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September 15 2006

McCollum: The curtain goes up Monday on the new CW. Almost a eulogy to WB shows, including Buffy and Angel, crediting it as the network that "provided a launching pad for some of television and film's most distinctive voices" such as Joss Whedon. And as a reminder, the first episodes of Angel and Buffy will be shown on The WB on Sunday night.

The worst thing about it is that a lot of Buffy fans won't be able to see the WB's last day, aside from San Francisco. I'm from Sacramento, and the only swan song we'll get is UPN's last day...showing "Smackdown" instead of "Star Trek: Voyager", its first hit. We'll be missing out on the WB goodbye. I just hope the new CW will be strong...and go back to its past in some way.
I am grateful to the WB for providing the opportunities they did provide to Joss, to tell his stories. But I have to admit that I still find it hard to get over my bitterness about Angel being cancelled the way it was. Maybe I just need more recovery time. Like 10, 20 years.
So the big WB farewell is on Sunday, correct? We'll have Felicity, Dawson's Creek, Buffy, and Angel. Could someone please remind me as to what time this starts (Central time)? It's an end of an era!! I'm with you impalergeneral, I hope the new CW will be strong. Still really wondering why they kept 7th Heaven and not Everwood.
But I have to admit that I still find it hard to get over my bitterness about Angel being cancelled the way it was.

Well, the network is dead, surely you can get over it now!

Five years is a good run.
We won't have either farewell, as far as I can tell. The WB is already gone from Philadelphia without any fanfare. The channel that was UPN will be the CW. Instead of a farewell, all I see is the last of the reruns from last season's shows (Smallville, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, and Veronica Mars) playing on the CW on Sunday.
We'll do a special thread on Sunday to dance on The WB's grave commerate the fact that Angel and Buffy are being shown on The WB again.
I'll be missing out, too. My WB station has already been replaced with something called My Network TV that seems to consist of American versions of telenovelas for its prime time programming. Morgan Farchild and Bo Derek in a catfight instead of Buffy and Angel? Forgive me if I do dance on the WB's grave.
The Angel pilot airs at 6 PM Eastern Standard time and Buffy's two hour pilot airs from 7 PM EST to 9 PM. Convert this to Central Time where you are an hour behind us? So Angel would start at 5 PM and Buffy at 6 PM - 8 PM.
Well, the network is dead, surely you can get over it now!

Well, crossoverman, maybe after I join Simon for the grave dancing commemeration ceremony, I'll feel better.
The major advantage to viewers in the L.A. area of this change is that some of our shows will be back on channel 5, which doesn't preempt network content for sports like channel 11 (Fox, Firefly) or channel 13 (UPN, Veronica Mars), did. I think those preemptions did a lot of harm to both shows.
"Morgan Farchild and Bo Derek in a catfight instead of Buffy and Angel? Forgive me if I do dance on the WB's grave. "

Would this be the dance of shame?

As unhappy as I am about the way Angel was cancelled I must admit that overall I am OK with the WB - afterall they gave us Buffy and Angel in the first place. Ten seasons of great TV is nothing to sneeze at.

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