The CW Summer 2014 Schedule, BEAUTY and the BEAST, and more

The CW Summer 2014 Schedule, new eps of BEAUTY and the BEAST

For the summer of 2014, The CW network has announced their programming slate via a press release.  And as I'm sure some will be happy about, Beauty and the Beast is on that summer schedule!  It's a mixed development, to be honest.  The show was on the bubble of being cancelled, and having it put on the summer slate says it's not strong enough to pull its weight during the Fall TV season.  But the network seems to be saying they like the show enough to try it out during their summer schedule.  There are plenty of good shows that live only in the summer seasons, and last a lot longer than they normally would have without this holiday traveling season, so this could be a good thing.

Now, if they would get off the same old bad guy that's been persisting week in and week out...  that too might help things along.

Along with new eps of Beauty and the Beast, we'll be seeing encore epiosodes of Arrow and Supernatural.

Check it out:

The summer premiere schedule is as follows:


8:00-8:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)

8:30-9:00 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM              Beauty And The Beast (Summer Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM                FAMOUS IN 12 (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM              Supernatural (Encore)


8:00-8:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                BACKPACKERS (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

9:30-10:00 PM              SEED (Series Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM                PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM              Arrow (Encores in a new timeslot)


8:00-8:30 PM                MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)


Descriptions via press release

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? moves to its new night, with original episodes at 8:00-8:30 pm ET, followed by an encore episode of WHOSE LINE at 8:30-9:00 pm ET.

All-new reality docuseries FAMOUS IN 12 premieres Tuesday, June 3 (8:00-9:00 pm ET).  FAMOUS IN 12 is an unscripted series/social experiment that will film one fame-seeking family around the clock for 12 weeks straight.  The family will be guided by the TMZ machine, which will create a series of opportunities for them.

The original half-hour comedy BACKPACKERS premieres Monday, July 14 (8:30-9:00 pm ET), following all-new episodes of WHOSE LINE.  Originally created as a digital series for The CW's digital studio, CW Seed, BACKPACKERS, follows best friends Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”) as they race across Europe in search of Ryan's missing bride-to-be, while also struggling with the eternal twenty-something question of what to do with their lives.  When Ryan’s lost journal suddenly gets posted online and explodes across the internet, Ryan's life dream of becoming a published author becomes real – if only he can track down the jerk who stole the journal.

The half-hour comedy SEED premieres Monday, July 14 (9:30-10:00 pm ET), following encore episodes of WHOSE LINE.  From the creative team of Joseph Raso (“Zombies & Cheerleaders”) and award-winning writer/producer Mark Farrell (“This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” “Made in Canada,” “Corner Gas”), SEED tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), a single, underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor.  Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three unique and separate recipient families – a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter – with whom he’ll come to share more than just his DNA.

On PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, premiering Wednesday, July 30 (8:00-9:00 pm ET), aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller.  Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets.  Penn and Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to Work It out.  The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts.

Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), MASTERS OF ILLUSION premieres Friday, August 1 (8:00-8:30 pm ET) with great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience.  The series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. }

Really, this is the best Dean Cain can do? Who the bloody hell is his agent?
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