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I miss The WB!

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Moved on to The CW

These first 7 shows survived the transition to The CW.
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One of my favorites from back in the day. Pulled in over 8 million viewers when it debuted. Can you imagine?
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People who added this item 3126 Average listal rating (1816 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Was a little more "monster-of-the-week" when it debuted, but still had that mixture of intense drama, hilarity and sickening gore.
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People who added this item 2135 Average listal rating (1457 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.1
The talky twosome! I loved this show.
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A guilty pleasure. Much better then than it is now.
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One of the few reality shows I actually liked. It seemed to have more charm and heart than Survivor and shows like it.
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Eh. It had some good moments, and I thought Reba and Joanna Garcia did a good job.
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People who added this item 755 Average listal rating (548 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
Bleh. Read my review. Part of me hates this show because legend has it that it was chosen to move to The CW over my beloved Everwood because of the ratings it got for the final episode. It was pretty crappy at that point, while Everwood was always awesome. No forgiveness.
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I flove this show. Gone too soon.
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A great show. Even the weaker episodes were still good enough for me.
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People who added this item 1498 Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
I may have liked Angel more than Buffy. It had some mind-warping episodes, was funny and even made me cry.
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People who added this item 397 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
I'm virtually alone in this, but I don't care that she cut her hair and I loved the time travel season.
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People who added this item 1299 Average listal rating (919 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Not my fave teen drama, but it was well-done, and gave us Joshua Jackson.
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People who added this item 2145 Average listal rating (1459 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I prefer the Shannon Doherty years. Got a bit silly at the end.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
This show was wicked and fun. Too bad it had to end.
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Very good. I liked this a lot. It got a full-season pickup after the first episode, but stumbled in the ratings after that and was doomed.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
So the last scene in the show's final episode is a car driving very fast straight at one of the main characters. We never find out what happens...unfair!
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Actually, I didn't really get into this show. But I think I would like to watch it again to give it another chance. I'm a sci-fi junkie...maybe it's better than I remember.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
This show was very funny, and Penn Badgely had a much better character here than he does in Gossip Girl.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Such a great satire on BH90210. Too funny to last, I guess.
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Salem is one cool cat!
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Notable for introducing me to Lizzy Caplan, who is made of awesome.
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People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Generic soap opera stuff, but it had Johnathan Slavin from Andy Richter Controls the Universe & Better Off Ted! Love him.
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
This was an okay sitcom. Pretty pedestrian, but there were certainly worse ones out there.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
I am embarrassed to say I liked this show. It was created by Eric Kripke, who did the world a favor when he dreamed up "Supernatural."
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
I liked it. Sue me.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0
SHE was Jack and HE was Jill!! Madness. I don't remember much about the show; most of the actors have gone on to better roles.
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Had Selma Blair and Michael Rosenbaum, and it wasn't half bad. (Nor was it ALL bad, in case you are wondering.) But it's no "Grosse Pointe."
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I can't remember much about this Dawson's Creek spinoff, except that I think one plot involved a guy dating his sister. Ew.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Poppy Montgomery and Emily Van Camp played sisters in this atmospheric mystery tale that got cancelled after only a handful of episodes.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Tyler Labine (Reaper) was in it. There were ghosts, or something.
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The first WB show that featured the unpleasant acting of Oliver Hudson.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7
The second WB show that featured the unpleasant acting of Oliver Hudson. There was a lot of bad in this show, which featured a slumming Mitch Pileggi and Barbara Hershey. But I really like Penn Badgely and he was good in this show. (Much better than in Gossip Girl.)
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
I really like Jay Baruchel, but this show did no one any favors.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
More Penn Badgely, which should have been a good thing, but this show was pretty awful.
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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Confession: All I know about Batman (and related characters) I learned on the '60s TV show*. So the mythology of Batgirl and all Nightwing was kind of wasted on me. Still, I don't think this show was so badly done.

(*I was really surprised to find out that there was more than one Robin! Really?!?)
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2.5 IMDB Rating 0
??? Don't remember much, but it should have been a slam dunk as a companion to '7th Heaven.' It wasn't.
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This show was mildly amusing during the WB years. Got a little raunchy, later though.
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I don't watch American Idol (don't care for it) but strangely, I found the first season of this show really watchable. Nicole S. went on to find a little bit more fame afterwards; the other Eden's Crushers, not so much.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Quirky and amusing.
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People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Fun theme song! A little subversive, for a kids' show.
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People who added this item 1772 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
One of the best cartoons of all time. You could learn all the parts of the brain, all the countries of the world AND all the presidents. Awesome.
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People who added this item 1895 Average listal rating (1417 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
"What are we going to do tonight, Brain?"
"The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world."

Kickass 'toon.
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People who added this item 1442 Average listal rating (948 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Headache-inducing, but not as deeply weird as Yu-Gi-Oh.
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Once upon a time there was a fledgling network, or netlet, if you will. It ran urban sitcoms, family dramas, shows about vampires, and the girl who both loved and slew them, and dramas set around creeks. That network was The WB, and I miss it. Sure, we have The CW now, which is sort of like what The WB used to be, without all the success (relatively speaking, but seriously, The CW today would kill for the kinds of ratings that Dawson's Creek used to pull in.)

I work in television, and in 1995 the station I work for went from being an independent station to a WB affiliate and a love affair was born. I worked during prime time and watched a lot of these shows while I was on the clock. But even though I didn't really have a choice whether to watch The WB, I found that it was no hardship. Usually - there are a few turkeys in the history of The WB. But I grew to love shows like Buffy, Felicity, Angel, even Savannah, which was a lot better than you'd think.

Here is a list, by no means exhaustive, of the shows I remember and watched. Some of them are very good, some of them had long lives, and some of them are misty memories of blink-and-you'll-miss-them duds. But I liked them. They aren't sorted chronologically, by the way.

Contact me or post a comment if you think I missed anything!

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Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Jun 6 3:01
Whoa! Someone was reading my mind. ^_^
I was seriously just thinking about how long it's been since "The WB" and was thinking of all the shows I used to watch. I only watched Dawson's Creek for Joshua.
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Jun 9 1:31
He was the best part of it! I liked Michelle Williams character, too, but Dawson and Joey could be really annoying.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Nov 25 4:58
I loved the WB! I remember watching it every afternoon after school when i was a kid :]

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