UPN Adds Three for Fall

With limited time slots to fill, UPN has two new dramas and one new comedy for fall, and it has eliminated its Friday movie in favor of Star Trek: Enterprise and America’s Next Top Model.

Monday for UPN will look much the same, with The Parkers leaving the air and sitcom Second Time Around taking its place.

Monday kicks off with One on One, followed by Half and Half and Girlfriends. Second Time Around features real-life married couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Parker, from Showtime’s Soul Food.

Tuesday pairs UPN’s two  sophomore sitcoms, All of Us, from executive producers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Eve, starring the hip-hop star. New drama Veronica Mars, from action producer Joel Silver, will air at 9.

The hit reality show America’s Next Top Model will air Wednesday at 8, with a mid-season break for The Missy Elliot Project, in which Elliot searches the country for the next hot hip-hop act. Kevin Hill, starring Taye Diggs and executive produced by Mel Gibson, will air Wednesday at 9.

Thursdays remain WWE Smackdown!, while Enterprise moves to Friday from Wednesday.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.