The CW

The CW Television Network (most commonly referred to as The CW) is an American broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of the United Paramount Network (UPN), and the Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network. The "CW" name is derived from the first letters of the names of these corporations (CBS and Warner Bros.). The CW is sometimes referred to as the "Green Network", in reference to the company's green logo.

The network made its debut on September 18, 2006, after its two predecessors, UPN and The WB, respectively ceased independent operations on September 15 and September 17 of that year. The CW's first two nights of programming – on September 18 and 19, 2006 – consisted of reruns and launch-related specials. The CW marked its formal launch date on September 20, 2006, with a two-hour season premiere of America's Next Top Model. The network's programming lineup is intended to appeal to people ranging in age from 18 to 34-years-old. The network currently runs programming six days a week: airing Monday through Fridays in the afternoon and in primetime, along with a Saturday morning live-action educational programming block produced by Litton Entertainment called One Magnificent Morning.

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  • Arrow

    Arrow

    After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five y…

  • The 100

    The 100

    Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only…

  • The Flash

    The Flash

    After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightni…

  • Supernatural

    Supernatural

    The show follows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across America in a black 1967 Chevy I…

  • The Originals

    The Originals

    The Originals is a spin-off show from the supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. It is based in the…

  • Jane the Virgin

    Jane the Virgin

    When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovel…

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Whose Line Is It Anyway? features cast members who, along with a special guest each episode, must pu…

  • iZombie

    iZombie

    Olivia "Liv" Moore is a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life…

  • Supergirl

    Supergirl

    Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal…

  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow

    When heroes alone are not enough... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will des…

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend revolves around Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young…

  • Dog Town, USA

    Dog Town, USA

    "Dog Town, USA" is the country's preeminent facility for abandoned and homeless dogs from all over t…

  • Save Our Shelter

    Save Our Shelter

    "Save Our Shelter" follows humanitarian entrepreneur and pet expert Rocky Kanaka and renovation spec…

  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a British-American television show. Hosted by Jonathan Ross its first…

  • Masters of Illusion

    Masters of Illusion

    In Masters of Illusion, the world's greatest magicians and illusionists perform magic in front of a…

  • Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition

    Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition

    In Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travels fa…

  • Unlikely Animal Friends

    Unlikely Animal Friends

    Friends are there for you when you need a shoulder to lean on. But who says only humans have friends…

  • iHeartRadio Music Festival

    iHeartRadio Music Festival

    The CW announced that it would broadcast Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-day conce…

  • iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

    iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

    The CW will remain the home of the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival for several more years, the com…

  • Riverdale

    Riverdale

    Riverdale is a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends from the comics, e…

  • Hatched

    Hatched

    Hatched is a new series where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to successful business leader…

  • Dream Quest

    Dream Quest

    "Dream Quest" is about a group of eight "dreamers" who embark on an incredible journey that culminat…

  • Calling Dr. Pol

    Calling Dr. Pol

    Throughout a career in which he has helped some 19,000 patients, veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol has gained…

  • The Bill Cunningham Show

    The Bill Cunningham Show

    "The Bill Cunningham Show", Tribune Broadcasting's nationally syndicated daytime talk show launched…

  • MADtv

    MADtv

    Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine.

  • Critics' Choice Awards

    Critics' Choice Awards

    The Critics' Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA…

  • Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown

    Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown

    The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown is a celebration of the best Holiday commercials from aro…

  • Hollywood Christmas Parade

    Hollywood Christmas Parade

    The Hollywood Christmas Parade (formerly the Hollywood Santa Parade or Santa Claus Lane Parade) is a…

  • The World Dog Awards

    The World Dog Awards

    Each year, "The World Dog Awards" honors the most laudable pups on the planet, from the ones who hav…

  • Just for Laughs Starring Howie Mandel

    Just for Laughs Starring Howie Mandel

    Howie Mandel introduces a comedy gala featuring performances from Jeff Ross, Pete Holmes, Jim Breuer…

  • The Robert Irvine Show

    The Robert Irvine Show

    The Robert Irvine Show is a 60-minute daytime conflict resolution talker and it will be a strong com…

  • Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa

    Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa

    Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa tells the story about a veterinarian's mission to save orphan animals, one p…

  • Save to Win

    Save to Win is a fun and fast-paced play-along game show where savvy shoppers can win big cash by sh…

  • Dynasty

    Dynasty

    This new version of the original ABC hit series from the 1980's. Dynasty follows two of America's we…

  • Terry Crews Saves Christmas

    Terry Crews Saves Christmas

    In Terry Crews Saves Christmas, comedy superstar and Christmas super-fan Terry Crews will visit a ho…

  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors a first-ever televised event, will air on The CW Network on Novemb…

  • Valor

    Valor

    In Valor, the boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base…

  • Housemarts with Lou Manfredini

    Housemarts with Lou Manfredini

    Say goodbye to the world of miracle makeovers and sleepy do-it-yourself instructional shows. This is…

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