WB, Gilmore may live online

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God bless the Internet.

The WB, the fledgling network that merged with UPN to become the CW in 2006, may be coming back...albeit on the extra-small screen. MediaWeek is reporting that Warner Bros. Television Group is planning to launch a Web site based on the defunct network.

The site, tentatively titled wb.com, wouldn't just be a place for information on shows that aired on the network. The site will allegedly stream full episodes of WB-produced shows, such as Gilmore Girls, Everwood, and What I Like About You.

It's unclear whether shows produced by outside sources but aired on the WB--like Felicity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dawson's Creek--would also be streamed on the site. The possibility of streaming current WB series, such as Gossip Girl, was also unclear.

The site would be supported with nonskippable ads, and could also feature short Web-based original series.

Other networks are getting out of the Paleolithic era and attempting online ventures, most notably NBC and Fox, which are collaborating on Hulu.com. That site is expected to be available to the public soon.

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