In Depth

MyNet Announces Fall Lineup

“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,” “Deal or No Deal” and “The Unit” are rounding out MyNetworkTV’s fall 2009-10 schedule, the network announced today.

MyNet, which is moving away from original programming and toward a “programming service model” next season, announced a partial lineup earlier this year, with flagship “WWE Smackdown” remaining on Fridays, two hours of NBC Universal Domestic Television’s “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” on Monday and a movie night on Thursday.

The new schedule will premiere Monday, Sept. 28.

The syndicated versions of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” and “Deal or No Deal” will air on Tuesdays in hour blocks, with two episodes of “Fifth Grader” at 8 p.m. and two episodes of “Deal” at 9 p.m.

“Fifth Grader” is distributed by Twentieth Television, while “Deal” is distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution.

A two-hour block of “The Unit,” distributed by Twentieth Television, will air on Wednesdays. “The Unit” is entering syndication next season, and was recently canceled by CBS.

Several specials are also planned for the season, including the “2009 World Music Awards,” the “2009 World Magic Awards” and the “2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade” in December.