The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 January 2006

Conventional weirdness

News item: CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Brothers television network said Tuesday that they will close their respective UPN and WB networks and jointly launch the CW network.

Top ten network names rejected before coming up with "the CW":

  1. WU
  2. VH2
  3. Way the hell out on channel 37
  4. SortaEthnicNet
  5. NotFox
  6. Mineral Planet
  7. WCWD (Who Cares, We're Digital)
  8. ReallyNotFox
  9. USB Network
  10. BFD

Check your local listings.

Addendum: Any similarity to this is almost certainly deliberate.

Posted at 2:47 PM to Listing to One Side , Overmodulation

TrackBack: 7:50 PM, 24 January 2006
» Thats “The CW”, not “The WC” from Play One on TV
Independent networks UPN and WB will be putting themselves out of misery shutting down this fall to make way for a new merged network called The CW. Ever the wit of sharpness, Charles presents the top ten network names rejected before they came up wi......[read more]

How do they make "CW" stand for "Hurry! For God's sake change the channel NOW!"?

Posted by: McGehee at 6:30 PM on 25 January 2006