WB's Fran, Blue Collar put on hold

WB Network has benched the comedies Living With Fran and Blue Collar TV in an effort to rejuvenate its Friday and Sunday lineups, respectively.

As of Friday, WB will shift 8:30 p.m. newcomer Twins to the 9:30 p.m. slot behind Reba, WB's highest-rated show on the night. The 8-9 p.m. hour will feature back-to-back episodes of What I Like About You. Fran, starring Fran Drescher as a woman who lives with her adult son and young boyfriend, has been failing to hold on to much of Reba's coattails in the 9:30 p.m. berth this season.

Fran, produced by Regency TV, will remain in production on its 13-episode order and will return to WB's schedule later this season, a network spokesman said. In its most recent outing, Fran drew 2.7 million viewers coming out of Reba's 3.7 million.

On Sunday, WB will replace the double dose of sketch comedy Blue Collar in the 9 p.m. hour with a repeat of its hot new Tuesday drama Supernatural. Blue Collar, from Warner Bros. TV, has had the misfortune of facing off against ABC's top-rated Desperate Housewives; in its most recent airing, the two installments of Blue Collar averaged 2.4 million viewers. Still, the show will remain in production and return to the network's lineup later this season.

WB brass also have decided to relocate the 9 p.m. Wednesday freshman drama Related to the post-7th Heaven 9 p.m. Monday berth, where another new fall drama, Just Legal, did a fast fade after three airings. Repeats of Related will continue to run in the 9 p.m. Wednesday slot for the foreseeable future, the spokesman said.

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they need to put fran back on, i just got into it.. blue collar.... eh.. no big.. the execs @ wb jus need to figure out how to timeslot everything. put sci fi shows (smallville & supernatural) together. it only maKes sense... twins is ok... they jus need to figure out their time slots instead of yanking shows!
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I wondered where Just Legal went i liked that show. Other Networks should have to work around each others schedules. Why should everyone have to ajust to the newbie? i mean I've heard DHW isn't doing so well this season so why move everything around? why not get rid of the crappy shows and come out with something decent and keep BC in its timeslot after Charmed
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Why Living With Fran? This show IS the 2nd best WB comedy while WILAY & Twins were doing way worse in the ratings. I suggest that they spread the comedies across the week to provide assistance for the drama's.
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Sad living with Fran isn't doing good. Blue Collar is pretty stupid so it getting cancelled won't break my heart.
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Blue Collar should go to NBS and be work into the schedual around My Name is Earl
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How about putting club collar on for an hour wednesday nights instead of related
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Fran being cancelled- Good.
Blue Collar being cancelled- Bad! If WB doesn't want to air it at least let Comedy Central or maybe Spike TV air it.
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