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`Kung Fu` star Oliva Liang as Nicky Shen. The series debuts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, on The CW. (Photo by Nino Muñoz/The CW/ ©2021 The CW Network LLC/all rights reserved)
"Kung Fu" star Oliva Liang as Nicky Shen. The series debuts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, on The CW. (Photo by Nino Muñoz/The CW/ ©2021 The CW Network LLC/all rights reserved)

The CW Network, TBS & TNT give promotional boost to new series 'Kung Fu,' 'Wipeout'

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Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:35 pm

TNT to encore premiere of The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’ on Sunday, April 11

The CW to rebroadcast premiere of TBS’s ‘Wipeout’ on Friday, April 2

The CW Network, TBS and TNT have joined forces to give two of their key tentpole new series an extra promotional boost with its second one-episode cross network partnership.

On Sunday, April 11 (10 p.m. ET/PT), TNT will air an encore presentation of the premiere episode of The CW’s “Kung Fu.” Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, in the new “Kung Fu,” a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. She returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents, Jin and Mei-Li, at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister, Althea, and Althea’s fiancé, Dennis, plus pre-med brother Ryan, assistant district attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan, and new love interest, Henry, as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice … all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling and is now targeting her.

“Kung Fu” stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen, Shannon Dang as Althea Shen, Eddie Liu as Henry Yan, Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley, Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang, Tony Chung as Dennis Soong and Tzi Ma as Jin Shen.

On Friday, April 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), The CW will air an encore presentation of the premiere episode of TBS’s newly reimagined format of the iconic extreme obstacle course series, “Wipeout.” Hosted by multifaceted megastar John Cena (“The Suicide Squad”) and Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”), with Camille Kostek (Sports Illustrated model) serving as field host, the all-new 20-hour series takes viewers on a white-knuckle ride, featuring new course elements that will push contestants’ athleticism, endurance and determination to even greater extremes as they fight to win the grand cash prize. The series is produced with Endemol Shine North America.

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