WWE SmackDown (also stylized as Friday Night SmackDown) is a sports entertainment program for WWE. As of 2010[update] it airs on Syfy in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the SmackDown brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program.
From its launch in 1999, SmackDown broadcast on Thursday nights, but on September 9, 2005, the show moved to Friday nights. The show originally debuted in the United States on the UPN television on April 29, 1999, but after the merge of UPN and WB, SmackDown began airing on The CW in 2006. The show remained on the CW network for two years until it was announced that it would move to MyNetworkTv in October 2008. SmackDown moved to Syfy on October 1, 2010.