Tuesday, January 24, 2006
WOW -- The WB and UPN Networks Merge To Form One New Network Called The CW
CBS (which owns UPN through Viacom) and Warner Bros. announced today that they would combine their two netlets into one channel called The CW. It all starts in September to coincide with the new fall season. What does this mean? The big hits like "Gilmore Girls" and "America's Next Top Model" are obviously fine. So are critical faves like "Everybody Hates Chris" and growing reality show "Beauty and the Geeks." But UPN's stalwart Monday night block of "urban" (ie black-themed) sitcoms could disappear. So could UPN's "Veronica Mars," unless The CW wises up and uses that show as a building block or pairs it with something compatible like "Gilmore Girls." ("Supernatural" can certainly stand on its own.)My head is still spinning.