The CW will launch this fall and is the combination of The WB and UPN. This leaves us with five broadcast networks competing for our time each night. FOX also puts out their Fall 2006 TV lineup today. CBS announced yesterday and ABC and NBC were earlier in the week.
First off let me say that the official announcement of the return of Veronica Mars might just be the best news on the TV front this week. If you havenâ€™t been watching then you have been missing one of the best shows on TV. The show needs to pick up audience because the network has already announced they may cut it to 13 episodes if ratings falter. Hopefully this will not happen, as it looks like the only real competition is House on FOX.
Second, what happened to the Aquaman series that has been rumored for months? It looks more and more like Clark Kent will be the only comic hero to make it to the small screen and last.
Third, 7th Heaven is back for an eleventh season of Camden family drama. Canâ€™t believe this is going to return and Everwood was not picked up. As family drama goes it was the best on TV.
So, what does The CW Fall 2006 TV schedule look like?
Everybody Hates Chris â€“ New timeslot.
All of Us â€“ New timeslot.
Girlfriends â€“ New timeslot.
The Game â€“ New half hour comedy about the wives of professional athletes.
Americaâ€™s Next Top Model – Encore showing.
Runaway â€“ New drama about a dad falsely accused of murder on the run with his family trying to prove he is innocent.
Americaâ€™s Next Top Model â€“ A new installment of Beauty and the Geek will show up between ANTM cycles in this timeslot.
One Tree Hill â€“ New timeslot.
Friday Night Smackdown!
Notable absences from the new network are the aforementioned Everwood, comedies Living with Fran and Modern Men and dramedy Related.
Waiting in the mid season wings is The O.C.-ish drama from Kevin Williamson (Dawsonâ€™s Creek, the Scream movies) Hidden Palms and the comedy Reba.
There are only two new shows on The CW and the one that interests TVaholic is Runaway, a sort of The Fugitive but with a family in tow.
What sounds good to you? What shows do you wish would have made The CW Fall 2006 TV schedule?