History Creator / TheWB

3rd Dec '16 12:42:29 AM Xtifr
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'''The WB''' was a joint venture between Time Creator/{{Warner|Bros}} and Tribune Company with the former company calling the shots. As [[FollowTheLeader a reaction to the success]] of the fledgling Creator/{{Fox}} network, TW launched their own network in 1995, with Tribune's then-independents (WPIX in UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}, KTLA in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, WGN in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, KWGN in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, etc.) serving as the network's nucleus. Unlike UPN, it also had a major boost with WGN's national superstation feed on cable (now WGN America, which eventually cut all ties to WGN-TV in 2014) carrying it for its first four years until it could get more affiliates.

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'''The WB''' The WB was a joint venture between Time Creator/{{Warner|Bros}} and Tribune Company with the former company calling the shots. As [[FollowTheLeader a reaction to the success]] of the fledgling Creator/{{Fox}} network, TW launched their own network in 1995, with Tribune's then-independents (WPIX in UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}, KTLA in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, WGN in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, KWGN in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, etc.) serving as the network's nucleus. Unlike UPN, it also had a major boost with WGN's national superstation feed on cable (now WGN America, which eventually cut all ties to WGN-TV in 2014) carrying it for its first four years until it could get more affiliates.
5th Nov '16 12:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Waynehead'': A short-lived cartoon based on the life of comedian and former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''InLivingColor'' [[note]]mostly ''In Living Color'', since his sole season on ''SNL'' was met with backstage tension and termination over ad-libbing. Plus, most people remember Damon Wayans as an ''In Living Color'' cast member, as that was the guy who played bitter, white-man-hating birthday clown Homie the Clown and incredibly CampyGay movie critic, Blaine Edwards[[/note]] cast member, Damon Wayans (the same one who is related to Keenan-Ivory, Shawn, Marlon, Kim, and Damon, Jr.) as a kid with an abnormally large, bald head and a leg brace for his club foot (which the real Damon Wayans had).

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* ''Waynehead'': A short-lived cartoon based on the life of comedian and former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''InLivingColor'' ''Series/InLivingColor'' [[note]]mostly ''In Living Color'', since his sole season on ''SNL'' was met with backstage tension and termination over ad-libbing. Plus, most people remember Damon Wayans as an ''In Living Color'' cast member, as that was the guy who played bitter, white-man-hating birthday clown Homie the Clown and incredibly CampyGay movie critic, Blaine Edwards[[/note]] cast member, Damon Wayans (the same one who is related to Keenan-Ivory, Shawn, Marlon, Kim, and Damon, Jr.) as a kid with an abnormally large, bald head and a leg brace for his club foot (which the real Damon Wayans had).
30th Aug '16 3:43:40 PM themisterfree
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Much like Fox before it and UPN after it, the network had no news division, although many of the charter affiliates owned by Tribune did have their own operations; indeed, WPIX had shut down their own attempt at a national newscast for independent stations, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Network_News_(US) INN]] (''[[FunWithAcronyms Independent Network News'', then ''INN: The Independent News'', then finally ''USA Tonight'') a few years before the WB was announced (all of Tribune's owned stations took the program).

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Much like Fox before it and UPN after it, the network had no news division, although many of the charter affiliates owned by Tribune did have their own operations; indeed, WPIX had shut down their own attempt at a national newscast for independent stations, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Network_News_(US) INN]] (''[[FunWithAcronyms Independent Network News'', News]]'', then ''INN: The Independent News'', then finally ''USA Tonight'') a few years before the WB was announced (all of Tribune's owned stations took the program).
30th Aug '16 3:41:53 PM themisterfree
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Much like Fox before it and UPN after it, the network had no news division, although many of the charter affiliates owned by Tribune did have their own operations; indeed, WPIX had shut down their own attempt at a national newscast for independent stations, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Network_News_(US) INN]] (''[[FunWithAcronyms Independent Network News'', then ''INN: The Independent News'', then finally ''USA Tonight'') a few years before the WB was announced (all of Tribune's owned stations took the program).
23rd May '16 2:07:41 PM Doug86
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The network is remembered differently depending on how old you are. If you were a kid in the mid-'90s, you may fondly remember The WB as the host network for ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' after it was acquired from Fox, along with other Creator/StevenSpielberg-helmed {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' and the ''Animaniacs'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. If you were a kid in the late '90s and early 2000s, you remember it for pretty much [[AnimationAgeGhetto selling out Saturday mornings]] to [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]. Those who were teenagers during the late '90s or early 2000s will remember it for giving the world such {{teen drama}}s as ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and ''{{Everwood}}'' -- shows that the network is, without a doubt, most famous for. Still others (teenagers and genre fans alike) remember the network for ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''{{Roswell}}'' until those two series were picked up -- perhaps ironically, in hindsight -- by UPN (The WB still held onto ''Series/{{Angel}}'' at least). And of course, the network churned out quite a bit of SitCom and particularly DomCom flavored shows during its life.

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The network is remembered differently depending on how old you are. If you were a kid in the mid-'90s, you may fondly remember The WB as the host network for ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' after it was acquired from Fox, along with other Creator/StevenSpielberg-helmed {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' and the ''Animaniacs'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. If you were a kid in the late '90s and early 2000s, you remember it for pretty much [[AnimationAgeGhetto selling out Saturday mornings]] to [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]. Those who were teenagers during the late '90s or early 2000s will remember it for giving the world such {{teen drama}}s as ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', and ''{{Everwood}}'' ''Series/{{Everwood}}'' -- shows that the network is, without a doubt, most famous for. Still others (teenagers and genre fans alike) remember the network for ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''{{Roswell}}'' until those two series were picked up -- perhaps ironically, in hindsight -- by UPN (The WB still held onto ''Series/{{Angel}}'' at least). And of course, the network churned out quite a bit of SitCom and particularly DomCom flavored shows during its life.
16th Mar '16 12:31:35 AM aye_amber
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* ''TheBedfordDiaries''

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* ''{{Series/Charmed}}''

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* ''{{Everwood}}''

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* ''TheJamieKennedyExperiment''



* ''Series/TheJamieKennedyExperiment''



* ''LivingWithFran''

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''[[TheStinger This has been a special report from the]] [[{{Freakazoid}} Weird Butt Network]].''

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11th Mar '16 5:22:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''The O'Keefe's''

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* ''The O'Keefe's''O'Keefes''



* ''Reba''

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* ''Reba''''Series/{{Reba}}''
25th Dec '15 4:08:52 PM LLSmoothJ
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* ''Series/TheSurrealLife''
25th Dec '15 1:27:27 AM Doug86
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'''Shows featured on KidsWB included:'''

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3rd Dec '15 9:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PepperDennis''
* ''{{Popular}}''

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* ''PepperDennis''
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* ''{{Popular}}''''Series/{{Popular}}''



* ''RunOfTheHouse''

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* ''RunOfTheHouse''''Series/RunOfTheHouse''



* ''{{Savannah}}''

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* ''UnhappilyEverAfter''
* ''TheWayansBros''
* ''WhatILikeAboutYou''
* ''ZoeDuncanJackAndJane'' (aka ''Zoe...'' in its second season)

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* ''UnhappilyEverAfter''
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* ''TheWayansBros''
''Series/TheWayansBros''
* ''WhatILikeAboutYou''
''Series/WhatILikeAboutYou''
* ''ZoeDuncanJackAndJane'' ''Series/ZoeDuncanJackAndJane'' (aka ''Zoe...'' in its second season)
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