The WB

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The WB Television Network
TypeDefunct broadcast television network
Country
United States
AvailabilityNational
FoundedNovember 2, 1993; 26 years ago (1993-11-02)
by Jamie Kellner
Owner
Key people
  • Jamie Kellner (President, 1994–2001)
  • Susanne Daniels (President of Entertainment, 1994–2003)
  • Jordan Levin (President of Entertainment/Chief Executive Officer, 2001–2004)
  • Jed Petrick (President/Chief Operating Officer, 2001–2004)[2]
  • David Janollari (President of Entertainment, 2004–2006)
  • Robert Bibb (President of Marketing, 1994–2005)
  • Lewis Goldstein (Co-President of Marketing, 1999–2005)[3]
  • Lauren Brady (Director of Production, 1994-1995)
  • Garth Ancier (Chairman, 2001–2006)
Launch date
January 11, 1995; 25 years ago (1995-01-11)
DissolvedSeptember 17, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-09-17)
WGN America
Official website
thewb.com (2005 archive)
Replaced byThe CW

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.

WB series[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Greenhouse, Aaron. "The WB Television Network (Unnofficial)". cs.cmu.edu. Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. Retrieved August 5, 2001.
  2. James, Meg (January 7, 2004). "WB's President Says He's Stepping Down". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  3. Jenny Hontz (March 10, 1999). "WB ups Bibb and Goldstein". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved September 2, 2015.