CW gives early pick-ups

Mar 3, 2008 at 3:42 p.m. ET

With this season a near loss, The CW looks to 2008-2009.

Tyra's hit gets picked up for another cycleThe CW has announced several early pick-ups for next year. 

This should come as a relief to showrunners still scrambling to figure out how they're going to finish up this year's shortened season. 

The returning series are:

"Gossip Girl," "One Tree Hill," "Smallville," "Supernatural," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "America's Next Top Model." 

Conspicuously absent is the comedy/action series "Reaper."  Their other new fall series, "Life is Wild" was pulled from the air before the strike and was not expected to return.