Six get CW return tickets


The CW announced early pickups of six series, including the network’s signature reality hit, “America’s Next Top Model, four dramas and one comedy. All six series will return for the fall season. America’s Top Model will return with star Tyra Banks for cycles 11 and 12. Returning dramas include the freshman hit “Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill,” returning for a sixth season. Also renewed were the long-running Thursday night team of “Smallville,” which will begin its eighth season, and “Supernatural,” which will begin its fourth season. In addition, the critically acclaimed comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” will return for season four.