The WB

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The WB
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Founded January 11, 1995
Closed September 17, 2006
Company Warner Bros. Entertainment
Notable Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
7th Heaven
Gilmore Girls
Smallville
Dawson's Creek

The WB was a national broadcast network in the USA. Originally begun as a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment (hence the acronym) and Tribune Broadcasting, the network was founded as a reaction to the popularity of FOX and first-run syndication programming.

On January 24, 2006, Warner Bros. Entertainment announced plans to merge the network with UPN, owned by the CBS Corporation, in order to create The CW. Although the station bug was removed from affiliates on August 14, the network was formally closed on September 17 with a special "Night of Favorites and Farewells" five-hour block of pilot episodes from landmark WB series like Felicity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

During its final season The WB reached an estimated 91.66% of all American homes. It was broadcast on 177 stations throughout the nation as well as many small local cable outlets through The WB 100+ Station Group.

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Cancelled Series 2005–06

Series Migrating to The CW (Fall 2006)