Girlfriends, CW Now say see ya

When the new fall season was born this past September, it didn't take too long to see television's first cancellation. That dubious honor went to Online Nation, a variety show that attempted to round up all the interesting Internet happenings and show them in a hip, cool way. The CW show fell flat on its face and was axed less than a month after its premiere.

It's only fitting that the first cancellation of the post-strike era goes to Online Nation's scheduling partner, CW Now. The entertainment-magazine-style show, which was initially paired with Online Nation on Sundays, will air its final two episodes over the next two Sundays, after which it will be replaced by America's Next Top Model reruns, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CW Now aired commercial free and relied on product placement from sponsors. Though the ratings never really took off, execs at the network are looking at the silver lining and considering the progressive advertising model a success.

"While you always wish the ratings were higher, we are proud of CW Now and how it improved every week from a creative standpoint," said CW COO John Maatta. "The program was a highly collaborative endeavor, and you can't put a price tag on what we learned from this project."

The post-strike era also marks the end of Girlfriends, the long-running CW comedy. The show was scheduled to end its run after this season anyway, but the strike-shortened season cut it even shorter because the CW is not asking for any more episodes.

"Although it's always difficult to say goodbye, I choose to focus my energy on the history that Girlfriends has made, the human stories that we told, the beautifully complex images that we projected, and the blessings 172 episodes bestowed on us, both personally and professionally," said Girlfriends creator Mara Brock Akil in a statement. "I am currently in talks with the studio and network on putting together a retrospective show which will honor and celebrate this landmark series, so please stay tuned."

Girlfriends premiered in 2000 and follows the lives of three African-American women. A moment of silence for both shows.

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PLEASE BRING GIRLFRIENDS BACK!!! I loved this show and miss it SO much! I mean, over a year after its off the air the Tracee still won a Image Award for her work on GIRLFRIENDS! Does anyone know what channel I can watch reruns on? It used to be on the BET channel, but they are not showing it anymore.

Thanks!
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This stinks the writers should not cancel this show it was a great show which I watched faithfully. There is so much more to write about like: williams baby, mia either adopting or having another baby, joan getting married, lynn making it big as a singer. This show should NOT be canceled
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i already don't look at tv that much and it miakes me mad when the few shows i do watch get kicked off the air. i hope mara can get up and running again..do your thang girl
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i agree the cw has gone downhill, they are axing all the good shows. i am going to miss girlfriends. i never watched cw now but i think it was wrongly placed anyways. the cw needs to mix up the line up a little better.
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I knew this would happen but it still sucks. I am gonna truly miss this show. Monday nights will not be the same... :(
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sucks for girlfriends... cw now had it coming.
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Girlfriends was one of my favs, for a lot of reasons, the actors, Mr. Grammer. I will buy the DVD's so sorry they didn't get to end the season with a correct finale. I think I will send a word to the CW/WB whomever they are this year and ask that they at least give the fans that much.
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I wondered that when "Online Nation" got cancelled. Could "CW Now"'s ratings really be any better? So there's closure to that wonder. Never saw "ON" or "CWN"...but I loved "Girlfriends", that's a real shame the season got shortened. It just wasn't the same without Jill-Marie Jones though, like when everyone left "That 70s Show". It just didn't feel right.
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Reaper, Supernatural and Smallville (barely) are the only shows CW has that interest me in the least, I wouldn't mind seeing more in this "catagory" if thats possible without them ripping one another off, perhaps an actual science fiction show on the CW would be interesting though if they played the Teen Drama angle too hard I can't imagine watching it
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I will miss Girlfriends!!! :-(
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Girlfriends is a wonderful show which I will miss :(
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CW can cancel anything but Supernatural!!!
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That sucks!
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I'll be missing Girlfriends.
Maybe Jill-Marie Jones will show up?
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i will miss girlfriends. but i still have smallville and supernatural. so am ok
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Well from what I read here, and from what I personally watch it seems like the only shows that the CW actually has viewers for are Smallville, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, and Reaper. Hmmm... Maybe they should just make those five shows have two hours every week, lol, since no one watches anything else anyway.



I miss the days of Buffy and Angel and Veronica Mars...



Too bad CW never picked up Aquaman, I'm sure that would have gone over well...



Here's hoping for a Green Arrow series.
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So long as they don't screw with Supernatural, Reaper, and (to a lesser extent) Smallville, they can cancel anything they want.
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I'm glad we won't see wrestling anymore, the other shows were just bad ideas, Online Nation??? Supernatural and One Tree Hill are the only good shows they got.
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This is a bad network anyway. There is nothing worth watching. Yet, they just decided not to pick up their second highest rated show (Smack Down)for another year this week! Last year they cancelled thier highest rated sitcom (Reba) last year! Is anyone really that curious why the whole network is in the red! That's right a broadcast network came out 50 million dollars behind what they spent this year!
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I really enjoyed Girl Friends. I only watch CW for 2 times a week, that was for watching Girlfriends and Everybody Hates Chris.
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"Although it's always difficult to say goodbye, I choose to focus my energy on the history that Girlfriends has made, the human stories that we told, the beautifully complex images that we projected, and the blessings..."



that's about the part where i coudl no longer read because of the uproarous bouts of laughter rumbling up from my belly....
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the only shows i watch on this channel are one tree hill supernatural and smallville
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I've been a fan of Girlfriends since the beginning, I'm going to miss it.
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No big loss.
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CW is going downhill since they became CW!
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I am so sad that Girlfriends has been axed. I only watched the CW beacuse of Girlfriends and Everbody Hates Chris. I guess there is no point in watchiing the CW now.
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CW shouldn't stop there they should keep axeing shows because most of them suck except Smallville, Supernatural and One Tree Hill everything else needs to be axed.
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That sucks!
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Girlfriends will be sorely missed.
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I'm gonna' miss the girls. =[
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