The CW Makes Up Its Mind on Mondays

“Life Unexpected” will share timeslots with both “Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill.”

Last Updated: November 11, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

The CW has finalized its Monday night plans.

As reported earlier this week, "Life Unexpected" will get a multiweek run in the 9 p.m. slot now occupied by "Gossip Girl."

Here’s how The CW’s release explains the scheduling shuffle:

The network’s new drama series, Life UneXpected, will premiere Monday, January 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), following the return of original episodes of One Tree Hill that night in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot.

On March 8, Life UneXpected will move to the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot, followed by the return of original episodes of the pop-culture sensation Gossip Girl from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

On April 19, after Life UneXpected has completed its initial 13-episode run, the Monday-night schedule will finish the broadcast season with One Tree Hill at 8:00 p.m. and Gossip Girl at 9:00 p.m.

Next up: Look for The CW to finalize plans for its new reality series, which should bow sometime in the winter or spring.