WCIU Channel 26 ‘the U’ has been a stand out Chicago TV listings for decades with a mix of syndicated rerun shows and their own locally produced favorites like Saturday night horror movie icon ‘Svengoolie’ and morning talk show ‘the Jam’. Chicago Sun Times reported today that WCIU will soon become an affiliate of the CW network, effectively changing it’s weeknight prime time programming to shows like DC superhero shows such as ‘the Flash’, ‘Arrow’, and more. This is second time the CW has moved on the dial in Chicago in last five years. In 2016, CWQ moved from WGN to WPWR Channel 50.
According to the Sun Times report, the channel will still broadcast “The Jam,”“The People’s Court” and “Judge Mathis” and syndicated sitcoms including “Seinfeld” and “Mike & Molly.” The new channel will be called the CW 26 and changes will go on the air in the fall.
Weigel Broadcasting who owns and operates WCIU, will move ‘the U’ to WCUU Channel 26.2, where it will air ‘ABC 7 News on the U’ at 7pm CST on weekdays.
Excuse this 90’s kids who needs to remind you of the cartoon afternoon lineup that WCIU rocked back in the day.