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By Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- WUAB Channel 43 becomes the new Northeast Ohio home for the CW starting Monday, July 16. WBNX Channel 55, based in Cuyahoga Falls, has been the area's CW affiliate since January 2006, when the network was launched after a merger of two mini networks, UPN and the WB.
The CW has programmed 10 prime-time hours a week, 8-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. In the fall, it will add a sixth night, with 8-10 Sunday programming.
The CW's fall lineup includes such returning shows as "Arrow," "Black Lightning," "Crazy Ex Girlfriend," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Riverdale," "Supergirl" and "Supernatural" (the only show from the WB days still on the air). Starring Cress Williams in the title role, "Black Lightning" features a lead character created by Cleveland native Tony Isabella.
Channel 43 is the sister station of Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO Channel 19, both owned by Alabama-based Raycom Media. Before the creation of the CW, WUAB carried UPN programming and WBNX carried the WB.
Calling itself CW 43, WUAB also will carry the CW's exclusive TV events, including the iHEARTRadio Music Festival. Channel 43 will continue to air such syndicated programming as "The People's Court," "Mom" and "Family Feud." Following the CW's primetime lineup, Channel 43 will extend the 10 p,m. newscast to a full hour.
"The CW has some of the most popular series on television among young adults," WOIO and WUAB vice president and general manager Erik Schrader said in a statement released by the stations. "Now along with our sister CBS affiliate Cleveland 19, we will be able to offer both viewers and advertisers a wide range of entertainment options."
"We're so pleased to partner with WUAB to bring Cleveland some of the most talked-about series on television, from 'Riverdale' and 'Black Lightning,' to our upcoming new series 'Charmed,' 'All American' and 'Legacies,' " said Chris Brooks, the CW's executive vice president for network distribution. "We've had a long and successful relationship with Raycom in other markets around the country, and we're very excited to expand that partnership to include Cleveland. We're looking forward to working together with WUAB this summer and in the years to come."