The WB Television Network

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The WB Television Network
Type broadcast television network
Country  United States United States
Availability  United States,  Canada, and  Mexico (Northern)
Founded by Jamie Kellner
Owner Time Warner
Key people David Janollari, President
Launch date January 11, 1995
Dissolved September 17, 2006

The Warner Bros. Television Network, commonly called The WB, was a television network in the United States. It was founded by the Warner Bros. film studio and Tribune Company on January 11, 1995. The network was sometimes called "The Frog" because the network's mascot was an animated frog named Michigan J. Frog.

On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment said they were going to start The CW Television Network in the Fall of 2006. This new network would have programming from both The WB and UPN. The WB shut down on September 17, 2006.

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The WB created many well-known television series. Several of these series are Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Angel, Smallville, 7th Heaven, and Supernatural.

The WB also had a group of programs aimed at children under the name Kids WB. Kids WB showed mainly animated series, for example, Jackie Chan Adventures, Taz-Mania, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Batman: The Animated Series.