TV News: CW, Powers, SVU, Bad

The CW
The CW has announced their official premiere dates for all their new and returning series for the 2011-2012 season. They are as follows:

“90210” – Tuesday September 13th 8pm/7c
“Ringer” – Tuesday September 13th 9pm/8c

“America’s Next Top Model” – Wednesday September 14th 8pm/7c

“The Vampire Diaries” – Thursday September 15th 8pm/7c
“The Secret Circle” – Thursday September 15th 9pm/8c

“Nikita” – Friday September 23rd 8pm/7c
“Supernatural” – Friday September 23rd 9pm/8c

“Gossip Girl” – Monday September 26th 8pm/7c
“Hart of Dixie” – Monday September 26th 9pm/8c

Powers
Lucy Punch has been cast as the female lead in FX’s “Powers”.

Punch plays Deena Pilgrim, a detective who works cases in a special homicide division known as Powers, where she and her partner Christian Walker solve crimes committed by those with superpowers in a world where they are common place.

Brian Bendis and Michael Avon created the comic while Charles H. Eglee wrote the pilot script. Shooting begins this Summer in Chicago.

Law and Order: SVU
Danny Pino, Kevin Alejandro, David Conrad, Michael Raymond-James and Rhys Coiro are all testing to replace the departing Chris Meloni as a regular on “Law & Order: SVU”.

The five are being flown to New York where they will test today opposite returning SVU star Mariska Hargitay. [Source: Deadline]