“By expanding to six nights, The CW is now able to give our fans even more of the series they’re so passionate about,” says The CW President Mark Pedowitz. “Broadcasting remains the foundation of our multi-platform approach to bringing our programming to viewers. Over the past seven years, The CW has added more than 80 hours of original scripted programming to its schedule – now that number can continue to climb, as we grow our broadcast lineup, and continue to add content on every platform.”
Apparently, The CW is a money-maker these days despite being perennially last among the major broadcast networks. Its deals with Netflix to stream past seasons of shows produced for the network has definitely helped. It’ll be interesting to see if the network renews with the streaming service when the current deals expire in a year and a half.
This actually isn’t the first time The CW is airing shows on Sunday nights. When the network launched in 2006, Sunday nights was actually a thing. In 2008, the night was scrapped and the airtime given to affiliated stations in 2009.
With the new night, here’s hoping the network experiments more and doesn’t just air more superhero fare. Personally, it’s an overload with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning. The only show I really watch on the network these days is Riverdale.
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