The CW Announces Early Pickups of Series

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The CW has announced early pickups of six series today, including the network’s signature reality hit, “America’s Next Top Model,” four dramas and one comedy. All six series will return for the fall season.

The network’s most popular series, “America’s Next Top Model” will return with mega-star Tyra Banks for cycles 11 and 12. Returning dramas include the buzz-worthy freshman hit “Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill,” returning for a sixth season.

Also renewed were the long-running Thursday night team of “Smallville,” which will begin its eighth season, and “Supernatural,” which will begin its fourth season. In addition, the critically acclaimed comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” will return for season four.