That same night, 90210 will slide to its new 9:00-10:00 p.m. timeslot on Monday. The week of January 14 will also see the majority of The CW's primetime series return from the holiday break with all-new original episodes.
The Carrie Diaries takes place in 1984, where life is not easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie's younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own. Carrie's friends - sweet, geeky Mouse, sarcastic and self-assured Maggie and sensitive Walt - make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn't doing much to take her mind off her troubles. And even though the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian brings some excitement to Carrie's world, she is struggling to move on from her grief. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie's eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City - and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she's inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa's world. Carrie's friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she's fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life - Manhattan.
The series stars AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer) as Carrie Bradshaw; Stefania Owen (Running Wilde, The Lovely Bones) as Dorrit Bradshaw; Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Combat Hospital) as Mouse; Katie Findlay (The Killing, Stargate Universe) as Maggie; Chloe Bridges (90210) as Donna; Austin Robert Butler (Switched at Birth, Life UneXpected) as Sebastian; Brendan Dooling (An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf) as Walt; Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) as Larissa and Matt Letscher (Brothers & Sisters, Entourage) as Tom.
Based on the novels by Candace Bushnell, The Carrie Diaries is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz (Hart of Dixie, Gossip Girl), Stephanie Savage (Hart of Dixie, Gossip Girl), Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie) Amy Harris (Gossip Girl) and Candace Bushnell.