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Television
John Kiesewetter on the world of local and national TV


Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

The new CW's first fall

Most -- not all -- of your favorite WB and UPN shows have survived to become part of the CW's first fall lineup. "7th Heaven" was renewed by CW, after WB canceled it and aired a series finale on May 8. Also back are "Gilmore Girls," "Veronical Mars," "Smallville," "One Tree Hill," "Supernatural," "Girlfriends." But not "Reba," "Everwood" or "What I Like About You."
Nick Lachey's sitcom pilot didn't make the fall schedule, but I'm told its still alive and under consideration for midseason.
Here's the CW announcement:

THE CW UNVEILS ITS FIRST PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

NETWORK LAUNCHES DIVERSE SCHEDULE
WITH A NEW DRAMA, A NEW COMEDY
AND A BLEND OF PROVEN HIT SERIES, BELOVED CHARACTERS
AND NEW AND RETURNING STARS

Urban Comedy Block Will Premiere on Sunday Night
With Three Returning Series and New Spin-off “The Game”
From “Girlfriends” Producers
Mara Brock-Akil and Kelsey Grammer

Two Critically Acclaimed Series, “Gilmore Girls” and “Veronica Mars,”
Become Next-Door Neighbors on Tuesday Night

“7th Heaven,” Television’s Longest-Running Family Drama,
Returns to 8:00 P.M. Monday Timeslot for an
Unprecedented Eleventh Season,
Leading into Exciting New Drama “Runaway”
From Producers Darren Star and Ed Zuckerman,
Starring Donnie Wahlberg and Leslie Hope

Midseason Heats Up with New Drama “Hidden Palms”
From Producer Kevin Williamson

May 18, 2006 (New York, New York) ─ The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its premiere 2006-2007 season today at Madison Square Garden before more than 3,000 advertisers, affiliates and national media. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.
“With the launch of The CW, we have an unprecedented programming advantage,” said Ms. Ostroff. “By bringing together established hit series with innovative new shows, we were able to create a stellar schedule for our premiere season. Putting this lineup together was a programmer’s dream with so many choices and so many passionate fans making their voices heard about the shows they love. We will launch in the fall with hit shows on all six nights, giving our affiliates a strong foundation to succeed from day one.

The CW will be the destination network for viewers 18-34, and we will deliver quality, diverse programming that advertisers and viewers will embrace in a major way.”

With a strong commitment to diversity, The CW will schedule two original hours of urban comedies on Sunday night. The returning series begin at 7:00 p.m. with EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, the most acclaimed new show last season, from executive producers Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi. At 7:30 p.m., ALL OF US, from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, is coming off an impressive season, and will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by GIRLFRIENDS, which has been the most-watched show by African Americans since it debuted in 2000. The new comedy, THE GAME, from GIRLFRIENDS producers Mara Brock-Akil and Kelsey Grammer takes a comedic behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the wives and girlfriends of the star athletes on an NFL team. The series stars Aldis Hodge, Coby Bell, Tia Mowry, Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson. The 9:00-10:00 p.m. hour will top off the evening with an encore presentation of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Additionally, the four comedies will repeat on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., giving the network four hours of programming starring African-Americans on the most-watched night of the week.

Television’s longest-running family drama, 7TH HEAVEN, will return for an unprecedented eleventh season in its familiar Monday night timeslot. Due to the overwhelming outcry from fans and the fact that the series’ ratings were up in key demos last season, 7TH HEAVEN is the perfect platform to launch the new drama RUNAWAY, from executive producer Darren Star. Starring Donnie Wahlberg and Leslie Hope, along with newcomers Dustin Milligan, Sarah Ramos and Nathan Gamble, RUNAWAY focuses on a family on the run from the law until the father can prove he was framed for the murder of a co-worker. Living under assumed identities, the family has to stick together under extreme conditions in order to survive.

Tuesday nights are all about girl power with the return of the award-winning series GILMORE GIRLS, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, at 8:00 p.m., followed by another critical favorite, VERONICA MARS, starring Kristen Bell, at 9:00 p.m. These highly compatible series will each bring new viewers to the Tuesday lineup.

On Wednesday night, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL will return in its highly successful 8:00 p.m. timeslot. This super-hit from supermodel Tyra Banks will air two cycles each season, alternating with one cycle of another hit reality show, BEAUTY AND THE GEEK, from producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. Returning drama ONE TREE HILL will continue to build on its already loyal young fan base on Wednesday night.

Thursday night turns on the testosterone with the pairing of two action-packed dramas, SMALLVILLE, starring Tom Welling as the young Clark Kent, and SUPERNATURAL, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Both series showed extreme compatibility after being paired together the second half of last season, with SUPERNATURAL retaining more than 90% of the SMALLVILLE lead-in in key demographics.

The wildly popular FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN! rules the night with two hours of original wrestling extravaganzas 52 weeks a year.

Following is The CW’s 2006-2007 primetime schedule, a night-by-night breakdown and accompanying details on all the programs.

THE CW’s 2006-2007 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
7:30-8:00 PM ALL OF US
8:00-8:30 PM GIRLFRIENDS
8:30-9:00 PM THE GAME (New Series)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM 7TH HEAVEN
9:00-10:00 PM RUNAWAY (New Series)

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM GILMORE GIRLS
9:00-10:00 PM VERONICA MARS

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
9:00-10:00 PM ONE TREE HILL

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM SMALLVILLE
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 P.M. “EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS”
Returning for its second season, this hit comedy was inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock. Rock also serves as the narrator of this hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York, during the early 1980s. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused into a predominantly white school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home and surmounting the challenges of middle school. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas, in the Golden Globe- and People's Choice-nominated comedy EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS. The single-camera comedy series stars Tichina Arnold (“One on One”) as Rochelle, Terry Crews (“The Longest Yard”) as Julius, Tyler James Williams (“Law & Order: SVU”) as Chris, Tequan Richmond (“Ray”) as Drew, Imani Hakim as Tonya, and Vincent Martella (“Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo”) as Greg. EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS is from Chris Rock Enterprises, Inc. and 3 Arts Entertainment, in association with CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. Co-creator/narrator Chris Rock (“Head of State”), co-creator/writer Ali LeRoi (“Head of State”), Michael Rotenberg (“The Chris Rock Show”) and Dave Becky (“The Hughleys”) are the executive producers.


7:30-8:00 P.M. “ALL OF US”
Inspired by the domestic adventures of entertainment superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, ALL OF US returns for a fourth season to reflect a new generation's enlightened attitude toward ex-spouses, dating and professional lives and dealing with them all using humor, sensitivity and heart. Los Angeles TV personality Robert James has had his fair share of ups and downs in both love and his career, but now he's juggling it all while living with his somewhat self-absorbed ex-wife Neesee as they raise their son, Bobby, Jr. Despite their past history, the two refuse to buy into the old stereotype that being divorced means you can't get along with the ex. ALL OF US stars Duane Martin (“Deliver Us from Eva”) as Robert James Sr., LisaRaye McCoy (“Beauty Shop”) as Neesee James, Khamani Griffin (“Daddy Day Care”) as Robert James Jr. and Tony Rock (“The Chris Rock Show”) as Dirk Black. The series is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jeff Strauss (“Friends”), James Lassiter (“Ali,” “Hitch,” “I, Robot”) and Arthur Harris (“One on One”). Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Betsy Borns are the creators.

8:00-8:30 PM “GIRLFRIENDS”
Returning for its triumphant seventh year, GIRLFRIENDS provides an open, honest exploration of the hot-button issues about family, friends, relationships and careers facing women today through the lives and loves of three Los Angeles women. Taking on universal subjects that interest all women with fearlessness and sincerity ─ whether it's learning to date after divorce or balancing friendships and a new marriage ─ GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect. The series stars Tracee Ellis Ross (“Hanging Up”) as Joan Clayton, Golden Brooks (“Beauty Shop”) as Maya Wilkes, Persia White as Lynn Searcy, and Reggie Hayes (“Getting Personal”) as William Dent. Mara Brock-Akil (“Moesha,” “The Jamie Foxx Show”) created the series and serves as executive producer along with Kelsey Grammer. GIRLFRIENDS is a production of Happy Camper Productions and Grammnet Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.

8:30-9:00 PM “THE GAME” (NEW COMEDY)
Being the wife or girlfriend of a pro-football player might sound like a glamorous and stress-free existence, but Melanie Barnett is about to discover the truth. Melanie’s boyfriend, Derwin, is the new third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers. While Derwin worries about the plays on the field, Melanie learns about the power plays that NFL wives use to get their men the best agents, managers, endorsements, merchandising deals and even the “in” charity. As she deals with egos, groupies and image consultants, Melanie is finding out how THE GAME is played among the women behind the athletes. THE GAME stars Aldis Hodge as Derwin, Coby Bell as Jason, Tia Mowry as Melanie, Hosea Chanchez as Malik, and Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha. THE GAME is from Happy Camper productions and Grammnet Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television with executive producers Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” “Girlfriends,” “Medium”), Mara Brock-Akil (“Girlfriends,” “Moesha,” “The Jamie Foxx Show”) and Steve Stark (“Medium,” “The In-Laws”).


9:00-10:00 PM “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Encore Presentation)
Returning with its seventh cycle, the runaway runway hit series features supermodel Tyra Banks. The show gives real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. With mentoring by Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes must endure a highly accelerated modeling boot camp and face weekly tests to determine who will make the cut as they vie for a professional modeling contract. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Anthony Dominici (“The Amazing Race”). The dramality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions.
MONDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “7TH HEAVEN”
A minister, his wife and their seven children share love, life and laughter in this contemporary family drama. The WB’s highest-rated series for many years, 7TH HEAVEN has captured the hearts of television audiences with its witty, charming and heartwarming storytelling and has been praised for providing high-quality entertainment for all ages. In the fall of 2005, 7TH HEAVEN began a record-breaking 10th season, making it the longest-running family drama in television history. 7TH HEAVEN stars Stephen Collins as Eric Camden, Catherine Hicks as Annie Camden, David Gallagher as Simon Camden, Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Kinkirk, Mackenzie Rosman as Ruthie Camden and George Stults as Kevin Kinkirk. 7TH HEAVEN was created by Brenda Hampton (“Fat Actress,” “Mad About You,” “Blossom”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent. The series is produced by Spelling Television, Inc., a Paramount/Viacom Company.


9:00-10:00 P.M. “RUNAWAY” (NEW DRAMA)
The Raders look like a normal middle-class American family, with a dad, Paul Rader, his lovely wife Lily, teenagers Henry and Hannah and 8-year-old Tommy. Those are their real names, but as they struggle to blend into a new life in Bridgewater, Iowa, they are all using secret identities. This family is on the run, hiding from the legal system that unjustly accused Paul Radar of a terrible and violent crime. Adding to the danger, the real killer is now threatening the lives of the Rader children. As Paul works to protect his loved ones and uncover the evidence that will clear him, he lives with the daily fear that someone will accidentally reveal the family's dark secret in RUNAWAY, The CW's new one-hour drama. RUNAWAY stars Donnie Wahlberg as Paul Rader, Leslie Hope as Lily Rader, Dustin Milligan as Henry Rader, Sarah Ramos as Hannah Rader, Nathan Gamble as Tommy Rader, Susan Floyd as Gina Bennett, Karen LeBlanc as Angela Huntley. RUNAWAY is from Sony Pictures Television, Darren Star Productions and Golly Inc. with executive producers Darren Star (“Sex and the City,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210”) and Ed Zuckerman (“Law & Order”), creator/co-executive producer Chad Hodge and co-executive producer Susie Fitzgerald.


TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “GILMORE GIRLS”
Returning for its seventh season, GILMORE GIRLS is set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics. The award-winning, one-hour comedy is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind, centered around thirty-something Lorelai Gilmore and her college-age daughter Rory. Though Lorelai and Rory have had their differences, the strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in GILMORE GIRLS reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family. The series stars Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore, Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James, Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, Keiko Agena as Lane Kim, Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, Liza Weil as Paris Geller, Sean Gunn as Kirk, Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger, Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore, and Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore. This heartfelt comedy was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Roseanne”). David S. Rosenthal (“Spin City,” “Ellen”) and Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Roseanne”) are executive producers on the series produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions and Hofflund/Polone in association with Warner Bros. Television. Also credited as an executive producer is Gavin Polone (“Stir of Echoes,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous”).

9:00-10:00 P.M. “VERONICA MARS”
Returning for a third season, VERONICA MARS is set in the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, where the rich and powerful make the rules, own the town and the high school and desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that…secret. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 18-year-old apprentice private investigator, who negotiates the halls of Neptune High each day like any average teenage girl, while at night helps her private-eye father uncover some of the California beach town's toughest mysteries, in the critically acclaimed drama VERONICA MARS. The series stars Kristen Bell (“Deadwood”) as Veronica Mars, Enrico Colantoni (“Just Shoot Me”) as Keith Mars, Percy Daggs III (“The Guardian”) as Wallace Fennel, Jason Dohring (“Judging Amy”) as Logan Echolls, Francis Capra (“C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation”) as Eli “Weevil” Navarro, and Ryan Hansen (“Las Vegas”) as Dick Casablancas. VERONICA MARS is from Silver Pictures Television, in association with and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. Production services are provided by Stu Segall Productions, Inc. Joel Silver (“The Matrix”) and creator Rob Thomas (“Cupid”) are executive producers.
WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL”
Returning with its seventh cycle, the runaway runway hit series features supermodel Tyra Banks. The show gives real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. With mentoring by Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes must endure a highly accelerated modeling boot camp and face weekly tests to determine who will make the cut as they vie for a professional modeling contract. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Anthony Dominici (“The Amazing Race”). The dramality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions.


In between cycles of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, The CW will air returning hit BEAUTY AND THE GEEK.


8:00-9:00 P.M. “BEAUTY AND THE GEEK”
Returning for its third cycle, BEAUTY AND THE GEEK is from the producing team of Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The hit social experiment pairs eight beautiful and socially savvy women with eight intellectually endowed, but socially stunted men. Living at opposite ends of the social spectrum, the geeks try to pass their brains on to the beauties, while the beauties provide social skills to the geeks. One couple will make it to the end and walk away gifted and gorgeous with a cash prize of $250,000. BEAUTY AND THE GEEK is from fox21, produced by Katalyst and 3 Ball Productions with executive producers Ashton Kutcher & Jason Goldberg (“Guess Who,” “Punk’d”), Nick Santora (“Prison Break,” “The Guardian,” “The Sopranos”), J.D. Roth (“The Biggest Loser,” “For Love or Money”) and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser, “For Love or Money”).


9:00-10:00 P.M. “ONE TREE HILL”
Returning for its fourth season to the town of Tree Hill, this drama revolves around the lives of two young men, Lucas and Nathan, who have little in common aside from their love for hoops and the fact that they share the same father. The star of the high school basketball team, Nathan hails from a wealthy family, while his half-brother Lucas is the only child of a single mom. The inhabitants of Tree Hill have witnessed Lucas’ metamorphosis from loner to high school basketball star, Nathan and Haley’s troubled marriage and Peyton and Brooke’s tumultuous friendship. While the teenagers struggle to find their places in the world, the adults in Tree Hill continue to deal with the residue of decisions they made years ago. The series stars Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James, Paul Johansson as Dan Scott, Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Barbara Alyn Woods as Deb Scott, Barry Corbin as Whitey Durham, and Moira Kelly as Karen Roe. ONE TREE HILL is from executive producer and show creator Mark Schwahn (“Coach Carter”), executive producers Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola (“Smallville”) and Greg Prange for Tollin/Robbins Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “SMALLVILLE”
Returning for its sixth season, this new interpretation of the enduring Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an exciting action series. Fourteen years ago, a meteor shower burst from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, Kansas. From the ashes of tragedy, emerged Clark Kent. Struggling to come to grips with his emerging superpowers, while battling the strange events that have plagued this idyllic Midwest hamlet since the meteor shower, Clark slowly learns to embrace his destiny. SMALLVILLE chronicles Clark’s journey toward becoming the Man of Steel and his relationships with girl-next-door Lana Lang, future love Lois Lane and soon-to-be arch-nemesis Lex Luthor. The series stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, John Glover as Lionel Luther, and Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent. Reinterpreting the Superman mythology from its roots, SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Spiderman 2”), based on the DC Comics characters. Gough and Millar serve as executive producers, along with Greg Beeman, Ken Horton, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster.

9:00-10:00 P.M. “SUPERNATURAL”
Returning for its second season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. Together, Sam and Dean journey into the dark world of the unexplained to find and destroy the demon that killed their mother. Crisscrossing the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ‘67 Chevy Impala, the Winchester brothers encounter creatures that most people believe only exist in folklore, superstition and nightmares. Following the clues in their father’s journal, Sam and Dean take on his crusade to hunt down the evil that preys upon the innocent in the darkest corners of America. The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Eric Kripke (“Boogeyman”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”) and John Shiban (“The X-Files,” “Enterprise,” “Threat Matrix”).

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 P.M. “FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!”
The internationally popular, totally outrageous FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN! delivers all-new, action-packed shows and specials 52 weeks a year. As the number one show on Friday night for young men, this unique, bigger-than-life two-hour saga continues to ratchet up the drama and intensify the classic rivalries between some of the WWE’s biggest Superstars as they put on an astonishing display of high-flying, hard-hitting athleticism. The executive producer is Kevin Dunn. Taped before frenzied crowds all over the United States, the series is a production of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

MIDSEASON

“HIDDEN PALMS”
Johnny Miller was a happy, well-adjusted 15-year-old with good grades and a roomful of sports trophies until the terrible night a year ago that his father committed suicide. Now, Johnny lives in the surreal, sun-drenched city of Palm Springs with his mother and her new husband. On the outside, Palm Springs is a shimmering paradise of resorts, swimming pools, golf courses and country clubs. But as Johnny learns the secrets that lie just beneath the surface of this seemingly typical neighborhood, he and his family are forced to ask the question: how well do you really know the people who live right next door? HIDDEN PALMS stars Michael Cassidy as Cliff Wiatt, Taylor Handley as Johnny Miller, Amber Heard as Greta, Sharon Lawrence as Tess Wiatt, D.W. Moffet as Bob Hardy, Gail O’Grady as Karen Hardy, Ellary Porterfield as Liza Witter, and Cheryl White as Helen Witter. The CW presents a Lionsgate Television production in association with Outerbanks Entertainment with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Scream 1, 2 and 3”) and Scott Winant (“Huff,” “My So-Called Life”).


41 Comments:

at 5/19/2006 8:27 AM Blogger Bob812 said...

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at 5/19/2006 8:31 AM Blogger BMurdock said...

Any idea how we'll get to watch this network. I seem to remember someone mentioning that it was going to be offered as a digital channel from one of the local affiliates. What about Directv? Dish network?

 
at 5/19/2006 9:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that Reba had been picked up for 13 episodes to air midseason in an 11th hour decision. Please verify. I believe the source was Hollywood Reporter

 
at 5/19/2006 11:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this airing on WKRC's digital array of channels? My guess is that TW and Insight will run the channel on the digital tier, like they do with WLWT's weather channel, 19's MTV ripoff and all of WCET's multicast channels.

 
at 5/19/2006 8:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

about getting theCW network , if we the consumers dont call tw and insight cable and tell them that we want the new digital channel we might not see it. What i mean by that is cable doesnt have to carry the new network (neither does satellite)so start calling and writing the cable and sat people pleading and begging them to carry the new network because its not a local choice to carry a channel its a corporate decision and the more calls and letters we send the better chance to get the channel(s) we want/need so kiese if you read this we need corporate info so that it can get to the horses mouth alot quicker cause we need to let cable and the stations negotiate to get the channels we would like and need to see on the lineups

 
at 5/20/2006 6:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big dissapointment that Nick Lachey's sitcom wasn't picked up, a lot of his fans were REALLY looking forward to it! I would have been a faithful viewer no matter what!

 
at 5/21/2006 11:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Related????? It's the best show ever!

 
at 5/21/2006 8:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it "Pepper Dennis" won't be coming back at all including mid-season? I've started to like that show.

 
at 5/22/2006 12:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

about related, I guess no one could "relate" to it.


I am sorry about the joke but i could not help myself i am in therapy to help my condition

 
at 5/22/2006 1:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you need to get the CW in cincy is a digital TV. But it won't be in HDTV. If you want CW in HDTV, you'll need to watch Channel 26 out of Dayton over the air.

 
at 5/23/2006 10:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, you know what thats stupied that they took out Everwood, Pepper Dennis, Related, and CHARMED the best shows ever, that so retarded they should have just stayed there seperate ways so no one would be upset, me i'm really pissed off!!! Charmed, related, and Everwood were the best shows ever, but Charmed was the best. Oh my goodness this sucks........

 
at 6/12/2006 9:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate what they are doing. I asked will we need cable. If you don't have cable can you still watch.If you can't the CW network sucks.

 
at 6/27/2006 2:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about "RELATED" and "EVERWOOD" I am soooooo SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 7/18/2006 5:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What About One on One that airs on Monday night on UPN. No one mention whether it was cancel or not.

 
at 8/01/2006 12:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW SUCKS!! OK...I DONT HAVE CABLE. ALL I WATCHED WAS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE TV SHOW=ONE TREE HILL AND OTHER SHOWS LIKE SMALLVILLE ON THE WB CHANNEL 64. NOW THEY ARE TAKING AWAY ONE OF OUR BASIC CHANNELS WHICH IS THE ONLY CHANNEL ME AND MY FRIENDS WATCH. THIS IS DUMB WHY CANT THEY JUST PUT THE CW ON MY CHANNEL 64 AND NOT THAT NEW DUMB "MY NETWORK TELEVISION" THAT LOOKS LIKE A DUMB SOAP OPERA TV SHOW... NOW I WILL NEVER GET TO WATCH MY FAVORITE SHOW EVER=ONE TREE HILL AND I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO IT. THIS IS DUMB..RATINGS WILL DROP AND MANY PEOPLE ARE LEFT WITHOUT SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE SHOWS. PLEASE TELL ME...IS THERE ANY CHANCE AT ALL THAT THE CW NETWORK WILL AIR ON MY TELEVISION? I LIVE IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY AND MY BASIC CHANNELS ARE 5,9,12,19,48,54,AND 64..PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME..MY EMAIL IS othfan2323 THANKS

 
at 8/14/2006 9:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CW wanted to be on station WKRC channel 64, it would've made perfect sense. Unfortunately the owner of the station, Sinclair Broadcast Group (i.e. David Smith), decided to go the cheap route and give their affiliate to "My Network TV." Sinclair apparently didn't like the CW asking for reverse compensation from their stations as well as 3 minute local promotion during primetime hours and also losing 3-5pm weekday timeslots to CW where a lot of advertising is done for the stations.

It sucks because WKRC is the only full power station CW could've affiliated with. You could also blame the CW for asking such ridiculous reverse compensation as well if you think about it. I feel bad though that you won't get the CW. You are in a rare market where this happened. Sorry.

But anyway, in 2009 you will get it when analog transmission ends all TV stations will switch to digital signal and you will be FORCED to get a converter box or buy a TV with an ATSC tuner that can pick up digital signals; if not you won't be able to watch television.

 
at 8/29/2006 12:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about what i like about you,twins,reba? they were awesome shows!

 
at 9/02/2006 12:25 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really pissed off that RELATED and REBA is not coming back and the new line up sucks!!! Who the hell wants to watch wrestling friday night. I loved related and reba.

 
at 9/02/2006 12:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not pleased that all the great shows are gone. Thank you for keeping Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill but what the hell what about Related and Reba. I had no idea that Charmed, What I Like About You, and Everwood left because of this new "cw". That sucks!!! And I just found out about Reba and Related and that just pisses me off.They were awesome shows I loved them. And to be replaced with crap. that makes me mad cause I was so looking forward to the new season!

 
at 9/02/2006 5:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i like about you should not have been taken out. one of the best shows.

 
at 9/06/2006 6:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like this new cw. All the good shows are like gone! What happened with Related???? This bites!

 
at 9/12/2006 12:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am EXTREMELY unhappy and disappointed with "the new CW". They have pretty much killed the reason to watch. I used to call myself "the WB girl" because I watched at least one show on the WB every night sometimes 2 shows.
You have taken away every reason to watch now and you will lose ratings and viewers because of this. To me the only real reason to watch this season is One Tree Hill, because I could just wait until they rerun this season of 7th heaven on ABC Family.
I can't believe that you would not pick up Everwood, Related, What I Like About You and Reba. It's like illegal and ungodly to leave us all hanging with the endings of Everwood, Related and Reba.
I mean really, whats all this hype about Everybody Hates Chris, Veronica Mars, Runaway, and GOOD LORD who watches WRESTLING!?!
Don't get me wrong I like tyra banks but come on now there's too much hype about her shows. I mean it's like one show is teaching you how to be a model and recording every foul thing the girls do and say. The world does not need to see that. Then there's her talk show that's telling everyone that it's ok to be yourself and have flaws and everything. That's basically sending two messages to the viewers...1, that it's good to be a model and be plastered all over the magazines and be looked at by women as an example of how they should look. Which only promotes eating disorders, plastic surgery, drugs and I'm sure many other things. 2, That it's good to have flaws and not be perfect looking all the time and that we should all be happy with ourselves no matter what we look like. Now, I used to watch Tyra when it first came on but I stopped watching about half way through the first season because it was all too blah and predictable. Just the same as every other talk show out there.
In conclusion, basically yer line up sucks and u will most likely lose ratings and viewers. The WB should have never merged. They were AWESOME just the way they were!!! Unless you at least bring back Everwood and Related, you will lose everything that the WB managed to keep alive for 11 years all in just 1 season.
One last request, please put One Tree Hill back in the 8:00 time slot for Wednesday nights. That was the best time for that show because it doesnt interfere with other shows on other channels. Being that One Tree Hill is now the only real reason for me to watch the CW anymore, I would appreciate it if you would take my request into consideration. Otherwise you will lose yet another viewer. Thank you.

 
at 9/12/2006 12:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more thing I forgot to mention in my very long comment above....good job on keeping Gilmore Girls alive. But even that show I could watch the new episodes when they rerun on ABC Family. Thank you again.

 
at 9/15/2006 12:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the new station is going to suck! I use to watch at least one show a night on the WB. The new fall line up for the CW has only 2 shows that I will watch, One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls. What happened to Reba, What I Like About You, and is Beauty and the Geek coming back? Who watches Wrestling? Nobody likes that crap! And be done with 7th Heaven already. I think having the new station will lose a lot of viewers and ratings will not be good.

 
at 9/15/2006 3:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if living with fran, or reba going to show anywhere else?

 
at 9/18/2006 1:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for nuttin' CW... you can bet the only show I might watch is 7th Heaven. Why in the world would you drop Reba, Charmed and What I Like About You? Better chance that I'm gonna delete the former WB channel (now CW channel) from my favorites list. This really sucks!

 
at 9/18/2006 4:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

They replaced 8 simple rules for the 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm time slot with that GOD AWFUL Reba....... are you joking me???? Reba............ that stupid hick show.

 
at 9/18/2006 4:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people who are complaining about Reba being gone are just dumb. Reba is on for an entire damn hour 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. so rejoice because your awful show is still on CW. instead they took out 8 Simple Rules, which was the superior show in every way. The hell with Reba's bad show. She should stick to country singing (something she's even worse at)

 
at 9/18/2006 8:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yall silly white people get on my nerves. All yall talk about is these stupid shows. This is supposed to be a mixture of two networks, but all I see is your shows. What about Half and Half, Cuts, and Love Inc. Yall put all us on Sunday and yall spread out through the week. Now, that tells me that yall just want us to be in one place so yall get alot of viewing time.

 
at 9/18/2006 11:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who watches wrestling? Lots of people. Smackdown gets good ratings. If your not down with that then I got two words for you..SUCK IT!!!

Sincerely,

Degeneration X

 
at 9/19/2006 3:50 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

this cw shit sucks they arent gonna hve reba,or what i like about you

 
at 9/19/2006 6:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about regular cable and not digital? Will the CW be on there? Please say it will be!

 
at 9/21/2006 1:57 AM Blogger ss said...

damm who in the hell watches wrestling these day thats full of shi and the other thing that sucks is reba y did u do that....that shows sucks ass reallly its not funny at all ....put 8 simple rules back and leave it the same....for a full hour thats like the best show ever its way funnier than that reba show trust me ...

 
at 10/02/2006 5:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck ever happened to Val and Vic and Holly and Vince? I love what I like about you and here they left it unfinished. Kill me now.

 
at 10/02/2006 11:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay talk about being pissed not only have we lost great shows, but I was really looking forward to Eve, Cuts, One on One, and Half and Half. So I am left with all the ifs and what happened, and so may other questions. It just seems unfair that we never got proper goodbye conclusions from a lot of shows. New with changes is not always better!!!!!!!

 
at 10/03/2006 1:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM SO PISSED OFF!!!

WHAT HAPPENED TO REBA AND WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU!!!!! they were GREAT, AWESOME, WONDERFUL shows. Whoever's responsible for this is nothing but a complete MORON, and deserves to lose their job. The only thing I will watch is One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls, but who knows they could be next? I mean this network seems to be making GREAT decisions (sarcasm here). I will not watch not be watching Everybody hates Chris, the title says it all. Or Girlfriends, and what the crap is wrestling doing on? Who wants to watch that for 2 freaking hours!!!!!Whoever watches that obviously doesn't have all their brain cells. I was a devoted fan for YEARS, back to Dawson's Creek and Fecility. The WB was fine the way they were, they should have kept those stupid shows on the other channel and leave ours alone, and now we will never know how they ended. We never wanted any of this. All we have now are the DVDs for any memory of our FAVORITE shows. I hope the network reads what everybody has to say, and realize what a big HUGE mistake they've made. I promise you I will not be watching those other shows that are a complete waste of time. This is going to hurt their ratings.

 
at 10/03/2006 1:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you black people need to shut the hell up too! NO ONE CARES about every body hates chris or girlfriends. It was better when all that crap was on a totally different station

 
at 10/03/2006 1:29 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have dropped 7th Heaven! When almost all the main characters are gone, that might be a good sign that you need to cancel the show. I tried two episodes this season, and they both sucked, so now I no longer watch that show. Has anybody watched this lately? You can totally tell they are running out of material. They should have kept Reba, and what I like about you it's one hour slot.

 
at 10/03/2006 8:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soooo sad that Reba will no longer be part of your fall line-up! My husband and I really enjoyed the show....Do NOT like FAKED-UP wrestling! YUCK! Bring Reba back...Please!

 
at 10/16/2006 8:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new CW sucks.....Who wants to watch that fake wresteling. I hate that crap. You guys really screwed up when you took off REBA and WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU. That was a real bad call guys.Your ratings will surely drop like a rock now. The Friday night line up was wonderful. I still can't believe that you put wresteling on. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

no longer a 58 fan.....GINA

 
at 6/12/2007 1:07 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's Simon and Simon? it is 1 in the morning, I await for my favorite television show to come on. and i get Lucy?! who wants to see Lucy?! Put Simon and Simon back!

 
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