WB Unveils New Lineup

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From TVGuide On-Line:

WB Unveils New Lineup
Wednesday, May 17, 2000

The WB’s upcoming season will feature a “surprisingly functional” group of
actors portraying college students, vampires and witches, jokes Buffy the
Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Buffy, Dawson’s Creek, 7th Heaven and Charmed were all named as returning
series at the network’s annual presentation to advertisers yesterday in New
York. The Frog network also renewed freshman hits Roswell, Angel and Popular.

“We’re approaching another season without sweep stunts, newsmagazines,
specials, reality series or even lifelines,” joked WB chief Susanne Daniels.

The network’s seventh season kicks off in July with two new series: boarding
school drama Young Americans (featuring Dawson’s Creek recurring star Rodney
Scott) and the animated Baby Blues. Also new is the dramedy Gilmore Girls and
Darren Star’s Grosse Pointe, a comedy about what really goes on behind the
scenes at a soap.

Hoping to beef up its comedy programming, WB has picked up ABC’s Sabrina, the
Teenage Witch starring Melissa Joan Hart. Hart accidentally said, “It’s great
to move to Fox, uh, the WB.” Eddie Murphy’s animated The PJs moves from Fox
to WB — no wonder Hart is confused. Nikki Cox (last seen on Norm) stars in
Nikki, and some ex-Mad TV writers will present the sketch show Hype.

In an unusual move, Felicity returns to Wednesdays for 11 weeks through
December. In January, Jack and Jill takes over for 13 weeks and then Felicity
returns in April. This will give WB viewers 35 consecutive weeks of original
programming and a lot of time for Keri Russell’s hair to grow back. — Eddie