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 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.
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.
“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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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.
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 is kicking the new year off with a (renewal) bang, picking up additional seasons of 13 current series — basically its entire lineup.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-five years after WCIU Chicago shed its affiliation with the Univision Spanish-language network and became fully independent as “The U,” the Weigel Broadcasting station is about to take on a new identity. On Sunday it will become an affiliate of The CW.
A CW co-ownership re-examination isn’t exactly the top priority right now at WarnerMedia or CBS Corp., given the more pressing issues facing the two companies. But after they complete their dramatic evolutions — WarnerMedia under new parent AT&T and CBS in an expected re-merger with Viacom — the fate of The CW is expected to eventually be on the table.
Nearly three months after opting to not renew its Netflix pact, the younger-skewing network will finally have in-season streaming rights to its programming. CWTV.com and The CW App will be home to the full seasons of rookie dramas Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene. Every episode of those three shows will be available to watch the day after it airs for free while the shows are currently airing and remain on the network’s free and ad-supported platforms.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Luke Perry will be honored in the season premiere of “Riverdale,” with his former “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-star Shannen Doherty guest starring. Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, told a TV critics meeting on Sunday that the episode is “a moving piece” and “a tribute to our friend and a […]