The CW Shakes Up Schedule

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After watching the major networks plot their strike schedules, The CW is making some moves of its own. Significant shifts include moving its comedy block back to Sunday nights, trying out supernatural dramedy "Reaper" with "Smallville" on Thursdays and teaming "Gossip Girl" repeats with the return of the "Pussycat Dolls" reality series on Mondays.

Some notes on this: Low-performing family drama "Life Is Wild" is gone, but the network continues to insist the show is not canceled. "Supernatural" also isn't listed, but assurances that the series is still alive are more convincing here; the network mainly wants to try the similarly supernatural "Reaper" in its slot (unfortunately for "Reaper," that time period is also shared by ABC's "Lost"). On Mondays, "Gossip" will restart from its premiere episode to repeat its first season.

Although the CW took a ratings hit moving its comedy block to Sundays last year, the time period was a bit different. This time the shows run from 8 to 10 p.m. rather than 7 to 9. Among the comedy block, "Everybody Hates Chris" and several episodes of "Aliens in America" are originals, while the rest are repeats.

8-9 p.m.: "Gossip Girl" (Jan. 28)
9-10 p.m.: "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" (Feb. 18)

8-9 p.m.: "Reaper" (Jan. 15)/"Beauty and the Geek" (March 11)
9-10 p.m.: "One Tree Hill" (Jan. 8)

Wednesday (Feb. 20)
8-10 p.m.: "America's Next Top Model"
9-10 p.m.: "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" encores

8-9 p.m.: "Smallville"
9-10 p.m.: "Reaper" (Feb. 28)

Sunday (Feb. 10)
7-7:30 p.m.: "CW Now"
7:30-8 p.m.: "Everybody Hates Chris" encores
8-8:30 p.m.: "Everybody Hates Chris"
8:30-9 p.m.: "Aliens in America"
9-9:30 p.m.: "Girlfriends"
9:30-10 p.m.: "The Game"
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