Much has been made of the ratings troubles soap operas have had in recent years, and they probably need all the exposure they can get to survive. So what does the CW do during the pre-show? Spend time exposing its prime-time audience to its own prime-time stars and shows, like Jennie Garth from "90210" (pictured). Ian Somerhalder wasn't even on the red carpet, but somehow they found time to have him introduce a clip from the upcoming series "Vampire Diaries." Nothing says daytime like vampires!
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