The WB Goes HD

Aug 4, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The WB announced Wednesday it will broadcast 9 1/2 hours, or 63 percent, of its fall schedule in high definition this fall. The network will broadcast six dramas and three comedies as well as its first TV movie and the network premiere of the feature “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” in high definition.

“Everwood,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Jack & Bobby,” “One Tree Hill,” “Smallville” and “The Mountain” will all be broadcast in 1080i HDTV, along with the comedies “What I like About You,” “Commando Nanny” and “Reba.”

Starting with the November broadcast of “Lord of the Rings,” The WB will air its shows with 5.1 Surround Sound.

“Our viewers are early adopters of new technology, so The WB wants to offer as much programming in high definition as possible,” said The WB Chairman Garth Ancier.