The CW expands to Sundays with “Supergirl”, “Charmed” reboot

Network expands to a sixth night with its all-drama lineup The CW recently unveiled its 2018-19 lineup before its upfront presentation on Thursday and features five new shows – two of them debuting this fall. The big news is The CW’s return to Sunday nights for the first time since 2009, as reported here in February. The night kicks off […]

“Dynasty” reboot, “Black Lightning” highlights CW’s 2017-18 schedule

Four new dramas on tap this fall The year of the reboot rolls on with another familiar name: Dynasty. The CW announced its new 2017-18 schedule in front of ad buyers Thursday during its upfront presentation, and the biggest show on the schedule is one from the 1980’s. Unlike the more recent revival of Dallas, featuring original cast members Patrick Duffy, Linda […]

T Dog’s Media Notepad: “Light TV” to debut next month

Plus… Mundo Max is done; CW makes schedule schedules for mid-season; Marvel to debut new Inhumans; The end is near for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. It what could be the fastest launch ever for a diginet (digital subchannel), Fox Television Stations and MGM are launching Light TV, a new channel devoted to faith-based and family-oriented programming headed by MGM President […]

CW picks up “Supergirl” for 2016-17

The CW announces fifteen original shows; affiliation deal with Tribune Broadcasting is close As you know by now, Supergirl is flying to a new network this fall – The CW. The move highlighted CW’s 2016-17 schedule, its eleventh in existence. CW renewed (almost) all of its existing programming, save midseason entry Containment. However, some of those returning shows are being […]

The CW renews…everything

Historic move brings back every scripted show on the network for 2016-17 season In an unprecedented move, The CW has renewed ALL of its scripted series for the 2016-17 season – showing quite a bit of stability for the network, leaving practically no shows on the bubble. This marks the first time in memory a broadcast network has renewed all […]

The Upfronts Post-Game Show

What we learned: – The sitcom is almost dead – Too much drama – Greg Berlanti is now the most powerful person on TV Now that the parties have been held, the red carpet has been rolled up, and the song and dance routines have been performed, it’s time to get to serious business: sell suckers… er… I mean advertisers on […]

CW stays the course for fall

Only three new shows for next season – just one for fall The CW unveiled its 2015-16 schedule on Thursday at the upfronts and there’s not much change – unless you count a few shows moving around the schedule. Only ten hours are programmed a week in primetime – and with network brass satisfied with most shows, they decided to bring […]