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CW Announces Midseason Starts of 'Vampire Diaries', 'One Tree Hill' and More

November 3, 2011 (7:12 am) GMT
The third season of the Nina Dobrev-starring series will return on January 5 after taking a hiatus in December, while the final season of the Nathan Scott-starrer will debut on January 11.

Gearing up to the new year, The CW has unveiled its 2012 midseason schedule. Debuting this fall, the third season of "" and the first season of "" will return on Thursday, January 5 after taking a hiatus this upcoming December.

A day later, the second season of "" and the seventh season of "" will be back with new original episodes. "" will resume airing its new episodes from season 5 on Monday, January 16, while "" will return a week later on January 23.

Beside these shows which are back with new episodes after taking a holiday break, the 2012 midseason will also mark the premiere of the ninth and final season of "". Wednesday, January 11 will be the day when the long-running series enters its last chapter.

A week later on January 18, new reality series "" will be debuted after "Hill". It will serve as a bridge between the two cycles of "".

Thursday, January 5
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)

Friday, January 6
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)

Tuesday, January 10
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)

Wednesday, January 11
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "" (season premiere)

Monday, January 16
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)

Wednesday, January 18
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "" (series premiere)

Monday, January 23
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "" (original episodes return)

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