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The White Bitches Television Network, or simply The WB, was a telvision network in the United States that was launched on January 11, 1995 as a joint venture of Warner Bros. and Corporate America. During its 10-year run, it proved popular with the African-American demographic who regularly tuned in to watch whiney white teenagers (with problems) on soap operas with premises eerily similar whatever the current fad of the week was at the time.
edit How it started
In 1995, with FOX being the 4th Station, many people were wondering how to make a new TV Station and have it be aimed toward everyone...and they talked to Warner Brothers about this and they made The WB.
For awhile, some stations would be neck-and-neck with UPN, a station that never made anything but shit. Maybe that was because they didn't have a Black-Faced Frog named Michigan J. Frog or they weren't knows as Weird Butt Network. Maybe it's because it was owned by Viacom, yeah, that's it! That's why UPN failed!
edit Sunday Nights
The station didn't show much until Sunday Nights and later Wednesday Nights, but trying to topple The Simpsons, they had TV Shows such as "Pinky and the Brain", "The Parent 'Hood", "Sister, Sister", "Brother, Brother", "Kirk" and "Married With Alf". None of these shows toppled anything from FOX...well at least not "The Simpsons" or "The X-Files". This would be the Sunday Night Lineup for two years because the network was that damn lazy...hey at least they weren't UPN.
edit Wednesday Nights
Since Wednesday Nights had nothing on TV anyhow, The WB showed "Sister, Sister", "Brother, Brother", "The Wayans Brothers", and "Married With Alf". It was sooooo bad, that many people called it "Must-Flee Wednesdays" or "OFIW" meaning "Oh Fuck, It's Wednesday"!
What the fuck DOES WB Stand For?!
It wasn't until 1997 when The WB gave up on all those shows and made shows that would be better. There was a show called "Savannah" which was actually about Scarlett who came back to Tara after Rhett left her. And if this sounds familiar, then you're right because it was a TV Series of "Gone With The Wind".
They would play "Savannah", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and "Dawson's Creek" on Sundays. But since "Savannah" was to lame, the WB made another show called "7th Heaven" which made people feel good...that was good, but it was on during "Touched by an Uncle" and "The Simpsons" at the time. However, "7th Heaven" was the 3rd-watched show on Sundays.
edit The 2000's
After having some successes with "Smallville", "Steve Harvey Show", "Jamie Foxx Show", and "Gilmore Girls"...The WB had many flops. It was in 2003 when Jamie Kennedy took over The WB and he hired Dave Chappelle to make a Reality Show called "Zapped!". "Zapped!" was only on for one episode because there was too much controversy, but the people loved it.
Children's programming included, but was not limited to:
- Once Good, Badly Dubbed
- Punked Out Poser Toons
- Asian Stereotypes
- Stolen Programming from other Networks
The WB lost it once they lost "Zapped!". Even their weekday morning subsidarity Kids WB lost viewers when "Looney Tunes", "Tiny Toons", "Animaniacs", and "Tom and Jerry" got squeezed-out for "Pokemon". But they kept the logos and stuff until 2006 when...
edit The CW
The WB sold their soul on 2006 when they signed a contract with blood with CBS. Their calling card was "The CW...what the fuck does that mean and do we really give a shit"? And "The CW...Paint Drying actually sounds more entertaining".
And what is on The CW...?
So all in all...The WB became The CW which us much worse than The WC. Good luck tuning in!