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[05/13/03 - 12:00 AM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: The Wb
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - As a supplement to the press releases issued by the networks, here's an addendum to all the fanfare that went on at each upfront presentation:

-- The WB's Thursday lineup turned out slightly different than expected. "Steve Harvey's Big Time" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" were originally pegged for the 9:00/8:00c hour. The two will instead open the night followed by returning comedy "What I Like About You" and newcomer "Run of the House."

-- As for midseason orders, the Frog committed to six episodes each of "The Mayor" (Happy Madison/Sony), "The Help" (Original Productions/Warner Bros.) and the reality series "Make My Day" (Monkey Television UK/Brad Grey Television). The WB also picked up six episodes of the still untitled "Gilmore Girls" spin-off (Warner Bros.) in addition to its backdoor pilot. That order however is contingent on Warner Bros. finding a showrunner for the series. Lastly, the Frog's largest midseason commitment went to "One Tree Hill" with a 13 episode order.

-- Formally getting the axe/ending this season were: "Birds of Prey," "Black Sash," "Dawson's Creek," "Do Over," "Family Affair," "Greetings from Tucson," "Off Centre," "On the Spot" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."





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· BIRDS OF PREY (WB)
· BLACK SASH, THE (WB)
· DAWSON'S CREEK (WB)
· DO OVER (WB)
· FAMILY AFFAIR (WB)
· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· GREETINGS FROM TUCSON (WB)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· MAKE MY DAY (TV LAND)
· MAYOR, THE (WB)
· OFF CENTRE (WB)
· ON THE SPOT (WB)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (WB)
· STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME CHALLENGE (WB)
· UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS PROJECT (WB)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)





[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
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