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Old January 24th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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UPN and WB networks are merging

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Struggling TV networks WB and UPN will merge into a single new youth-oriented broadcaster this fall in a surprise deal announced on Tuesday that reshapes the landscape of U.S. television. The new CW network will debut in September 2006 as a 50-50 joint venture of UPN parent company CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc., which controls the WB
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Wow, I missed this earlier. Maybe the merger will help improve their content!
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:20 AM   #3
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Both networks have had their missteps and each of them separately used to have tentpole shows that just dried away like Josh Wedon's series and the Star Trek franchise. It's a smart move to consolidate but what do they have left and what are they developing?
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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If they could bring back Firefly, that would make my day. Serenity only left me wanting more.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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I feel the same. I didn't catch onto "Firefly" the first time but after watching the movie and the DVD in that order I was left hungry for more. That is really a disappointment knowing you missed something and it may never come back. Let me anticipate a bigger fan than me by noting that Whedon has talked about doing a TV movie but, as we know, that may just remain talk. The last thing I heard is that Whedon is very busy with other feature work.

That said, my TV plate is already very full. I really don't know if I have patience for TV that isn't like HBO- no commercials and made for adults.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #6
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Great! Now there's one less channel among those I never watch.
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