ABC’s ‘Freddie’ Gets Full Season; End of the Road for The WB’s ‘7th Heaven’

Nov 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC has picked up the Wednesday sitcom “Freddie” for a full season, while The WB announced 2005-06 will be the final season of its long-running family drama “7th Heaven.”

“Freddie,” which stars Freddie Prinze Jr., is the third debuting series on ABC to get a full-season pickup, after dramas “Commander in Chief” and “Invasion.” The network said it has not made an order decision on comedy “Hot Properties” or drama “The Night Stalker.”

“Freddie,” a Warner Bros. Television production, is executive produced by Bruce Helford, Deborah Oppenheimer, Bruce Rasmussen and Mr. Prinze.

“7th Heaven,” which launched The WB’s first Monday night broadcast Aug. 26, 1996, will end its 10-year run as the longest-running family drama in television history, with more than 200 episodes. The series was created by Brenda Hampton, who also serves as executive producer along with Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent. “7th Heaven” is a production of Spelling Television.