The WB Moves ‘One Tree Hill’ to Wednesday, Shakes Up Thursday

May 17, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The WB is breaking up its successful Tuesday drama lineup for fall 2005, moving “One Tree Hill” from Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (ET) to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. The announcement was made at The WB’s upfront presentation Tuesday in New York by David Janollari, the network’s entertainment president.

The new Warner Bros. Television/Wonderland Sound & Vision series “Supernatural” will replace “One Tree Hill” on Tuesdays, with 8 p.m. Tuesday stalwart “The Gilmore Girls” staying in place.

“Hill’s” lead-out will be the Warner Bros./Class IV Productions drama “Related,” which profiles the lives of four Italian sisters living in New York.

On Thursdays The WB is moving “Smallville” to 8 p.m. with former Monday 9 p.m. time slot holder “Everwood” shifting to the “Smallville” lead-out position.

On Fridays Warner Bros.’ Max Mutchnick and David Kohan comedy “Twins,” starring Melanie Griffith and Sara Gilbert, will premiere at 8:30 p.m.

Sundays start at 7 p.m. with an hour of “Reba” repeats. “Charmed” is back at 8 p.m.

Mr. Janollari said The WB’s plan to schedule an hour block of “Blue Collar Comedy” Sundays at 9 p.m. is “quite the counterprogramming move” against ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”

On Mondays “7th Heaven” will be followed by the legal drama “Just Legal,” starring Don Johnson.

The network also picked up two midseason comedies: 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV’s “Misconception,” starring Jane Leeves, and Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Modern Men,” which follows three childhood friends who hire a life coach to help them with women.

The two midseason drama picks are the Warner Bros./HBO Independent Productions college drama “Bedford Diaries” and 20th Century Fox TV’s “Pepper Dennis,” starring Rebecca Romijn.

Shows not coming back next season include “The Starlet,” “Jack & Bobby,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” The Mountain,” “Drew Carey’s Green Screen” and “Grounded for Life.”

The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: “7th Heaven,” “Just Legal”

  • Tuesday: “Gilmore Girls,” “Supernatural”

  • Wednesday: “One Tree Hill,” “Related”

  • Thursday: “Smallville,” “Everwood”

  • Friday: “What I Like About You,” “Twins,” “Reba,” “Living With Fran”

  • Sunday: “Reba” repeat block, “Charmed,” “Blue Collar” block