CW Cancels Sunday Slate, Fills Gap with Jericho Repeats
Valentine fans may now suffer broken hearts, but fighters for Jericho can rejoice in reruns.
The CW is saying good-bye to its Sunday-night buy-time deal with Media Rights Capital, and welcoming back Jericho to help fill the sudden void.
One source says that the CW nixed the agreement after MRC fell behind on payments, while another insider denies the allegation, Variety reports. A spokesman for MRC said that the two companies may bring back the programming block at a later point, once the content, financials and timing are worked out.
That the block got the chop already isn't surprising in light of ratings. The MRC slot, which included newbies Valentine and Easy Money, saw on average 1.04 million viewers weekly — a 42 percent drop from the same time last year. The two shows were put on hiatus in October, with plans for In Harm's Way and 4Real unclear.
Along with Jericho, the CW plans to plug in series such as Season 1 eps of Everybody Hates Chris, The Drew Carey Show and weekly movies from MGM. The new block will begin November 30.
Do you think the CW will regain some Sunday night stability? Should they start fresh with a new round of shows — or keep the reruns going?