The CW, the network formed by the merging of UPN and The WB, has kept fans of many shows on those respective networks in the dark as to the future of their favorite series. When the upfront presentations begin tomorrow in New York, the network is set to allay some fears and confirm others--but even before the upfronts kick off, the network has come clean on a few of its plans.
Fans of WB drama Everwood knew that chances were slim the show would make it to the new net. They were right. The Treat Williams series was pulled from the schedule in January, but was brought back in March to continued poor ratings. Even show creator Greg Berlanti admitted things were looking grim.
Last week, intrepid fans of UPN's Veronica Mars took to the skies in an effort to keep their cult favorite alive. Maybe it worked, because the CW renewed the teenage detective series and may pair it with Gilmore Girls.
Also making the CW leap is One Tree Hill, the teenage drama starring Chad Michael Murray.
On Friday, executives of the CW pulled a surprise out of their hats and announced a stay of execution for the retiring WB family drama 7th Heaven.
New shows premiering this fall include: The Game, a spin-off of UPN sitcom Girlfriends about football wives; Runaway, starring Donnie Wahlberg as a man wrongly convicted of murder; and Palm Springs, a drama about the titular city from Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
The network is also announcing the rest of the shows that made the leap from either UPN or The WB. From UPN comes Girlfriends, Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, and America's Next Top Model. The WB brings Smallville, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, and Beauty and the Geek.
Noticeably absent is news of the Aquaman pilot from the creators of Smallville, and the Nick Lachey comedy She Said, He Said. Maybe the network wants to leave some unanswered questions for fans to worry about.