The network that gave us EVERWOOD, FELICITY, JACK & BOBBY, BUFFY, ANGEL, GROSSE POINTE, GILMORE GIRLS, and the cheesiest mascot on TV (Michigan J. Frog) signs off tonight with a special evening of programming. Re-live the memories with a special presentation of classic WB pilots. Starting with FELICITY at 5PM, ANGEL at 6PM, BUFFY from 7PM – 9PM and capping off the night with DAWSON’S CREEK at 9PM.
In a mere 11 years, the WB had a profound effect on not only network television, but the entertainment scene a whole. Think about it. The WB gave us JJ Abrams, which gave us FELICITY > ALIAS > and LOST. BUFFY gave us Joss Whedon which led to ANGEL > FIREFLY > and SERENITY. And finally, DAWSON’S CREEK gave us JOEY > which made Katie Holmes a star > which gave us the train wreck that is Tom Cruise > which led to beautiful baby Suri on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair!
In all seriousness though, the WB was a phenomenal network, that for the first time, took young adults seriously. The shows didn’t talk down to us (in fact, with Dawson’s you generally needed to watch with a dictionary to understand what the characters were saying) and pushed the boundaries of network television. So thank you WB for 11 great seasons. You’ll be greatly missed, and we’ll forgive you for creating the demonic monstor that is 7th HEAVEN.