I’m told that Media Rights Capital which is programming The CW netwrk’s Sunday nights is pushing their show premieres back a week to October 5th, supposedly to get them out of the way of the Emmys. But the move also enables MRC to produce and then run more consecutive new episodes. (Mercifully, MRC is holding up the premiere of Bob Saget’s show, which doesn’t begin production until the week of September 15, until March sweeps. But why is there a Saget show in the first place, pray tell? The guy is lame.) So, the revised MRC/CW schedule is now:
5PM-5.30PM: 4 REAL
6PM-7PM: IN HARMS WAY (ORIGINAL FIRST WEEK, REPEATS IN FOLLOWING WEEKS)
7PM-8PM: IN HARMS WAY (ORIGINALS)
9PM-10PM: EASY MONEY
4REAL is an 8-part MTV Canada series following movie and music celebrities, including Cameron Diaz, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes and Casey Affleck, as they travel to distant parts of the world to meet local leaders that introduce social change. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Haddock and Laura Lightbown.
IN HARM’S WAY: Craig Piligian serves as executive producer for the series hosted by Hunter Ellis, former 10-year Navy fighter pilot, on this one-hour docu-reality series that looks at lives of people doing dangerous jobs.
VALENTINE: Kevin Murphy is executive producer/creator along with executive producer Courtney Conte on this one-hour romantic comedy about a family of Greek Gods, the Valentines, who do whatever it takes to bring soul mates together, all the while keeping their true identities secret.
EASY MONEY: Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider are executive producers, with producer Brandon Hill, on the series where Morgan Buffkin (Jeff Hephner) finds himself in charge of Prestige Payday Loans, his eccentric family’s enormously successful short-term loan business, for a modern-day Dickensian tale of money and identity.