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The CW unveils five new series for fall, midseason schedule

The CW is breaking up its vampires.

The network's new fall schedule splits its top-rated series The Vampire Diaries and new spin-off The Originals onto different nights.

Supernatural will shift to Tuesdays following The Originals, and the new historical soap Reign will get the network's best time slot on Thursdays at 9 p.m. following The Vampire Diaries. Reign is a drama about 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, and her rise to power in the 16th-century world of enemies and sexual intrigue.

The younger-skewing network also is adding three new sci-fi and fantasy series to its 2013-14 schedule. The CW was the last of the networks to release details of fall programming this week before annual presentations to advertisers in New York.

Hart of Dixie will be followed by Beauty and the Beast on Mondays. The new series The Tomorrow People, based on a British drama about a highly evolved group of youths with special powers who unite to combat evil, will air Wednesdays following Arrow. The CW will round out the week Fridays with The Carrie Diaries and America's Next Top Model.

The final season of Nikita will be joined midseason by two new series: Star-Crossed, a Romeo-and-Juliet romance between a human girl and an alien boy, part of a clash involving Earthlings and the alien visitors they've consigned to an internment camp; and The 100, a drama about 100 juvenile lawbreakers who are returned to a post-apocalyptic Earth to try to resettle it.

The 100 is based on the Kass Moran novels and features former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington.

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