WB buys Summerland


To stay in the game as the big broadcast networks increasingly schedule their
summers with original programming, The WB Television Network has already placed a 13-episode order
for Spelling Television’s Summerland.

"As the network continues to grow, we want to make more of an effort to
attract viewers in the summer and year-round," a WB spokesman said.

The show will air in summer 2004, and it stars Lori Loughlin, who pitched the
show herself, as a single public defender who suddenly becomes a parent when her
sister and brother-in-law die and their three children come to live with her.

Stephen Tolkin will executive-produce the show along with Aaron Spelling and
E. Duke Vincent.