A few weeks ago, the Television Critics Association got together to listen to all the basic and cable networks to answer questions and give the rundown of their shows this Fall. CW Network President, Dawn Ostroff resided over the executive session before a few shows were highlighted with their own panels.
CW Executive Session
During the CW presentations, network president Dawn Ostroff, talked about some things that did not work for the network last season, including outsourcing its Sunday night programming, which crashed and burned. “We tried something new, something different, which I think is one of the great things about being this young network. We really get to try different things and experiment. But ultimately, a couple of things happened. The programming wasn’t working. The economy was taking a big turn, and I think it just made a lot of sense for us, as well as for our affiliates, to give back the night and for us really to focus on Monday through Friday, which is really where our bread and butter is and where we know we can migrate all of our viewers across the schedule.” I really think it was the crappy shows that led to no one watching them, but I’m just throwing that out there.
She also talked about how her network is big with the kidlets by being super duper popular on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. “People are tweeting about the CW once a minute. Social networks are the modern-day water coolers,” she said. “We don’t have to wait for our audience to get in to work the next morning to talk about our shows. They’re talking to them as soon as they’re on the air.”
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I’ll continue to recap shows the week they premiere, but I thought I should still focus on the new shows that will be premiering this upcoming fall season so you can figure out if you want to add any new shows to your viewing repertoire.
Keep in mind that CW is doing something weird this season. They outsourced their entire Sunday night line-up, so even though it is still CW, it is almost like it is another company running Sunday night. There are no trailers for these shows and I haven’t seen a promotional push for any of them by the CW. There is only a tiny bit of info on the shows on the CW site, but you have to search for it. None of the shows are listed in their Fall Preview section. It’s all very odd.
CW New Fall Shows
Premieres: Tue, Sep 2
Starring: Shenae Grimes, Rob Estes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, Lora Loughlin, Tabitha Wilson, Jennie Garth
Synopsis: It is Beverly Hills 90210: The Next Generation. A family has moved out to Beverly Hills from the midwest to take care of their grandmother and the dad has taken a job as a principal at West Beverly Hills High. Kelly Taylor is working at the high school as a guidance counselor.
My Take: TV Guide has listed it as one of their picks, but the pilot was unavailable for review. I used to watch the original the first couple of seasons before it was too dumb to continue. Well, I guess it was always dumb, but I graduated high school and started watching other stuff. I have no desire to watch this version, especially with the very annoying actress AnnaLynne McCord from Nip/Tuck.
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CW has turned into a network that I really don’t want to watch. They did renew three shows that I watch, Reaper, Smallville, Supernatural, but the rest of it and the new shows don’t sound very promising.
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A week before the May upfronts, CW FOX has slipped some news on its shows. New Amsterdam has been canceled. It was a midseason replacement that had its 13 episode run cut to 7 before it aired, so FOX wasn’t showing a lot of faith with the series before it even made it to air. It did run all seven episodes before deciding not to renew. It’s ratings were solid, but apparently not good enough to continue.
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Premieres: October 24
Synopsis: Criss Angel and Uri Geller try to find the next mentalist from 10 contestants.
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Life is Wild
Premieres: October 7
Cast: D.W. Moffett, Stephanie Niznik, Leah Pipe, Andrew St. John, Calvin Goldspink, Atandwa Kani
Synopsis: A blended family is moved from New York City to a game reserve in South Africa. It was shot entirely in South Africa so there will be many wild animals that show up. Based on a BBC series, Wild at Heart. I guess all new American shows come from the British now?
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Since I was hanging out with Amy and Marci in Tucson during Fall Premiere Week, I was behind on my tv watching. Here are some of the shows that aired last week, but I finally watched this weekend or this week.
I was having fun with Edie last season, but I didn’t like the way she started out this season. She is all needy and icky. Sure, she was a bit needy last season too, but it was entertaining. She better get more entertaining with her blackmailing of Carlos and all his crazy, hidden money or I will wish she really did hang herself. And what is up with Carlos and his crazy, hidden money? Why didn’t he run off somewhere after the divorce? He couldn’t really spend the money with the whole embezzlement thing he got in trouble with before, so he would have had to run away. That would have kept him away from Gabby though, so maybe that’s why. I’m glad when I answer my own questions.
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