History Creator / TheCW

19th May '18 3:16:31 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Charmed|2018}}'' (2018 -- present)
19th May '18 2:12:23 AM AnitaShower
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* ''Series/{{Valor}}'' (2017 -- present)


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* ''Series/{{Valor}}'' (2017 -- 2018)
29th Apr '18 1:34:11 PM nombretomado
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After ''Smallville'' ended, more live-action shows based on Warner Bros.' Creator/DCComics properties have found a home on The CW. These shows have established a live-action DC SharedUniverse for the first time ever -- notably, around the same time Warner Bros. is [[Film/DCExtendedUniverse doing the same for DC movies]], but The CW got theirs out first. Fans have nicknamed this universe the "Series/ArrowVerse" after ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the series that started it all. It got even larger in May 2016, when ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', which did OK but not life-changing ratings for CBS, was given over to the CW based on the momentum of a successful ''Supergirl''[=/=]''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' crossover.

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After ''Smallville'' ended, more live-action shows based on Warner Bros.' Creator/DCComics properties have found a home on The CW. These shows have established a live-action DC SharedUniverse for the first time ever -- notably, around the same time Warner Bros. is [[Film/DCExtendedUniverse [[Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse doing the same for DC movies]], but The CW got theirs out first. Fans have nicknamed this universe the "Series/ArrowVerse" after ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the series that started it all. It got even larger in May 2016, when ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', which did OK but not life-changing ratings for CBS, was given over to the CW based on the momentum of a successful ''Supergirl''[=/=]''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' crossover.
6th Mar '18 5:50:33 PM MadMan400096
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The network's weekday "daytime" block, where Kids' WB used to be, really isn't that. Over the years it's been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, then a show with radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well have been [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting. That show departed the airwaves in September 2016 to make way for a show of the same ilk by ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' host Robert Irvine. The daytime slot is programmed by Tribune as an [[TheArtifact artifact]] of their former ownership interest in The WB and its importance in owning the largest CW affiliates.

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The network's weekday "daytime" block, where Kids' WB used to be, really isn't that. Over the years it's been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, then a show with radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well have been [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting. That show departed the airwaves in September 2016 to make way for a show of the same ilk by ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' host Robert Irvine. ''The Robert Irvine Show'' suffered from InvisibleAdvertising, and was ultimately canned in 2018 after two seasons of abysmal ratings. The daytime slot is programmed by Tribune as an [[TheArtifact artifact]] of their former ownership interest in The WB and its importance in owning the largest CW affiliates.
5th Mar '18 10:43:05 PM Twiddler
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Finally, The CW is also notable for boasting Creator/SabanBrands' Creator/{{Vortexx}}, the last SaturdayMorningCartoon block to air new shows. In May 2014, they announced its airtime was being sold to Litton Entertainment for yet ''another'' one of their EdutainmentShow blocks, similar to the blocks they've programmed for Creator/{{ABC}} and sister network CBS. That block premiered in October 2014, marking the [[EndOfAnEra end of an era]].

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Finally, The CW is also notable for boasting Creator/SabanBrands' Creator/{{Vortexx}}, the last SaturdayMorningCartoon block to air new shows. In May 2014, they announced its airtime was being sold to Litton Entertainment for yet ''another'' one of their EdutainmentShow blocks, similar to the blocks they've programmed for Creator/{{ABC}} and sister network CBS. That block premiered in October 2014, marking the [[EndOfAnEra end {{end of an era]].
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5th Mar '18 6:17:09 PM KeylonRocks7356
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Finally, The CW is also notable for boasting Creator/SabanBrands' Creator/{{Vortexx}}, the last SaturdayMorningCartoon block to air new shows. In May 2014, they announced its airtime was being sold to Litton Entertainment for yet ''another'' one of their EdutainmentShow blocks, similar to the blocks they've programmed for Creator/{{ABC}} and sister network CBS. That block premiered in October 2014, marking the end of an era.

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Finally, The CW is also notable for boasting Creator/SabanBrands' Creator/{{Vortexx}}, the last SaturdayMorningCartoon block to air new shows. In May 2014, they announced its airtime was being sold to Litton Entertainment for yet ''another'' one of their EdutainmentShow blocks, similar to the blocks they've programmed for Creator/{{ABC}} and sister network CBS. That block premiered in October 2014, marking the [[EndOfAnEra end of an era.
era]].
15th Feb '18 11:01:20 AM MadMan400096
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Nearly all of The WB's and UPN's best-known programs -- ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'' -- were carried over from those networks. To fit all these shows and add some newer ones on the new lineup, The CW initially used The WB's scheduling model six nights a week of primetime shows (five hours on Sundays, and two hours Monday through Friday), two hours in daytime on weekdays and five hours on Saturday mornings, the latter of which consisted of Creator/KidsWB lineup carried over from The WB as UPN had no Sunday primetime, weekday daytime or children's programming at its end.[[note]]The CW eventually turned over its Sunday night lineup (which languished in the ratings since the network's launch thanks in part to the success of NBC's ''Sunday Night Football'' the fall in which The CW launched) to its affiliates in 2009, following a disastrous time-lease deal with production company Media Rights Capital, and then abdicated one hour of its daytime lineup in 2010.[[/note]]

The network struggled during its first few years, to the point that the Tribune Company, owner of key affiliates like New York's WPIX and Los Angeles' KTLA, dropped CW branding on its CW stations; for example, WPIX (formerly branded [=CW11=]) has reverted to PIX 11 (a modernization of the the name it carried back when it was an independent station), while Denver's KWGN (formerly branded [=CW2=]) developed a DorkAge of calling itself "[[TotallyRadical The Deuce]]" with a younger image for a couple years, including removing their older news personalities and attempted to make themselves hip (which made it worse; it's now branded as the comparably staid "Colorado's Own Channel 2"). On top of that, notable affiliate group Pappas Telecasting partly blamed The CW's crappy performance as a factor in its 2008 bankruptcy, which also forced the company to sell off quite of few stations (including some affiliated with other networks), with KCWK in Walla Walla, Washington even being shut down. Furthermore, an attempted expansion to Guam in 2009 ended with the affiliate (newborn low-power station KTBK) dead in less than two years.

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Nearly all of The WB's and UPN's best-known programs -- ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'' -- were carried over from those networks. To fit all these shows and add some newer ones on the new lineup, The CW initially used The WB's scheduling model six nights a week of primetime shows (five hours on Sundays, and two hours Monday through Friday), two hours in daytime on weekdays and five hours on Saturday mornings, the latter of which consisted of Creator/KidsWB lineup carried over from The WB as UPN had no Sunday primetime, weekday daytime or children's programming at its end.[[note]]The CW eventually turned over its Sunday night lineup (which languished in the ratings since the network's launch thanks in part to the success of NBC's ''Sunday Night Football'' the fall in which The CW launched) to its affiliates in 2009, following a disastrous time-lease deal with production company Media Rights Capital, and then abdicated one hour of its daytime lineup in 2010. It wasn't until the network started to become profitable that it decided to return to airing on Sundays in 2018, and even then it's only a two hour block like the weeknight lineup, with no network programming appearing in the 7 P.M. hour like the Big Four.[[/note]]

The network struggled during its first few years, to the point that the Tribune Company, owner of key affiliates like New York's WPIX and Los Angeles' KTLA, dropped CW branding on its CW stations; for example, WPIX (formerly branded [=CW11=]) has reverted to PIX 11 (a modernization of the the name it carried back when it was an independent station), while Denver's KWGN (formerly branded [=CW2=]) developed a DorkAge of calling itself "[[TotallyRadical The Deuce]]" with a younger image for a couple years, including removing their older news personalities and attempted to make themselves hip (which made it worse; it's now branded as the comparably staid "Colorado's Own Channel 2"). On top of that, notable affiliate group Pappas Telecasting partly blamed The CW's crappy performance as a factor in its 2008 bankruptcy, which also forced the company to sell off quite of few stations (including some affiliated with other networks), with KCWK in Walla Walla, Washington even being shut down. Furthermore, an attempted expansion to Guam in 2009 ended with the affiliate (newborn low-power station KTBK) KTKB) dead in less than two years.
years, though it would ultimately return the following year.
16th Jan '18 10:25:17 PM Discar
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* ''Series/BlackLightning'' (2017)

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29th Dec '17 10:14:28 AM lakingsif
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[[MoodWhiplash On a less pleasant note]], the launch of this network was the death knell for [[MinorityShowGhetto African-American-cast sitcoms]] on network television for several years, as it removed UPN, the only broadcast network that was still committed to running those types of programming. When UPN merged with the WB, the latter network's sensibilities wound up dominating, causing black-focused shows like ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' and ''Series/TheGame'' to get lost in their new network home's identity. While ''The Game'' was lucky enough to make a ChannelHop to Creator/{{BET}} ([[LaserGuidedKarma and became that network's biggest show ever in the process]]), other shows of its ilk, such as ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' and ''All of Us'', saw themselves getting [[{{Cancellation}} bumped off]]. The network has begun to ask for multicultural casting for their series though, and as of 2016, the age where a DrinkingGame of "Spot Someone Not White!" was common for the network's series is a distant memory.

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[[MoodWhiplash On a less pleasant note]], the launch of this network was the death knell for [[MinorityShowGhetto African-American-cast sitcoms]] on network television for several years, as it removed UPN, the only broadcast network that was still committed to running those types of programming. When UPN merged with the WB, the latter network's sensibilities wound up dominating, causing black-focused shows like ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' and ''Series/TheGame'' ''Series/TheGame2006'' to get lost in their new network home's identity. While ''The Game'' was lucky enough to make a ChannelHop to Creator/{{BET}} ([[LaserGuidedKarma and became that network's biggest show ever in the process]]), other shows of its ilk, such as ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' and ''All of Us'', saw themselves getting [[{{Cancellation}} bumped off]]. The network has begun to ask for multicultural casting for their series though, and as of 2016, the age where a DrinkingGame of "Spot Someone Not White!" was common for the network's series is a distant memory.



** ''Series/TheGame'' (2006 -- 2009) [[note]]moved to BET[[/note]]

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** ''Series/TheGame'' ''Series/TheGame2006'' (2006 -- 2009) [[note]]moved to BET[[/note]]
26th Dec '17 7:00:36 PM Twiddler
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' (2008 -- 2013)

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (2008 -- 2013)
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