It's CW Premiere Week!

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The weather may be cooling down outside your front door, but things inside your living room are about to get hotter than ever.

That's because The CW kicks off its 2011-2012 season this week, airing a slew of season and series premieres. We were fortunate enough to be on hand at the network's Bing-sponsored premiere party in Burbank on Saturday night, and we've posted a bunch of pictures below from the event.

Click through now, as stars from various shows came together, and then fire up that DVR. We've included the week's premiere schedule after the photos. (Note: All episodes/programs to be covered in-depth by TV Fanatic.)

Vampire Diaries Meets Nikita
Maggie Q and Natasha Henstridge
Britt Robertson and Phoebe Tonkin
Tristan Wilds and Nina Dobrev
CW Stars
Wilson Bethel and Rachel Bilson

Tuesday, September 13
90210 (8 p.m.) - So long, West Beverly! Hello... college? Escorting? Bar ownership? Get a look at what various character will be up to on season four via this new promo.

Ringer (9 p.m.) - It's the wildly anticipated return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to television. The actress takes on multiple roles in a series especially complex and dramatic for The CW. Enjoy an extended look HERE.

Wednesday, September 14
America's Next Top Model (9 p.m.) - It's the 17th Cycle of this Tyra Banks lovefest, but the first to ever feature past contestants. Which All-Star is your favorite? Check out this preview for the season.

Thursday, September 15
The Vampire Diaries (8 p.m.) - Elena is turning 18, Jeremy is seeing dead ex-girlfriends, Stefan is a Klaus-inspired killing machine. It really doesn't get any hotter than THIS. Safe to say... WE CANNOT WAIT.

The Secret Circle (9 p.m.) - Don't worry if you aren't able to move after whatever unexpected cliffhanger the above premiere throws at viewers. This serves serves as the ideal companion to The Vampire Diaries, focusing on two generations of witches and introducing fans to new love triangles and mysteries. Watch this trailer and return to TV Fanatic the moment the pilot concludes for a thorough review.

Also on tap this month, but not this week: the premieres of Nikita (9/23), Supernatural (9/23), Gossip Girl (9/26), Hart of Dixie (9/26).

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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