The WB’s fall to start early

The WB Television Network will launch four of its six new shows prior to the official start of
the fall season Sunday, Sept. 21.

New sitcoms Steve Harvey’s Big Time and Run of the House
premiere Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively, with
Harvey getting a one-hour launch.

All About the Andersons, based on the life and comedy of Anthony
Anderson, kicks off Friday, Sept. 12, just after a one-hour premiere of
Reba.

And Holly Robinson Peete returns to The WB in Like Family Friday,
Sept. 19.

The WB’s two biggest new fall shows -- One Tree Hill and Tarzan
--premiere later.

One Tree Hill -- a show The WB hopes will replace Dawson’s Creek --
launches Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m., following Gilmore Girls.

The marketing machines at The WB will take a rest before launching
Tarzan, The WB’s most talked-about new show due to the hunkiness of its
lead, Travis Fimmel.

Tarzan premieres Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m., following Charmed.

Paige Albiniak

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.