Here's an upcoming schedule for The WB, including plans for the return of ''Everwood,'' a new night for "Supernatural" (paired with "Smallville,'' which sure feels like a scheduling move the UPN/WB-combined CW will want to make in the fall*) and some new shows.
The WB Network announced today that the star-studded one-hour romantic comedy PEPPER DENNIS will headline an exciting midseason lineup. PEPPER DENNIS will be joined by controversial midseason drama THE BEDFORD DIARIES and the highly anticipated return of acclaimed drama EVERWOOD. PEPPER DENNIS, which stars Rebecca Romijn as a television news reporter, will kick off on Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The series, which also stars Josh Hopkins and Brooke Burns, will follow Tuesday-night hit comedy, GILMORE GIRLS, (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Regular encores of PEPPER DENNIS will air on Sundays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), beginning April 9.
THE BEDFORD DIARIES will debut on Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) as the lead-out to ONE TREE HILL, which returns with original episodes that same night. THE BEDFORD DIARIES stars Matthew Modine as the professor of a sex and the human condition seminar at a New York university, along with Milo Ventimiglia and Penn Badgley as two of his students.
EVERWOOD, starring Treat Williams, Gregory Smith and Emily Van Camp, returns with a two-hour episode on Monday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The family drama then returns to its original Monday time period, following 7TH HEAVEN, on March 27.
Replacing BEAUTY AND THE GEEK on Thursdays will be SUPERNATURAL, beginning March 16 (9:00-10:00_ p.m. ET). This move should advantage the first-year hit, pairing it with the compatible and über-successful SMALLVILLE (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), which is enjoying its best season ever, both creatively and in the ratings.
Of the new stuff, the only one I remember watching is "Pepper Dennis," which had a nice opening sequence and then fell to pieces. More on the other shows as their premiere dates get closer.
*At least, that's the Thursday lineup I proposed for The CW in my "If I Were King'' post, below.