Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The Fifth Network: The CW Network
The UPN and WB networks are going to merge into one new station called the CW Network this fall. Although it's being passed off as a merger, it sounds more like WB lost the war. The WB was underperforming. The UPN network head will run the new network and the WB's top executives will leave. I'm not sure what this means for the shows. I'm assuming Smallville will still continue, which is pretty much the only show I care about on either network. Going by the pattern of Fox, which promoted a lot of minority-themed shows when it first started, I'm guessing a lot of the minority-oriented shows will be dropped for the CW Network. I don't think the WB ever recovered from that stupid frog mascot.
Bonus: Turns out the WB officially killed off Michigan J. Frog at the beginning of the season.