CW kills outsourced Sunday experiment

Well, that certainly was… interesting. The CW's experiment with outsourcing a chunk of its primetime lineup has officially come to an end. In an unusual move, Media Rights Capital (charming name) bought Sunday nights from The CW and stocked it with its own independently produced programs this fall. Some (well, me) thought the idea was crazy and wouldn't work. Well, guess what?

The CW has killed off its deal with MRC, reports Broadcasting & Cable, finally putting this little tryout out of its misery. To say the move failed would be an understatement.

"Compared to this, our Sundays last season now look like Must-See TV," said one CW insider. Yeeeee-ouch.

The axing of the deal means that Valentine, Easy Money, 4Real, and In Harm's Way are all officially cancelled. Instead, The CW will air reruns of Jericho, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, and The Drew Carey Show, as well as MGM movies.

It wasn't hard to predict this would happen sooner than later… not sure why MRC and The CW didn't see it also.

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Damnit! I was really into 'Easy Money' and I got one of my friends interested and all of a sudden it's gone. What was CW expecting? They should give the shows a chance, run all 13 episodes and maybe the ratings will improve. The guy who plays Morgan and Laurie Metcalfe were real good on this show. Maybe they'll syndicate it and someone will play them all. Not too many good shows anymore on ANY network.
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thank gawd for putting easy money out of it's misery, that show was really poorly thought out.

now if CW would just fill the spots with new episodes of supernatural, bring back jericho & firefly and the world would be great again
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I really liked Valentine. It grows on you. I also find mythology fascinating. Valentine had potential. What I now find interesting is that the Cw is going to run repeats of Jericho. Why didn't the Cw when Jericho was canceled bring it to the Cw. The ratings that it would have got would have been 10 times higher then any show they have on there schedule.
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I wish they would find something better than reruns to fill their schedule. I actually was just starting to like both of these shows and wish I could see a bit more of them, but oh well!
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meh. If it's not good there is no reason to stay on the air. They would do much better if they would take Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies or Eli Stone from ABC.... But who cares about good shows, only important is to have watched show...
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meh my sundays consist of Homework, DH and Brothers & Sisters...no harm no foul...but a lot of wasted time for the network
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2 BAD! =(
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I could care less. I dont watch CW and on my Sundays I make sure not to miss the Simpsons (Fox) & Dexter (Shotime).
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Maybe some big figures for the re-runs could see them given another chance? Doubtful I know but I can dream.

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Maybe TV movies for Jericho. A show like that could survive in movies about every 2-4 years.
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Now that Sundays is open how about make it a CW "we did these shows wrong and we need to do right night" night with-

Veronica Mars: The Movie

Girlfriends-The Movie

Gilmore Girls: The Reunion Special

Finally air 8 Days A Week

Aquaman pilot

Or better yet just showcase all the WB/UPN comedies that aren't in syndication? Including-Nick Freno with a pre Ally Mcbeal-Portia DeRossi, Pre Allen Strange-Arjay Smith and pre SOul Food Malinda Williams.
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Maybe some big figures for the re-runs could see them given another chance? Doubtful I know but I can dream
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Hey, I'd watch Reaper on Sunday, as well as Beauty & The Geek (assuming that the latter isn't dead). To be fair, I would think that the Jericho reruns will do well.
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I agree with Ashs911.
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Now that's some good news.
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Reruns - yaay.
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Valentine and Easy Money were quite poor. I don't think they will be missed by many. I never saw 4Real or In harm's Way so can't comment. Moonlight would be my favourite to bring back.
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valentine sucked. easy money didn't got to see. nor will now.
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I was really curious to see "Surviving Suburbia", which looked like the one show with a chance. Poor Saget.
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The CW should bring back cancelled CBS shows because they already have a fanbase higher than what THE CW is used to so it really cannot hurt them to bring some cancelled shows back (Jericho, Moonlight, The Class etc. all come to my mind)
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Drew Carey Show FTW.
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and for this they passed on picking up Moonlight.
They got what they deserved
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Never even heard of any of the shows that are getting canceled. Nice to hear that Jericho is coming back.....if only in repeats.
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It seems extreme to cancel everything. Do reruns really do better?
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This sucks! I just got in to Valentine :(
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Cancelling an entire day; this network is going downhill.
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glad to hear about the Jericho reruns
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I'm disappointed that the CW could back out of their deal like that. Sunday was bought and paid for. Contrary to what the author thinks, I think it's an awesome idea, especially since the average person has better sense than programming VPs -really. In a test, average people were able to predict the success/failure of movie ideas better than studio honchos. What we need is... Open Source Sundays at the CW! We The People chip in, buy Sunday from the CW, and fill it with good programming. Independence from content gatekeepers has hit the music and radio industries (direct Internet distribution) and movies to some degree (YouTube) and politics (Obama). Now it should hit the TV airwaves!
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Valentine and Easy Money were actually pretty good. I picked them up on Itunes.
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how about the cw comes up with their own shows? i just don't get wha they are waiting for. They're going to need to do so eventually... the last time The CW had anything good on Sunday nights was when Charmed owned the night back in WB days.

Sunday nights should be spin off night or something...make some spin offs.
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For a second when I read this, I almost thought that Jericho was coming back -- with original programming. That would have been unbelievable. For the other CW cancellations, no big surprise.
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The Drew Carey Show? What does that say about the CW that they have to bring in a 12 yo sitcom to fill a hole in their schedule?
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