November 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for, Privileged fans.

In what amounts to a major vote of confidence, The CW has ordered five additional episodes of Rina Mimoun’s increasingly addictive Tuesday night drama. What’s more, the net is temporarily giving the ratings-challenged (and People’s Choice nominated) show one of its most coveted time slots: Mondays at 9 p.m. after Gossip Girl.

On Dec. 1 and 8, Privileged will air behind original episodes of Gossip Girl, replacing previously scheduled One Tree Hill repeats. Those two Privileged eps will then be rebroadcast in the show’s usual time slot, Tuesdays at 9 pm.

Season to date, Privileged has averaged a so-so 2.1 rating among women 18 to 34, its target demo.

In light of the Monday experiment and the five-episode pickup, The CW clearly feels the show has the potential to grow. I think I speak for many an Aushole when I say, thanks for that, CW.

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