Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Arrow, Hart of Dixie, 90210 & other CW Fall Premieres Announced

The CW has just released its Fall premiere lineup.

Beauty and The Beast, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, will follow The Vampire Diaries on Thursdays, taking the spot of The Secret Circle.

Bringing back the familiar pairing of DC Heroes (Smallville) with Supernatural, the Winchesters moves to Wednesdays and will follow the premiere of Arrow, starring Stephen Amell.

Tuesdays will be the home of Hart of Dixie and Emily Owens, M.D., while Gossip Girl‘s final season will be matched with more 90210.

Nikita will air Friday nights, following America’s Next Top Model: College Edition.

Full Lineup:
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM ARROW (Series Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE
9:00-10:00 PM EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM NIKITA (Season Premiere)

May 2012 Photo Flashback: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Arrow, Hart of Dixie, Nikita & More CW Shows Invade NYC

We’ve got over 90 photos of CW Network stars and executive producers from 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, Arrow, Emily Owens M.D., Nikita, and Hart of Dixie as they made their way into New York City this May.

Click thumbnails to enlarge and browse gallery:

CW Stars of New and Existing shows present include:
Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen in Arrow), Katie Cassidy (Laurel in Arrow), Kristin Kreuk (Catherine in Beauty and the Beast), Jay Ryan (Vincent in Beauty and the Beast), AnnaSophia Robb (Carrie in The Carrie Diaries), Candace Bushnell (author of The Carrie Diaries) Matt Davis (Jeff in Cult), Jessica Lucas (Skye in Cult), Mamie Gummer (Emily in Emily Owens, MD), Justin Hartley (Will in Emily Owens, M.D.), Michael Rady (Micah in Emily Owens M.D.), Aja Naomi King (Cassandra in Emily Owens MD), Kelly McCreary (Tyra in Emily Owens, MD), Jessica Stroup (90210), Jessica Lowndes (90210), Shanae Grimes (90210), Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie), Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie), Jaime King (Hart of Dixie), Maggie Q (Nikita), Shane West (Nikita), Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries) and Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries).

CW 2012-2013 Schedule: ‘Supernatural’ Moves to Wednesday – Paired With ‘Arrow’

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The CW announced several logical scheduling moves today as it had to make room for five new dramas. The biggest move we observed was the network pulling Supernatural out of Friday and moving it to Wednesday nights. It will no longer be pitted against Fringe and Grimm and will be paired with the Green Arrow-based drama, Arrow.

Arrow is going to star Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen, who was missing and presumed dead after a shipwreck, before resurfacing on a remote Pacific island. Upon his return to Starling City, and acclimation back to his world of philanthropy, Queen creates the vigilante persona of Arrow to restore his city to greatness. Also starring is Colin Donnell as best friend Tommy, Katie Cassidy as former girlfriend Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as chauffeur John Diggle, Willa Holland as sister Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as mother Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

The strategy of the move to Wednesday may be to pair the male-lead characters of Supernatural with another strong male lead series as opposed to Nikita on Friday nights.

Speaking of Nikita, it is getting paired with new lead-in, America’s Top Model on Friday nights and so the logic of grouping shows based on the genders featured, may be the aim of the CW. Top Model has always been on Wednesday, so this may be more of final and last-ditch effort to restore its once-solid ratings before it’s sent off packing.

Monday nights are going to belong to the ladies too as 90210 and Gossip Girl‘s final season are going to begin the year, and then The Carrie Diaries will come in midseason and replace one of the CW’s flagship shows. The Sex and the City prequel series will star Anna Sophia Robb (Soul Surfer) as Carrie Bradshaw, Ellen Wong as Mouse, Brendan Dooling as Walt and Katie Findlay as Maggie.

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Tuesday night is going to be a healthy dose of medicine as small town charmer, Hart of Dixie returns for its second season and will lead into the new medical series, Emily Owens, M.D. which was formerly called First Cut. It features Emily Owens, played by Mamie Gummer, a young woman fresh out of medical school and is a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital. Coincidentally Emily’s med-school crush, played by Justin Hartley is also an intern.

Emily though as a full-fledged grown-up, she’d no longer have to be uncomfortable with her geeky and nerdy ways, but the politics and drama of high school has just been fostered into adulthood at Denver Memorial where the social wars meets the hard and fast decision-making of a hospital. Yes, it sounds like a CW version of Grey’s Anatomy.

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The Vampire Diaries will remain on Thursday where it will be a lead-in for the Beauty and the Beast reboot of the 80’s romance drama starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova). Kreuk will play Catherine Chandler, a humorless homicide detective meets a debonair doctor named Vincent Keller (Ryan). She later finds out Vincent has been hiding for 10 years, thought to be dead serving in Afghanistan and is also the mysterious man who saved her several years prior when Catherine witnessed her mother gunned down by two assailants. Vincent’s reason for hiding are tied to his morphing into an uncontrollable monster whenever his anger is provoked. Their new knowledge of each other is a positive thing, but is also an added danger to both.

Joining The Carrie Diaries as a midseason replacement is Cult, which is about a television show where mysterious occurrences and disappearances surround the production. An investigative journalist, Jeff Sefton played by The Vampire Diaries’ Matt Davis, begins digging into the show and why so many of its viewers are inspired to take harmful risks in the name of “Cult.” It also stars Alona Tal (Supernatural), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), and Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place). Look for Cult to replace America’s Top Model midseason Friday nights or any other show that fails to have adequate ratings for the CW.

The CW 2012-2013 Fall Schedule
(New shows in CAPS, Times are Eastern Standard Time)

8:00-9:00 pm “90210”
9:00-10:00 pm “Gossip Girl” / THE CARRIE DIARIES (2013)

8:00-9:00 pm “Hart of Dixie”
9:00-10:00 pm “EMILY OWENS, M.D.” (Previously First Cut)

8:00-9:00 pm “ARROW”
9:00-10:00 pm “Supernatural”

8:00-9:00 pm “The Vampire Diaries”
9:00-10:00 pm “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

8:00-9:00 pm “Top Model”
9:00-10:00 pm “Nikita”

Which new CW Show excites you? Are you okay with all of the realignment and rescheduling? Share your thoughts below.

‘90210’ Season 4 Episode 24 Review: Forever Hold Your Peace

The season four finale of 90210 hit our television screens this week and what a satisfying finale it was! Aside from that typical car crash scene that we’ve all seen a million times before and are so completely over, this finale really challenged our favorite characters, making “Forever Hold Your Peace” the perfect title for the episode. What a night of decisions!

Naomi has been the most engaging character all season long. Her growth throughout the series and this season in particular, with true love being involved has been quite a sight to see. A character we all once loathed is the one we are rooting for the most to find happiness. Our hopes for her happiness were higher than ever as the days loomed closer to Max’s wedding. This entire ordeal says a lot about Max. Granted, I’ve never been in this situation before but had Naomi not been so bold, Max would have married a girl he loved but was not in love with like he was with Naomi and he would have been stuck until he couldn’t hide from the truth anymore. He would have led a content life but his heart would not have been whole. He was willing to have a broken heart for the rest of his life out of guilt in leaving his fiance at the alter. A people-pleaser until the end. This is a blessing and a curse.

Thankfully, Max called off the wedding before going in too deep but what is his ex-fiance going to do with the house that she bought across the street from Naomi? And how could she be so blind? Then again, with marriage, more often now than ever people are blind (knowingly and unknowingly) going into marriage so this is not all that surprising. What season four holds for Naomi and Max… well, hopefully they take it slow. Max has hurt Naomi so much and while these two are great together, Naomi has to guard her heart.

Then there’s the love triangle. Liam and Navid have been fighting over Silver. Even though Silver doesn’t deserve Navid, these two will always be it for me if Navid never gets back together with Adrianna. Silver can go off and date whoever she wants but in the end, it comes down to her and Navid. The writers can go as far away as possible from this as they want but Navid will always be there. A lot was said when Silver chose Teddy to be the father of her child, the sperm donor rather, instead of Liam once she understood and then grew uncomfortable with the reality of what having a child with Navid meant. What a cop out. Silver may be independent but that does not mean that she always allows herself to think everything through. Navid had to spell it out for her his desire to be hers and start a family and she was the one who had the idea to have a child. Mixed intentions. Mixed messages won’t get Silver anywhere… especially until she finally lets go and is completely honest with herself because she’s clearly refusing to see what good is standing right in front of her. It’s like she’ll go every way except for the way leading to Navid. Sometimes taking the long way is the only way to learn for the stubborn. Stubborn Silver. Better luck next season.

Side stories include Annie, Adrianna, and Ivy. Annie bored us to tears with her priest boyfriend. If the writers do not do a 360 on Annie in season five, she mine as well head to Mexico with Ivy and Diego never to be seen again. Annie has the least amount of depth of all of the characters and really needs to be reworked so that our eyes do not roll every time she’s in a frame. But Ivy and Diego aren’t quite headed to Mexico just yet. Although it would be best if this story line not be drawn out next season so as to keep the series at its best. Nothing like this is ever fun when it’s drawn out nowadays. There’s a fine line between satisfying and completely unnecessary and dissatisfying torture. Let’s give time to the story lines that we’ll remember years from now.

And finally, there’s Adrianna and Dixon. Adrianna has always battled with balancing her career and her friendships but the twist this time was her making the right decision and the person on the other side being delayed in meeting her there. The typical car crash we see on every teen show (multiple times on this show) will leave Dixon in the hospital and Adrianna traveling the nation playing her music until she discovers the news. Is anyone else so completely frustrated with this cliche bringing this story to a close (for the season) that it is far too difficult to even care about what happens next? Aside from this terrible ending, all of the other story lines came to a close in a very satisfying way. With the series being renewed for another season, there is so much to look forward to come the fall. What did you like the most and least about the finale?

Watch 90210 Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Renewals, Pickups and Cancellations Roundup for ABC, NBC, CW and AMC

Dozens of shows learned their fate this week so we’re going to run down the latest as they came in on Friday evening. The headline news included series such as Nikita, Happy Endings, Parks & Rec, Body of Proof, and yes, even Whitney being renewed while NBC’s Awake and Harry’s Law were not.

Make note of how many 13-episode seasons were ordered. The thinking may be that the networks are learning that the cable model does work better, because it 1) allows more shows to be added to the lineup and 2) keeps the interest going through the fall instead of trying to carry the momentum through the holiday breaks. That doesn’t give fans many episodes to be excited about, but in the case of Community, any word of renewal, regardless of number was good news.

Networks could also be thinking the strategy behind 13-episode seasons could be to air during the fall and if ratings quickly justify an additional order of 9 or more episodes, then they have that option, or they could use the winter months to release mid-season replacements.

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In one of its best moves of the day (and also long-awaited), ABC renewed Happy Endings for a third, 22-episode season. The fast paced comedy got the “ending” fans wanted and will join others already given the thumbs up including Modern Family, Suburgatory, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, and The Middle. Don’t Trust The B–— in Apt. 23 and Scandal were renewed earlier today, as did bubble shows, Private Practice and Body of Proof, which each got 13 episode renewals. For Private Practice it is expected to be its last season, while Body of Proof proved to have international appeal–a key factor in many other renewals (Fox’s Touch being another one) around the other networks. Last Man Standing was the last to get its expected renewal at the end of Friday. Cougar Town is moving to TBS.

ABC Pilots ordered to series were 666 Park Ave. with Terry O’Quinn; Zero Hour with Anthony Edwards and Michael Nyqvist; crime series Red Widow (formerly Penoza) with Lee Tergesen and Radha Mitchell; How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life with Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett; Family Tools (formerly Red Man Van, White Van Man) with Leah Remini, Kyle Bornheimer, and J.K. Simmons; Last Resort with Andre Braugher, Dichen Lachmen, Autumn Reeser, and Scott Speedman; Neighbors with Jami Gertz; and Malibu Country with Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin.

Those canceled were Ashley Judd’s Taken-like thriller The Missing, CGB, Pan Am, and The River.

The morning after its season finale, Parks & Rec was given a fifth season and a full order of 22 episodes. Hell froze over because Whitney was officially picked up. Up All Night like Community will be given 13 episodes. NBC has been giving its newer comedies and bubble shows 13 episodes to make room for ten (!) new shows that were picked up for series. Reality series Fashion Star also got a second season because of its immediate advertiser friendly format, especially for Macy’s, H&M, and Saks Fifth Avenue.  The Office was also given another season.

Those new series ordered to series include, 1600 Penn with Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman; Animal Practice with Justin Kirk; Go On with Matthew Perry Laura Benanti and Khary Payton; Guys With Kids with Jesse Bradford and produced by Jimmy Fallon; Dane Cook alpha male comedy Next Caller; Save Me with Anne Heche, the fire-fighting action drama Chicago Fire; a Meagan Good high society soap Infamous; Do No Harm with Steven Pasquale and Phylicia Rashad, and J.J. Abrams’ Revolution starring Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito.

One of those unlucky at the Peacock was David E. Kelley’s Harry’s Law, which did not reach a third season. This was a surprise considering it was drawing in an average of 8.8 million viewers. Those are numbers that NBC could use and while it wasn’t a hit with the coveted younger 18-40 demographic, the lead actor, Kathy Bates is in her early 60s and the audience skewed to her fans.

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Other cancellations included BFF, Are You There, Chelsea, Bent, and procedural mind-bender Awake, which many had hoped would be given another chance. Awake will be missed by its strongest advocates online, as it gave NBC a quality drama with subtle sci-fi elements allowing it to toe the line of genre and police procedural, but it could never generate the ratings needed to make the grade. It was one of the most anticipated series in NBC’s 2011-2012 rollout but lost steam when it was held over as a mid-season replacement. NBC keeps trying to make good dramas, but they just cut one.

It was all love and drama at the CW as it gave Gossip Girl one last season. It might be an abbreviated season though as there’s been no word on how long the season will be. 13 more episodes may be all it gets. Rachel Bilson and Hart of Dixie were picked up for a second season and so was Maggie Q and Nikita. Both shows will get a full order of 22 episodes. Nikita is one of those shows that struggles on Friday nights, but the genre show has plenty of international appeal. These announcements come off the heels of the renewals of its strongest shows, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and 90210, which were given more life on Thursday. CW shows are getting additional viewings online and DVRs have been friendly to the network too.


New series pickups include a record five scripted series for the CW: Sex & The City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, mystery drama Cult, medical drama First Cut, the Beauty and the Beast reboot with Kristin Kreuk, and DC Comics’ property Green Arrow-based action series Arrow. With the Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen and The Avengers’ Hawkeye, archers are officially thriving in Hollywood.

But the CW wasn’t so charitable Friday. Given the swift swing of the axe were two first-season shows with poor ratings, modern noir soap Ringer and The Secret Circle despite Kevin Williamson’s involvement.

The cable network “where story matters,” finally discovered the beauty of low-cost reality shows and gave second seasons to Kevin Smith’s
Comic Book Men, which was basically Pawn Stars in a comic shop, and The Walking Dead companion talk show, The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick.

One Tree Hill Series Finale, Plus Supernatural & Vampire Diaries Season Finale Dates Announced

The 2011-2012 TV season is quickly coming to a close and with it a few stellar finales are on the way.

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The CW has announced that the One Tree Hill Series Finale will air on Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00-10:00 PM. That’s right, a 2-hour finale. The Ringer will have its season finale on Tuesday, April 17 at 9PM.

On May 10, The Vampire Diaries season 3 will come to a close, followed by the frosh season finale of The Secret Circle.

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On Monday, May 14, Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie will conclude their seasons. The 90210 season finale, follows on Tuesday, May 15.

On Friday, May 18, Nikita and Supernatural will conclude their seasons.

The CW will also premiere a new six-part drama called The L.A. Complex on Tuesday, April 24.

‘90210’ Season 4 Episode 17 Preview Gallery: Babes in Toyland

We have some great new fashion-forward pictures from the upcoming episode of 90210, “Babes in Toyland.”

Check out the gallery featuring Sara Foster as Jen, AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark, Nick Zano as Preston “PJ” Hillingsbrook and Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson.

Michael Zinberg directed “Babes in Toyland”; it was written by Liz Phang.

In Episode 4.17:
Naomi’s sister Jen arrives with her son for a surprise visit. Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and Dixon (Tristan Wilds) land a meeting with a major movie producer to discuss music on his next film, but are sabotaged by Vanessa (guest star Arielle Kebbel). Meanwhile, Silver (Jessica Stroup) gets accepted into New York University and Ivy (Gillian Zinser) attracts attention in the underground scene when she switches to a less conventional style of art.

*Photos: Scott Alan Humbert / The CW

‘90210’ Season 4 Episode 15 Review: Trust, Truth, and Traffic

90210 brought the goods this week with “Trust, Truth, and Traffic.” Loyalties were tested and there were countless opportunities to be honest and do the right thing. Unlikely individuals took a chance on others, in some cases, undeserving. Character was tested and molded this week in such a way that made the hour more engaging than it has been in the past few weeks.

Mazie may have made her last appearance in Adrianna’s (young adult) life. The way that it was confirmed to Adrianna of Navid’s latest news about Silver was devastating. Silver had no right to act the way that she did and tell Adrianna to “stay out of it.” Mazie is Adrianna’s biologically, so she will always be in it. Regardless of that fact, Adrianna has a right to express her best interests for Mazie since the entire purpose of the adoption was to act in Mazie’s best interest. Kidnapping Mazie was a desperate move but understandable and not at all shocking. Show was something we don’t know. Silver had no right calling Adrianna crazy… however, crazy knows crazy so Silver should not have been surprised by Ade’s actions.

Navid’s open book, Adrianna’s loyalty, and Silver’s loyalty to doing the right thing were tested and all of them passed. Silver may have been kicking and screaming every step of the way but she moved forward and was there for a longtime friend. She lost Greg (guest star Niall Matter) in the act but it was worth it in the end. She may not see it now but everybody won in this case and everyone’s best interests were met… as it should have been since an ugly war over Macy would have driven some viewers away. After all, we come to 90210 to escape. It also must be said that the conclusion to this story may have happened a tad too quickly. Perhaps spread across one more episode, all of this would not have felt so rushed. Aside from the awkward pacing, the end results were worthwhile.

“You are not going to raise my daughter, Silver.” – Adrianna

Meanwhile, Vanessa (guest star, Arielle Kebbel) was on a mission to prove herself as an asset to Liam with a relaunch of his bar. Is it just me or is Liam far too trusting with her here? She almost killed him so he handed over his bar to her to revamp as a thank you… Hmmm. Liam, watch your back, your heart, and your money. This relaunch did give a newly unemployed Naomi a project to help out on. Vanessa and Naomi worked fairly well together which was intriguing. A year ago, Naomi would not have walked all over Vanessa. Oh, how far she has come. And continuing to do fun, honest work. Annie, almost took note.

In a surprise of events, Annie thought of someone other than herself and was ready to come forward about her escorting past to expose Bree framing Dixon for the house fire. Instead, Austin of all people took the fall. Who saw that coming? As he mentioned to Annie, he had nothing to lose. For someone who was initially wrapped up in the idea of covering his butt, he sure came to the realization quickly that there truthfully was nothing left to cover. That may have made his decision to take the fall easier and it may have softened the blow for Annie, what with such a debt to owe him now. But the end result was a tragic and yet equally satisfying one. The same can be said for the turn of events in Adrianna and Silver’s life at this point.

Every main character grew beyond what was anticipated from them this week. There was a maturity in the air that hadn’t truly settled this season until now. That is something that definitely did not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated. It is hard to keep things fresh and meaningful on a teen show that we’ve all seen before in one way or another, but this week’s episode can stand high and strong because it made such a statement on truth and doing the right thing. “Trust, Truth, and Traffic” had heart. Far too often on 90210, the drama and the comedy take over but this week, we got to the core. We can only hope that next week will piggyback off of this incredible week in this way and impacts the rest of this season as well because we need more heart on this show. Ivy also needs to get some screen time that matters or be sent off to a foreign country for work as well, never to be seen again. What do you think?

Watch 90210 Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

‘90210’ Season 4 Episode 13 Review: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?

90210 may not have knocked it out of the park this week but “Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?” looks to be a great lead into next week’s all new episode. Such a fitting title we have this week. Annie gets a good look in the mirror and tries to save Liam from what was once herself while others fight to protect what they love as well. The pacing was slower than it needed to be but aside from that, this was a fairly satisfying episode.

The first question of the night came as Annie made her way home from her Paris, France holiday travels. Where did this money come from exactly? Did Grandma pick up the tab because we know that Annie’s parents aren’t as well off as they once were and it is unclear just how much Annie was able to save from her prostitute days. It needs to be made clear just how Annie is handling her money, what with her trying to get through college and all without a job at this point. How much was that inheritance worth exactly? Did I miss something? What is Annie’s financial plan and why does it seem that she is more worried about her ex than herself?

There’s certainly nothing wrong with caring about Liam. She always will. But Liam’s new love interest is not her battle to fight. She can bring to light Vanessa’s (Arielle Kebbel) acts, to be completed either out of a guilty conscious or because of a con but it is up to Liam to take off the rose colored glasses. Annie is onto Vanessa and for good reason. She of all people knows about the guilt that follows a car wreck you are responsible for. But Vanessa has a shady past, what with numerous IDs all in different names. Vanessa is not who she says she is and cannot be trusted. Annie should go straight to the police with Vanessa’s purse and if she doesn’t, all of this will be unnecessarily drawn out. While having the tables turned on Annie is a clever story line, this is still too close to home to what we’ve already seen before even with the con twist. Let this story line not get carried away and take over the rest of the season. What a disappointment that would be.

Speaking of disappointing, Dixon was far too overprotective during a gig he and Adrianna were hired to do only to let his actions cost them the job. Dixon knows what the entertainment industry is like, what people are capable of, and how far others are willing to let them go for the job. He knows that some things need to be taken in stride and yet the jealousy got the best of him. It got the best of him and these two were are not even on top of the charts. Adrianna once was on top of the charts so who better an individual to listen to than her? She has learned from her mistakes and she has learned the ins and outs of this life so Dixon had better follow suit or he will only continue to bring these two down. Not only that, it will be trouble in paradise. Adrianna can do better anyway so it will be interesting to see the dynamic between these two after a few more of these incidents… that is if Aid gives him the chance.

From one favorite, Adrianna, to another 90210 favorite… in an attempt to get over Austin (guest star, Justin Deeley), Naomi made out with a stranger on the night that her boss, Rachel (guest star, Michelle Hurd) gave her the responsibility of running an event on her own. Caught, she almost lost her job but was saved after coming clean about the reasoning behind her actions. This was no excuse, as she herself mentioned, which was very much appreciated since the old Naomi would have never taken responsibility for her actions. But Rachel knows what her daughter can push people to do. Though as Rachel asked her, “Who do you want to be, a strong woman? Or the girl who gets the guy?” Naomi has a lot to think about. She has grown so much and yet she still has a lot more growing to do. It has been such a joy watching her grow as each season goes on and this season is no different. Naomi has a good heart and a smart head on her shoulders so we can only anticipate more good and of course for her to put certain people in their place. The take down is coming, isn’t it? Show us how it’s done, Naomi. We are all waiting.

Naomi is not the only one attempting to get over heartache. Silver is too. After being approached by Kat (Tiffany Hines), Navid wants to finally be completely honest and open with her in a relationship. But it is simply too little too late. A round of applause is deserved for Silver because for far too long she has been stringing along with no guidance from Navid. Silver can take care of herself and when she can’t, it is appropriate to give her all of the facts so that she knows how to better to do. Navid trying to take on all of the weight when he could not even handle the weight before was not a wise decision and not his choice to make for Silver. He learned all of this the hard way and sometimes that is just the way that things must go. So it was very pleasing to see this take place. Meanwhile, Ivy (Raj) is trying to mend her new relationship after Naomi comically calls it a rebound relationship right in front of the couple. Does anyone honestly care all that much what Ivy is up to? Wouldn’t you rather see Silver taking care of her boyfriend’s daughter and debating if this is the life that she really wants? Attack the questions that we really want answered and get rid of recycled stories. If this episode is any indication as to what we can expect for the second half of the season than the first half of the season is significantly better. But if the writers tackle the right points, we could be in for quite a ride. What do you think?

Watch 90210 Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.