'Enterprise' To Remain On Wednesdays This FallBy Michelle
May 15, 2003 - 6:48 PM
UPN has announced its fall 2003 schedule, keeping Enterprise in the Wednesday 8 p.m. timeslot despite the fact that the WB has moved Smallville to the same hour.
MediaWeek reports that in its presentation in New York today, UPN unveiled four new comedies and a new lead-out show for Enterprise, Jake 2.0. As expected, the network cancelled the low-rated Twilight Zone, which regularly finished last in the 9 p.m. hour behind the WB's Angel.
Smallville, based on the hugely successful Superman franchise, has earned higher ratings all season than both Enterprise and Dawson's Creek, the show it replaces in the Wednesday night timeslot at the WB. Dawson's Creek broadcast its final episode last night to strong ratings, but it has lagged behind Enterprise this season, which has sometimes allowed UPN to finish ahead of the WB in total ratings for the night.
As previously reported, Jake 2.0 is a science fiction-themed show about a computer technician who becomes transformed by nanotechnology into a secret agent for the National Security Agency. The series stars Felicity's Christopher Gorham as the titular Jake.
The network will include new comedies All Of Us, The Mullets, The Opposite Sex and Rock Me Baby alongside returning comedies such as Girlfriends and The Parkers. Monday night hit One On One will move to Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. to anchor a new night of comedy, replacing the departing Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
WWE Smackdown! and the UPN Friday movie will also return.
UPN's full fall schedule may be found at MediaWeek here.