will enter its fifth season next year.
Congratulations to the Gossip Girl cast, producers and crew!