The CW announced its full fall schedule today at the upfront presentation in New York, and it looks a lot like The WB and UPN schedules. One of the surprises the network had in store--previously canceled sitcom Reba has been given a new lease on life.
The network ordered 13 new episodes of the down-home sitcom featuring the sensible mothering techniques of country singer Reba McEntire. Earlier this season, CW execs had indicated the show would not be renewed for another go around.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the move to save the show may have been due to contractual obligations. The penalty for early cancellation of the show is said to be $20 million, since The CW would have to compensate series producer 20th Century Fox for lost revenue.
Last week, the network also revived another show slated for cancellation, the family drama 7th Heaven. Fan favorites Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill also made the leap, while Everwood didn't. Also MIA: the Aquaman pilot, tentatively titled Mercy Reef.
On the back burner for midseason is Hidden Palms, the suggestively titled story about a 15-year-old boy who spends a lot of time in his bedroom. The drama series is from Kevin Williamson, creator of Dawson's Creek and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The full CW fall schedule is as follows:
THE CW's 2006-2007 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE
7:00-7:30 p.m. Everybody Hates Chris
7:30-8:00 p.m. All of Us
8:00-8:30 p.m. Girlfriends
8:30-9:00 p.m. The Game (New Series)
9:00-10:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model (Encore Presentation)
8:00-9:00 p.m. 7th Heaven
9:00-10:00 p.m. Runaway (New Series)
8:00-9:00 p.m. Gilmore Girls
9:00-10:00 p.m. Veronica Mars
8:00-9:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model
9:00-10:00 p.m. One Tree Hill
8:00-9:00 p.m. Smallville
9:00-10:00 p.m. Supernatural
8:00-10:00 p.m. Friday Night Smackdown!