The CW's new Sunday lineup...complete with pooper scooper
To the programming monkeys over at The CW: Do you really believe that you are an honest-to-goodness competitor in the market right now? Because, if you were, then you would probably be doing something more than just relying on the teen angst shows that populate your weekday schedule.You would probably be trying again to get original programming up and running on the weekends, as well. Particularly on Sunday nights.
Sadly, you're not doing this. In fact, according to the most recent press release you sent out, you're pretty much caving in on Sundays. Instead of giving viewers some new shows to try out, or even reruns (or, as you say, encores) of your more popular programs, from 5-8 pm you're giving us first season episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game, second season episodes of The Drew Carey Show and first season episodes of Jericho. The only people I can see being even remotely happy about this schedule are Jericho fans.
To cap it all off, you're giving us heavily edited movies from your MGM catalog. You say in the press release that these movies will be "contemporary theatrical films". Oh, really! Let's take a look at the "contemporary" titles you're promoting: Teen Wolf, Spaceballs, Carrie, Mr. Mom, Three Amigos. The only "contemporary" titles I saw in the listing you gave were the 2001 tech thriller Anti-Trust and 2002's The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, which premieres this Sunday. You remember this movie, don't you? It stars the late Steve Irwin.
Come on, guys, time to give it all up. Farm out your most successful shows to the other networks, including cable, and just shutdown. Giving us the so-called "new" Sunday lineup is an insult to our viewing intelligence. We're a pretty smart bunch of television viewers. Either give us something new we can sink our teeth into or just close the doors on your way out.