Lafayette, LA (KPEL News) - Lafayette has seen its share of changes in television over the last year. Anchors moving, meteorologists leaving, and the field of reporters who stay a short time in Louisiana move through a revolving door. It's not often, though, that we see a whole television network change frequency. But the broadcast network home of the wildly popular series The Chosen is doing just that.

Heidi Klum leapt to America's consciousness when she starred in America's Next Top Model, the first show to air on the CW. If you recall, the CW was born out of the WB and UPN in 2006.

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Lafayette millennials will remember fan favorites from back in their day that aired on the network like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Smallville. Dozens of CW shows are available on the different streaming services so you can relive that time. Supernatural and The 100 landed on Netflix. The sitcom created by Chris Rock, aptly named Everybody Hates Chris, has found two homes on Peacock and Hulu.

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In 2023, The CW became the first broadcaster in the United States to air the Jesus-centered series The Chosen. Until July, only subscribers of Amazon, Netflix, and a handful of other streaming service could watch it. Now, anyone with a television and a good signal can tune in to The CW affiliate closest to them.

Antenna users can catch the CW on channel 3-2, one of the bands in the KATC bank of channels. If you are still attached to a cord, you can watch the network on the following channels:

  • DirecTV or AT&T-- 4
  • LUS Fiber-- 21
  • Cox-- 10

Don't get too familiar with those channels yet, because you'll need to change it to watch The Chosen soon enough. Here's why.

Scripps owns KATC in Lafayette. They have been the affiliate for the CW.

The CW is 75% owned by Nexstar. Nexstar owns KLFY.

Nexstar decided that it will not renew the affiliation agreements for The CW network with stations owned by Scripps in seven television markets. One of those is Lafayette. Nexstar made the announcement in a release this week, stating:

We are excited that the CW affiliations in two of those markets—Norfolk, Virginia, and Lafayette, Louisiana—will be moving to Nexstar-owned stations on September 1.

So where can folks in Lafayette and Acadiana watch their favorite shows without streaming?

That's not clear yet. Nexstar and, by turn, KLFY will air it on one of their bands. If everything goes to plan on and after September 1, 2024, you'll be able to perform a channel search on your TV to find it.

As for The Chosen, fans are currently awaiting the release of season 4. The series creator and director Dallas Jenkins told Forbes on April 22, 2024, that the next installment of the Christian drama should release in late May or early June on streaming platforms. They will release two episodes per week through the end of the season. Fans have been waiting, however impatiently, for the new season which was halted due to legal issues.

No release date has been confirmed for the series to air on The CW. We will just have to wait and see.

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