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UPN turns to comedies

As UPN works to rebuild its schedule, it is adding four new comedies and one
new drama.

Ironically, all four comedies come from Warner Bros. Television, while UPN
sister company Viacom Productions will produce the drama, Jake 2.0.

With Monday the one solid night on UPN's schedule, the network is moving
comedy One on One from Monday to anchor Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

The Parkers will continue to lead off Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by new
sitcom The Opposite Sex, starring hip-hop star Eve.

Girlfriends and Half & Half will remain at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Following One on One on Tuesdays will be new sitcom All of Us
at 8:30 p.m., based on the married life of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

That is followed by new comedy Rock Me Baby at 9 p.m., starring Dan
Cortese, and Mullets, about two blue-collar brothers who sport mullet
haircuts, at 9:30 p.m.

Star Trek franchise Enterprise remains Wednesdays at 8 p.m., followed at
9 p.m. by Jake 2.0, about a computer technician who becomes a secret
agent when he is infected with molecule-sized computers.

Thursdays remain WWE Smackdown! night, while Fridays continue to be UPN's
movie night.

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.