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CW Boss Dawn Ostroff to Step Down, 'Young Justice' Gets Premiere Date and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 22nd 2010 2:40PM
Dawn Ostroff, entertainment president of The CW, will step down at the end of the season.

Ostroff, the former head of UPN, has been with The CW since its inception and is the longest-running sitting broadcast president.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Ostroff will remain active with the network as her contract winds down in June. She'll oversee the midseason launch and order pilots for the fall 2011 season.

In other TV news ...

Damian Lewis has joined the cast of Showtime's 'Homeland.' The 'Life' veteran will play the male lead, Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who returns home after spending eight years as a prisoner of war in Baghdad. Claire Danes also stars as Carrie Anderson, a CIA agent who suspects Brody may be plotting an attack on America. [Deadline Hollywood]

Cartoon Network's 'Young Justice' will premiere on Jan. 7. The show about DC Comics sidekicks launched with a movie event in November. Look for new episodes to air Fridays at 7PM. [Kryptonsite]

Disney was denied its appeal of a $319 million 'Millionaire' verdict. A federal judge ruled that Disney/ABC and Buena Vista cheated producer Celador International out of millions of dollars by cutting sweetheart deals to bring 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' to America. [Hollywood Reporter]

'Bar Karma' will debut at Feb. 11 on Current TV. The show, created by The Sims mastermind Will Wright, follows a staff and customers of a bar in outer space. Viewers can send story ideas in and some will be included in the show. [Variety]

A TV station in North Carolina went off the air for an hour after a woman entered the studio lobby with a gun pointed at her head. Wendy Cosby Naidas was reportedly upset about her bleak financial situation. Her gun was unloaded. Naidas was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation. [Hollywood Reporter]

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lilkunta

GOOD RIDDANCE!
Dawn Ostroff cancelled all the AfrAm shows on WB.
I dont like her.

She is the reason crap shows like gossip girl are on the crappy white network.

GOOD BYE!

Perhaps now the CW will be diverse again.

December 31 2010 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard_Head

Good riddance Dawn! Its a shame your poor choices will affect the lineup until 2012.

December 22 2010 at 6:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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