The CW Gives ‘Life Unexpected’ a ‘Gossip Girl’ Boost

OMFG: The CW is making plans to boost buzzworthy new drama "Life Unexpected" by slotting it in the "Gossip Girl" timeslot. "LUX" will inherit the "GG" 9 p.m. Monday timeslot on Jan. 18, industry insiders confirm. What’s unclear, however, is how long it will stay in that slot. "GG" is expected to take several weeks […]

Last Updated: November 9, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

OMFG: The CW is making plans to boost buzzworthy new drama "Life Unexpected" by slotting it in the "Gossip Girl" timeslot.

"LUX" will inherit the "GG" 9 p.m. Monday timeslot on Jan. 18, industry insiders confirm. What’s unclear, however, is how long it will stay in that slot.

"GG" is expected to take several weeks off from the schedule, but it is not moving to a new night. That could mean that  after a few weeks in the 9 p.m. Monday slot, "LUX" will shift to a more permanent slot– though just where on the CW’s schedule it’s headed remained unclear Monday afternoon.

It would make sense to rest "GG" for several weeks so that the show could air with a string of uninterrupted episodes in the spring. Erratic scheduling last year slowed momentum for the series.

And when "GG" does return, the CW could decide to rest "One Tree Hill" for a couple of months, slotting "LUX" into the 8 p.m. Monday position.

In any case, the Monday move is the strongest sign yet of the CW’s confidence in "LUX," which network insiders believe could be a transformative drama for the network in the vein of "Gilmore Girls" — a series critics kvell over and viewers embrace.