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Old 12-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default WGN America January 2009 -- New Winter Schedule; Star Trek: TNG Tuesdays

WGN America January 2009

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What's new: Star Trek: The Next Generation


NEW SCHEDULE

Effective Monday, January 19

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Weekdays
8:00AM The Beverly Hillbillies
8:30AM The Beverly Hillbillies
9:00AM 7th Heaven (replaces Bewitched/I Dream of Jeannie)
10:00AM Matlock
11:00AM In the Heat of the Night
12:00PM Nash Bridges
1:00PM WGN Midday News
2:00PM Bewitched (replaces Homicide: Life on the Street)
2:30PM Bewitched (replaces Homicide: Life on the Street cont.)
3:00PM I Dream of Jeannie (replaces Cosby Show)
3:30PM I Dream of Jeannie (replaces Cosby Show)
4:00PM The Cosby Show (replaces Becker)
4:00PM The Cosby Show (replaces Funniest Pets & People)
5:00PM Scrubs (replaces America's Funniest Home Videos)
5:30PM Scrubs (replaces America's Funniest Home Videos cont.)
6:00PM Becker (replaces 7th Heaven)
6:30PM Becker (replaces 7th Heaven cont.)
7:00PM America's Funniest Home Videos (replaces 7th Heaven) (Mon, Wed-Fri); Star Trek: The Next Generation (Tues)
8:00PM-10:00PM PRIMETIME - America's Funniest Home Videos 2x (Mon); Star Trek: The Next Generation 2x (Tues, replaces Nash Bridges 2x); Coach 2x/Becker 2x (Wed, replaces AFV/Legend of the Seeker); Movie (Thurs-Fri)
10:00PM WGN News at Nine
11:00PM Scrubs
11:30PM Scrubs
12:00AM The Bob & Tom Show
1:00AM LATE NIGHT HOUR - America's Funniest Home Videos (Mon); Star Trek: The Next Generation (Tues); ALF 2x (Wed); Reno 911 2x (Thurs-Fri), (all replaces Reno 911/Corner Gas strip)
2:00AM The Steve Wilkos Show
3:00AM Paid Programming
4:00-5:30AM COMEDY BLOCK - Corner Gas (Mon); Moesha (Tues, Thurs); Sister Sister (Wed); Funniest Pets & People (Fri), (all replaces Corner Gas/Sister Sister/Moesha strip)
5:30AM Paid Programming

Saturdays
12:00PM Star Trek: The Next Generation (replaces Bob & Tom Show)
1:00PM The Bob & Tom Show
2:00PM Saturday Movie
4:00PM Legend of the Seeker
5:00PM Legend of the Seeker
6:00PM America's Funniest Home Videos (replaces Becker 2x)
7:00PM Boston Legal
8:00PM Movie/Various
10:00PM WGN News at Nine
11:00PM Scrubs
11:30PM Scrubs
12:00AM The Honeymooners
12:30AM Saturday Night Movie
2:30AM Movie
4:30AM Matlock
5:30AM Singstation!

Sundays
11:00AM Whacked Out Sports
11:30AM Whacked Out Sports
12:00PM Boston Legal
1:00PM Movie
3:00PM Movie
5:00PM The Cosby Show (replaces Coach)
5:30PM The Cosby Show (replaces Coach)
6:00PM ALF
6:30PM ALF
7:00PM WKRP
7:30PM WKRP
8:00PM Newhart
8:30PM Newhart
9:00PM The Honeymooners
9:30PM The Honeymooners
10:00PM WGN News at Nine
11:00PM Bewitched
11:30PM Bewitched
12:00AM I Dream of Jeannie
12:30AM I Dream of Jeannie
1:00AM The Beverly Hillbillies
1:30AM The Beverly Hillbillies
2:00AM The Steve Wilkos Show
3:00AM Homicide: Life on the Street (replaces AFV)
4:00AM Homicide: Life on the Street (replaces Funniest Pets & People/Matlock)
5:00AM Reno 911 (replaces Matlock cont.)
5:30AM Paid Progamming


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And nothing gets removed totally! Very good scheduling! Sean Compton is a genius.
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yes he is it looks good so far so glad alf wkrp n honeymooners stil on hope see more 80s 70 shows in the future
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I have to agree - WGN is turning into my favorite station! It's schedules just keep getting better and better every month. The daytime sitcom block is amazing, and so is the Sunday night block. What an amazing network this has turned out to be!
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some good and some bad
the great news, I LOVE the timeslot upgrades and additions for Bewitched and Jeannie! After being preempted two of the last three weeks I was worried Coach and ALF were goners. Instead ALF stays and gets an additional slot. And while it will be missed from Sundays Coach is now in primetime on a night I didn't have much to watch. much better than USA treated it the bad, 7th Heaven must have really bombed. Becker and AFV will be a big step down in quality. And the piece of garbage Scrubs gets even more good timeslots. It's a shame Corner Gas isn't working out.
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wgn is the best channel ever
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When did they take Coach off the air
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Coach is not off the air. It will be moving to Wednesdays at 8, week of Jan. 19.
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WGN has the best schedule and I belive that WGN will be the #1 Cable Channel.
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Replacing the movie on Thursday in primetime this April:

WGN AMERICA ENTERS WWE RING WITH WWE SUPERSTARS

ORIGINAL PROGRAM TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON WGN AMERICA BEGINNING APRIL 2009

NEW YORK, NY and STAMFORD, CT, January 5, 2009--WGN America and World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) enter the ring with a new television partnership. WWE Superstars, a first run, original program will air exclusively on WGN America, Tribune Broadcasting's national Superstation.

The action-packed WWE Superstars, part of a new multi-year agreement with WGN America, will be produced by WWE and will feature Superstars and Divas from the entire WWE roster. The hour-long weekly program, scheduled to debut in April 2009, will provide WGN America viewers the chance to see Superstars and Divas from all three WWE franchises in one program. WWE Superstars is scheduled to air on Thursday nights at 8 and 11pm ET with an additional run on the weekend (Saturday afternoons).

"WWE is one of the great American brands on television and we are thrilled to announce our partnership. The addition of WWE Superstars to WGN America's lineup signals our intention to add more tent-pole programs to our network brand strategy. Going forward, we will play to win," said Ed Wilson, Tribune Company's Chief Revenue Officer and Tribune Broadcasting President.

"WWE programming has a tremendous track record of consistently delivering a diverse and advertiser friendly audience. We fully anticipate that WWE Superstars will be a ratings winner for WGN America," said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Vice President of Television Production.

"WGN America is a general entertainment network featuring original and syndicated series, major league sports including baseball and basketball, as well as theatrical movies. We are committed to delivering compelling, original first-run programming for our viewers and WWE Superstars is the perfect illustration of our strategy," said Sean Compton, Senior Vice President of Programming & Development, Tribune Broadcasting.
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that's unfortunate, wrestling shows are nothing but garbage. it doesn't belong on a quality network like WGN
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Well it's only a replacing a movie, no harm, no foul.
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the only thing I don't like is what they've done with Corner Gas - they should be airing the new episodes instead of rerunning the same old ones to death
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What are WGN's plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Last year they aired a Corner Gas marathon. Outta Sight Retro Night hadn't premiered yet. The logical choice this year would be a Coach marathon. Also are they planning anything different for Valentine's Day?
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As of now, there are no real plans for anything special for WGN America on Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine's Day. However on Super Bowl Sunday they are airing the movie Groundhog Day at 8-10pm ET and again at 11pm-1am ET.
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