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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
TV Industry Holy Crap

CW Network to replace WB, UPN

Admittedly, each of those networks is about 3/4 of a net right now -- neither goes more than 2 hours a night in prime time, for instance -- but this has to be an overall shrinkage of the industry. And this supposedly starts this coming September.

UPDATE: "The CW will use The WB's current scheduling model, which consists of Monday through Friday nights from 8-10 p.m. EST; Sundays from 7-10 p.m. EST; Sunday from 5-7 p.m. EST outside of primetime. It will also include a Monday through Friday afternoon block from 3-5 p.m. EST and a 5-hour Saturday morning animation block."

UPDATE 2: Upon further thought, I think I've fallen for some PR spin. From looking at who's got what shows, I bet it turns out that the WB bought the scraps of UPN and is changing its name. Bear in mind, right now UPN has only 6 hours of scripted programming a week, plus 2 hours of wrestling.

UPPIERDATE: The following have been suggested, by the unofficial associate staff and myself, as merged -- or, shall we say, amalgamated -- shows that will run on the new network:

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