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TrekToday - Fans Ask, Has UPN Abandoned 'Enterprise'?

Fans Ask, Has UPN Abandoned 'Enterprise'?

By Michelle
February 21, 2004 - 7:31 PM

UPN, the network whose biggest asset when it launched was the then-new Star Trek: Voyager, is under fire with new accusations that it has abandoned the Star Trek franchise, leaving Star Trek: Enterprise facing cancellation.

"In recent interviews, CBS chief Les Moonves - whose duties include overseeing sister network, UPN - openly doubted whether the series will be renewed," noted a new doom-and-gloom article on Enterprise in The Ottawa Sun.

"The irony is Enterprise actually isn't bad - it's vastly superior to the last spinoff Voyager and at least as good, if not better, than Deep Space Nine," opined writer Kevin Williamson.

As previously reported, Enterprise star Scott Bakula also recently griped about the lack of network support for Enterprise.

"This is...free ad time, which is more than we get on UPN!" he joked on The Wayne Brady Show earlier this week when Brady praised the series' third season.

This week The Hollywood Reporter noted that UPN has given pilot orders to three additional sitcoms for the fall, including I Do, I Did, Now What? to be executive produced by Kate Hudson.

The wedding comedy will join the male buddy show Me, Me, Me and a yet-to-be-titled show featuring the members of the Latina band Soluna.

Members of a fan-run web site dedicated to seeing Enterprise renewed, The Enterprise Project, report that after writing to Garry Hart of Paramount Television to show support for the series, Hart responded directly to encourage the fans.

Hart recommended that fans let the network know of their enthusiasm, e-mailing the following message:

Thank you for your continued support for Enterprise. Please also let UPN know of your support.

The Ottawa Sun article is here. Articles on the new UPN sitcom pilots may be found at Zap2It and Reuters. Thanks to Craig Morris and MJ Rogers.

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