WWE Superstars enter WGN America's ring on Aril 16th
NEW YORK, NY and STAMFORD, CT, April 9, 2009—Beginning April 16, WGN America and World Wrestling Entertainment® (NYSE: WWE) will team up for WWE Superstars, a first run, original program airing exclusively on WGN America, Tribune Broadcasting’s national Superstation.
The action-packed WWE Superstars will be produced by WWE and will feature WWE performances by Superstars and Divas from the entire WWE roster. The hour-long weekly program will provide WGN America viewers the chance to see WWE Superstars and Divas from all three WWE brands -- RAW®, SmackDown® and ECW® -- in one program. WWE Superstars will be available in HD and air on Thursday nights in prime time at 8 PM and 11 PM ET (5 PM and 8 PM PT) with an additional airing on Sundays at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT).
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