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Tampa Native Joanna Garcia Lands a New Show on the Flailing CW

4459_garcia_joannaTampa Native Joanna Garcia got some good news today, as the CW network picked her new show Surviving the Filthy Rich for a prime position in its fall 2008 schedule.

Garcia, who came to prominence playing Reba McIntyre's daughter of the WB's Reba (I'm blocking out this year's disastrous, blink-and-you-miss-it CBS sitcom The Captain), will play a Yale-educated journalist who is forced to become a live-in nanny for the two daughters of a cosmetics mogul in Palm Beach. Hijinks, I assume, will ensue. See my story about her from 2002 here.

Nerdy fanboys also got a reprieve: Reaper -- a comedy about a twentysomething slacker who become the Devil's bounty hunter -- was scheduled to come back as a midseason replacement show, while Tyra Banks got a another reality show, Stylista, about slavish kiddies competing for an editorial assistant's job at Elle magazine (did I mention that Tyra is on track to become the next Oprah?)

90210spinofffirstpicture_2  Most of the buzz among critics was reserved for 90210, a series looking at the world of Beverly Hills: 90210 years later,starring Jennie Garth and Lori Loughlin.

And the network has moved its black-centered comedy night to yet another evening -- this time Everybody Loves Chris and the Game air on Fridays. How long before they just push them off the schedule entirely?

Here's the new fall schedule

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL
9:00-10:00 PM ONE TREE HILL
TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (New Series)
9:00-10:00 PM SURVIVING THE FILTHY RICH (New Series)
WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
9:00-10:00 PM STYLISTA (New Series)
THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SMALLVILLE
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
FRIDAY
8:00-8:30 PM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
8:30-9:00 PM THE GAME
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

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