NEW YORK – The family TV drama "7th Heaven" is getting a second life.
It's included in the first schedule released by the fledgling network known as CW, which will combine programming from the WB and UPN.
Before the CW was created, the WB announced last fall that the drama about a minister and his family was being canceled -- mostly because it cost too much to make.
But the season finale drew more than 7 million viewers.
It isn't the only familiar show on the schedule. In fact, the CW will feature just two new shows, including a spinoff of the comedy "Girlfriends."
The lineup includes the wrestling and the black-oriented comedies of UPN, along with the youthful dramas from the WB.
"7th Heaven" will be used to give a strong lead-in to a new drama called "Runaway," starring Donnie Wahlberg, which will air Monday nights at 9 p.m.