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THE WB 2000-2001 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
FIVE NEW COMEDIES MAKE THE GRADE
“NIKKI,” “HYPE,” “GROSSE POINTE,” “THE PJs” &
“SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH” GIVE THE WB VIEWERS A LOT TO LAUGH ABOUT THIS SEASON
“FELICITY” & “JACK & JILL” WILL AIR ALL ORIGINAL EPISODES FOLLOWING “DAWSON’S CREEK” ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
THE WB’s SIGNATURE DRAMAS ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS ALL COME BACK IN THEIR SAME TIMESLOTS
TGIWB AS “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH,” “GROSSE POINTE” & “POPULAR” ESTABLISH NEW YOUNG ADULT AND TEEN BEACHHEAD ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
JAMIE FOXX SIGNS ON TO HEADLINE HIS OWN VARIETY SERIES THIS SPRING
May 16, 2000 (New York, NY) — The WB Network unveiled its new primetime schedule this morning amid a great deal of surprise scheduling announcements that the network believes guarantees ratings growth for next season. The primetime schedule was announced this morning by Susanne Daniels, President, Entertainment and Jordan Levin, Executive Vice President, Programming.
The strength of The WB’s anchor dramas this season will be enhanced in the fall as every one of them is staying in their season-ending timeslots. On Monday, 7TH HEAVEN and ROSWELL; Tuesday, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL; Wednesday, DAWSON’S CREEK and FELICITY remain stet, with The WB’s second highest-rated series, CHARMED, returning to its highly successful Thursday night timeslot at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“Stability in scheduling is always something that you strive for and we have accomplished that this season by keeping every one of our anchor dramas in their season-ending timeslots,” said Ms. Daniels. “ROSWELL and FELICITY came into their own creatively and ratings-wise the last eight episodes of the year and they both earned their way onto the schedule. The Tabasco sauce, e-mail campaigns and demonstrations also got our attention.”
A night-by-night breakdown of the schedule and accompanying details on all the programs is attached to this release.
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Roswell”
Returning for its second season on The WB, the series stars Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fehr, Shiri Appleby, Majandra Delfino, Colin Hanks, Nick Wechsler, William Sadler and Emilie De Ravin. Jason Katims, Jonathan Frakes, Kevin Kelly Brown and Lisa J. Olin serve as executive producers on the series produced by Jason Katims Productions in association with Regency Television and Twentieth Century Fox Television.