Daily DigVid Review - The WB Reborn
More on this after the press conference, but Warner Bros. has decided to relaunch The WB online, according to today’s New York Times. (This article goes on to tell us that we can watch our favorite TV shows from days gone by online! Who knew? Well, other than everybody besides the NY Times’ TV editors.) Just two years ago, The WB had a small but fervent audience and was home to many people’s favorite shows, including Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, and Felicity. In January 2006, Warner Bros. and CBS announced they were merging The WB and UPN to create The CW and the result has been a network that’s been surprisingly lesser than its coinciding parts – at least as far as ratings go – even though the new net combined the best of what the other two had to offer. That said, the book’s not written for The CW just yet. New York Magazine just put Gossip Girl on its cover with the headline “Best Show Ever.” I’d rather see that any day than Lindsay Lohan embarrassing herself by pretending like she’s any match for Marilyn Monroe. Meanwhile, it’s pretty cool that we can watch Everwood again online. That was one of TV’s most underrated primetime programs ever.
On Saturday, the deadline passed for Microsoft to make a deal with Yahoo! Now analysts are waiting to see if Microsoft will up its offer, even though the software giant’s stock price has fallen in the past week; initiate hostile takeover proceedings; or abandon the plan altogether. Meanwhile, Yahoo! is reportedly talking to other corporate giants – including Disney, News Corp., AOL and Google – about alternative deals that might keep the company from getting in this situation again.
Turner Class Movies is launching a special Web site to celebrate its May tribute to Frank Sinatra. The site will feature an embeddable video widget, more than 100 exclusive video clips and other online extras.
Ok, that’s it for now but back soon with details from TheWB.com press conference. Listening right now and so far it sounds pretty cool …