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Superhero Shows “Had Their Time” as New CW Leaders Outline Plans to Make Network “Bigger and Profitable”

The new CW regime outlined their pitch to reinvent the network beyond its former roster of DC Comics-inspired superhero shows in an effort to make the now Nexstar-controlled broadcaster profitable by 2025. Former Pop TV president Brad Schwartz, now entertainment president at The CW, and network president Dennis Miller (no, not that one) talked press […]

The CW Outlines New Approach to Scripted Development: “It’s a Mix of Everything”

As The CW cut away most of its scripted series over the past two seasons, then built up its 2023-24 schedule with a number of series that originated elsewhere, a narrative took hold: The network, under new owners Nexstar, was looking for inexpensive programming to fill its lineup and abandoning homegrown original series to chase […]

The CW Guts Development, Current Departments in Latest Shift Away From Scripted Originals (Exclusive)

The CW, in its latest shift away from scripted originals, is dismantling its current programming department. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that exec vp current programming Michael Roberts and exec vp development Gaye Hirsch — two of The CW’s remaining most important scripted executives — are among those who were let go Thursday. An exact […]

New CW Entertainment President Brad Schwartz Outlines “Scrappy” Network Approach Under Nexstar

It’s official: Former Pop TV president Brad Schwartz has been tapped to serve as entertainment president at the Nexstar-controlled CW. The executive had been consulting for The CW under former network CEO Mark Pedowitz after a short-lived stint as head of originals at Audible. Schwartz, whose hiring had been rumored, will report to former Nexstar […]