WarnerMedia-owned networks The CW (jointly owned with ViacomCBS), TBS and TNT are joining forces to promote The CW’s new series Kung Fu and TBS’ reboot of extreme obstacle course series, Wipeout. This is the second time the networks have teamed for a promotional push; the first time was a cross-promotion for The CW’s Superman & Lois and TBS’ The Go-Big Show.
On Sunday, April 11, TNT will re-air the premiere episode of The CW’s Kung Fu, inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman. In the new version, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) drops out of college and travels to an isolated Shaolin monastery in China, where she learns the art of kung fu. When she returns home, she finds her hometown has been overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents, Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. With the help of her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang), Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), her pre-med brother Ryan (John Prasida), ex-boyfriend (and assistant district attorney) Evan (Gavin Stenhouse) and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu), Nicky goes to work protecting her family and community.
Kung Fu premieres on The CW Wednesday, April 7 at 8/7 c.
On Friday, April 2, The CW will return the favor, re-airing the premiere of TBS’ extreme obstacle course reality show, Wipeout, hosted by John Cena and Nicole Byer. The rebooted format will take viewers on a white-knuckle ride through crazy courses that push contestants to the limits as they fight to win the cash prize. TBS produces the series with Endemol Shine North America.
Wipeout premieres on TBS Thursday, April 1 at 10/9 c.
[Images of Kung Fu courtesy of The CW]