A Star is ordered4/16/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern
The WB ordered another comedy pilot, Hayley Wagner, Star from Viacom Productions. The pilot stars Mel Harris (thirtysomething), Ted McGinley (Married.With Children) and newcomer Bethany Richards as Hayley Wagner. The pilot is being produced by Sabrina, the Teenage Witch creator Nell Scovell. The pickup came only a week after The WB acquired the rights to Sabrina from ABC. WB executives say Hayley Wagner, Star could be a companion to Sabrina when it joins The WB's lineup next fall.
The pilot is about a child movie star who has to adjust to being an average teen after her career fades. The WB has now ordered nine comedy pilots for potential series pickups for the 2000-2001 season.