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By popular demand, a forum devoted to Mr. Philo T. Farnsworth's remarkable invention.
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New TV network: WB + UPN = The CW
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: January 24, 2006 - 10:39 AM PST
Last Reply: June 23, 2006 - 3:36 PM PDT

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author topic: New TV network: WB + UPN = The CW
Cinenaut
post #1  on January 24, 2006 - 10:39 AM PST  
Wow, big news in TV land:

CBS, Warner to form new network, close UPN, WB

CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Brothers on Tuesday said they will close their respective UPN and WB television networks and jointly launch a new network in fall 2006.

I wonder what will happen to redundant affiliates?
kohnfused1
post #2  on January 24, 2006 - 11:48 AM PST  
> On January 24, 2006 - 10:39 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> I wonder what will happen to redundant affiliates?
> ---------------------------------

It's already happening. At least here in the Bay Area. There are a lot of shows that you would normally see on CBS, but the reruns are airing on UPN (sometimes vice-versa), which actually makes sense, since they're one in the same. However, I noticed UPN showing WB shows, and even ABC shows as well. Once in a while, I'd have to check the channel to make sure I'm on the right channel.
dpowers
post #3  on January 24, 2006 - 11:48 AM PST  
omigod

that new name, it's so, so, so

FLY

Cinenaut
post #4  on January 24, 2006 - 12:11 PM PST  
Ha! It sounds like the Country Western network to me.

It's better than WBS, I suppose.

If geeks were in charge, it could be the BuffyTrek" network.

underdog
post #5  on January 24, 2006 - 1:01 PM PST  
> On January 24, 2006 - 12:11 PM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Ha! It sounds like the Country Western network to me.
>
> It's better than WBS, I suppose.
>
> If geeks were in charge, it could be the BuffyTrek" network.
>
>
> ---------------------------------


It sounds like a cereal company.

"We'll be right back to the Grape Nuts Flakes Variety Hour, right after this add from Banana Nut Crunch."

kohnfused1
post #6  on January 24, 2006 - 1:53 PM PST  
Crap Worship

Cable Wannabe...

Channel What?
Cinenaut
post #7  on January 24, 2006 - 2:17 PM PST  
The Callow Whelp network is aimed at the valuable 18-34 demographic.
kohnfused1
post #8  on January 24, 2006 - 2:55 PM PST  
> On January 24, 2006 - 2:17 PM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The Callow Whelp network is aimed at the valuable 18-34 demographic.
> ---------------------------------

You mean the, Cheese Whiz, demo?
dpowers
post #9  on January 24, 2006 - 2:58 PM PST  
nope everybody is wrong.

Conventionial Wisdom. it'll be like an educational channel, except all the information just comes from interviews with people on the street, which they turn into documentaries to help get the truth out there.

"look everybody knows that you can walk through a wall of fire completely safely if you're wearing flame retardant PJs. what i'm saying is, that means you can breathe smoke from a cigarette without getting cancer. it just makes sense."

up next: the season opener of american know-it-all. thousands knew diddly. who's got the inside science chops to be the next host of true alien encounters?
kohnfused1
post #10  on January 24, 2006 - 4:31 PM PST  
> On January 24, 2006 - 2:58 PM PST dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> nope everybody is wrong.
>
> Conventionial Wisdom. it'll be like an educational channel, except all the information just comes from interviews with people on the street, which they turn into documentaries to help get the truth out there.

> ---------------------------------

LOL!

Wasn't that a show, called "Street Smarts"?
dpowers
post #11  on January 25, 2006 - 8:52 AM PST  
yeah yeah! see i'm talking about taking the street smarts people off the street and putting them in charge of fact-checking and clearance for every show. it'll be so fresh. people won't know what hit them, where - and then they'll be like, i'm gonna blow up my car because i can! it'll be incredibly empowering
Battie
post #12  on June 19, 2006 - 8:29 AM PDT  
I haven't seen this happen yet. But it won't surprise me...I mean, the WB and UPN pretty much go for the young, ignorant and mildly retarded audience.

What's my excuse for watching? Uhhh...The young part! Wait. Lapse in judgement, sorry. Has nothing to do with youth, and everything to do with being American.

Certifiably Witless
Cinenaut
post #13  on June 19, 2006 - 8:47 AM PDT  
It's supposed to happen this fall.

Some of the old UPN stations will air Fox's new "My Network TV," which is going to show English-language telenovelas starting Sept. 5.

SF Chronicle story:
Will My Network TV Become Your Network?


Which network name is worse? "My Network TV" or "The CW?"
kohnfused1
post #14  on June 19, 2006 - 1:53 PM PDT  
> On June 19, 2006 - 8:47 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It's supposed to happen this fall.
>
> Some of the old UPN stations will air Fox's new "My Network TV," which is going to show English-language telenovelas starting Sept. 5.

> ---------------------------------

So, essentially, they want a piece of Telemundo's action. That's how hard up they are for ratings. Pathetic.

Then again, if they aired some Japanese English-language(subbed) soaps, I'd definitely watch that.
Battie
post #15  on June 19, 2006 - 5:53 PM PDT  
> On June 19, 2006 - 8:47 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It's supposed to happen this fall.
>
> Some of the old UPN stations will air Fox's new "My Network TV," which is going to show English-language telenovelas starting Sept. 5.
>
> SF Chronicle story:
> Will My Network TV Become Your Network?
>
>
> Which network name is worse? "My Network TV" or "The CW?"
> ---------------------------------

My Network TV. I suppose they'll turn it into MNTV.
Battie
post #16  on June 19, 2006 - 5:58 PM PDT  
> On June 19, 2006 - 1:53 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So, essentially, they want a piece of Telemundo's action. That's how hard up they are for ratings. Pathetic.
>
> Then again, if they aired some Japanese English-language(subbed) soaps, I'd definitely watch that.
> ---------------------------------

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Weeeee! Now I can watch telenovelas and UNDERSTAND THEM! *snickering*

I am pathetic. I recognize this. But it doesn't stop me from admiring some very fine Spanish-speaking men. Yummy.
kohnfused1
post #17  on June 20, 2006 - 11:36 AM PDT  
> On June 19, 2006 - 5:58 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Weeeee! Now I can watch telenovelas and UNDERSTAND THEM! *snickering*
>
> I am pathetic. I recognize this. But it doesn't stop me from admiring some very fine Spanish-speaking men. Yummy.
> ---------------------------------

I'm waiting for the Brazilian telenovelas.
Battie
post #18  on June 21, 2006 - 1:11 AM PDT  
> On June 20, 2006 - 11:36 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm waiting for the Brazilian telenovelas.
> ---------------------------------

Nudity?
kohnfused1
post #19  on June 21, 2006 - 2:01 PM PDT  
> On June 21, 2006 - 1:11 AM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 20, 2006 - 11:36 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I'm waiting for the Brazilian telenovelas.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Nudity?
> ---------------------------------

Of course.

I think Telemundo showed a couple of telenovas, but cut out the said scenes. boooh!
artifex
post #20  on June 21, 2006 - 4:11 PM PDT  
> On June 19, 2006 - 5:58 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Weeeee! Now I can watch telenovelas and UNDERSTAND THEM! *snickering*

Me, too :) I won't watch American soap operas, but tell me it's from Mexico or further south, and I'm interested, just like I like most British comedy and drama, or even a lot of Canadian stuff. I hope it's the twist in perspective that makes it fascinating, and not just me being snooty to myself :)
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