CW Ups Yooli Ryoo To SVP, Broadcast Standards & Practices

Yooli Ryoo today was named senior vice president, broadcasting standards and practices. She will be responsible for the oversight of the screening and evaluation of programming content broadcast on The CW, including primetime, fringe and children’s programs as well as commercials and on-air promos. Ryoo will also be responsible for setting the strategic direction for […]

The CW Adds More Summer Series

It imports four alternative series making their U.S. debuts: British horror whodunnit competition Killer Camp, comedic challenge Taskmaster, culinary competition Fridge Wars and docu-series Being Reuben. In addition, two scripted series, Tell Me A Story, and investigative crime drama Coroner, plus comedy Dead Pixels will also premiere.

Tweets Get Hartley Sawyer Fired From ‘The Flash’

Actor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from The Flash after a host of his tweets containing misogynist and racist references were surfaced in the past week. The tweets, all from before he joined The CW series, make references to sexual assault and contain racist and homophobic language.

Patrick Dempsey Thriller Joins CW Fall Lineup

Devils, produced in Italy, joins a slate of acquired and unscripted programming as the network holds its scripted originals for early 2020.

‘Batwoman’ To Feature New Lead Character

Following the surprise departure of Ruby Rose from the title role at the end of The CW superhero drama’s first season, the show has opted to create a new character to play Batwoman rather than recast Rose’s role of Kate Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne.

Ruby Rose Exits The CW’s ‘Batwoman’

Ruby Rose, the star of The CW’s freshman drama series Batwoman, is leaving the Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods. drama after one season. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role getting recast. Neither Rose, nor the Batwoman producers would speak to the reasons for the actress’ exit so early into the series’ life, though sources indicated that it is not related to the stunt injury she sustained during filming of Season 1, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.

Broadcast Nets Buying ‘Gently Used’ Shows

L.A.’s Finest, Tell Me a Story and Swamp Thing are cornerstones of Fox and The CW’s fall schedules, but all three shows aired on other platforms more than a year ago.

CW Pushes New Season Back To January

The CW, like Fox, has largely corona-proofed its fall schedule. The younger-skewing broadcast network is delaying the launch of nearly all of its new and returning shows for January — a strategy many industry insiders predicted could occur amid the near industry-wide production shutdown.

The CW Adds 2 More Shows For Next Season

The CW has made two additional series pickups for the 2020-21 season. Both a reboot of Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah will air on the broadcaster next season. The two shows join the previously announced straight-to-series orders for Superman & Lois starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch as well as Walker, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, starring Jared Padalecki.

CBS All Access Cancels ‘Tell Me A Story’

A new trend is beginning to emerge as broadcast networks look to fill coronavirus-induced programming holes on their schedules. Hours after Fox acquired Spectrum’s L.A.’s Finest, The CW has picked up linear rights to the CBS All Access fairy tale drama series Tell Me a Story. The seasonal anthology has also been canceled at streamer CBS All Access and will not return for a third season.

The CW And Its Stars Say ‘Thank You’ To Those At The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus

The CW launched a new PSA campaign this week (#CWGrateful), featuring the stars of the network’s series saying “Thank You!” to everyone who continues to work to help us live, stay safe and keep us healthy — doctors, nurses, police, firemen, grocery store workers, sanitation workers, scientists, truck drivers, delivery people, farmers, to name a […]

Vancouver Shows Likely To Be Delayed

Not only are many broadcast TV series seeing their current runs end abruptly, they may need to start production on their next seasons later than usual. In Vancouver, which is home to nearly 20 TV productions, government officials do not foresee life returning to any semblance of normal until the summer, meaning that the shows that traditionally start back up production in late June/early July would have to cool their heels for at least a little bit (if not longer).

The CW Sets Summer Premiere Dates

The network has unveiled its line-up of summer premieres, including the returning Burden of Truth as well as a lineup of familiar faces ranging from improv comedians to undercover cops.

CW Series Finalies Moved Due To Virus

Neither Supernatural, nor The Flash, nor Legacies will be able to finish their current seasons in the timeframe that was originally planned. All three CW series were among hundreds that were forced to shutdown production due to coronavirus, meaning that they were unable complete shooting and their season endings have now been pushed to an undetermined time later in 2020, according to a source close to the network.

‘Batwoman’ Production Assistant Paralyzed In On-Set Accident

CW Joins Broadcasters Canceling Live Upfronts

“In light of recent developments and the current guidelines being set by health officials regarding COVID-19, The CW Network has decided to forego its traditional live upfront presentation scheduled for Thursday May 14 at City Center Theater in New York, as we join the community’s efforts to ensure that everyone’s health and safety is our top priority,” the network said in a statement Thursday.

‘Riverdale’ Suspended After Production Member Was In Contact With Virus Patient

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH MARK PEDOWITZ & RICK HASKINS

TVN Executive Session | CW Steers Viewers From Streaming To Broadcast

The CW’S newly-minted CEO, Mark Pedowitz (left), and its streaming/branding chief, Rick Haskins, found remarkable success getting audiences to binge their shows on streamers like Netflix and then circle back to the network for new episodes. Granular data and highly-targeted social media messaging are helping them do it.

The CW Sets Three Premiere Dates

The CW has scheduled premiere dates for its new DC Universe series Stargirl, the second season of In the Dark and the seventh and final season of The 100.

Berlamino Is New CW Distribution Exec

Betty Ellen Berlamino will be responsible for all network distribution and affiliate relations at The CW as well as serve as the network’s primary liaison with its station groups and MVPDs. Affiliate marketing activities will be jointly managed by both Berlamino and Rick Haskins, president, streaming and chief brand officer.

Female-Led ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot, Former Sarah Drew Vehicle Get CW Pilot Orders

CW Taps Haskins To Head Streaming, Branding

Rick Haskins now has oversight of the CW’s branding and marketing efforts and the network’s streaming strategy, programming, distribution and operations. (Photo: Jsquared Photography)

AT&T’s Xandr Adds The CW, Microsoft. More

The CW, Tastemade, AccuWeather and Microsoft Advertising have joined Community, a video advertising marketplace launched by Xandr, AT&T’s advertising and analytics division. Other Community partners include WarnerMedia’s CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Otter Media and Warner Bros. along with A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Cheddar, Bloomberg, Vudu, VICE, Hearst Magazines, Newsy, Philo, Tubi and Xumo.

‘Superman & Lois,’ Jared Padalecki’s ‘Walker’ Ordered Straight To Series At The CW

Mark Pedowitz Named CW Chairman-CEO

The veteran television executive is promoted from president. In his new post he will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network.

The CW Renews 13 Shows

The CW is kicking the new year off with a (renewal) bang, picking up additional seasons of 13 current series — basically its entire lineup.

New Details Emerge For The CW’s ‘Arrow’ Backdoor Pilot

MIDSEASON REPORT CARD

The CW’s Best And Worst Rated Shows

Now that the networks have wrapped their fall runs, TVLine is looking at how each network’s shows are stacking up thus far for the 2019-20 TV season — this time examining The CW.

CW Reveals Winter Premiere Dates for Arrow, Supernatural, More

CW Sets Airdate For ‘Guitar Legends 3’

Dec. 27 is the airdate for America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3, the concert featuring  Nancy Wilson of Heart, George Thorogood, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Steve Lukather of Toto, to name just a few. The post-Christmas Monday night special will air as a one-hour special starting at 8 p.m.

‘Stargirl’ To Air On Both DC Universe & CW

DC Universe’s next live-action series Stargirl will get a second run on The CW broadcast network, it was announced on Thursday. Stargirl, which stars Brec Bassinger as the title character, will air new episodes on The CW, one day after they premiere on DC Universe. The series will premiere sometime during the second quarter of 2020. Episodes will also be available on The CW’s digital platforms, including CW Seed.

The CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates

The CW has set midseason premiere dates for its new series Katy Keene, along with the returns of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Roswell, New Mexico. Midseason also sees a move to Monday nights for remainder of the 15th and final season of Supernatural.

Female-Led Kung Fu CW Reboot Eyed At CW

Scope Of HBO Max’s Deal For CW Series Revealed

When HBO Max’s name was unveiled in July, WarnerMedia announced that the upcoming streamer will be the exclusive SVOD home to “a string” of new Warner Bros.- produced dramas for The CW, beginning with the 2019-20 freshmen, DC Entertainment’s Batwoman and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene.

‘Superman And Lois’ In The Works At CW

‘Pandora’ Renewed For Season 2 By The CW

Just two weeks after the Season 1 finale, the CW has ordered a second season of its sci-fi action series Pandora. It’s slated for premiere in 2020.

CW Renews ‘The Outpost’ For Season 3

The CW has picked up a third season of fantasy-adventure series The Outpost for premiere in summer 2020. Starring Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse and Anand Deasi-Barochia, the series hails from Electric Entertainment, Arrowstorm Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner.

CW Lands ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Reboot

The CW is keeping Jared Padalecki in the fold after Supernatural ends its run next spring, landing the development for a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger.

‘All American’ Extended At CW After Record Premiere Ratings

Rachel Maddow Will Lend Her Voice To CW’s ‘Batwoman’