The CW is a network that has become exceeding good at churning out television for females aged 18 to 49. That includes genre fare such as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, and the upcoming series Arrow, as well as the more soapish shows like Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, and 90210. The network's sole reality series, America's Next Top Model, is also pointed toward that audience. But one type of show is distinctly missing: comedies.
Sure, there are moments of lightheartedness in all of their shows, but there aren't any shows on the network that could be considered 'comedies.' But according to CW president Mark Pedowitz, that might not be the case for very long.
The network had been searching for new comedies, he stated at Monday's Television Critics Association press tour session. During the last pilot season, the network had been looking over eight potential comedy pilots. While six of those didn't make the cut, the network was still "very interested" in two of the potential comedies.
Don't expect to see them on the network too soon, though. The network wants to "stabilize the schedule" before adding any comedy to the roster.
What sort of comedy shows would work for the CW? Well, as you might expect, Pedowitz is certain that "they have to be different, but they have to have a strong female perspective," as well. Other networks' freshman sitcoms, like 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, and Don't Trust the B**** in Apt. 23 "would have worked just as well on The CW," according to him.
It'd be interesting to see what kind of comedy the CW could cook up. What do you think?