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Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
The CW is taking back Sunday nights after a decade, expanding its schedule to six nights a week
It's been a decade since The CW programmed Sunday nights. In 2008, the network outsourced its Sunday timeslot to Media Rights Capital, an experiment that failed after one year. So The CW gave Sunday primetime to its affiliates in 2009. Now with a record nine pilots ordered, The CW has struck a deal with its affiliates to take back Sunday nights. "By expanding to six nights, The CW is now able to give our fans even more of the series they’re so passionate about," says CW president Mark Pedowitz. "Broadcasting remains the foundation of our multi-platform approach to bringing our programming to viewers."
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Robert Knepper won’t return for iZombie Season 5, but CW boss says his exit was decided before he was accused of sexual misconduct
“Robert only had a one year deal anyway,” CW president Mark Pedowitz tells Slash Film. “His character had a definitive path. You’ll find out when you watch the series what happens. That was decided way ahead of time, had nothing to do with the allegations.” The CW investigated Knepper after several women accused him of violent sexual misconduct in the past, but the network found "no evidence of wrongdoing" on The CW series.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
CW boss explains why the new Sabrina series ended up on Netflix
The untitled adaptation based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was supposed to serve as a companion to Riverdale, penned by Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. But CW president Mark Pedowitz says: “There was opportunity that Warners had that Netflix made them a two-season offer. We understood that, and I wish Roberto and everybody really well as far as that goes. We have great development in Charmed and a number of other shows, so we’ll muddle through it.”