Variety: 'Enterprise' Not Likely To Return

By Caillan
May 10, 2004 - 12:20 AM

Star Trek Enterprise is unlikely to be renewed for a fourth season, according to a report in a Hollywood trade paper yesterday.

In an examination of UPN's possible fall line-up in anticipation of the network's official announcement on May 20, Daily Variety's Rick Kissell said "Star Trek: Enterprise is really struggling and likely will not return".

The trade paper gave UPN's successful Monday and Tuesday night comedies, including One on One and the Will Smith-developed All of Us, the thumbs-up, and said that UPN now needed to concentrate on its drama line-up.

UPN requires a "signature Wednesday drama" to establish itself as a "consistent player", according to Variety's analysis. The network has several detective dramas in development, including Veronica Mars, Mystery Girl and Nikki & Nora, two of which could pair up on Wednesday night. There is also Silver Lake, starring Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) as a psychic record store owner, and Kevin Hill, with Taye Diggs (Chicago) as a playboy laywer.

The possibility of Enterprise moving to Fridays has been mentioned in several media reports. But Variety cautioned: "Until the net gets something going on Wednesday, don't look for it to spend too much energy on Friday, where movies could return."

UPN will officially announce its 2004-2005 television line-up in New York on May 20. The original article can be found via Yahoo! News.

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