The CW announced their Fall 2007 TV Schedule, which includes three new dramas, one comedy, two newsmagazine style shows and two unscripted shows. The three dramas, the comedies and the newsmagazines premiere in the fall. NBC put their schedule out on Monday, ABC went on Tuesday, CBS was yesterday and FOX also announced theirs today.
Update 8-21-2007: Check out the Ultimate Guide to the Fall 2007 TV Schedule.
The interesting thing about The CWâ€™s schedule is that they kept One Tree Hill and decided to fast forward the story to after college, but cancelled Veronica Mars, which wanted to do the same thing. I am not sure what it is about One Tree Hill, but it has outlasted Everwood and Veronica Mars, both of which were superior shows.
The CW seems to want to become the reality channel, as they have skewed their lineup in that direction. Beauty and the Geek, Americaâ€™s Next Top Model and The Pussycat Dolls are all returning with Farmer Wants a Wife and Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. Not to mention their two newsmagazine shows that will compete with 60 Minutes on CBS, Americaâ€™s Funniest Home Videos on ABC, Dateline NBC and King of the Hill and American Dad of FOX, after football, on Sunday nights.
So, what does the new The CW Fall 2007 Schedule look like?
Online Nation â€“ Newsmagazine style show that will play clips of the latest in online viral video.
CW Now â€“ Think Entertainment Tonight geared to a younger demographic. All about celebrity gossip and fashion and whatnot.
Life is Wild â€“ Americanized version of the British show Wild at Heart. In this case an American veterinarian takes moves his family to South Africa to live on a game preserve.
America’s Next Top Model â€“ Replay of the new Wednesday episode.
Everybody Hates Chris
Aliens in America â€“ The story of a young awkward boy trying to navigate high school. They have a foreign exchange student, who is a Pakistani Muslim come to live with them. The two boys while culturally different bond and might just make it through high school with the help of the other.
Beauty and the Geek
Reaper â€“ A 20-year-old guy has always wondered why his parents have let him just do about whatever he wants or not wants, then he finds out that they sold his soul to the devil as a baby and now the devil has come to collect on his 21st birthday. He must now serve as a bounty hunter for evil souls that escape hell.
America’s Next Top Model
Gossip Girl â€“ Based on the series of teen novels of the 1: A Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar">same name, it is the story of a group of students at an upscale private school in Manhattan. There is someone at the school that runs a blog called Gossip Girl and this is how many find out what is happening to the people around them. No one knows who runs the site. Executive produced by Josh Swartz, the creator of The O.C.
Friday Night Smackdown!
One Tree Hill wonâ€™t be back until midseason, which means January or later, but will run pretty much straight through with out any repeats or weeks off. It will jump ahead in the story to after college, which will allow all the actors to play much closer to their actual ages. At somepoint, The CW will be posting journals online that will tell what happened to these characters during college. They will also be able to go back and tell some of that via flashbacks as part of the show. Also returning in midseason is The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.
The The CW shows that wonâ€™t be returning are 7th Heaven, All of Us, Gilmore Girls, Reba, Runaway and Veronica Mars.
The show that sounds interesting to the TVaholic at this point is Reaper, but not really. I am a little out of their desired demographic, but it looks like I will be down to watching just Smallville on The CW.
What new The CW shows look good to you? What shows are you sad to see didnâ€™t make it? What do you think of The CWâ€™s Fall 2007 TV Schedule?