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MRC Unveils Sunday Fall Programming Block May 27, 2008 5:30 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 TV Season, Easy Money, In Harm's Way, Inc., MRC, Surviving Suburbia, Television, The CW, Valentine.

MRC (Media Rights Capital), the company responsible for programming The CW’s Sunday nights this fall, has unveiled their shows.  The programming begins at 6:30pm ET with the one-hour reality series Harm’s Way, followed by the sitcom Surviving Suburbia from 7:30-8pm, drama Valentine, Inc from 8-9pm and another drama Easy Money from 9-10pm.  MRC will also be programming the 5-6:30pm block, but they have not yet announced which show, or shows, will air in the time period.  The night of programming is scheduled to launch on September 14th.  Details of the four shows follows after the jump.

Via Variety:

  • In Harm’s Way (6:30-7:30pm) – an hourlong reality skein that airs at 6:30 p.m., will follow the stories of people who work for the benefit of society in dangerous jobs: avalanche hunters, subway tunnel diggers and hurricane chasers, for example.
  • Surviving Suburbia (7:30-8pm) – Half-hour comedy, which scored a 13-episode pickup, was originally written several years ago by Abbott, who then tucked the project away and forgot about it. Abbott’s “Reba” exec producer partners Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel alerted Samples to the comedy. (It’s unclear whether Schultheis and Hanel will be further involved). “It was just a bolt from the blue,” Abbott said. “In this marketplace, with no comedy going on, to get a call like that.”
  • Valentine, Inc. (8-9pm) – is based on a feature spec script that Murphy (who’s no longer with “Reaper”) is adapting for the smallscreen.
  • Easy Money (9-10pm) – about a family of loan sharks, centers on the matriarch who runs the biz and her middle son, who’s great at it but ambivalent about this predatory line of work.

MRC had originally planned to air another half-hour comedy in the 7pm hour–Book of Murphy–but it was deemed that the series was not quite ready for fall.  The show, however, will continue to be developed and could show up by midseason.  MRC is expected to pick up at least two more shows for their Sunday block later on.

Source: Variety


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