Star Trek’s weekly run to get better time slot in the NYC
This despite the fact that The CW renewed the sitcom for another season on Monday nights (it’s not on WWOR’s weekday fall schedule – scroll down to see). CBS Paramount has decided to end local station deals on Sept. 7, meaning it’s going to be buried on BET’s schedule for the next few years (Good luck on trying to re-coup that back-end, CBS.)
Like most female-targeted sitcoms that have historically aired in off-network syndication (Kate & Allie, Suddenly Susan, Caroline in the City, etc.), Girlfriends has not fared well in the ratings. The program has often averaged less than a 1.0 Nielsen rating.
Stations are being offered former UPN sitcom Half & Half as a replacement, which is being picked up by both WWOR and WCIU to fill Girlfriends’ vacated time slots.
Meanwhile, weekly repeats of Star Trek: The Original Series move to WWOR Sunday nights at 11, beginning next month. Those repeats had been airing in the Big Apple on Mondays around 3 a.m. on WNBC.