TheWB.com detailed, Buffy, Mars included

By Tim Surette

Apr 30, 2008

The WB is back, baby! The defunct television network is getting revived online in the form of TheWB.com, where it will stream old shows from its library as well as original content from some big-name television producers, Warner Bros. Television Group announced.

First hinted at over a month ago, the new online enterprise will play home to some of television's most beloved teen-aimed shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, and Veronica Mars. The episodes will be free and ad-supported, and will mainly target women in the prized 16-to-34-year-old group.

Other shows mentioned by Warner Bros. to stream online include Friends, Smallville, The O.C., Everwood, Roswell, The Wayans Bros., All of Us, and One Tree Hill.

In addition to streaming these shows online, Warner Bros. is partnering with cable operator Comcast to stream the aforementioned shows on Fancast.com and through its on-demand service.

Original content is also headed to the Web site, and it isn't film school grads uploading their student projects. Producers McG and Josh Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl, The O.C.) are putting together a handful of projects for the site, as are half a dozen other television veterans.

TheWB.com will also--just like every other Web site out there--incorporate a social networking element, allowing fans to chat each other up about how awesome Tom Welling looks or whatever else is on their minds.

A beta version of the site is scheduled to open in early May. The company did not reveal how it will distribute beta invites.

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  • cheilaomara26 Mar 22, 2009

    The producers of Roswell can create a follow up series or movie. 'cause I think that it had a lot of loose ends. For example: Did Kyle got his powers or not? or Did Maria and Micheal got married, too? With who did Isabel spend her life with, Kyle or Jesse? Did Max saw he son agoin? or Did Max and Liz had a family of their own?

  • cheilaomara26 Mar 22, 2009

    I am wandering what if the producers try to create a follow up series for Roswell. I think it is true, that it has a lot of loose ends. For example, Micheal and Maria do they get married? How about Kyle's powers does he gets them or not? How about Max's son, do they get to see him grow up? or With who Isabel spends her life with her husband Jesse or with Kyle?

  • FBIAgentSBooth Aug 09, 2008

    Bummer I don't live in America...:( See, another good reason to emigrate! :P (No offense, I love Holland...kinda rainy, though)

  • friendslover238 Jul 29, 2008

    WHY GOD???? WHY DON'T I LIVE IN UNITED STATES?!?!?!

  • Adelette Jul 13, 2008

    Thank God I live in America. I feel sorry for all the non-US fans out there... :(

  • RTTV989 Jun 19, 2008

    Good news, I never watched Veronica Mars or The OC and wanted a chance to watch them.

  • RachlG Jun 11, 2008

    It sucks that it's only available in the u.s.! I'm in Canada and I can't even have access to the site

    :(.

  • expo359 May 18, 2008

    I wonder if they are going to put "movie stars" & "zoe, duncan. jack & jane" to

  • smartypantz64 May 07, 2008

    i hope they throw Jack & Bobby online at some point. i miss that show!

  • Jossfiend May 07, 2008

    Too bad the WB can't come back as a cable network, with additional, original programming. The CW just doesn't cut it.

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