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The WB Television Network
Type Defunct broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability National
Founded

November 2, 1993; 27 years ago (1993-11-02)

by Jamie Kellner
Owner
  • Warner Bros. (64%)
  • Tribune Broadcasting (25%)
  • Jamie Kellner (11%) (1995–2006)
Key people
  • Jamie Kellner (President, 1994–2001)
  • Susanne Daniels (President of Entertainment, 1994–2003)
  • Jordan Levin (President of Entertainment/Chief Executive Officer, 2001–2004)
  • Jed Petrick (President/Chief Operating Officer, 2001–2004)
  • David Janollari (President of Entertainment, 2004–2006)
  • Robert Bibb (President of Marketing, 1994–2005)
  • Lewis Goldstein (Co-President of Marketing, 1999–2005)
  • Lauren Brady (Director of Production, 1994-1995)
  • Garth Ancier (Chairman, 2001–2006)
Launch date January 11, 1995; 26 years ago (1995-01-11)
Dissolved September 17, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-09-17)
Former affiliations WGN America
Official website thewb.com (2005 archive)
Replaced by The CW

The Warner Bros. Television Network, commonly called The WB, was a television network in the United States. It was founded by the Warner Bros. film studio and Tribune Company on January 11, 1995. The network was sometimes called "The Frog" because the network's mascot was an animated frog named Michigan J. Frog.

WB series

The WB created many well-known television series. Several of these series are Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Angel, Smallville, 7th Heaven, and Supernatural.

The WB also had a group of programs aimed at children under the name Kids WB. Kids WB showed mainly animated series, for example, Jackie Chan Adventures, Taz-Mania, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Batman: The Animated Series.


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