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    Modern Men

    Modern Men

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    Jerry Bruckheimer TV is betting on writer Marsh McCall's brother, Ross McCall, for its put pilot commitment at the WB Network. Ross McCall and writing partner Aaron Peters will pen the show, which revolves around three single guys -- friends since childhood -- who hire a life coach to help them with women. Marsh McCall is on board to supervise the writing. Marsh McCall also will executive produce the pilot with Bruckheimer and JBT's Jonathan Littman.moreless
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    Mission Hill

    Mission Hill

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    Meet Andy French, a 24-year-old captivatingly lazy guy. Together with his nerdy teenage brother Kevin, he lives in a big city loft. However, these two new roommates couldn't be more polar opposite: Andy can never seem to settle on a particular job or girlfriend, while Kevin never gets anything lower than an A in school nor does he get a girlfriend. "The show takes place in the fictional city of Cosmopolis's equally fictional neighborhood of Mission Hill". It's a diverse place with interesting people living in it. Fellow roommates include Posey Tyler, the capricious girl who hides a secret dark side, and Andy's mellow best friend Jim Kuback who's well-connected to the hip downtown scene and has a luxurious job. Across the hall are Natalie, Carlos and their baby. Carlos is a painter, while Natalie is a professor. Next door are Gus and Wally, a gay couple in their 60s. Picked up in the fall of 1997 by the head of programming at the time Garth Ancier, Mission Hill didn't hit the air until long after he left the network. While that in itself is usually enough to kill a new series, achieving a two share on just its second outing certainly helped finish it off. One wonders what the WB was expecting after slotting it so awkwardly (first a "sneak preview" on Tuesday, then, two weeks later, a time period debut on Friday), but both Ancier's successor, Susanne Daniels, and Castle Rock agreed that having the series kick off a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love was asking too much of it. So it went on hiatus after just two episodes. The WB claimed that they would bring it back in the spring, but when the time rolled around they didn't feel it was worth bringing back in season, nor did they feel it was worth pairing up with another long-delayed animated show they mishandled, Baby Blues. It came as a shock to the producers when the network called them up and said they had 15 weeks open that summer to burn off the 11 leftover episodes. Mission Hill was no longer asked to kick off a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love. Now, it was asked to have a lineup consisting of The Jamie Foxx Show, The Steve Harvey Show and For Your Love kick off it. Four weeks of that and the WB kicked Mission Hill off the lineup once again. Finally in 2001, Cartoon Network bought the rights to the series, and aired it in order and in its entirety from May to August in 2002. The series ended up being 13 episodes, which Adult Swim has run on a number of occasions. The scripts were written for episodes 14-18 and 14-16 made it to animatic, but the show got pulled in production. IN addition, 14-16 almost made it to the Mission Hill DVD, but there were further complications. Broadcast History Sep 1999, Tue 9:00-9:30 Oct 1999, Fri 8:00-8:30 Jun 2000-Jul 2000, Sun 9:30-10:00 Number of episodes that aired on WB: 6 Number of episodes that aired on AS: 13 Number of episodes that made it to the DVD: 13 Number of episodes that made it to the animatic (were animated): 16 Number of episodes planned: 18 Theme song "Italian Leather Sofa" (instrumental) Written by John McCrea Performed by Cake Mission Hill is a Bill Oakley/Josh Weinstein Production, in association with Castle Rock Entertainmentmoreless
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    The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

    The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

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    When the 'Kids' WB!' began broadcasting in 1995 it had a assortment of animated programs It seemed logical that the WB should feature the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for which Warner Brothers' Animation division is famous. Thus, a new package of the classic cartoon shorts was assembled under the title of That's Warner Bros.!. 65 episodes were compiled and aired weekday mornings or afternoons, depending on the wish of individual affiliates. The majority of shorts on That's Warner Bros.! Each half-hour show consisted of three shorts and one "Hip Clip". "Hip Clips" were excerpts of varying length pulled from certain cartoons to fill time. But after one season, the show was updated. Its title was changed to The Bugs N' Daffy Show and given a new, catchy theme song, as Daffy and Bugs sing about the stars of the show. The new song went like this: "My name is Daffy Duck. And boy are you in luck. 'Cause I'm the greatest; I'm the best. You can't help but be impressed. Along with Bugs and all the rest... On the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Curtain up and lights aglow. Places, folks, 'cause here we go. It's the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Starring Daffy Duck! Marvin the Martian, Tweety, and Sylvester... Porky the Pig and Elmer Fudd here too... Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dog... Yosemite Sam and Michigan Frog... Speedy Gonzales runs amok. I'm the star, I'm Daffy Duck! Someone hit the lights. We just love opening nights. Costumes, make-up, props, and sets... Song and dance, and hot duets. No Romeos or Juliets. It's comedy all the way. Time to laugh. So, let's begin. Notify your next of kin. Daffy Duck is starring in the Bugs and Daf... Make 'em laugh! The Bugs N' Daffy Show! Prepare to be blown away!" The format remained the same, except that the cartoons were no longer broadcast with their opening credits. They instead aired with a shot of each short's title card and an instrumental of the Bugs N' Daffy theme playing over it. The order of episodes and shorts remained the same, with one notable exception: the Three Bears cartoon, The Bee-Deviled Bruin, was pulled from shows 24 and 54, presumably for violent content, and replaced by Beanstalk Bunny in show 24 and by What's Up, Doc? in show 54. Like all of the other networks, the WB was no stranger to the practice of cartoon-editing-for-content. Gun gags were gone from cartoons like Rabbit's Feat, Barbary Coast Bunny, and Ballot Box Bunny. Scenes that were considered too violent in other ways were also chopped, like Sylvester being electrified in Lighthouse Mouse and Muzzle Tough. Single lines of dialogue were missing, such as Bugs' reference to Amos and Andy at the end of Lighter Than Hare and Daffy's line, "So round, so firm, so fully packed, so easy on the draw," in Book Review. The show was also known to redirect cartoon shorts by changing the order of scenes. Its version of A Star is Bored was horribly mangled. A second season of The Bugs N' Daffy Show began in September, 1997. The WB Network retained the rights to the same post-1948 titles that it had been telecasting for the previous two years, and added first-run pre-1948 cartoons to compose new episodes. At least one pre-1948 cartoon aired per show. Due to the slightly longer length of the pre-1948 cartoons, the "Hip Clips" no longer appeared in every show. Also, scenes in many of these pre-1948 cartoons were edited for content by the WB censors. The WB dropped The Bugs N' Daffy Show from its regular schedule for the 1998-1999 season. The show did remain on a few WB affilates as a replacement for Tiny Toon Adventures, although The Bugs N' Daffy Show was no longer a regular network series.moreless
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    Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane

    Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane

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    Welcome to the Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane guide. When this series was aired in Australia, it was known only as 'Zoe', and the opening titles were modified to reflect that.moreless
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    The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley

    The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley

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    The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley is a series of musical mystery videos starring twin actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen. The series was also written as children's books, usually showing the twins on the cover.moreless
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    Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge

    Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge

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    Multi-talented, award-winning comedian Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show, The Original Kings of Comedy) and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Madeleine Smithberg (Late Night with David Letterman, The Daily Show) return to The WB for a second season with an expanded one-hour comedy/variety show designed once again to showcase Mr. Harvey's unique talents and uncanny ability to bring out the very best - and the very funny - in regular people, and not-so-regular people, too. Moving to the Sunday night timeslot held for many years by television's most famous variety show - The Ed Sullivan Show - Mr. Harvey will carry on the tradition of presenting a fast-paced hour packed with well-known stars and fresh new talent. As Mr. Harvey explains it, the guest list this season will include, "Some people who have already made it to the 'Big Time,' some people who are on their way to the 'Big Time,' and some people who have no business whatsoever being anywhere near the 'Big Time.'" In addition to the expanded one-hour format, a deejay will be on hand each week to play the audience in and out of commercial breaks, and a new segment called "Some Folks You Won't Be Seeing on 'Big Time'" will feature audition tapes that didn't make the cut - for obvious reasons. Season two will also feature weekly appearances by various standup comedians. Some will be established comedy stars, and some will be fresh faces getting their big break on Big Time. Many of Mr. Harvey's celebrity friends from the worlds of music and comedy will also stop by each week to join the fun and interact with the Big Time guests and audience members. {thewb.com) The show now features celebrity judges and a $10,000 prize each episode! The judges score on originality, actual skill and stupidity. Audience tickets are available at http://hollywoodtickets.com/ShowPages/SteveHarveysBigTime.asp WB Broadcast History September 2003 - December 2003 --- Thursdays 8/7c January 2004 - August 2004 --- Thursday 8:30/7:30c September 2004 - January 2005 --- Sundays 7/6c January 2005 - ???????????????--- Sundays 9/8cmoreless
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    Grosse Pointe

    Grosse Pointe

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    This "show-within-a-show" comedy from Darren Star takes a satirical look at the action behind the scenes of a teen prime-time soap. It centers on the on and off-camera antics of five actors who star in a fictional high school drama called Grosse Pointe. WB Broadcast History September 2000 - October 2000: Fridays 8:30 PM November 2000 - February 2001: Sundays 9:30 PMmoreless
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    Our Gang

    Our Gang

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    Our Gang is a series of comedic short films from the early days of American filmography. It was created and produced by Hal Roach throughout the 1920s and 30s, and is better known today as "The Little Rascals." It features the adventures of a lovable gang of children, whose mischief and frivolities have brought laughter to America and the world for generations. Among the most famous of the children are Spanky (George McFarland), Alfalfa (Carl Switzer), and Buckwheat (Billie Thomas). The series is notable for breaking stereotypes and prejudices by portraying blacks, whites, boys, and girls together in one group as equals, a concept that was unheard of when it premiered. More than 200 shorts and one feature film, "General Spanky," were produced, and they have been re-run on television continuously for decades. Anyone with an interest in classic film or family friendly comedies will find something to like about Our Gang.moreless
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    Greetings from Tucson

    Greetings from Tucson

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    In this autobiographical family comedy, based on the life of series creator Peter Murrieta, life is seen through the eyes of 15-year-old David Tiant (Pablo Santos) as he faces the challenges of growing up in an ethnically mixed, upwardly mobile family. David's dad Joaquin (Julio Oscar Mechoso, "High Incident", "Damon") is a proud yet infuriatingly pragmatic Mexican-American. Joaquin's world is built on old-fashioned values of working hard to get ahead, taking care of your family and - the one that causes the most trouble - father knows best. His wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Creskoff, "Quintuplets") is an Irish-American who is fiercely proud of her husband and family. David's cheerleading diva of an older sister, Maria (Aimee Garcia, "All About the Andersons"), is having a little identity crisis of her own, rejecting her Mexican roots and telling people that the family is Spanish. Also living with the family is David's irreverent Uncle Ernesto (Jacob Vargas) who is gainfully employed as an animal control officer, yet tends to drift good-naturedly through life, having acquired three ex-wives and a young son named Daniel (Bobby Chavez) along the way. Little Daniel looks up to his cousin David and is in constant awe of his relatives' new status as members of the middle class. The matriarch of the family is David's free-spirited grandmother, Magdalena (Lupe Ontiveros), who is determined to escape the old folks' home, where her only entertainment is breaking every rule, and move in with her beloved grandchildren. Knowing that his mother will cause as much trouble as his teenage children do, Joaquin has been fighting this move every step of the way. Joaquin's recent promotion has enabled the family to move to a bigger house in a nice Tucson neighborhood, and David is pleasantly surprised when his new next-door-neighbor, Sarah (Sara Paxton), turns out to be not only a very pretty girl, but a potential best friend. At the center of this chaotic family circle is the relationship between Joaquin and David, whose mixed heritage only adds to the eternal adolescent dilemma of exactly how - and if - he fits in. Though he is secretly proud of his son, Joaquin rarely shows it, and his first impulse is always to criticize rather than praise. Not really appreciating how bright David is, Joaquin is convinced that without his constant advice, his son is headed for disaster. As with most father-son relationships, the truth is that they have a lot to learn from each other. An unconventional family comedy, Greetings From Tucson is from executive producers Rob LaZebnik (The Simpsons), Peter Murrieta (Second City), Howard Klein (King of the Hill) and David Miner for Turner Television. Before Greetings from Tucson, some of the show's titles were This Time and Just Like You.moreless
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    The Lionhearts

    The Lionhearts

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    Leo Sr. was the original MGM lion. Now that he is too old, his son is doing it. Leo Jr. is happily married and has three children. His wife is an ex-circus performer that does all sorts of acrobatics around the house while she is doing her chores. The show basically revolves around the family and their obstacles in life that they have to overcome --------------------------- Production Companies * MGM Television * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation Distributors * Claster Television Incorporated ----------------------------- Awards Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 -- Nominated 1. Outstanding Music Direction and Composition -- Mark Watters (composer) 2. Outstanding Original Song -- Mark Watters (composer), Lorraine Feather (lyricist) [For the song "Roar"] 3. Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -- Jeffrey Tambor ========================= Crew: Directed by Byron Vaughns Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Bill Braunstein Richard Gitelson Peter Hunziker Original Music by Mark Watters Casting by Maria Estrada Production Management Christy Buskirk .... production manager Sound Department Roy B. Yokelson .... dialogue recordist Other crew Jonathan Dern .... creative supervisor Maria Estrada .... voice director Richard S. Kaufman .... music supervisor Paul Sabella .... creative supervisor ============================moreless
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    Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

    Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

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    On a tiny tropical haven, known as Fruit Salad Island, live and breathe bananas, melons, mangos, lemons and other fruit who have made it their home. The fruity islanders spend all day basking in the three S's...sun, surf and sleeping. But the islanders are not alone. They share their peaceful island paradise with a real nut – a wacky, weird and wild coconut named Fred. A ball of endless energy, filled with a big heart and sweet, sloshy milk, Fred is an eternal optimist who pursues his dreams, solves his own problems – and never ever quits.

    From sunrise to sunset, Fred constantly contemplates his next big idea – and whatever he thinks about actually happens. Nobody knows how he does it, but when Fred starts wishing…watch out! This zany nut and his crop of cohorts splash onto Saturday mornings as Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

    The show consists of two mini episodes named 1a and 1bmoreless
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    Just Legal

    Just Legal

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    Just Legal” is a fast-paced procedural drama with humor starring Jay Baruchel (‘Undeclared," ‘Million Dollar Baby”) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice, ” “Nash Bridges”) as lawyers who save their clients, and in the process, save themselves. David “Skip” Ross (Baruchel), 19, a brilliant legal prodigy, dreams of becoming a great trial lawyer. When he can't land a job at a prestigious L.A. firm because he's too young, Skip ends up working for Grant Cooper (Johnson). Once a great lawyer, now burnt-out by the realities of life, Cooper is barely scraping by in his beachfront law office. Together, Skip and Cooper become defenders of the accused and crusaders for the unjustly wronged. Their cases vary from stories ripped from today's headlines to clever mysteries with procedural twists.

    Skip's middle-class parents, Deborah (Veanne Cox, “Erin Brockovich”) and Lenny Ross (Raphael Sbarge, “The Guardian”), and his under-achieving younger brother Tom (newcomer Michael Mitchell), are all extremely proud of Skip's accomplishments, but are also concerned for his well-being, especially when his first case involves proving the innocence of a young woman named Paradise (Peyton List, “The Greatest Game Ever Played”) who has been falsely accused of a gang-related murder. Always the underdogs, forced to do the gritty work of finding clues and tracking down witnesses in the beautiful, but often dangerous world of Southern California, Cooper teaches Skip to be a lawyer and a man, while Skip renews Cooper's faith in the law and himself.

    Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI, ” “Cold Case, ” “Without a Trace”), Jonathan Littman (“CSI, ” “Cold Case, ” “Without a Trace”) and Jonathan Shapiro (“The Practice, ” “Boston Legal”) are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.moreless
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    All About the Andersons

    All About the Andersons

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    Comedy sensation Anthony Anderson (Barbershop, Me, Myself & Irene, Big Momma's House, Life) brings his unique brand of humor to The WB in a new multi-ethnic comedy. Anthony plays a struggling actor and single dad trying to provide a stable environment for his 8-year-old son, Tuga (newcomer Damani Roberts). Anthony soon learns that it's hard to come back home. Even though he has the love and support of his mother Flo (Roz Ryan, Amen), Anthony constantly clashes with his cantankerous father Joe (John Amos, Good Times, The West Wing). Joe has never understood his son's dream of becoming an actor. He wants Anthony to abandon his hopes and take a "real job" working in the family beauty salon/barber shop. Joe is not above using extreme measures to keep his son from "freeloading." Locking the refrigerator, rationing electricity, and charging Anthony rent to sleep in the garage are all part of Joe's eccentric plan to help Anthony grow up. To complicate things even further, Anthony's old room is being rented out to a medical student, whom Joe sees as the "successful white son he's never had." One bright spot in Anthony's new life at his parents' house is the family's 18-year-old Latina neighbor Lydia (Aimee Garcia, Greetings From Tucson). Lydia not only supports Anthony's plans to become an actor, she also loves to hang out with the family and to babysit Tuga. With his acting career going nowhere, Anthony is torn between providing for his son and teaching him about determination. He is almost convinced that he must put his acting ambitions on hold and give in to Joe's demands that he change the direction of his life. It takes Tuga to remind him that, aside from each other, their dreams are all they have. This semi-autobiographical comedy about fathers and sons is from actor/producer Anthony Anderson, writer/producer Adam Glass, executive producer Marco Pennette (Caroline in the City) and executive producer/director James Widdoes (Reba, My Wife and Kids) for Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. (From TheWB.com Press Release) Theme Song: They Say the Apple Don't Fall too Far from the Tree Who Ever Came up With that One Must've Not Heard About Me Papa Used to Say he Could'nt Understand Mama Must've Been Spending Time with the Milkman Puttin' One Foot in Front of the Other Just Step By Step and Day by Day You Can't Stop the Brothermoreless
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    Muscle

    Muscle

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    The fourth sitcom to debut on the WB, and the first to be canceled.
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    Brutally Normal

    Brutally Normal

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    Hype

    Hype

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    Hype was a comedy sketch show which lasted one season, making light of celebrity news and gossip.
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    Cleghorne!

    Cleghorne!

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    Cleghorne! centers around Ellen Carlson, a stylish, black, single parent living on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her smart-mouth daughter Akeyla. With her partner Brad (who was in the show's opening credits but rarely seen on camera). She ran a small TV Production Company in the SoHo section of lower Manhattan. Life got complicated when her overbearing parents, Sidney and Lena and her lazy, unemployed 25-year old sister Victoria moved into the apartment next door. Tyrell, Akeyla's father whom Ellen never married was a Jamaican-Born cabdriver trying to avoid deportation who harbored delusion of racial prosecution. In her free time Ellen hung out at Piccolo's a Local Restaurant where Coral was the sarcastic bartender. First Telecast: September 10, 1995 Last Telecast: January 28, 1996 Episodes: 12 Color Episodes WB Broadcast History September 1995-October 1995----Sunday----9:00
    October 1995-December 1995----Sunday----8:30
    December 1995----Sunday----9:00
    January 1996----Sunday----9:30moreless
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    The Tom Show

    The Tom Show

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    The Tom Show stars Tom Arnold as a father raising two daughters while having to start his career all over again in St. Paul, Minnesota. All this after his bitter and public divorce from Maggie, his ex-wife and the mother of two girls, and superstar daytime television talk show host. Tom returns to KOGD, the TV station where he got his start in television working for broadcaster Charlie Dickerson. Charlie has been the host of the local morning show "Breakfast with Charlie" for the last 43 years. In an effort to get higher ratings, Tom, as Charlie's new producer, brings in an eccentric, offbeat co-host for Charlie. Some at KOGD, including station manager Tanya Cole, are skeptical about the new "slick Hollywood producer," while others, like eager and high-spirited production assistant Jonathan Summers are honored to be working with "the man who helped re-invent daytime television." Either way, Tom has returned to his roots for a second chance at his career and the opportunity to stay close to his two young daughters as he faces the challenges of raising them on his own.
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