The CW network just unveiled the schedule for its premiere 2006-07 season. The network will schedule two original hours of urban comedies on Sunday night. The returning series begin at 7:00 p.m. with Everybody Hates Chris
. At 7:30 p.m., All of Us
airs and will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by Girlfriends
. New comedy The Game
airs at 8:30 p.m. and takes a comedic behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the wives and girlfriends of the star athletes on an NFL team. The series stars Aldis Hodge, Coby Bell, Tia Mowry
, Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson.
The 9:00-10:00 p.m. hour will top off the evening with an encore presentation of America's Next Top Model
will return for an unprecedented eleventh season in its familiar Monday night timeslot. It will be followed by Runaway
, starring Donnie Wahlberg
and Leslie Hope
, along with newcomers Dustin Milligan, Sarah Ramos and Nathan Gamble. "Runaway" focuses on a family on the run from the law until the father can prove he was framed for the murder of a co-worker. Living under assumed identities, the family has to stick together under extreme conditions in order to survive.
Tuesday nights are all about girl power with the return of Gilmore Girls
at 8:00 p.m., followed by another critical favorite, Veronica Mars
, at 9:00 p.m.
On Wednesday night, "America's Next Top Model" will return in its 8:00 p.m. timeslot. This show will air two cycles each season, alternating with one cycle of another hit reality show, Beauty and the Geek
. Returning drama One Tree Hill
will continue to air on Wednesday nights.
Thursday night pairs Smallville
On Friday, the wildly popular "Friday Night Smackdown!" rules the night with two hours of original wrestling extravaganzas.
Following are descriptions of The CW’s new series:
8:30-9:00 p.m. The Game
Being the wife or girlfriend of a pro-football player might sound like a glamorous and stress-free existence, but Melanie Barnett is about to discover the truth. Melanie's boyfriend, Derwin, is the new third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers. While Derwin worries about the plays on the field, Melanie learns about the power plays that NFL wives use to get their men the best agents, managers, endorsements, merchandising deals and even the in charity. As she deals with egos, groupies and image consultants, Melanie is finding out how The Game is played among the women behind the athletes. The Game stars Aldis Hodge as Derwin, Coby Bell as Jason, Tia Mowry as Melanie, Hosea Chanchez as Malik, and Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha.
9:00-10:00 p.m. Runaway
The Raders look like a normal middle-class American family, with a dad, Paul Rader, his lovely wife Lily, teenagers Henry and Hannah and 8-year-old Tommy. Those are their real names, but as they struggle to blend into a new life in Bridgewater, Iowa, they are all using secret identities. This family is on the run, hiding from the legal system that unjustly accused Paul Radar of a terrible and violent crime. Adding to the danger, the real killer is now threatening the lives of the Rader children. As Paul works to protect his loved ones and uncover the evidence that will clear him, he lives with the daily fear that someone will accidentally reveal the family's dark secret in Runaway, The CW's new one-hour drama. Runaway stars Donnie Wahlberg as Paul Rader, Leslie Hope as Lily Rader, Dustin Milligan as Henry Rader, Sarah Ramos as Hannah Rader, Nathan Gamble as Tommy Rader, Susan Floyd as Gina Bennett, Karen LeBlanc as Angela Huntley.
(Time TBA) Hidden Palms
Johnny Miller was a happy, well-adjusted 15-year-old with good grades and a roomful of sports trophies until the terrible night a year ago that his father committed suicide.Â Now, Johnny lives in the surreal, sun-drenched city of Palm Springs with his mother and her new husband. On the outside, Palm Springs is a shimmering paradise of resorts, swimming pools, golf courses and country clubs. But as Johnny learns the secrets that lie just beneath the surface of this seemingly typical neighborhood, he and his family are forced to ask the question: how well do you really know the people who live right next door? Hidden Palms stars Michael Cassidy as Cliff Wiatt, Taylor Handley as Johnny Miller, Amber Heard as Greta, Sharon Lawrence as Tess Wiatt, D.W. Moffet as Bob Hardy, Gail O'Grady as Karen Hardy, Ellary Porterfield as Liza Witter, and Cheryl White as Helen Witter..