'Jericho' Replaces CW's Sunday MRC Programming
'Valentine' and 'Easy Money' will be pulled beginning Nov. 30
The CW has dumped its Sunday night programming by Media Rights Capital and will replace it with various repeats including the canceled CBS fan favorite "Jericho," reports Broadcasting & Cable.
Beginning Nov. 30, "Valentine," "Easy Money," "4 Real" and "In Harm's Way," will get dropped from Sundays so that the network can air "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" in the 5 o'clock hour, repeats of "The Drew Carey Show" at 6 p.m., reruns of "Jericho" at 7 p.m. and a movie purchased from MGM as the anchor for the night.
It was previously announced that this season's scripted Sunday shows -- "Valentine," about a family of Greek gods matchmaking in Los Angeles, and "Easy Money," about a family of loan sharks -- were planning to halt production.
The new schedule is expected to last through the end of the season while The CW regroups.
Network Chief Operating Officer John Maatta notified CW affiliates of the change in a letter Thursday.
"As you know, to focus our efforts on the earlier part of the week, we entered into a time buy agreement with an outside supplier to program Sunday night," he writes. "While this move has clearly paid dividends for the overall schedule, the results on Sunday night have been below expectations. The MRC shows are simply not working. To that end, we have made a business and programming decision to protect our network and your local interests on Sunday for the remainder of the season."