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What's a better name than "The CW"?

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 24th 2006 5:10PM
The introduction of the CW networkWell, I guess we've all heard the big news today by now, right? The WB network and the UPN network are going to merge to become "The CW network", or "The CW" for short. Sounds like a decent idea to me: two half-networks that are limping along combine to create a more powerful network, capable of defeating the forces of evil while shooting lasers out of its hands (wait, I might be getting this new network confused with Voltron).

There's only one problem: the name. "The CW". I realize that the name is a combination of "CBS" and "Warner", and that naming it "The WC" is problematic; besides the fact that the name is a classy way to say "toilet", it's too close to "the WB" for comfort's sake.  But this name... it just doesn't work for me. It sounds like it's one letter short of being called "The Cow", or, as one commenter suggested, "The Country Western Network".

So can anyone think of a better name? Let me know in the comments.

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Jay

Someone earlier said The DuMont Network. How 'bout, DuMont 2: The Electric Bugaloo Skein?

May 09 2006 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

I think both networks had a great thing going..CW eww!

More like CW for "CBS Wannabe"

February 03 2006 at 3:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CS

W'UP or W'UP FOX

What possibilities this could provide for promotional advertisements!

January 27 2006 at 3:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

How about ACE?

It can stand for America's Consolidated Entertainment, but be pronounced as the word "ace." It incorporates the idea of the consolidation of the two networks, is the typical three letter format (but since it will be pronounced as a word--like Fox--it will be a slight twist on the norm), and it's a name that works well as a brand--particularly if they intend to target young and urban audiences.

January 25 2006 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve H

STA (Scr*w The Affiliates). I can't imagine what the respective WB and UPN stations are going through in some markets. Somebody's going to have a lot of programming time to fill, and they probably don't even know their status, or even when they will know it. That would be scary.

January 25 2006 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

The Non Ben Dummett, Ben Dummett Approved Tele-Visual Network, and All-Nite Grille.

January 25 2006 at 5:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris McCaw-Sinclair

"Cloy" because the idea of this network being successful is a Cloying feat. :-p~@

January 25 2006 at 12:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kwago

How about UBWN? Rolls off the tongue at least. Equal number of letters from the old names, just like their share division.

January 24 2006 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kel

5PN, for 5th Place Network.

January 24 2006 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rich Keller

CUB -- CBS, UPN, and WB.

Or, in honor of that late, lamented Ken Ober game show on USA a few years ago -- Smush.

January 24 2006 at 10:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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