WB Buzz article
From www.thewb.com, April 2000
Good news for Felicity fans. The addition of the Keri Russell
The WB Wednesday's lineup paid off in a big way. Felicity scored the
timeslot's best ratings in 18-39 year-old women since November.
That's twenty weeks!
Dawson's Creek also benefited from Felicity's move. It was #3 in its time
period in adults 18-34 years-old. The pairing of Dawson's and Felicity scored
The WB's best Wednesday ratings since October 13, 1999. In other words,
you'd have to go back 25 weeks to to find a better week for The WB in that
In other news, The WB has acquired the network broadcast
rights to the hit series Sabrina, The Teenage Witch for the
next two seasons. The deal is for 44 episodes, 22 for the
2000-2001 season and an additional 22 for the 2001-2002
Says Paula Hart, Executive Producer of Sabrina, "We're
excited to be working with The WB. It's an especially great fit
at this point in the evolution of the character and the show,
as she leaves high school and begins a new phase of her life."
Melissa Joan Hart adds, "I can't wait to kiss the frog."
The frog can't wait, either.
The WB has also ordered the comedy pilot Hayley Wagner,
Star from the creators of Sabrina. The new show, starring Ted
McGinley (Married...With Children) and Mel Harris (Something
So Right), features a former pampered child movie star who
has to adjust to being a "regular" teen after her career fades.
It is being considered as a potential companion piece to
Birthdays this month: Nicholas Brendon and Shannen Doherty
- April 12; Sarah Michelle Gellar - April 14; Bryce Johnson -
April 18; Barry Watson - April 23; Cedric the Entertainer - April
24; Marnette Patterson - April 26.
Attention Roswell fans: Jason Katims, Executive Producer of
Roswell, will be joining you in The WB Session on Monday, April
17. Katims began his career in television as a writer on the
critically acclaimed drama series, My So-Called Life. He went
on to contribute many episodes to that series, including "Life
of Brian," which was recognized in TV Guide's "100 Greatest
Episodes of All Time." Katims next created the highly
acclaimed series Relativity, and he co-wrote and produced
The Pallbearer, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and David
Speaking of Roswell, the out-of-this-world show has
performed better than any Monday night show in more than
five months, with the exception of 7th Heaven. Roswell
retained 77% of 7th Heaven's adult 18-34 audience, 70% of
its persons 12-34 audience and 67% of its adult 18-49
audience - ALL BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SHOW IN THE TIME
PERIOD THIS SEASON.