TV The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs  

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For many of us, shows on the WB were responsible for informing our early years, teaching us that love is complicated, your favorite actors had to start somewhere, good writing doesn’t always guarantee a second season, and that sometimes experiments in the TV lab go horribly awry. A quick scan of the list of the top WB television network shows reveals just how far showrunners, producers, and writers were willing to go to entertain us and grab those ratings. The result is a stellar and iconic list of shows that The WB should be proud of. And then there are the WB television series that will probably never be revived on Netflix, and are probably best to forget altogether.  

The best TV shows on the WB network did more than entertain us - they affected our everyday lives. Did you name your pet Lorelai or Rory? Or your daughter? Did you have a special stake you carved yourself and kept it in your bedroom just in case Buffy and Giles were right about the Hellmouth? How many family weddings and dance recitals did you tape over to keep up with the latest episodes of Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and Roswell?  

Sure, those are some of the superstars of The WB network shows line-up, but how about the unsung Everwood, starring a floppy haired yet adorable Chris Pratt before he guarded the galaxy? Or Jack & Bobby with a young Bradley Cooper and John Slattery pre-day cocktails on Mad Men? Young power struggled with puberty before power.  

The WB television network allowed Sex and the City’s Darren Star to go deliciously meta with Grosse Pointe, a good WB television TV series about the behind the scenes of a WB television network TV series. What’s better than making fun of big Hollywood insider stuff? Nothing.  

What was your favorite WB series? Young Americans where Ian Somerhalder first showed us a glimpse of those spellbinding eyebrows? The Wayans Brothers Show giving us Dupree? Blue Collar TV and the comedy sketch stylings of Jeff Foxworthy? A young Penn Badgely in Do Over before his days of heart robbery on Gossip Girl. Or are you forever loyal about your Gilmore Girls and squealed like it's 2000 when Netflix announced it was giving the show some new streaming time? Or does your heart lie with Felicity and that's why you're watching The Americans? Both? 

Upvote your favorite show from The WB television network and let the nostalgia in. 
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Dawson's Creek James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series about the fictional lives of a close-knit group of friends beginning in high school and continuing in college. The series stars James ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Sister, Sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It aired from 1994 to 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted ...more

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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What I Like About You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
What I Like About You Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Wesley Jonathan What I Like About You is an American television sitcom set mainly in New York City, following the lives of two sisters, older-sister Valerie Tyler and teenager-sister Holly Tyler. The series ran ...more

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Smart Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Smart Guy Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver Smart Guy is an American sitcom centering on the exploits of child genius T.J. Henderson, who moves from being an elementary school student in the fourth grade to a high school student in the ...more

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Roswell Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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Felicity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Felicity Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley Felicity is an American prime time television drama series that was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB Television ...more

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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more

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Summerland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Summerland Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, Lori Loughlin Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after ...more

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Reba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Reba Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire, which ran from 2001 to 2007. For the show's first five seasons, it aired on The WB, and crossed over to The CW for its final season. It is one ...more

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Everwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Everwood Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp Everwood is an American drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado, and was filmed in Ogden, ...more

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Grounded for Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Grounded for Life Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan Grounded for Life was an American television sitcom that debuted on January 10, 2001, as a mid-season replacement on the Fox Network. It was created by Mike Schiff and Bill Martin. It ran for ...more

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Brotherly Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Brotherly Love Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Liz Vassey Brotherly Love is an American sitcom that ran from September 16, 1995 to April 1, 1996, on NBC, and then moved to The WB, where it aired from September 15, 1996 until May 18, 1997. The series ...more

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The Wayans Bros. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Wayans Bros. Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon The Wayans Bros. ist eine US-amerikanische Komödie welche als Fernseh-Serie in den Jahren 1995 bis 1999 ausgestrahlt wurde. In den Hauptrollen, die Brüder Shawn und Marlon Wayans.

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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Steve Harvey Show Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana The Steve Harvey Show, was a sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.

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Jack & Jill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Jack & Jill Ivan Sergei^! Amanda Peet^! Jaime Pressly Jack & Jill is an American television series comedy-drama starring Ivan Sergei, Amanda Peet, Jaime Pressly, Justin Kirk, Simon Rex and Sarah Paulson which ran from September 1999 to April ...more

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Birds of Prey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Birds of Prey Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten Birds of Prey is a television drama series produced in 2002. The series was developed by Laeta Kalogridis for The WB and is loosely based on the Birds of Prey DC Comics series. Despite the ...more

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Jack & Bobby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Jack & Bobby Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman Jack & Bobby is an American television series that aired on The WB network from September 12, 2004 to May 11, 2005. It starred Christine Lahti, Logan Lerman, Matt Long, Jessica Paré, ...more

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The L... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Jennifer O'Dell, Lara Cox, Rachel Blakely Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is a syndicated television series loosely based on the 1912 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World. The show premiered in the United States in ...more

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Blue Collar TV is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Blue Collar TV Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall Blue Collar TV is a television program that aired on The WB with lead actors Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The show's humor dealt principally with contemporary American ...more

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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Beauty and the Geek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Beauty and the Geek Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan, Nicole Morgan Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" ...more

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Unhappily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Unhappily Ever After Geoff Pierson, Kevin Connolly, Nikki Cox Unhappily Ever After is an American sitcom that aired for 100 episodes on The WB network from January 11, 1995, to May 23, 1999, for a total of five seasons. The series was produced by ...more

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Grosse Pointe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Grosse Pointe Lindsay Sloane, Bonnie Somerville, Kyle Howard Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the ...more

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Nikki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Nikki Nikki Cox, Christine Estabrook, Toby Huss Nikki is an American sitcom that aired on The WB from October 9, 2000 to January 27, 2002. Nikki was a starring vehicle for Nikki Cox, who had previously starred in another WB sitcom, Unhappily ...more

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Young Americans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Young Americans Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia ...more

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The Parent 'Hood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Parent 'Hood Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston The Parent 'Hood is an American sitcom that aired on The WB airing from January 18, 1995 to July 25, 1999. The series starred Robert Townsend and Suzzanne Douglas. Originally to have been titled ...more

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The Surreal Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Surreal Life Dave Coulier^! Jordan Knight^! Brigitte Nielsen The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of past-their-prime celebrities and records them as they live together in Glen Campbell's former mansion in the Hollywood ...more

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Savannah George Eads, Jamie Luner, Robyn Lively Savannah is an American prime time television drama that ran from January 21, 1996 to February 24, 1997 on The WB. It was created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling.

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The Oblongs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Oblongs Will Ferrell, Pamela Adlon, Jean Smart The Oblongs is an American animated television series aimed at teenagers and adults. It is loosely based on a series of characters introduced in creator Angus Oblong's picture book entitled ...more

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Freakazoid! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Freakazoid! Paul Rugg, David Kaufman, Joe Leahy Freakazoid! is an American animated television series created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for the Kids' WB programming block of The WB. The series chronicles the adventures of the title ...more

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Dead Last is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Dead Last Grace Park, Tyler Labine, Sara Downing Dead Last is an American drama-comedy-fantasy television series, produced by Warner Bros. in 2001. It starred Tyler Labine as Scotty Sallback, Kett Turton as Vaughn Parrish, and Sara Downing as ...more

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Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Liberty's Kids Whoopi Goldberg, Liam Neeson, Billy Crystal Liberty's Kids is an animated educational historical fiction television series produced by DIC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003, although ...more

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The PJs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The PJs Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Pepe Serna The PJs is an American stop-motion animated television series, created by Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, and Steve Tompkins. It portrayed life in an urban public housing project, modeled after the ...more

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The Jamie Foxx Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, ...more

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Rescue 77 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Rescue 77 Christian Kane, Richard Roundtree, Robia LaMorte Rescue 77 is an American television series about the professional and personal lives of paramedics in Los Angeles, California. The show aired in the spring of 1999 on Monday nights on the WB ...more

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Do Over is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Do Over Penn Dayton Badgley, Tom Everett Scott, Gigi Rice Do Over is an American comedy-drama/fantasy series created by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener about a man who gets a chance to relive his childhood. The series, which was originally broadcast on ...more

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Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Ben Stein, Nancy Cartwright, Rob Paulsen Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain is the retooling of the American animated television series Pinky and the Brain, with the title characters being joined by Elmyra Duff ...more

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Generation O! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Generation O! Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr, Jay Brazeau Generation O! is an American animated television comedy series made by the now defunct Sunbow Entertainment, a division of Sony Wonder, with co-production provided by Wang Films in Taiwan and ...more

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Hyperion Bay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Hyperion Bay Carmen Electra, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Christina Moore Hyperion Bay is an American drama series that ran for one season on The WB Television Network from September 1998 to March 1999.

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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Aquaman Pat Harrington Jr., Bud Collyer, Tommy Cook Aquaman is a 2007 TV film directed by Greg Beeman.