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HR: WB Jettisons ROSWELL!!

I am – Hercules!!

Here’s the likely new WB sched, as relayed by Monday’s Hollywood Reporter.

"Roswell" is not on the slate, and UPN (rumored to be "eyeing" the sci-fi teen drama) doesn't announce its schedule until Thursday.

(Note also that it looks like Electronic Media got "Angel's" timeslot wrong, "Popular" didn't get a pick-up, and "Felicity" will get her senior year.)

Monday

8:00 7th Heaven

9:00 Angel

Tuesday

8:00 Gilmore Girls

9:00 Smallville

Wednesday

8:00 Dawson’s Creek

9:00 Felicity/Glory Days

Thursday

8:00 Popstars

8:30 Elimidate Deluxe

9:00 Charmed

Friday

8:00 Sabrina

8:30 Maybe I’m Adopted

9:00 Deep in the Heart

9:30 Raising Dad

Sunday

7:00 Lost in the USA

8:30 No Boundries

8:00 Steve Harvey

8:30 Men, Women & Dogs

9:00 Nikki

9:30 Off Centre

The two dramas that did get episode orders, according to the Reporter, are:

* The much-discussed "Smallville," whose pilot just got a mixed Coax review; and

* "Glory Days," an unreviewed drama from "Dawson's Creek" creator Kevin Williamson about a burned-out writer who returns to his hometown.

The Reporter offers few premise details on the WB’s three new reality series, titled "No Boundries," "Elimidate Deluxe" (assumed to be a dating show) and "Lost in the USA." (Should the latter show be confused with the NBC reality series “Lost,” in which contestants must return to New York City after being abandoned at an undisclosed location?)

The five new WB comedy series ordered for the fall, according to the trade paper, are:

* “Deep in the Heart,” with Reba McEntire as the wife of a cheating husand and the mother of a pregnant teen, from writer Allison Gibson (“Home Improvement,” “Boy Meets World”);

* “Maybe I'm Adopted,” about a girl who wonders if he’s really a product of her own eccentric family, from “Frasier” writer Suzanne Martin;

* “Men, Women and Dogs,” about men who get on better with canines than women, from writers Dan Staley & Rob Long (“Cheers,” “George & Leo,” “Love & Money”);

* “Off Centre,” about a young American cohabitating with an Englishman, from Paul and Chris Weitz (“American Pie”); and

* “Raising Dad,” starring Bob Saget as a teacher and single father of two daughters, from writer-producer Jonathan Katz (“Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”).

“The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star,” a half-hour about a garage band’s rise from writer-producer John Riggi (“The Larry Sanders Show”), got a midseason order.







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  • May 13, 2001, 10:38 p.m. CST

    geez...

    by Critch Starblade

    Other than Angel (And what a pairing with 7th Heaven.. That has to be the worst scheduling job EVER in the history of TV.), is there even a reason to watch the WB anymore? I mean, no Buffy, No Roswell (Never got into it but I hear it's good)...what's left? NIKKI?

  • May 13, 2001, 10:46 p.m. CST

    What about Grosse Pointe????

    by AlBundy

    Is that show coming back at all? PLEEEEZE say yes!

  • May 13, 2001, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Angel and 7th Heaven . . .

    by Ophelia 's twin

    Now there's a brilliant scheduling strategy. *** This weekend's double feature on the WB: "Mary Poppins" followed by "The Exorcist."

  • May 13, 2001, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Angel move is fine by me

    by theharm

    That's great- right when I used to watch Roswell now I can watch Angel-better than watching those stupid comedies on UPN.

  • May 13, 2001, 11:46 p.m. CST

    geez

    by DarthJoxer

    I'd take this alleged report with a grain of salt until the official schedule is released, not the "likely" one. It's nothing to get worked up over. Interesting stuff though. Maybe the Angel crossovers will continue, with 7th Heaven. heheh. "And now, a 2 hour Angel/7thHeaven event on the WB's new monday. Tonight, Happy the dog ventures to the city of Angels where he will sing/howl in the Demon Kareoke bar for the fate of the Camdens, who have been caught in dreaded season five limbo." hehehehh.... I should write fan fiction. hell even worse contrived plots have aired on the WB.

  • May 13, 2001, 11:47 p.m. CST

    No sci-fi competition for "Angel" on Monday

    by dxgarten

    As far as competition goes, Monday night is actually pretty good since there is no other Sci-fi show around other channel. However, this would make crossover more difficult because this means "Angel" will be aired first before "Buffy"

  • May 14, 2001, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Please take Roswell, UPN

    by Drath

    I never thought I'd think of UPN as a last hope for anything, but here it is. It's in your hands to turn this around, and I promise I'll watch your network if you do. Taking Buffy wasn't really a favor, but THIS is and I for one will owe you! I'll even start watching wrestling if you take Roswell. And heck, you get to have a great night of TV with Buffy and Roswell until you can pick up Angel too. And if I were you, I'd get ready to snatch Angel when WB cancels it after the first thirteen episodes next season because that's what they're probably planning with this Monday schedule they've got. 7th Heaven and Angel together?******And WTF, no more Grosse Pointe???!!!! Herc, this IS the actual final schedule, right? DarthJoxer is incorrect when he says its just speculation, yes? I want to know my ensuing cardiac arrest here wasn't caused by a guess!

  • May 14, 2001, 7:03 a.m. CST

    ACK! Darth Joxer is right, this is only "likely"!!

    by Drath

    Dangit, I missed that one word I almost fell out of my chair! Okay, we're not screwed yet. It could still come about though. Shit.

  • May 14, 2001, 8:52 a.m. CST

    I can program these shows much better

    by cooper2000

    I was going to write what bad pairing I thought 7th Heaven and Angel were but I see people already beat me to it. If we can see what a bad choice that is, why cant WB. I would put Gilmore Girls with 7th Heaven and Angel with Smallsville. And whats with the Felicity half season thing again? Didnt they learn this season? I guess Jack and Jill is gone which I dont mind. They could put Buffy and Roswell together on the WB schedule.

  • May 14, 2001, 8:52 a.m. CST

    I can program these shows much better

    by cooper2000

    I was going to write what bad pairing I thought 7th Heaven and Angel were but I see people already beat me to it. If we can see what a bad choice that is, why cant WB. I would put Gilmore Girls with 7th Heaven and Angel with Smallsville. And whats with the Felicity half season thing again? Didnt they learn this season? I guess Jack and Jill is gone which I dont mind. They could put Buffy and Roswell together on the UPN schedule.

  • May 14, 2001, 10:02 a.m. CST

    why not Charmed and Angel???

    by Blok Narpin

    I don't watch Charmed but it seems like a more logical paring since both shows deal with the Supernatural. Heck, they could even do cross overs like they did with Buffy. It would make more sense then 7th Heaven, thats for sure!

  • May 14, 2001, 10:32 a.m. CST

    BABY BLUES!!!!

    by YoJoe

    I am so ticked that Baby Blues isn't on WB's line-up. WB dumps Baby Blues in the middle of last summer, hoping it'll go away quietly. But the show was actually damn funny and infinitely better than the dull comic strip it's based on. For those who didn't see it (and that's like everyone), it was freakin' hilarious. I hate WB so much... -Rodney Bitterman

  • May 14, 2001, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Roswell, Gilmore Girls, and Angel's new scheds

    by Xocxoc

    WB needs to learn a little something about "Lead in". I don't know for sure, but I am pretty sure that the audience for 7th Heaven are not big Angel fans, makes me wonder if there is a conspiracy against the show. As for Roswell, I do hope UPN picks it up. It would be nicely paired with either Buffy or Enterprise. I am also glad that Gilmore Girls is back in a better time slot. IMHO, Amy Sherman Palladino is the third best writer/producer behind Aaron Sorkin and Josh Whedon, Stars Hollow, CN is the coolest TV address since Cicely, AK. My only fear is that UPN will put Buffy in the same slot. (Thank god I have two VCR's)

  • May 14, 2001, 3:47 p.m. CST

    The WB's Crap-o-rama schedule.

    by Electric_Monk

    So 7th Heaven -a family dramedy about all good things godly- will know be the lead in for Angel -a horror dramedy about vampires and things ungodly. What's next a teaming of Pat Robertson's 700 Club and Showtimes Queer as Folk?

  • "augh, I need a drink" :)

  • May 14, 2001, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Burn Roswell BURN!!!

    by 2GOLD

    YES!!! DIE, I SAY! DIEEEE!!! Now that's out of the way, what kind of sh*thole schedule is this? Has the WB gone mental! Dawson's Creek lives? Felecity lives? Why is it networks always continue HIGH SCHOOL BASED SHOWS after high school is over? Remember what happen to Saved by the Bell when it went college? Even the enlarged chest of TAT couldn't save them from death and destruction. DC should have ended, no point running the stupid thing any longer. And Roswell, I hated it but I know it topped DC in the ratings run. Moving Angel to 9pm on a Monday? Yes, let's go head-to-head with the WWF and RAW is war. Good thinking WB, but I already know why you did it. You got scared of that crappy DARK ANGEL! COWARDS! ALL COWARDS!! THREE REALITY SERIES...I must agree with the board on the overall view of the sched. BURN IN HELL YOU F'N DICKHEADS!!!!

  • May 14, 2001, 10:02 p.m. CST

    IF this is true, WB's bosses are idiots

    by Twig

    If Roswell "failed" following 7th Heaven, then how would the darker, more adult Angel thrive there. If this schedule winds up true, then WB is indeed trying to kill Angel. Fuckin assholes. Oh, and I'm sort of sad to see Popular go, but it had stopped being a comedy anyway.

  • May 14, 2001, 11:18 p.m. CST

    The WB execs have come across a bad stash of crack

    by Goody2shoes

    I already knew about Angel's slot change and I thought, "Ok, having 7th Heaven as a lead-in is retarded, but that's the slot Buffy started out with so it can't be all bad" Then I read about, and remembered, what's also on Mondays at 9: Raw is War. Are they crazy? The audience that likes that is also the aludience that likes Angel. I should know, my whole family is that audience. Do they not want to make money?