Don’t forget to tune in to tonights episode of American Dad with Sarah guest staring at 9:30pm EST on FOX.
Feeling guilty because he has failed to bond with Steve, Stan makes a gorgeous virtual girlfriend (voice of Sarah Michelle Gellar) for his teen son. Meanwhile, Roger starts a limo service, and he seeks revenge when some riders cheat him.
CW’s 90210 fell a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, but Ringer was even with last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan play a pair of high school girls competing for the affections of Steve Smith on the Nov. 20 episode of Fox’s American Dad. The twist: Gellar’s character is secretly a robot, operated — paging Dr. Freud! — by Steve’s father, Stan. ”All Steve cares about is girls,” says Dad co-writer Jordan Blum, a self-described ”die-hard Buffy fan.” ”So Stan decides to use the CIA avatar program to put his mind into a beautiful 15-year-old girl avatar.” And you thought Sunnydale High was weird. —Darren Franich
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NEW YORK – CBS Corp. and Time Warner’s Warner Bros. Television Group said Thursday that the CW has struck a four-year licensing agreement with Netflix allowing the company’s subscribers to instantly watch previous seasons of scripted series that air on CW from its current schedule through the 2014-2015 season.
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The agreement is seen as strengthening the financial position of what has been a network that has been losing money and allows it to monetize its serialized dramas, a genre that observers say doesn’t do well in traditional syndication. It is also seen as contibuting to the bottom lines of CW owners CBS Corp., which has been striking a slew of online distribution deals, and TW, which under CEO Jeffrey Bewkes has been more cautious about doing deals with Netflix, even though it has made some library shows available on the streaming service.
“We believe the deal was structured in a way that benefits all parties (CBS/TW/CW) and at the same time keep CW “alive” as it is probably viewed
by both TW and CBS as a decent platform to launch shows, despite it being a loss generator,” said RBC Capital Markets analyst David Bank.
Under the Netflix deal, which is believed to be worth up to around $1 billion over time, with the final value determined over time by the performance of the CW programs, Netflix has licensed the rights to stream more than 700 hours of previous-season episodes of The CW’s young-skewing dramas as well as future programs.
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The rights extend for four years after each series, current or future, ends its broadcast run on the network.
Programming available to Netflix subscribers will include the eight dramas on The CW’s fall 2011 schedule, including new series Ringer, Hart of Dixie and The Secret Circle, as well as returning hits The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural, Nikita and mid-season series One Tree Hil.
Previous seasons of Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Nikita will be available to watch instantly on Oct. 15, with previous seasons of Supernatural and 90210 beginning in January.
Financial details weren’t disclosed, but sources said the deal could be worth around $1 billion over up to around 10 years.