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CW Announces Their 2008-09 Schedule. Who’s Been Cancelled?

Gossip GirlThe CW has announced their upcoming season and there aren’t too many surprises. Actually, the upcoming season will look quite similar to the current one.

Coming back next fall are America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, and Supernatural. Reaper will return midseason with 13 episodes.

The network’s new shows include the spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 which is named simply 90210, a drama called Surviving the Filthy Rich, and a new Tyra Banks-produced reality show titled Stylista.

Those who won’t be back include…

Aliens in America — This sitcom just never found an audience, despite being loved by critics. The last episode is set for Sunday, May 18th.

Beauty and the Geek — Viewership for the reality show has been falling for some time but really took a dip this time around. It may be back some day but, for now, the series finale will air tonight.

Farmer Wants a Wife — This comedy reality series has been on the air for three weeks and has done quite poorly in the ratings. Eight episodes are planned with the last one scheduled for June 25th. It won’t be back next season. (7-08 Update: The ratings for some of the later episodes were pretty good — compared to other CW shows — so the series could possibly return at some point).

Friday Night Smackdown! — The wrestling show moves to MyNetworkTV this fall. It may not fit with CW’s image but you can bet they’re going to miss the show’s viewers.

Life is Wild — The ratings were terrible and quietly faded into the sunset. All 13 episodes have aired with the last one being shown on February 3rd.

Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants — This silly reality show was crucified by critics and largely ignored by viewers. The last episode aired on January 30th.

Pussycat Dolls Presents — The reality series tthat was so popular that it played a part in the cancellation of Veronica Mars in 2007 was essentially ignored by viewers this time around. Season two concluded on April 23rd.



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Girlfriends — After the writers strike, the network opted not to put the long-running sitcom back into production to give it a fitting series finale. A clip show was considered but isn’t likely to happen now. The final episode aired on February 11th. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Donna Williams October 8, 2009 at 11:34 am

My issue is simply this, even if you elect not to renew a show, I believe you owe it to the loyal viewers to do a series finale. Girlfriends was one of my all time favorites and It is very disappointing just have the show go away with no ending. I think that’s poor judgement.

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TINA June 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I AM A 48 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER RAISING MY 10 YEAR OLD GRANDSON.
I THINK IN THIS DAY & TIME OF OUR DEPRESSING REALITY THE NETWORKS SHOULD SHOW OUR YOUTH MORE ABOUT THE VALUES AND VIRTUES OF THE PAST THAT HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN INSTEAD OF THIS GARBAGE THAT TEACHES NOTHING BUT HOW TO BUILD A BOMB OR HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER OR STEALING

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james michael gill September 22, 2008 at 7:37 pm

dear sir smackdown is the number one on the wbmn in macon so cox cable bettercarry smackdown on friday night if don’t they lose 500 wrestling fan on friday night bring back smackdown to wbmn

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Jeremy August 16, 2008 at 10:48 am

I’m surprised ANY new shows would want to deal wtih the CW. Reba was their #1 comedy two years ago, and they canned it b/c of demographics. That show certainly deserved a back-9 to give the final season some REAL closure. I’ve never watched Girlfriends, but I don’t doubt that the CW didn’t allow the fans of the show to get some genuine closure with the series. I watch only one CW show now; Smallville. And luckily for me that show airs on a different channel so I don’t have to contribute to the CW’s ratings. Dawn Ostroff is a horrible Network President and should have been canned long long ago.

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Tricia Downing July 5, 2008 at 8:53 pm

CW seems like a crappy network to do business with. I’m NOT impressed. If I had
a show to sell, it would NOT be to them. They are just so disrespectful to everyone- the people who work for them and the viewers. I barely have a reason to watch them anymore. I like Everybody Hates Chris and Reaper but no proper season ending to Girlfriends after receiving a barely acceptable season seven and finale to Gilmore Girls and I’m ready to give up on CW. I spend money Sweeties.

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la'tashen July 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

GIVE THE VIEWER WHAT WE WANT A PROPER ENDING. THATS WRONG THE WAY U TREAT YOUR VIEWER.

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Sadly ashamed June 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm

It is a sad, sad shame that the network felt it improper to even end the Girlfriends season, and will not be renewing the season contract. Instead they want to run a spin-off of an old 80s show that died off for a reason. They obviously do not really want ratings and have no compassion iover what they may think that the viewrs would want. Who doesn’t see a problem with the scenario???

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Danielle May 28, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Well I like Gossip Girl glad that’s staying..

I loved the show Girlfriends it just was in a bad time slot so I never got to see it but if it’s ever on dvd I am sure to buy that.. sorry to see that go it was a great show..

Farmer has a wife to bad the rating’s aren’t better I really enjoy that one hehe hope in the end he find’s one.

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Dee May 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

The CW not bringing back Girlfriends for a 9th season,but there going renew that mindless shows The Game,and Gossip Girls shows like that should be call should be called The Users Guide to Sleeping around cause that all the do on those shows.They owe Loyal viewers like myself that has been watching it sense it debut on the WB in 2000 a proper closing of the show the CW should do 1 of 3 things 1.proper series finale 2. a 9th season of the show 3. 2 hour made for TV movie.For the CW just to leave us hanging like that the’re dead wrong

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a concerned viewer May 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

they need to cancel cheaters tv show after 8 years i mean get something new at latenight i mean G4 has cheaters on weekly and weekend baisis i am sorry for being negetive but its the truth since people think this is nothing but benefting the demographics i totally disagree its just the young viewers like it and the elder people like myself dont i like when tv was great and it didnt have any violence like Cheaters does i know you all are going to say oh if you dont like the show change the channel you know what put cheaters on a different station like mtv or something i just dont want CW or Fox or MY Network TV carry the show has lost vierwers over the years the exces wont admit it but i see the writing on the wall when is this show ever going to end another show that really needs to get cancelled is Muary Povich its very lame very stupid and most of all very expoltive Muary should be ashamed of himself i hope his show gets in the trashcan like cheaters i hope you all have a good day

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