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25th Jul '16 5:42:03 PM lizaphile
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Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting which will depart the airwaves in September 2016 to make way for a show of the same ilk by ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' host Robert Irvine.

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Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting which will depart the airwaves in September 2016 to make way for a show of the same ilk by ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' host Robert Irvine.
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.
25th Jul '16 5:39:56 PM lizaphile
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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 the foreseeable future, 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]]. Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting which will depart the airwaves in September 2016.

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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 until ABC picked up the foreseeable future, torch, 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.

Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting which will depart the airwaves in September 2016.
2016 to make way for a show of the same ilk by ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' host Robert Irvine.
22nd Jul '16 2:06:07 AM Sabrewing
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* ''Film/{{Frequency}}'' (2016 -- present)
24th Jun '16 7:07:16 AM majohe
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* ''Series/WWESmackdown'' (2006 -- 2008) [[note]]originally UPN; moved to Syfy[[/note]]

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* ''Series/WWESmackdown'' ''Wrestling/WWESmackdown'' (2006 -- 2008) [[note]]originally UPN; moved to Syfy[[/note]]
1st Jun '16 7:40:31 PM deadwaste
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* '''''Containment''''' (2016 -- present)
28th May '16 1:07:46 PM lizaphile
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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune planned to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television. Eventually Tribune and the CW came to a new agreement after the 2016 upfronts to renew for five more years, though both parties agreed to let WGN in Chicago disaffiliate from the network due to voluminous sports conflicts. WPWR, the [=MyNetworkTV=] affiliate in that market, will take over CW rights in September 2016.

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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune planned to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends ended in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television. Eventually Tribune and the CW came to a new agreement after the 2016 upfronts to renew their stations for five more years, though both parties agreed to let Tribune flagship WGN in Chicago disaffiliate from the network due to voluminous sports conflicts.conflicts and a news and programming schedule that can easily beat Fox affiliate WFLD even without the CW (WGN's news audience is more traditional and broad, which caused havoc for programming flow from primetime). WPWR, the [=MyNetworkTV=] affiliate in that market, will take over CW rights in September 2016.
28th May '16 1:05:35 PM lizaphile
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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune has all but begun to plan to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television.

[[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 the foreseeable future, 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]]. Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting.

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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune has all but begun to plan planned to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television.

television. Eventually Tribune and the CW came to a new agreement after the 2016 upfronts to renew for five more years, though both parties agreed to let WGN in Chicago disaffiliate from the network due to voluminous sports conflicts. WPWR, the [=MyNetworkTV=] affiliate in that market, will take over CW rights in September 2016.

[[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 the foreseeable future, 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]]. Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting.
fighting which will depart the airwaves in September 2016.



After ''Smallville'' ended, more live-action shows based on Warner Bros.' Creator/DCComics properties have found a home in 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 "Franchise/ArrowVerse" after ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the series that started it all.

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After ''Smallville'' ended, more live-action shows based on Warner Bros.' Creator/DCComics properties have found a home in 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 "Franchise/ArrowVerse" after ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the series that started it all.
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''/''Flash'' crossover.
12th May '16 2:57:12 PM pepsimax
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[[folder:Shows on The CW]]
[[index]]
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' (2006 -- 2007) [[note]]originally The WB [[/note]]
* ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (2008 -- 2013)
* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' (2006 -- 2015) [[note]]originally UPN[[/note]]
* '''''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}''''' (2012 -- present)
** '''''Series/{{Arrow}}''''' (2012 -- present)
** '''''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}''''' (2014 -- present)
** '''''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''''' (2016 -- present)
** '''''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}''''' (2016 -- onwards) [[note]]originally CBS[[/note]]
* '''''Series/{{Beauty and The Beast|2012}}''''' (2012 -- 2016)
* ''Series/TheCarrieDiaries'' (2013 -- 2014)
* '''''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend''''' (2015 -- present)
* ''Series/{{Cult}}'' (2013)
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' (2006 -- 2007) [[note]]originally The WB [[/note]]
* ''Series/EmilyOwensMD'' (2012 -- 2013)
* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' (2006 -- 2009)
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' (2006 -- 2008) [[note]]originally UPN[[/note]]
** ''Series/TheGame'' (2006 -- 2009) [[note]]moved to BET[[/note]]
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' (2006 -- 2013)
* ''Series/HartOfDixie'' (2011 -- 2015)
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}'' (2010 -- 2011)
* ''Series/HiddenPalms'' (2007)
* '''''Series/IZombie''''' (2015 -- present)
* '''''Series/JaneTheVirgin''''' (2014 -- present)
* ''Series/LifeUnexpected'' (2010 -- 2011)
* ''Series/MelrosePlace'' (2009 -- 2010)
* ''Series/TheMessengers'' (2015)
* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' (2010 -- 2013)
* ''Series/OneTreeHill'' (2006 -- 2012) [[note]]originally The WB [[/note]]
* '''''Series/{{Reign}}''''' (2013 -- present)
* ''Series/{{Ringer}}'' (2011 -- 2012)
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' (2016)
* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'' (2011 -- 2012)
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (2006 -- 2011) [[note]]originally The WB [[/note]]
* ''Series/StarCrossed'' (2014)
* '''''Series/{{Supernatural}}''''' (2006 -- present) [[note]]originally The WB [[/note]]
* '''''Series/TheVampireDiaries''''' (2009 -- present)
** '''''Series/TheOriginals''''' (2013 -- present)
* '''''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''''' (2013 -- present) [[note]]originally ABC[[/note]]
* ''Series/WWESmackdown'' (2006 -- 2008) [[note]]originally UPN; moved to Syfy[[/note]]
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' (2006 -- 2007) [[note]]originally UPN[[/note]]
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]
6th Nov '15 4:45:29 PM nombretomado
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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television {{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune has all but begun to plan to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television.

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Later, though, it finally found its footing, with original hits such as ''Series/GossipGirl'', ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' (a SequelSeries to the '90s Creator/{{Fox}} show), ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', in addition to a number of still-popular shows from the WB/UPN days (''Supernatural'', ''Top Model''), and for a while, the CW seemed to be more content aiming for the teen/young adult niche (which they do spectacularly well in) than going for broader appeal like the major networks[[note]]This is why the previous CW president got ''WWESmackDown'' off the network; even though it had the network's highest ratings by a wide margin, it wasn't translating into a ratings bump for the rest of its lineup due to wrestling's demographic being vastly different than, say, ''Gossip Girl'''s[[/note]]. However, new CW president Mark Pedowitz has stated that he sees the network as a general 18-34 network, citing the success of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with said demographic, followed by the early success of the revival of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (in the middle of the doldrums of summer, no less), and while it still trails behind the Big Four, and even Spanish-language Creator/{{Univision}} at many points, The WB and UPN generally had much of the same ratings at their respective highs, and the network has been recovering from its torrid early years nicely. The network in fact doesn't really care about television {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} and has admitted as such, knowing many of their viewers catch their shows through the network's website, {{Creator/Hulu}} and {{Creator/Netflix}}, something that hurts reading the Nielsen chart (and as the general manager of a CW station; the current CEO of Tribune has all but begun to plan to likely remove the network on some of their major stations once the first ten-year affiliation agreement ends in 2016), but is planning for the probable future reality of television.
4th Oct '15 1:13:35 AM C2
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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 the foreseeable future, 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. Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting.

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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 the foreseeable future, 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.off]]. Also, the network's weekday "daytime" block where Kids' WB used to be really isn't that, as over the years its been home to an ever declining quantity of talk shows, starting with Tyra Banks, then down to Dr. Drew, and currently a show hosted by radio host Bill Cunningham that may as well be [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] and Steve Wilkos without the fighting.
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