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CW Development Slate for 2007/2008 Season

Following you will find The CW’s current confirmed development slate for the 2007/2008 season.

For changes and updates, look at the bottom of this post.

Check out the Fall 2007 Programming Guide HERE!

Upfront presentation presented on Thursday, May 17 at Madison Square Garden.

Continue reading past the show listing and schedule below for The CW’s official press release from their upfront presentation.

NEW SHOWS

Click the title to view pictures, clips and information about the series
Drama
Gossip Girl
Life is Wild
Reaper

Comedy
Eight Days a Week (midseason)
Aliens in America

Alternative
CW Now
Online Nation

Reality
Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants (midseason)
Farmer Wants a Wife (midseason)

Click this link to view clips and learn more about the new shows.

CURRENT SHOWS

Renewed for 2007/2008
America’s Next Top Model
Beauty and the Geek

Everybody Hates Chris
The Game
Girlfriends
One Tree Hill
(midseason)
Pussycat Dolls Present (midseason)
Smallville
Supernatural
WWE Smackdown

Canceled
7th Heaven

All of Us
Gilmore Girls
Hidden Palms
Reba
Runaway
Veronica Mars

The CW PRIMETIME SCHEDULE 2007/2008 (From The CW Press Release)

THE CW’s 2007-2008 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

8:30-9:00 PM ALIENS IN AMERICA (New Series)

9:00-9:30 PM GIRLFRIENDS

9:30-10:00 PM THE GAME

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE GEEK

9:00-10:00 PM REAPER (New Series)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (New Series)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM SMALLVILLE

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM CW NOW (New Series)

7:30-8:00 PM ONLINE NATION (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM LIFE IS WILD (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

The CW’s official press release follows below.

THE CW KICKS OFF ITS SECOND SEASON WITH SIX NEW SERIES

NETWORK FRESHENS FALL SCHEDULE WITH THREE NEW DRAMAS, NEW COMEDY

AND TWO NEW REALITY SERIES

New Drama “Gossip Girl,”

Based on Bestselling Book Series,

To Follow “America’s Next Top Model” on Wednesdays

Returning Hit “Beauty and The Geek”

Leads Into Comical New Drama “Reaper” on Tuesdays

Comedy Block Remains on Monday Night

With Three Returning Favorites and New Comedy

“Aliens In America”

On Sunday, Two New Series, “Online Nation” and “CW Now,”

Bring Hottest Internet Videos and Latest Trends to Television,

Followed by New Family Drama “Life Is Wild,”

Filming Entirely in South Africa

Returning Hits “Smallville” and “Supernatural” and

The WWE’s “Friday Night Smackdown!”

Anchor Thursday and Friday

Midseason Series Include Returning Hits

“One Tree Hill” and “Pussycat Dolls Present” and

Two New Reality Series, “Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants”

and “Farmer Wants A Wife”

New Series from Esteemed Producers Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.”),

Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy”),

Kevin Smith (“Clerks”) and Tom Spezialy (“Desperate Housewives”)

Fill the Fall Schedule

May 17, 2007 (New York, New York) ?? The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today at Madison Square Garden before more than 3,000 advertisers, affiliates and national media. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

“Our new shows have attitude and a sense of fun, and they’re going to define this network,” said Ostroff. “With that in mind, The CW is adding six new series to our schedule this fall. With established shows anchoring four nights and providing a launch pad for new programs, we will also have stability on our successful Thursday and Friday lineups. Shows that can be enjoyed by the whole family will air on Mondays and Sundays in the 8:00-9:00 hour, with the 7:00-8:00 hour on Sunday providing an innovative showcase for both viewers and advertisers.”

On Wednesday nights, the network’s top-rated series, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, showed double-digit growth last season and was the number one show in the timeslot with women 18-34. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL will return in its successful 8:00-9:00 p.m. slot, followed by the premiere of the new drama GOSSIP GIRL from 9:00-10:00 p.m. From “The O.C.” producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, GOSSIP GIRL is based on the best-selling young-adult book series of the same name. The show features an ensemble cast of new and veteran actors, including Blake Lively (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) and Leighton Meester (“Surface”), and focuses on the struggle for social supremacy among teens from both sides of the tracks in a posh Manhattan prep school. The fun, sexy and dramatic hour is a perfect companion piece for TOP MODEL’S strong female audience, making Wednesday “Girls Night In” on The CW.

Stability is the key on Thursday and Friday nights. On Thursday ?? television’s most competitive night ?? SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL deliver a good mix of male and female viewers. On Friday, the wildly popular FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN! rules the night with two hours of original wrestling extravaganzas 52 weeks a year. SMACKDOWN! was last season’s number-one show in male viewers, giving the network a lock on young men on the night leading into the weekend.

Sundays will kick off the 7:00-8:00 p.m. hour with two new reality shows. At 7:00 p.m., CW NOW will premiere as the ultimate source for everything hip, hot and happening in youth culture. From the producers of the entertainment magazine show “Extra,” CW NOW utilizes eye-catching graphics and visuals in a fast-paced mix of celebrity gossip and current fashion and lifestyle trends. Advertisers can participate by incorporating their brand into the fabric of the show, expanding on the network’s success last season with content wraps. At 7:30 p.m., The CW is turning couch potatoes into mouse potatoes with ONLINE NATION, a series that takes the best of the web’s user- generated video and makes it available to television audiences. At 8:00 p.m., the new family drama LIFE IS WILD brings the beauty and drama of Africa to television. The show will be filmed entirely in South Africa, with a diverse cast of American, British and South African actors, and will feature film-quality production values. LIFE IS WILD is the story of a dysfunctional blended family from New York who moves to a rural South African town and finds they must rely on each other more than they ever did back home. The 9:00 p.m. hour will continue last season’s successful strategy of an encore presentation of AMERICA‘S NEXT TOP MODEL.

The popular Monday night comedy line-up returns with three favorites and one new series. From 8:00-8:30 p.m., the critically acclaimed EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS returns with a first-time ever guest appearance by the show’s co-creator and executive producer, Chris Rock. EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS provides the perfect lead-in for the ground-breaking new fish-out-of-water comedy ALIENS IN AMERICA, about a 16-year-old Wisconsin boy, Justin Tolchuk (Dan Byrd, “The Hills Have Eyes”), whose mother decides to improve his social status at school by importing an exchange student to be his friend. When the student turns out to be a Pakistani Muslim teenager named Raja (Adhir Kalyan, “Fair City”), issues of diversity, tolerance and coming of age in America take center stage in this sweet and insightful comedy.

The Monday comedy block continues with GIRLFRIENDS and THE GAME, the two highest-rated scripted shows on television among Africa-American adults and women 18-34, helping to make The CW the number one-rated programming option for African-American viewers on Monday nights.

On Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., the hit reality series BEAUTY AND THE GEEK, from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, will return with a new crop of beauties and geeks in this funny and poignant social experiment competition. The devilish new drama REAPER will follow at 9:00 p.m. With executive producers Michelle Fazekas, Tara Butters, Mark Gordon, Deb Spera, Tom Spezialy and executive producer/director Kevin Smith, this humor-filled adventure is the story of a slacker named Sam (Bret Harrison, “The Loop,” “Grounded for Life”) who learns that his parents accidentally sold his soul to the devil before he was born, forcing him into a new life as the devil’s bounty hunter. Ray Wise (“24,” “The Closer”) plays Satan, and Tyler Labine (“Boston Legal,” “Invasion”) plays Sam’s best friend Bert “Sock” Wysocki.

MIDSEASON

In a strategy designed to give producers time to make a significant creative change, the hit drama ONE TREE HILL will be held until midseason. When it returns, the story will have advanced four years and the characters will have already graduated from college. Online digital diaries will premiere in the fall, allowing fans to learn what happened during the college years, and will lead into the midseason series return.

Midseason reality series include a second season of the popular PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT, which averaged eight-million viewers a week in its premiere season, along with two new reality concepts. On FARMER WANTS A WIFE, a real-life farmer will search for a wife from the big city, and on CROWNED: THE MOTHER OF ALL PAGEANTS, mother/daughter teams must work together to win a beauty pageant. The three reality shows will enable the network to schedule original reality series in key time periods over the entire season.

Following is The CW’s 2007-2008 primetime schedule, a night-by-night breakdown and accompanying details on all the programs.

THE CW’s 2007-2008 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

8:30-9:00 PM ALIENS IN AMERICA (New Series)

9:00-9:30 PM GIRLFRIENDS

9:30-10:00 PM THE GAME

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE GEEK

9:00-10:00 PM REAPER (New Series)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (New Series)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM SMALLVILLE

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM CW NOW (New Series)

7:30-8:00 PM ONLINE NATION (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM LIFE IS WILD (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 P.M. “EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS”

Returning for its third season, this hit comedy was inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock. Rock also serves as the narrator of this hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York, during the early 1980s. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused into a predominantly white middle school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home and surmounting the challenges of middle school. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas, in the Golden Globe- and People’s Choice-nominated comedy EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS. The single-camera comedy series stars Tyler James Williams (“Unaccompanied Minors”) as Chris, Terry Crews (“The Longest Yard”) as Julius, Tichina Arnold (“Martin”) as Rochelle, Tequan Richmond (“Ray”) as Drew, Imani Hakim as Tonya and Vincent Martella (“Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo”) as Greg. EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS is a production of CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. in association with Chris Rock Enterprises, Inc. and 3 Arts Entertainment. Co-creator and narrator Chris Rock (“Head of State”), co-creator and writer Ali LeRoi (“Head of State”), Michael Rotenberg (“King of the Hill”), Dave Becky (“Lucky Louie”) and Don Reo (“My Wife and Kids”) are executive producers.

8:30-9:00 P.M. “ALIENS IN AMERICA” (New Comedy)

Justin Tolchuk (Dan Byrd, “The Hills Have Eyes”) is a sensitive, lanky 16-year-old just trying to make it through the social nightmare of high school in Medora, Wisconsin, with the help of his well-meaning mom Franny (Amy Pietz, “Caroline in the City”), aspiring-entrepreneur dad Gary (Patrick Breen, “Kevin Hill”), and his popular sister Claire (Lindsey Shaw, “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”), who is sweetly unaware of how good-looking she is. When Franny signs up for the school’s international exchange student program, she pictures an athletic, brilliant Nordic teen who will bestow instant coolness on her outsider son. However, when the Tolchuk’s exchange student arrives, he turns out to be Raja Musharaff (Adhir Kalyan, “Fair City”), a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim. Despite the cultural chasm between them, Justin and Raja quickly develop an unlikely friendship that just might allow them to navigate the minefield that is contemporary high school. It’s going to be a very interesting year for Raja, Justin, his family and the entire population of Medora. ALIENS IN AMERICA is from CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Tim Doyle (“Jake in Progress”), Moses Port (“Just Shoot Me,” “Mad About You”) and David Guarascio (“Just Shoot Me,” “Mad About You”). Luke Greenfield (“The Girl Next Door”) directed the pilot.

9:00-9:30 P.M. “GIRLFRIENDS”

Returning for its eighth season, GIRLFRIENDS provides an open, honest exploration of the hot-button issues about family, friends, relationships and careers facing women today through the lives and loves of three Los Angeles women. Taking on universal subjects that interest all women with fearlessness and sincerity ?? whether it’s learning to date after divorce or balancing friendships and a new marriage ?? GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect. The series stars Tracee Ellis Ross (“Hanging Up”) as Joan Clayton, Golden Brooks (“Beauty Shop”) as Maya Wilkes, Persia White as Lynn Searcy and Reggie Hayes (“Getting Personal”) as William Dent. GIRLFRIENDS is a production of Happy Camper Productions and Grammnet Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” “The Game”), creator Mara Brock Akil (“The Game,” “Moesha,” “The Jamie Foxx Show”) and Regina Hicks (“Sister, Sister”) serve as executive producers.

9:30-10:00 P.M. “THE GAME”

Returning for its second season, THE GAME is a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the wives and girlfriends of pro-football players. This comedy tackles the way these women deal with egos, groupies and image consultants and shows how THE GAME is really played among the women behind the athletes. The series stars Tia Mowry (“Sister, Sister”) as Melanie Barnett, Coby Bell (“Third Watch”) as Jason Pitts, Pooch Hall (“Miracle’s Boys”) as Derwin Davis, Hosea Chanchez (“For Your Love”) as Malik Wright, Brittany Daniel (“White Chicks”) as Kelly Pitts and Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Steve Harvey Show”) as Tasha Mack. THE GAME is a production of Happy Camper Productions and Grammnet Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” “Girlfriends”), creator Mara Brock Akil (“Girlfriends,” “Moesha,” “The Jamie Foxx Show”) and Steve Stark serve as executive producers.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “BEAUTY AND THE GEEK”

Returning for its fourth cycle, BEAUTY AND THE GEEK is from the producing team of Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The hit social experiment pairs eight beautiful and socially savvy women with eight intellectually endowed, but socially stunted men. Living at opposite ends of the social spectrum, the geeks try to pass their brains on to the beauties, while the beauties provide social skills to the geeks. One couple will make it to the end and walk away gifted and gorgeous with a cash prize of $250,000. BEAUTY AND THE GEEK is from fox21, produced by Katalyst and 3 Ball Productions with executive producers Ashton Kutcher & Jason Goldberg (“Guess Who,” “Punk’d”), Nick Santora (“Prison Break,” “The Guardian,” “The Sopranos”), J.D. Roth (“The Biggest Loser,” “For Love or Money”) and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser,” “For Love or Money”).

9:00-10:00 P.M. “REAPER” (New Drama)

For the first 20 years of his life, Sam (Bret Harrison, “The Loop,” “Grounded for Life”) wondered why his parents went so easy on him. Whether it was school, sports or career choices, Sam’s mom (Allison Hossack, “Falcon Beach”) and dad (Andrew Airlie, “The L Word”) always let him get by with the least possible effort, while at the same time pressuring his younger brother Keith (Kyle Switzer, “15/Love”) to excel. As a result, Sam skipped college, took a dead-end job and now wastes endless hours playing video games and wishing he had the guts to ask out his pretty co-worker, Andi (Nikki Reed, “Thirteen,” “The O.C.”). Everything in his slacker world changes the day Sam turns 21 and discovers the ungodly reason his parents let him slide: they sold his soul to the devil before he was born. Satan himself (Ray Wise, “24,” “The Closer”) drops by to personally explain that Sam must now serve as his bounty hunter, tracking down evil souls that have escaped and returning them to Hell. At first, Sam refuses to accept his bizarre fate, but after getting just a glimpse of Satan’s temper, Sam realizes that breaking a deal with the devil has consequences that are very, very bad. Armed with a constantly changing series of vessels ?? starting with a Dirt Devil mini-vacuum ?? to collect the escapees, Sam immediately finds that the work is dangerous and frightening, even with the goofball help of his friends and fellow slackers, Bert “Sock” Wysocki (Tyler Labine, “Boston Legal,” “Invasion”) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez, “Coach Carter”), along with Sock’s former-girlfriend-turned-paralegal, Josie (Valarie Rae Miller, “Dark Angel”). Still, as weird and scary as his life has become, Sam is surprised to find that he somehow feels good about his newfound “mission” ?? removing evil-doers from the world and sending them back where they belong. With his friends and his trusty vessel-of-the-week at his side, Sam is ready to face his destiny as the Reaper. REAPER is from ABC Studios with executive producers Michelle Fazekas (“Ed,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Tara Butters (“Ed,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds”), Deb Spera (“Criminal Minds”), Tom Spezialy (“Desperate Housewives”) and Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”). Kevin Smith also directed the pilot.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL”

Returning with its ninth cycle, the runaway runway hit series features supermodel Tyra Banks. The show gives real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. With mentoring by Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes must endure a highly accelerated modeling boot camp and face weekly tests to determine who will make the cut as they vie for a professional modeling contract. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Daniel Soiseth (“Hell’s Kitchen”). The reality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions.

9:00-10:00 P.M. “GOSSIP GIRL” (New Drama)

The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan’s Upper East Side first learn that Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives ?? from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl’s identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her text messages for the latest scoop. Serena’s closest friend, Blair (Leighton Meester, “Surface”), is just as surprised as everyone else to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan. The tension between Blair and Serena isn’t lost on Gossip Girl, who is determined to uncover and fuel any and all scandals. Does it involve Serena’s brother Eric (Connor Paolo, “One Life to Live”), Blair’s boyfriend Nate (Chace Crawford, “The Covenant”) or Nate’s buddy Chuck (Ed Westwick, “Children of Men”)? Maybe it has something to do with Dan (Penn Badgley, “John Tucker Must Die”) and his sister Jenny (Taylor Momsen, “Spy Kids 2,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”), whose middle-class background keeps them on the fringes of this exclusive clique. Even the parents ?? from Serena’s mother Lily (Kelly Rutherford, “Melrose Place”), a former ballerina/rock-groupie, to Nate’s high-powered father Howie “The Captain” Archibald (Sam Robards, “The West Wing”), to Dan and Jenny’s dad Rufus (Matthew Settle, “Brothers and Sisters”), a former rocker turned art gallery owner ?? are aware that their sons and daughters are constantly checking their Sidekicks to read Gossip Girl’s latest sightings and overheard tidbits. Overriding all the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world, the central mystery remains — Who Is Gossip Girl? Based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, GOSSIP GIRL is from Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Television Inc. with executive producers Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.”) & Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”). Mark Piznarski (“Veronica Mars,” “Friday Night Lights”) directed the pilot.

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. “SMALLVILLE”

Returning for its seventh season, this new interpretation of the enduring Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an exciting action series. Fourteen years ago, a meteor shower burst from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, Kansas. From the ashes of tragedy, emerged Clark Kent. Struggling to come to grips with his emerging superpowers, while battling the strange events that have plagued this idyllic Midwest hamlet since the meteor shower, Clark slowly learns to embrace his destiny. SMALLVILLE chronicles Clark’s journey toward becoming the Man of Steel and his relationships with girl-next-door Lana Lang, future love Lois Lane and soon-to-be arch-nemesis Lex Luthor. The series stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, John Glover as Lionel Luther and Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen. Reinterpreting the Superman mythology from its roots, SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Spiderman 2”), based on the DC Comics characters. Gough and Millar serve as executive producers, along with Ken Horton, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson and Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster.

9:00-10:00 P.M. “SUPERNATURAL”

Returning for its third season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. Together, Sam and Dan journey into the dark world of the unexplained to find and destroy the demon that killed their mother. Crisscrossing the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, the Winchester brothers encounter creatures that most people believe only exist in folklore, superstition and nightmares. Following the clues in their father’s journal, Dean and Sam take on his crusade to hunt down the evil that preys upon the innocent in the darkest corners of America. The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Eric Kripke (“Boogeyman”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”) and Kim Manners (“The X-Files”).

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 P.M. “FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN!”

The internationally popular, totally outrageous FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN! delivers all-new, action-packed shows and specials 52-weeks a year. As the number one show on Friday night for young men, this unique, bigger-than-life two-hour saga continues to ratchet up the drama and intensify the classic rivalries between some of the WWE’s biggest Superstars as they put on an astonishing display of high-flying, hard-hitting athleticism. The executive producer is Kevin Dunn. Taped before frenzied crowds all over the United States, the series is a production of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 P.M. “CW NOW” (New Reality Series)

CW NOW blends news and entertainment to create the ultimate source for everything that’s hip, hot and happening right now in the world of young adults. With a team of experts focusing on the topics and trends that appeal specifically to The CW generation, this new series will feature informative and entertaining reports on the hottest fashions, the coolest music, the must-see movies and the must-have gadgets and technology. CW NOW will be everywhere young adults are: from cyberspace profiling the best of the web, to hitting the streets and getting inside the most popular hotspots. With young adults’ insatiable appetite for all things celebrity, each episode will report on the latest news and gossip from inside the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Moving at a rapid-fire pace and utilizing eye-catching graphics and visuals, CW NOW fits perfectly with the on-demand lifestyle of adults 18-34. CW NOW is a co-production of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Television with executive producers Lisa Gregorisch (“Extra”) and Mike Miller (“Extra”).

7:30-8:00 P.M. “ONLINE NATION” (New Reality Series)

Young adults have taken their quest for fame into their own hands as the amount of user-generated entertainment continues to explode across the internet. Now The CW is giving them a nationally televised stage to show off what they’ve got. ONLINE NATION scours the nearly infinite number of websites, blogs and user-generated materials on the internet to find the best, the hottest, the unique and sometimes, the flat-out bizarre, and presents it on The CW audience’s other favorite screen: the TV screen. This fun, irreverent weekly series features everything and anything that has captured the attention of the online world, from the most popular sites to the addictive viral videos being shared by millions, to insights from the digital tastemakers. Born of the internet and tailored specifically for this generation, this series also features an innovative interactive element as viewers will be able to see what others are saying and communicate with them live on the air. The CW is turning mouse potatoes into couch potatoes by putting all the greatest internet clips in one ready-to-use package. ONLINE NATION is from Room 403 Productions with executive producers David Hurwitz (“Fear Factor”) and Paul Cockerill (“Trigger Happy TV,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”).

8:00-9:00 P.M. “LIFE IS WILD” (New Drama)

Katie Clarke (Leah Pipes, “Clubhouse”) may never forgive her veterinarian father, Danny (Brett Cullen, “Ghost Rider,” “Friday Night Lights”), for dragging their entire blended family out of New York City to spend a year living in a broken-down lodge called The Blue Antelope in a game reserve deep inside South Africa. Everyone in the family, including Katie’s 11-year-old brother Chase (K’sun Ray, “Smith”), Danny’s second wife Jo (Judith Hoag, “Armageddon”), her rebellious teenage son Jesse (Andrew St. John, “General Hospital”) and 7-year-old daughter, Mia (Mary Matilyn Mouser, “Eloise”), is sure Danny has lost his mind. But Danny’s reasons go beyond his desire to keep his troubled family together while making a difference in the lives of the people and animals of South Africa: his deceased first wife Claire grew up at The Blue Antelope and it’s still home to her reclusive father Art (David Butler). After just a few days in South Africa, the family has already encountered an injured lioness, a lost cub, and a gentle giraffe. They’ve also met a few locals, including a handsome young Brit, Oliver Banks (newcomer Calvin Goldspink) and his twin sister Emily (newcomer Tiffany Mulheron), whose father Colin Banks (Jeremy Sheffield), runs a safari business for wealthy tourists, and Tumelo (newcomer Atandwa Kani), a teen who dreams of becoming a veterinarian. While they are definitely outsiders, Katie and the rest of the family are nevertheless beginning to love the breathtaking vistas of the bush country and the vibrant culture enveloping them. A year in this strange but beautiful place might not be so bad after all. LIFE IS WILD is a production of CBS Paramount Network Television Inc., Warner Bros. Television and Company Pictures, an All 3 Media Company, with executive producers Michael Rauch (“Love Monkey,” “Beautiful People”), Charlie Pattinson (“Wild at Heart,” “Shameless”) and George Faber (“Wild at Heart,” “Skins”). Bryan Gordon (“The Office,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) directed the pilot.

9:00-10:00 P.M. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Encore Presentation)

Returning with its ninth cycle, the runaway runway hit series features supermodel Tyra Banks. The show gives real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. With mentoring by Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes must endure a highly accelerated modeling boot camp and face weekly tests to determine who will make the cut as they vie for a professional modeling contract. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Daniel Soiseth (“Hell’s Kitchen”). The reality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions.

MIDSEASON

“ONE TREE HILL”

Returning for its fifth season to the town of Tree Hill, this drama revolves around the lives of two young men, Lucas and Nathan, who have little in common aside from their love for hoops and the fact that they share the same father. The star of the high school basketball team, Nathan hails from a wealthy family, while his half-brother Lucas is the only child of a single mom. The inhabitants of Tree Hill have witnessed Lucas’ metamorphosis from loner to high school basketball star, Nathan and Haley’s troubled marriage, and Peyton and Brooke’s tumultuous friendship. While the teenagers struggle to find their places in the world, the adults in Tree Hill continue to deal with the residue of decisions they made years ago. The series stars Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James, Paul Johansson as Dan Scott, Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Barbara Alyn Woods as Deb Scott, Barry Corbin as Whitey Durham and Moira Kelly as Karen Roe. ONE TREE HILL is from executive producer and show creator Mark Schwahn (“Coach Carter”), executive producers Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola (“Smallville”) and Greg Prange for Tollin/Robbins Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

“CROWNED: THE MOTHER OF ALL PAGEANTS” (New Reality Series)

Judges Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”), former Miss U.S.A. Shanna Moakler (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Meet the Barkers”), and television personality Cynthia Garrett referee an eight-episode competition that dares to pit mother/daughter teams against each other in a no-holds-barred beauty pageant. CROWNED: THE MOTHER OF ALL PAGEANTS explores one of the most emotional and volatile relationships as mothers and daughters from all walks of life must compete together ?? and against other mother/daughter teams ?? in order to win. Faced with challenges that focus on preparing them for the pageant show finale, the women will have to brand a ‘style’ for their mother/daughter team via clothing and swimwear, create ways of expressing a point of view about issues in the world, and practice for the big pageant dance number. Not only do good looks, talent and a penchant for world peace have to run in the family, each team must also have patience, teamwork and a healthy sense of humor. In the end, one mother/daughter team will be “crowned” the winner and will receive a valuable prize package, including a $100,000 cash award, and, of course, a fabulous pair of tiaras. CROWNED: THE MOTHER OF ALL PAGEANTS is a production of Fox Television Studios, with creator/executive producer Laurie Girion (“Cheerleader Nation,” “Last Comic Standing 2”).

“FARMER WANTS A WIFE” (New Reality Series)

The CW cultivates romance a là “Green Acres” with FARMER WANTS A WIFE, a comedic reality series designed to help one farm boy find the city girl of his dreams. Based on the hit British format, this first U.S. version will find a charming, hard-working farmer who is happy with his life but lacking romance and wondering if he might find happiness with a woman from the city. The show’s producers will search the nation’s cities to select a group of 10 women who have had it with bad dates in the big city and are open to making a big change. The group will consist of women looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and wondering if a country man with country values might offer a more attractive lifestyle. FARMER WANTS A WIFE will bring these city women to the country farmer. The ladies will have to impress him with their heart and their newfound “love” of the country life, or they’ll be sent back to the city. Are these city girls ready for the realities of life and work on a farm ?? driving a tractor, taking care of very large farm animals and attending bingo night? Through a series of challenges, group activities, shocking eliminations and cozy dates, 10 fast-lane women will see how they match up with a back-roads guy on the path to true love. FARMER WANTS A WIFE is from Fremantle Media North American (FMNA) and Super Delicious LLC with executive producers Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper, and Joanna Vernetti.

Update #1: Added breakdown of what’s been renewed, what’s new and what show’s are currently in limbo. Some shows on the fate undetermined list are presumed dead, but haven’t officially been canceled yet. Those are marked with (C-Canceled). There may also be some shows on the list presumed safe, those are marked with (S-Safe).

Update #2: Finally a little news on The CW. First the cancellations; Moved All of Us from the To Be Determined list to the Canceled list. Now for the renewals; Moved America’s Next Top Model, The Game, Girlfriends, One Tree Hill, Smallville and Supernatural from the To Be Determined list to the Renewed for 2007/2008 list. And lastly, the pickups for the new season; Gossip Girl, Life is Wild and Reaper have been added to the Drama pickups list. And CW Now (Entertainment Magazine type show) and Online Nation (can be compared to an updated look at America’s Funniest Home Videos) were added to the Alternative list under pickups for the Fall 2007/2008 season. Source: Variety

Update #3: Added Aliens in America to the Comedy pickups list. Source: Hollywood Reporter So still no word on the fate of Veronica Mars. Will this be a case of no news is good news? We’ll find out soon enough.

Update #4: Added a (C) to the end of Veronica Mars on the To Be Determined list. Reports are coming out that the series will end this year, but still no 100% confirmation. Variety reports in sub-headline: News looks grim for ‘Veronica Mars’, further adding: “it’s looking like the sun is going down on ‘Veronica Mars.'”. Hollywood Reporter on the other hand is reporting flat out that it has been canceled: …”drama ‘Veronica Mars’ won’t be coming back.”

Update #5: Took the (C) back off of Veronica Mars but the show remains on the To Be Determined list. News broke this morning that the fate of the series may not be known until June 15 (contractually, this is the latest time the net has to reach a decision). The following was posted on via Michael Ausiello of TVGuide: “…the extra time would allow Rob Thomas to produce an actual script for Veronica in the FBI. That’s one scenario.” He adds: “The other scenario is that the show is dead.” He also reports regardless of the current situation, the show isn’t on the schedule which will be presented to advertisers today. Source: TVGuide

Update #6: Moved Beauty and the Geek and WWE Smackdown off the To Be Determined list and onto the Renewed for 2007/2008 list. Added a mid-season note to One Tree Hill. Reports are indicating the show will be held until the mid-season. We’ll know for certain tomorrow. Don’t worry though, it’ll still be getting a full 22 episode order. On the Veronica Mars front, Rob Thomas (show-runner) told EOnline.com’s Kristin Veitch the following: “We could still be a midseason replacement. We’ve known for a couple of weeks that they were thinking of us in terms of midseason. We don’t know when we’ll hear something definite.”.

Update #7: Moved Pussycat Dolls Present from the To Be Determined list to the Renewed for 2007/2008 list and added a note next to it for midseason. Added Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants and Farmer Wants a Wife to the Unscripted pickups. Both shows will premiere at midseason.

Update #8: Added the official press release and 2007/2008 schedule from The CW’s upfronts presentation.

Update #9: Well, it’s now official. Veronica Mars has been canceled. Moved Veronica Mars from the To Be Determined list to the Canceled list. Read here and here for details.

Update #10: Added a link below the new show pickups which will direct you to The CW’s 2007/2008 preview site where you can view clips and learn more about the upcoming shows and the new season.

Update #11: Added Eight Days a Week to Comedy pickups. The show was given a 12-episode pickup and will be used as a mid-season replacement. Also, though it is almost 100% canceled, Veronica Mars is still officially not canceled. It really appears that The CW will wait until June 15 to officially cancel it. So I’m just going to wait until then. Because of that, I moved the show off the canceled list and onto the To Be Determined list, while adding a (C) to the end of it, signifying its likely cancellation. One last note, added Hidden Palms to the To Be Determined list and also added a (C) to the end of it. Given its extremely low series premiere ratings (1.60 million viewers), the show has no chance at returning.

Update #12: Moved Veronica Mars off the To Be Determined list and to the Canceled list.

Update #13: Added clickable links for all the new series that have viewable clips, pictures and/or information through The CW site.

Update #14: Removed Hidden Palms from the To Be Determined list and moved it to the Canceled list.

This post will be continually updated with new shows and schedules when announcements are made. For quick rundowns of the new series, follow this link to be directed to Variety’s Pilot Watch 2007 page for The CW.

  • Selly – Chicago

    It would be stupid for the network to cancel Girlfriends and The Game.. these are the only show that appeals to African Americans females esp. my age 21-25. I hope these shows don’t get cancelled.

  • Selly – Chicago

    It would be stupid for the network to cancel Girlfriends and The Game.. these are the only show that appeals to African Americans females esp. my age 21-25. I hope these shows don’t get cancelled.

  • They seem safe, specifically because of that reason. Girlfriends will likely get a renewal for a “final” season run.

    The Game has shown better performance towards the end of the season in terms of retention from its lead-in. All of Us is probably not coming back.

    To be honest though, none of The CW’s comedies have fared well this season. Scheduling them on Sunday and then shuffling them to Monday really hurt their ratings.

  • They seem safe, specifically because of that reason. Girlfriends will likely get a renewal for a “final” season run.

    The Game has shown better performance towards the end of the season in terms of retention from its lead-in. All of Us is probably not coming back.

    To be honest though, none of The CW’s comedies have fared well this season. Scheduling them on Sunday and then shuffling them to Monday really hurt their ratings.

  • Shane

    Hardly recognize this network any more, after just one year. Everything that built The WB is dead. I’ve slowly been moving away from it, and it appears that will happen even more during the coming year.

  • Shane

    Hardly recognize this network any more, after just one year. Everything that built The WB is dead. I’ve slowly been moving away from it, and it appears that will happen even more during the coming year.

  • Cheryl Blake

    I really liked “All of Us.” Why is it not coming back. And the single parent/trying to blend family is such a realistic depiction. Is it too late for the CW to reconsider. “All of Us” and “Chris” were the only two shows I watched on CW. Now one of those shows is gone?

  • Cheryl Blake

    I really liked “All of Us.” Why is it not coming back. And the single parent/trying to blend family is such a realistic depiction. Is it too late for the CW to reconsider. “All of Us” and “Chris” were the only two shows I watched on CW. Now one of those shows is gone?

  • The Game has become my favorite new comedy on tv. Since the King of Queens is over, The Game is now my favorite comedy series. And the CW has become my favorite network. So glad that Supernatural has been renewed also.

  • The Game has become my favorite new comedy on tv. Since the King of Queens is over, The Game is now my favorite comedy series. And the CW has become my favorite network. So glad that Supernatural has been renewed also.

  • Laura

    I really hope Veronica Mars will get renewed. I mean, it’s a quality show.

  • Laura

    I really hope Veronica Mars will get renewed. I mean, it’s a quality show.

  • One Tree Hill had to be renewed it’s by far the best show on The CW I hopw it doesn’t start mid-season and gets a full 22 episodes season.

  • One Tree Hill had to be renewed it’s by far the best show on The CW I hopw it doesn’t start mid-season and gets a full 22 episodes season.

  • tammy

    Why does One Tree Hill have to be a mid-season replacement?This show is going into it’s 5th season it has a great fan base.We already had to wait for most of season for due to the way the cw ran the pussy cat dolls.Which still for the life of me I don’t understand why the did it that way.Why not chose one of the other show to be a mid-season replacement and allow One Tree Hill to run the whole season and give the fans/viewers what they want for once

  • tammy

    Why does One Tree Hill have to be a mid-season replacement?This show is going into it’s 5th season it has a great fan base.We already had to wait for most of season for due to the way the cw ran the pussy cat dolls.Which still for the life of me I don’t understand why the did it that way.Why not chose one of the other show to be a mid-season replacement and allow One Tree Hill to run the whole season and give the fans/viewers what they want for once

  • The network said the show will be dramatically retooled and set four years into the future, when the characters have already graduated from College. The CW will be posting diaries of the characters on the website during the fall to keep viewers in tune to what has happened to the characters during their missing years.

  • The network said the show will be dramatically retooled and set four years into the future, when the characters have already graduated from College. The CW will be posting diaries of the characters on the website during the fall to keep viewers in tune to what has happened to the characters during their missing years.

  • Nicole

    The CW is going to the crapper. They Cancelled all of the best shows: Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Reba, and now Veronica Mars??? And They are starting One Tree Hill mid-season??? They are starting out the fall season with shows we’ve never even heard of. CW has already lost a huge fan base. The choices this Dawn lady is making is going to result in her unemployement. I don’t know anyone who is a fan and happy about this line up.

  • Nicole

    The CW is going to the crapper. They Cancelled all of the best shows: Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Reba, and now Veronica Mars??? And They are starting One Tree Hill mid-season??? They are starting out the fall season with shows we’ve never even heard of. CW has already lost a huge fan base. The choices this Dawn lady is making is going to result in her unemployement. I don’t know anyone who is a fan and happy about this line up.

  • The unfortunate thing with The CW (from the very beginning) was since the network was made up of a small fraction of the television public, many of those viewers had a strong connection to their shows.

    That’s why they can’t afford to so lightly cast away their series when they cancel them. They have to be more gentle, and prepare the audience for the cancellation. Outright cancellations of Everwood, Reba and Veronica Mars do nothing but anger their already small network viewership base.

  • The unfortunate thing with The CW (from the very beginning) was since the network was made up of a small fraction of the television public, many of those viewers had a strong connection to their shows.

    That’s why they can’t afford to so lightly cast away their series when they cancel them. They have to be more gentle, and prepare the audience for the cancellation. Outright cancellations of Everwood, Reba and Veronica Mars do nothing but anger their already small network viewership base.

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  • jordan

    veronica mars is not goignt ot be on any more!! wtf!! i just really started getting into it! all these new shows are goign to suck if i cant get my weekly dose of veronica :(:(

  • jordan

    veronica mars is not goignt ot be on any more!! wtf!! i just really started getting into it! all these new shows are goign to suck if i cant get my weekly dose of veronica :(:(

  • MEAGAN

    DON’T CANNCEL VERONICA MARS I LOVE THAT SHOW AND NEED IT TO STAY ON PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT PLEASE BRING IT BACK :( :(

  • MEAGAN

    DON’T CANNCEL VERONICA MARS I LOVE THAT SHOW AND NEED IT TO STAY ON PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT PLEASE BRING IT BACK :( :(

  • Shane

    CW sure loves to screw with people’s minds. No different than when they were The WB and used to refuse to renew anything until the last possible minute and even then did so for one year only.

  • Shane

    CW sure loves to screw with people’s minds. No different than when they were The WB and used to refuse to renew anything until the last possible minute and even then did so for one year only.

  • Sarah Montione

    Very disappointed Reba has been cancelled. It is the only show I watched on your network and now have no reason to tune in anymore. You may want to reconsider renewing some of these shows especially since, after perusing through some of the comments left by other people, shows like Reba, Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls will be really missed.

  • Sarah Montione

    Very disappointed Reba has been cancelled. It is the only show I watched on your network and now have no reason to tune in anymore. You may want to reconsider renewing some of these shows especially since, after perusing through some of the comments left by other people, shows like Reba, Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls will be really missed.

  • Dawn

    You just continue to cancel all the good shows and right now your network only has one show worth watching and that’s “Everybody Hates Chris”. All the rest of your shows suck!

  • Dawn

    You just continue to cancel all the good shows and right now your network only has one show worth watching and that’s “Everybody Hates Chris”. All the rest of your shows suck!

  • Erica

    I hope ANTM will have a cycle 11 and 12!!!

  • Erica

    I hope ANTM will have a cycle 11 and 12!!!

  • Derek

    well i can just say i really aint amused by The CW they cancelled Reba which was a pretty good show and they cancelled 7th Heaven however i have to give CW/WB credit for this 1 it ran longer than i would have expected and they add all these new shows and out of all the new shows i’ve seen previews on only 1 looks like it’s worth watching Reaper… as far as shows they haven’t cancelled only 3 of them shows is worth watching Smallville, Supernatural, and One Tree Hill the rest pretty much sucks in my opinion ESPECIALLY Beauty & The Geek and Americas Next Top Model i mean WHO cares who’s a model whos a beauty and who’s a geek???? i sure don’t i say if you want to model send ur pics to a modeling agent and get it over with and stop waisting my time with crap on tv especially WHILE the shows i DO like are on Smallville, One Tree Hill them lame shows take have taken over One Tree Hill for the past few weeks now i’d rather see the re-runs of OTH instead of that crap not to mention next year there gonna cancel Smallville too… and knowing them they’ll cancel OTH and Supernatural as well and put on more crap shows doesn’t matter tho once they cancel Smallville i won’t be watching CW anymore

  • Derek

    well i can just say i really aint amused by The CW they cancelled Reba which was a pretty good show and they cancelled 7th Heaven however i have to give CW/WB credit for this 1 it ran longer than i would have expected and they add all these new shows and out of all the new shows i’ve seen previews on only 1 looks like it’s worth watching Reaper… as far as shows they haven’t cancelled only 3 of them shows is worth watching Smallville, Supernatural, and One Tree Hill the rest pretty much sucks in my opinion ESPECIALLY Beauty & The Geek and Americas Next Top Model i mean WHO cares who’s a model whos a beauty and who’s a geek???? i sure don’t i say if you want to model send ur pics to a modeling agent and get it over with and stop waisting my time with crap on tv especially WHILE the shows i DO like are on Smallville, One Tree Hill them lame shows take have taken over One Tree Hill for the past few weeks now i’d rather see the re-runs of OTH instead of that crap not to mention next year there gonna cancel Smallville too… and knowing them they’ll cancel OTH and Supernatural as well and put on more crap shows doesn’t matter tho once they cancel Smallville i won’t be watching CW anymore