Category Archives: The CW

Is Victoria Recano gone at KTLA?

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Los Angeles — The TVSpy message boards are atwitter at the removal of St. Louis-native Victoria Recano’s picture and bio removal from Tribune’s KTLA’s website. KTLA is a sister station to KPLR in St. Louis.

Recano, 34, started her TV career in St. Louis as part of Team 11 at KPLR-TV at the age of 15. then owned by Koplar Communications.  She later worked as reporter at KPLR.  Her picture on KTLA’s site has been replaced with KDNL-alum Derrin Horton. More after the break.

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CW Fall 2010 Schedule

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CW Fall 2010 Schedule:

8 – 90210
9 – Gossip Girl

8 – One Tree Hill
9 – Life Unexpected

8 – America’s Next Top Model
9 – Hellcats

8 – The Vampire Diaries
9 – Nikita

8 – Smallville
9 – Supernatural

A New Fall Schedule for KPLR11

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Changes are coming to KPLR 11 starting tomorrow. Regis and Kelly will leave their longtime home on KMOV 4 starting tomorrow morning, and the Tyra Banks Show will move from KTVI FOX2 to 11 this fall.

KPLR’s complete Monday through Friday schedule:

5:00am The Daily Buzz
7:00am Andy Griffith
7:30am Andy Griffith
8:00am My Name Is Earl (premieres September 21st)
8:30am My Name Is Earl (premieres September 21st)
9:00am Live With Regis & Kelly (premieres August 24th)
10:00am Bonnie Hunt
11:00am Jerry Springer
12:00pm News 11 @ Noon
1:00pm Matlock
2:00pm 700 Club
3:00pm Tyra
4:00pm Tyra
5:00pm Friends
5:30pm Everybody Loves Raymond
6:00pm King of Queens
6:30pm Two and a Half Men
7:00pm News 11 @ 7
8:00pm CW Prime
10:00pm Two and a Half Men
10:30pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:00pm King of Queens
11:30pm Family Guy
12:00am Family Guy

The CW Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Schedule

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The netlet returns with one demo in mind: white women 18-34.  This demo caused multiple cancellations on other networks, so why the CW continues to push this one is a mystery.  Here’s the their schedule:




8:00-9:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL

9:00-10:00 PM ONE TREE HILL


8:00-9:00 PM 90210

9:00-10:00 PM MELROSE PLACE (New Series)

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Changes at KTVI

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It’s official. KTVI will go Hi-Def on February 16.  No word on whether KPLR will HD at the same time. Additionally, FOX2 should be back in their O&O styled set this week. 

If both KTVI and KPLR go to high-definition newscasts, all stations producing news in St. Louis will be hi-def. I’ll keep an eye out.  I’ve also heard that they been testing HD newscasts at their new shared studios with KPLR in Maryland Heights.

Dan Gray to KPLR?

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Viewers of KPLR‘s News11 will have no doubt noticed that Rick Edlund isn’t at the desk. Rick anchored until the end of November sweeps.  Since then, Melanie Moon has been holding down the desk, capably , I might add, since then.

Those  of you wondering if Melanie might continue anchoring by herself, the good folks over at  are ruminating that Dan Gray of KTVI will be joining her at the desk starting December 8th. 

It’ll definitely be interesting to see. We’ll find out next Monday…or not.

Changes Coming to KPLR (CW11)

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Sam Zell’s changes are finally starting to be felt in St. Louis. KPLR, the Tribune-owned CW affiliate is moving its newscast effective September 8th.

CW11 News (or whatever it’s going to be called–more on that later) is moving to 7pm, Monday – Friday for an hour. These changes are rumored to help maximize the revenue streams for both KTVI (LocalTV LLC) and KPLR (Tribune) during newscast advertising avails.  As it stands right now, KPLR and KTVI are directly competing against each other, even though they share common ownership (not directly).

As it stands right now, by refocusing it’s newscasts during the week, the station will no longer run newscasts on Saturday or Sunday, which is an unfortunate loss of an additional source of local news (might not be so bad if KDNL had a newscast, would it?). Sport Director Rich Gould’s “Fan Show” will be seen on Saturdays, and other programming will populate the Sunday schedule.

More after the bump:

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CW Fall 2008 Schedule

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For more information see Buddy TV.

My take on the schedule:

I personally have issues with the CW’s ‘white teenage girl-only’ demo that the CW is embracing; it’s an asinine demo, and it probably won’t work. The CW’s flimsy fall schedule is white, very white, and borders on exhibition nonsense. Further the CW’s strategy this fall is apparently: all shows must contain upper-class rich white (women), and sparingly show other minorities (or men). The shows that prominently feature African-Americans (Everybody Hates Chris, The Game) have been pushed off on Friday night deathslots, along with reruns of Tyra’s exhibitionist nonsense.

Tyra’s extremely dull America’s Next Top Model returns, again featuring another cycle of women vying for spot in an already crowded industry.

Reaper returns midseason, to help hold up a very flimsy network schedule. Expect, MyNetworkTV to wipe the floor with The CW on WWE Smackdown nights, and the Big 4 to wipe the floor with the netlet on other nights.

Observe Sam Zell’s Tribune stations distance themselves from the network further as the rebuilding of Trib’s TV station group continues.

The CW Schedule after the bump.

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The CW Fall Schedule 2007

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All Times ET/PT:

Returning Shows in Bold



8:30-9:00 PM ALIENS IN AMERICA (New Series)


9:30-10:00 PM THE GAME



9:00-10:00 PM REAPER (New Series)


8:00-9:00 PM

9:00-10:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (New Series)



9:00-10:00 PM




7:00-7:30 PM CW NOW (New Series)

7:30-8:00 PM ONLINE NATION (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM LIFE IS WILD (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Encore Presentation)

Courtesy of TVGuide