TheWB.com Gives ‘Everwood’ Fans Hope
June 24, 2008 2:16 PM
Hoping to be transported back to those middle school days when the biggest question during science class was, “Are Dawson and Joey finally going to stop hyper-verbalizing and get together in tonight’s season finale?,” the Daily Blink signed up for TheWB.com’s beta site.
Dawson and Joey were nowhere to be found (yet), but the Web site, which will feature shows from The WB (“Roswell,” “Gilmore Girls”) as well as other Warner Bros. TV-produced offerings (“Friends,” “The OC”), does finally allow cult cousins Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars to fight evil demons and philanderers side-by-side. The site, which is scheduled to launch in August, also will have original short-form series from producers McG and Josh Schwartz, TelevisionWeek reported.
But for all TheWB.com promises, it’s missing one dearly beloved but canceled show: The WB’s “Everwood,” the first show created by ABC’s current triple dynamo Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone”).
It looks like the Daily Blink wasn’t the only one wanting to reminisce with the townsfolk of Everwood, Colo., judging from an email sent by TheWB.com.
“We're trying to build a site you'll love, and we can't wait to hear your comments, suggestions and even your pleas for a certain series (yes—‘Everwood’ is coming for launch),” the e-mail said.
So why are the fans so hungry for “Everwood,” which went off the air when The WB did?
It might have something to do with the fact that ABC Family stopped airing reruns and only the first season of the series’ four-year run is currently available on DVD with no plans for future releases (see the cries for the remaining seasons on Amazon.com).
So until Warner Bros. TV finally releases its vise grip on those last three seasons, we’ll always have
Hulu TheWB.com come August. In the meantime, here’s some old-school Buffy holding onto her pom-poms.