- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 8, 2008

CW revises schedule

The CW announced its midseason schedule on Friday, the last of the five broadcast networks to do so in the wake of the writers strike, MediaWeek.com reports.

The changes include revamped Monday listings, pushing the night’s former comedy block to Sundays.

“Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious” premieres at 9 p.m., joining repeats of “Gossip Girl” (which moves from Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 28). Of course, the 10th cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” stays put on Wednesdays, premiering Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. with supermodel Paulina Porizkova replacing Twiggy as a judge.

The CW’s new schedule:

Monday

• 8 to 9 p.m. — “Gossip Girl” (Beginning Jan. 28)

• 9 to 10 p.m. — “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” (Beginning Feb. 18)

Tuesday

• 8 to 9 p.m. — “Reaper” (Beginning Jan. 15)

• 8 to 9 p.m.— “Beauty and the Geek” (Beginning March 11)

• 9 to 10 p.m.— “One Tree Hill”

Wednesday (Beginning Feb. 20)

• 8 to 10 p.m. “America’s Next Top Model” (One-hour programs begin Feb. 27.)

• 9 to 10 p.m.— “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” (Encore, beginning Feb. 27)

Thursday

• 8 to 9 p.m.— “Smallville”

• 9 to 10 p.m. — “Reaper” (Beginning Feb. 28)

Sunday (Beginning Feb. 10)

• 7 to 7:30 p.m.— “CW Now”

• 7:30 to 8 p.m. — “Everybody Hates Chris” (Encore episodes)

• 8 to 8:30 p.m.. — “Everybody Hates Chris”

• 8:30 to 9 p.m. — “Aliens in America”

• 9 to 9:30 p.m. — “Girlfriends”

• 9:30 to 10 p.m. — “The Game”

‘Dexter’ a go on CBS

CBS is bringing cable’s favorite serial killer to broadcast TV.

Starting Feb. 17, the first season of Showtime’s “Dexter” will air Sundays at 10 on the network, TVGuide.com reports. “Dexter” will become the first pay cable show ever to get a full-season broadcast run on CBS, as the network’s supply of scripted programs is being depleted by the WGA strike.

“Dexter” stars Emmy-nominated actor Michael C. Hall as a Miami police forensics expert with an uncontrollable urge to kill. The series recently delivered a series-high 1.4 million viewers with its second-season finale on the CBS-owned Showtime, which is available in 15 million homes. CBS will edit the gory 12 episodes of the first season to meet broadcast television content standards, says TVGuide.com.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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