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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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters
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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Reba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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) 9 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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What I Like About You is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille
Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Animaniacs is the second animated ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Grounded for Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Everwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Summerland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Beauty and the Geek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Jackie Chan Adventures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan
Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to ...more
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Jack & Bobby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
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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Johnny Test is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best WB Television Network TV Shows/Programs
James Arnold Taylor, Maryke Hendrikse, Lee Tockar
Johnny Test is an American/Canadian animated television series. It premiered on Kids' WB, on The WB Television Network, on September 17, 2005. Despite the merger of the UPN and that programming ...more