CHICAGO, October 1, 2008 –The new CW Sunday night lineup premieres this Sunday on WGN-TV. New programs include: 4REAL (4pm and 4:30pm), In Harm’s Way (5pm and 6pm), Valentine (7pm) and Easy Money (8pm). In conjunction with the “Easy Money” premiere, WGN-TV will offer viewers the chance to win $5,000 by watching for the “Easy Money Cash Code.” The correct code should be texted to 97999 or viewers can enter online at wgntv.com.
Synopsis of 4REAL (4pm & 4:30pm on Oct 5):
4REAL is a series of half-hour television shows that take celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change. These are the real heroes of our time. 4REAL is an entertaining, fast paced, adventure series that allows viewers to learn about some of the most pressing issues of our time, but most importantly they tune into some of the most inspiring attitudes and initiatives addressing them. Cast for season 1 include Cameron Diaz, Mos Def, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Casey Affleck and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Synopsis of In Harm’s Way (5pm & 6pm on Oct 5):
“In Harm’s Way,” the creation of prolific reality producer Craig Piligian (Dirty Jobs, American Chopper, Survivor) brings a brand new hour of unscripted, action-packed material to television. Hosted by Hunter Ellis (Hunter Ellis), former Navy Fighter Pilot and one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world, each episode documents the stories of the brave individuals who risk their lives in a multitude of life-threatening jobs, all for the benefit of society: avalanche hunters, oil well cappers, Coast Guard rescue swimmers and hurricane chasers, to name a few.
Synopsis of Valentine (7pm on Oct 5):
In “Valentine,” a one-hour romantic comedy, the Valentines do whatever it takes to bring soulmates together, all the while keeping their true identities secret. Grace Valentine (Jamie Murray, “Dexter”), the Goddess Aphrodite, is the sexy and seductive matriarch of the family; her son Danny Valentine (Kristoffer Polaha, “Bones,” “House”), the arrow-slinging Eros, has traded up for a magical gun that makes people temporarily fall in love; and Phoebe Valentine (Autumn Reeser, “The OC”) is the Goddess of the Oracle at Delphi, which helps the family track down and help bring soul-mates together. “Valentine” looks at love, fate and the work it takes to make romance happen.
Synopsis of Easy Money (8pm on Oct 5):
The cast of “Easy Money,” includes Emmy Award-winning actress Laurie Metcalf (“Desperate Housewives,” “Roseanne”), Jeff Hephner (“The O.C.”), Judge Reinhold (“Swing Vote,” “The Santa Clause Trilogy”) and many more. In “Easy Money,” 28-year-old Morgan Buffkin (Hephner) finds himself in charge of Prestige Payday Loans, his eccentric family’s enormously successful short-term loan business. Any doubts Morgan has about running his family’s business are quickly replaced by dealing with family business: Morgan’s brother Cooper (Jay Ferguson) insists on driving a silver-plated Hummer, his sister Brandy (Katie Lowes) has questionable morals, he suspects that his mother (Metcalfe) and father (Nick Searcy) are not being completely honest with him about his relation to the family, and every so often, part-time detective Barry (Reinhold) drops in. “Easy Money” follows the Buffkin Family in a modern-day Dickensian tale of money and identity.