Every Monday and Tuesday night Rachel and I park ourselves in our living to watch hour upon glorious hour of CW programming*. We rush to make dinner before Gossip Girl starts and then we’re pretty much sedentary until we’ve seen the clips for next week’s One Tree Hill (though to be fair, Rachel is less invested in OTH than I am).
But this year the CW has decided to be, how shall I phrase this, sporadic at best with their scheduling. We forgave them last year, given that everyone was striking about something but figured that programming would be back to normal this year. Nay. Gossip Girl took a longer winter break than I ever had in school. But in January GG and OTH returned, with all new episodes, so I forgave the CW.
Until February, when they announced that after just 5 short weeks back they would be taking a 5 week break. Really, CW, is that how we’re going to play it? 5 weeks on/5 weeks off? Rachel and I were annoyed. Again. What were we to do without our weekly GG fix? And for that matter, what were we supposed to read on Tuesday’s without our DailyIntel GG recaps?
I must admit, I was not happy about the scheduling. But again, I was willing to let it go. Until this Monday. When it was announced that in THREE WEEKS we could see another new episode. REALLY CW?! REALLY? You’ve been back for a measly 3 weeks and that’s it? You’re taking another break?
As annoying as it that shows like Lost and 24 disappear for 8 months at a time, at least they don’t drag out the season like this. Showing a few new episodes before jumping right back into reruns. Even ABC family** runs like this. A “season” can run from January to March, no repeats required and then take a few months off to return again, say, July to September. That’s how MTV rolls.
The only redeeming quality that we’ve found on the CW in the past few weeks is the Pix 11 News at 10. Which takes advantage of the commercial breaks to warn about the dangers of Smartie Smoking (that kid was our favorite).
So that’s it, CW. I guess I’ll see you tonight for Top Model (since you’re not bothering me with reruns of that show–yet). And I’ll bring my Smarties.
- It should also be noted that we do this on Wednesdays as well but since Top Model isn’t screwing around with the schedule, they get a free pass. Additionally, we are parked pretty much every weeknight watching hour upon glorious hour of some station’s programming.
- *Yes, I’ll admit, Rachel and I DO have shows on ABC Family that we’ve been sucked into. And I’m okay with that. And do you know why? Because now, when GG decides to take 5 weeks off, I have something else to fill that time slot.
- **I may have paraphrased that a bit.
NOTE: WordPress has suddenly decided not to let me make footnotes anymore and is instead turning my * into bullet points. I don’t know why.