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The CW finally gives Reba an airdate!!!
November 1st, 2006 under Reba McEntire, WB+UPN=CW. [ Comments: none ]

The CW will try to shore up its Sunday-night schedule later this month with a show that, for some time last spring, looked like it wouldn’t be back: "Reba." The sitcom starring Reba McEntire will make its return to TV on Sunday, Nov. 19 with back-to-back episodes starting at 7 p.m. Beginning the following week, the network will air a repeat of the show at 7 p.m., followed by an original at 7:30 that will lead into "7th Heaven." That’s the second big change the new network has made to Sundays in the past month. The CW switched its Sunday and Monday lineups in early October, sending the long-running "7th Heaven" and the soon-to-be-cancelled "Runaway" to Sundays and moving its comedy block anchored by "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Girlfriends" to Mondays. The move worked out well for the comedies, whose ratings have improved some since the change, and less so for "7th Heaven," which has seen its audience fall by about a million viewers. Adding "Reba" to the night will create a family-friendly block of programming from 7 to 9 p.m., although with the likes of "Sunday Night Football," "The Amazing Race" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" as competition, a big ratings bump doesn’t seem likely. "Reba" was The WB’s highest-rated sitcom for virtually all of the five seasons it aired there. The CW, though, initially seemed to be leaning toward dropping the series, which would have meant paying an eight-figure kill fee to producer 20th Century Fox TV left the show. The network decided to renew it after all, holding it in reserve for after the fall launch.

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A little history The CW cancelled it, but then when they realized they still had to pay them for this season whether they filmed or not they decided to bring it back as a midseason. The interesting fact that no one mentioned is Reba (20th Century Fox) was the only show that The CW was considering to pick up that was not owned by either Paramount TV or Warner Bros TV Studios and it was originally dropped by the network. Coincidence, I am not so sure??? So when Reba comes back…watch it, just to mess with them and let them know what a mistake they made by giving The Game a full season pick-up!

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The Game and 7th Heaven get a full season pickup
October 20th, 2006 under WB+UPN=CW. [ Comments: none ]

"The CW Network has picked up the back nine episodes of freshman comedy The Game and returning drama 7th Heaven, giving each series a full season order, it was announced today by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment." Since many of you are about to ask: No, no word yet on Veronica Mars, which this week drew about 200,000 more viewers than the Camdens, against what I would say is more formidable compeition (The Unit, Law & Order: CI, Dancing with the Stars). However, I did just get off the horn with Tina Majorino (Mac), who is filming Episode 9 right now and said the ratings thus far are encouraging: "We’re thinking we’re going to be OK, but we’re crossing our fingers."

TV Guide

I still can’t believe that they picked up 7th Heaven after they cancelled it last year. 

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Everwood fans rejoice: Runaway pulled from The CW schedule
October 17th, 2006 under WB+UPN=CW. [ Comments: none ]

The CW has sent "Runaway" packing. The lowest-rated series among all five networks, "Runaway" is off the schedule effective immediately. The CW plans to announce plans for the show’s Sunday 9 p.m. slot sometime today. Six episodes of the show had been delivered to the net; three had aired so far. Production had apparently halted on the show Tuesday, although Sony Pictures TV was unable to confirm whether it had been shut down for good. "Runaway" aired for two weeks on Mondays, before moving to Sunday this week — where another low performance sealed its fate. In its three weeks, "Runaway" averaged just 1.7 million viewers and a 0.7 rating/2 share among adults 18-49. Show starred Donnie Wahlberg as a man who takes his family on the run after being wrongfully accused of murder.

Variety

Let’s all do a big ha ha to Dawn Ostroff and The CW for not renewing Everwood and putting that failure on the air. 

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Confimed The CW switches Monday and Sunday lineups
October 5th, 2006 under WB+UPN=CW. [ Comments: none ]

THE CW SWAPS SUNDAY AND MONDAY LINE-UPS
The CW Comedy Block Moves to Monday, Effective Oct. 9"
7th Heaven" and "Runaway" Head to Sunday Night on Oct. 15
October 5, 2006 (New York, NY) – New York’s CW11 (WPIX-TV Channel 11), is switching its Sunday and Monday nights of programming, effective October 9.
On October 9, The CW’s comedy block of "Everybody Hates Chris," "All of Us," "Girlfriends" and new series "The Game" will move to Monday from 8:00-10:00PM. The CW will rebroadcast each comedy’s season premiere on Monday, October 9, with original episodes returning on Monday, October 16.
Starting October 15, The CW’s new Sunday line-up will begin with an encore of the previous Wednesday’s "America’s Next Top Model" (7:00-8:00PM) followed by original episodes of "7th Heaven" (8:00-9:00PM) and freshman drama "Runaway" (9:00-10:00PM).
The CW’s New Monday Schedule, Effective October 9
8:00-8:30 PM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
8:30-9:00 PM ALL OF US
9:00-9:30 PM GIRLFRIENDS
9:30-10:00 PM THE GAME
The CW’s New Sunday Schedule, Effective October 15
7:00-8:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (encore)
8:00-9:00 PM 7TH HEAVEN
9:00-10:00 PM RUNAWAY

That is better for Everybody Hates Chris, but I think it is a bad idea 

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The CW to swap Sunday and Monday nights?
October 5th, 2006 under WB+UPN=CW. [ Comments: none ]

The CW is mulling a major sked change, while Fox has unveiled a new post-baseball primetime lineup that makes changes on three nights of the week. In other primetime programming news, CBS has given a full season order to soph drama "The Unit," while things aren’t looking good for the Eye’s "Smith." NBC is also insisting it’s sticking by "Kidnapped." At the CW, "7th Heaven" and new drama "Runaway" may soon shift to Sunday nights. Two skeins would be replaced on Mondays by the net’s current Sunday slate of laffers, including "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Girlfriends." Move makes sense, given that CW predecessor UPN did well with comedy on Monday nights for the past few seasons. What’s more, "7th Heaven" — which had remained solid on Mondays when it aired on the WB — has disappointed this season. While it’s unlikely "Heaven" or "Runaway" will do much better on Sundays, the CW stands a good shot of improving its Monday numbers by airing laffers on the night. A CW rep declined comment.

Variety 

Hopefully this will help Everybody Hate Chris because The CW buried a great show on Sundays at 7p

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