Newsweek: TCA and Roswell

Thanks to Carol for this :)

I’m not sure if this is worth mentioning, but this is an
excerpt of an article found on Search under weekend. It was mentioned
in this week’s Newsweek.

Many of the
highlights of each TCA come when the executives
from one
network start to shoot poisoned arrows at one
another. UPN
and the WB, the two mini-networks that seem to be
caught in
a duel to the death, got the fireworks started
early this year.
Referring to the fact that UPN has acquired the WB
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Roswell,” a WB
public-relations executive came up with a new
nickname for
UPN-the Used-Parts Network. The next day, a UPN
responded by saying that, considering the quality
of the WB’s
new lineup of sitcoms, perhaps it should hire the
network’s PR
staff to punch up of the network’s comedies. The
would never dare say stuff like that.