|Type||Defunct broadcast television network|
|Availability||United States, Canada|
|Founded||by United Television & Paramount Pictures|
|Owner||CBS Corporation (2006)|
Chris-Craft Television/Viacom (1995-2000)
|Launch date||January 16, 1995|
|Dissolved||September 15, 2006|
United Paramount Network (UPN) was a television network that broadcast in over 200 markets in the United States and that was in production for over eleven years. Terrestrial television is a term which refers to modes of television broadcasting which do not involve satellite transmission A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian Powerboats based in Sarasota Florida. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. CBS Corporation () is an American Media conglomerate focused on Broadcasting, Publishing, Billboards, and Television Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations The United States of America —commonly referred to as the UPN was owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. CBS Corporation () is an American Media conglomerate focused on Broadcasting, Publishing, Billboards, and Television CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Its first night of broadcasting was January 16, 1995. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 UPN shut down on September 15, 2006, and merged with The WB to form The CW Television Network. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season.
Paramount Pictures (the "P" in UPN) has played a pivotal role in the development of network television; it was a partner in the DuMont Television Network, and the Paramount Theaters chain, spun off from the corporate/studio parent, was an early, important component of the ABC television network's survival in the 1950s. The Paramount Television Network was an ill-fated attempt by American Film corporation Paramount Pictures to launch a successful Television network Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. The DuMont Television Network was the world's first commercial Television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946 The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
In the wake of the successful Universal Studios ad hoc syndicated package Operation Prime Time (which featured first a miniseries adaptation of John Jakes' novel The Bastard and went on to several more productions), Paramount had earlier contemplated its own television network with the Paramount Television Service. The Paramount Television Service (or PMTS for short was the name of a proposed but ultimately unrealized "fourth Television network " from the major Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Ad hoc is a Latin phrase which means "for this [ Purpose ]" In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through Operation Prime Time (OPT was a syndication block of programming offered to Independent stations in 1976 by what was then called MCA (now John William Jakes (born on March 31, 1932) is a Writer of Fiction. The Paramount Television Service (or PMTS for short was the name of a proposed but ultimately unrealized "fourth Television network " from the major Set to launch in early 1978, its programming would have consisted of only one night a week. The year 1978 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1978. Thirty "Movies of the Week" would have followed Star Trek: Phase II on Saturday nights. Star Trek Phase II was a planned television series based on the characters of Gene Roddenberry 's Star Trek. When the decision was made to transform Phase II into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, plans for the new Paramount network were scrapped, though Paramount would contribute some programs to Operation Prime Time, like the mini-series A Woman Called Golda, and the weekly pop music program, Solid Gold. Star Trek The Motion Picture is a 1979 Science fiction film from Paramount Pictures. Operation Prime Time (OPT was a syndication block of programming offered to Independent stations in 1976 by what was then called MCA (now A Woman Called Golda is a 1982 Made-for-television film Biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Solid Gold is an American syndicated Television series which aired from 1980 to 1988 usually on Saturday in the early evening time slot
Paramount, and its eventual parent Viacom, didn't forget about the possibility. Independent stations, even more than network affiliates, were feeling the growing pressure of audience erosion to cable television in the 1980s and 1990s, and there were unaffiliated commercial stations in most of the major markets, at least, even after the foundation of FOX in 1986. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Meanwhile, Paramount, long successful in syndication with repeats of Star Trek and I Love Lucy, found itself with several impressively popular first-run syndicated series by the turn of the 1990s, in Entertainment Tonight, The Arsenio Hall Show, Friday the 13th: The Series, War of the Worlds and, perhaps most importantly of all, the two new Star Trek franchises, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through I Love Lucy is an American Situation comedy, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley Entertainment Tonight is a daily Television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United The Arsenio Hall Show was an Emmy Award winning Talk show which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994 Friday the 13th The Series is a television series that ran for three seasons from September 28, 1987 to May 26, 1990 War of the Worlds is a Television program that ran for two seasons from 1988 to 1990 Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry
In 1993, Warner Bros. and Chris-Craft Industries went into a joint-venture to distribute programming via a prime-time programming block, which grew into its own network, named the Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN). Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian Powerboats based in Sarasota Florida. A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland The Prime Time Entertainment Network (also known as PTEN) was a United States Television network launched in 1993 by the Prime Time Consortium PTEN can be seen as the ancestor of what would become the UPN and The WB, since Chris-Craft later became a partner in UPN, while Warner Bros. launched The WB, at roughly the same time (which slowly eroded PTEN into a mere programming block that was eventually cancelled in 1997). After UPN merged with The WB to form The CW in September 2006, PTEN may also be considered the distant ancestor of The CW. The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season.
Paramount had formed Paramount Stations Group when it purchased the TVX Group, which owned several independent stations in major markets. The TVX Broadcast Group was a company that owned a group of UHF television stations during the 1980s This was not unlike of the purchase of the Metromedia stations by FOX several years previously. Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and Television stations in the United States from 1956 All indicators suggested what was to come.
UPN launched January 16, 1995, as the United Paramount Network, a joint venture between Paramount and Chris-Craft Industries. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian Powerboats based in Sarasota Florida. The "U" in UPN came from United Television, a Chris-Craft subsidiary. Both companies owned independent stations in several large cities in the United States. Each controlled 50 percent of the network. The first telecast, the two-hour pilot of Star Trek: Voyager, was an auspiciously widely viewed start; however, Voyager would never achieve such viewership levels again, nor would any of the series debuting on UPN's second night of broadcasting survive the season. In contrast, The WB debuted one week earlier, on January 11, with four series; only one of which, Muscle, would not survive its first season. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Muscle is a Comedy Television series which aired on The WB in 1995.
To promote its launch of UPN, on January 16, a promo was aired on independent stations when they would become UPN affiliates. The promo featured a bride, opera singers, and a rock composer composing the drums. To promote this, they show old shows with the lyrics: "Meet the 30 years of television right there on the screen, comedy and drama's different years". Then a man would talk about new shows on a new television network, UPN. It ends with that same man saying "What more do you need to know? Coming January 16, look for it. ".
In 2000, Paramount's parent company, Viacom, bought Chris-Craft's share stake to gain 100 percent control of the venture. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Shortly afterward, Viacom dropped the "United" name for its new network, opting to change the official corporate name to the three-letter initials, "UPN. " Viacom also aimed to relaunch UPN as Paramount Network, using a logo based on the famous Paramount Pictures mountain logo and the P triangle of the UPN logo (which already stood for Paramount) as the new network logo. This idea was abandoned after many affiliates protested, citing that the new branding might cause confusion and erode viewership. A few months before, Viacom bought CBS, thus creating CBS-UPN duopolies in Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U It is said that Viacom's purchase of CBS was the "death knell" for the FCC's "no duopolies at all rule". Further transactions added San Francisco (which was traded to Viacom/CBS by FOX) and Sacramento to the mix. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city
At the time of UPN's launch, the network's flagship station was WWOR-TV in Secaucus, NJ (which also served New York City and the tri-state region), owned by Chris-Craft. A flagship television station is the principal station of a Television network in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom WWOR-TV, channel 9 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated television station licensed to Secaucus New Jersey, and serving the New York City metropolitan area Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15931 The City of New York The Tri-State Region is commonly used in the area surrounding New York City to unambiguously refer to the greater metropolitan area. Even after Chris-Craft sold its share of the network to Viacom, WWOR was still commonly regarded as the flagship station since it had long been common practice to accord this status to a network's New York station. For this reason, some cast doubt on UPN's future after FOX bought most of Chris-Craft's television holdings. Several UPN stations were part of the deal, including WWOR and West Coast flagship KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. The " West Coast " " Western Seaboard " or " Pacific Seaboard " are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States KCOP-TV, channel 13 is a television station in Los Angeles California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West FOX later bought the third-largest UPN affiliate, WPWR-TV in Chicago. WPWR-TV, channel 50 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated television station licensed to Gary Indiana, and serving the Chicago Illinois area Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. After Chris-Craft sold its stake in UPN, the network's largest owned and operated station was WPSG in Philadelphia. WPSG, channel 57 is a Philadelphia CW television station which is owned by the CBS Corporation (which owns 50 percent of the CW Network and is a sister station Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə
New shows began to breathe life into the network starting in Fall 2003 with America's Next Top Model and Will Smith's All of Us, in Fall 2004 with Veronica Mars, and in Fall 2005 with Chris Rock's Everybody Hates Chris. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. America's Next Top Model (often shortened to Top Model or abbreviated as ANTM) is a Reality television show in which a number of women compete All of Us is an African American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003 "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Veronica Mars is an American television series created by Rob Thomas. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television Everybody Hates Chris is an Golden Globe and Emmy Award -nominated American sitcom broadcast on the The CW, featuring During the later years of the network's life, UPN's desired demographic was a not-too-profitable demographic; young women and African-Americans, unlike the earlier years in which its audience was largely young adult males. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa This was seen as a contributing factor in the network's decision to drop the Star Trek franchise, and also why it contemplated not renewing its contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, though Friday Night SmackDown! was renewed in 2006 for another two seasons. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
When Viacom split into two companies at the end of 2005, UPN became a unit of the CBS Corporation. CBS Corporation () is an American Media conglomerate focused on Broadcasting, Publishing, Billboards, and Television
UPN quietly went off the air on September 15, 2006 ; WWE Friday Night SmackDown! was the last official program (although some affiliates aired the optional weekend encore block), ending its existence after 11 years. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing However, UPN affiliates owned by Fox Television Stations Group ended all ties to the network on August 31, 2006. The Fox Television Stations are a group of television stations located within the United States which are Owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Before that, within days of the new network's announcement, FOX-owned UPN affiliates stopped using the UPN branding and dropped all advertisement for UPN. As a result UPN did not air its last two weeks of programming in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and six other media markets in which FOX owned the UPN station, also due in part to then upstart FOX owned MyNetworkTV, which was set to debut September 5, 2006 on those stations. The City of New York Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the Population MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company With the exception of WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, all programming during the final three months were reruns. Friday Night SmackDown!, however, was aired in those markets on WB stations owned by Tribune, which have since become CW stations.
After the network's official closure, UPN's website was redirected to The CW website, and later CBS's website.
Although it was considered a major network by the Nielsen Ratings, UPN was not available in all areas of the United States. This is a list of stations that were affiliated with UPN in the United States at the time of network closure Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television In some areas, UPN programming was shown off-pattern by affiliates of other networks or by otherwise independent stations, such as in the case of KIKU-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii. KIKU-TV is an independent Television station based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some affiliates were also known to extensively preempt network programming in order to broadcast local sporting events. These factors led to the network struggling in the ratings over the past few years, with its most recent Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Enterprise, perhaps suffering the most and ultimately being cancelled by the network in a controversial decision in February 2005. Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon The most consistent ratings performer for the network was WWE SmackDown!. WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing In the 2004-2005 season, the network was getting consistently better ratings than The WB, much of this thanks to WWE. The year 2004 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2004. The year 2005 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2005. 
It was estimated in 2003 that UPN was viewable by 85. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 98% of all households, reaching 91,689,290 houses in the United States. UPN had approximately 143 full-power owned-and-operated or primary affiliate stations in the U. S. and another 65 stations aired some UPN programming as secondary affiliates.
The first official UPN network programming was the series Star Trek: Voyager. The following is a list of programs broadcast on UPN. Some programs carried over into the merged CW Network in September 2006 The first comedy shows to debut were Pig Sty (sort of an all male version of Friends) debuting in the Monday at 9:30 p. Pig Sty is a Sitcom that premiered on UPN on January 23, 1995 during that network's first season Friends was an m. (8:30 p. m. Central Time) slot. The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving The series had actually been developed for NBC which went ahead with Friends instead. Friends was an The lead off comedy was Platypus Man starring Richard Jeni and also featuring Denise Miller of Archie Bunker's Place fame. The television series Platypus Man is a short-lived American Sitcom on UPN in 1995 Richard John Colangelo ( April 14, 1957 &ndash March 10 2007) better known by the Stage name of Richard Jeni, was Denise Miller (born July 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actress who appeared in Archie Bunker's Archie Bunker's Place is an American Sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network conceived in 1979 as a continuation of This debuted in the 9 p. m. (8 p. m. Central Time) slot. This series was developed by Fox. Both received mixed reviews and neither lasted long. Other early UPN programs included the action show Nowhere Man starring Bruce Greenwood, the action show Marker starring Richard Grieco, the comic western Legend starring Richard Dean Anderson, the science-fiction themed action show, The Sentinel, and Moesha, a sitcom starring Brandy Norwood. Nowhere Man is an American Television series that aired from 1995 to 1996 starring Bruce Greenwood. Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor Marker was an American hour long television drama that premiered on the UPN on January 17, 1995. Richard Grieco (born March 23, 1965) is an American actor and former fashion model Legend was a Science fiction Western television show that ran on UPN from April 18 1995 until August 22, 1995 Richard Dean Anderson (born January The Sentinel is a Canadian-produced Television series that aired on UPN in the United States from 1996 to 1999. Moesha is an American Situation comedy produced for the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001 Of the network's first season lineup, only Star Trek: Voyager lasted longer than one season.
UPN bought the critically acclaimed Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 20th Century Fox in 2001 when The WB chose not to renew it when the license fees skyrocketed. Fictional narratives (and works of art exist beyond their completion e Buffy continued on UPN for two more seasons. 
UPN also bought the rights to broadcast the popular television shows Clueless (formerly on ABC), The Hughleys (formerly on ABC), and Roswell (formerly on The WB). Clueless is a television series based on the 1995 teen movie of the same name (which in its own right was based on the Jane Austen The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to May 22, 2000 Roswell is an American Science fiction Television series created by Jason Katims. The former show is from Viacom, while the latter two are from 20th Century Fox. Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests
After Voyager's 7-season run came to an end, UPN began broadcasting the newest Star Trek spin-off, Star Trek: Enterprise. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon
The network also produced some special programs. For example, they presented the Iron Chef USA program during Christmas 2001. Iron Chef USA was the first American adaptation of the Japanese Television series Iron Chef, appearing on the UPN December 2001: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - UPN also showed WWE's SmackDown! show, America's Next Top Model, Girlfriends, Veronica Mars, and Everybody Hates Chris, loosely based on the childhood of comedian Chris Rock. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing America's Next Top Model (often shortened to Top Model or abbreviated as ANTM) is a Reality television show in which a number of women compete Girlfriends is a popular American sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000 on Veronica Mars is an American television series created by Rob Thomas. Everybody Hates Chris is an Golden Globe and Emmy Award -nominated American sitcom broadcast on the The CW, featuring Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television In the summer of 2005, UPN aired R U the Girl, in which R&B group TLC searched for a woman to join them on a new song. The year 2005 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2005. R U the Girl is a TV series produced by UPN. The show was a Reality TV singing talent search contest for a talented person to appear on the next single TLC was a Grammy Award -winning American Contemporary R&B, hip hop and pop group consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
In its later years, as part of the network's desire to maintain its own unique identity with its own unique shows, UPN had a policy of "not picking up other networks' scraps," which was a strong argument when fan pressure was generated in 2004 for them to pick up Angel, the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer which was dropped from The WB. Angel is an American Television series, a Spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing
UPN aired only one network sports event program: the much-hyped XFL aired in 2001, as part of a package from co-creator Vince McMahon which also included what was then WWF SmackDown! UPN had planned to air a second season of the league in 2002, but it also demanded a reduction in the airtime of SmackDown! by 30 minutes. The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001 Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24 1945 popularly known by his Ring name Mr WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. McMahon did not agree to the change and the XFL folded just after that.
Like The WB, UPN never aired a national newscast. News broadcasting (also known as newscast or newsbreak) is the Broadcasting of various news events and other Information via
In its last three seasons, UPN was one of only two of the broadcast networks (ION Television was the other) not to air a children's programming block on weekend mornings. UPN Kids was part of the weekday's & weekend's children portion of the UPN 's programming Ion Television is a broadcast television network first broadcast on August 31 1998 When UPN launched in 1995, the station aired cartoons on weekends; the lineup was known as UPN Kids. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 UPN Kids was part of the weekday's & weekend's children portion of the UPN 's programming In 1998, UPN went a different way with its children's program block by airing reruns of the syndicated Sweet Valley High and a new series, Breaker High on weekdays and weekends aiming the programs at teenagers. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Sweet Valley High is a Book series created by Francine Pascal, who presided over a team of Ghostwriters for the duration of the series' creation Breaker High was a 44 episode single-camera filmed Comedy Television series that ran from 1997 to 1998 airing on UPN in the United States As opposed to ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox stations, some UPN affiliates aired the weekend children's program block on Sunday mornings instead of Saturdays.
In 1999, UPN made a deal with Disney to air select programming from ABC's One Saturday Morning block (now ABC Kids) in place of the teen series. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) ABC Kids is a four-hour block of Animated television series and Live-action Children's television series, broadcast on the ABC network in The new lineup would be called Disney's One Too. Disney's One Too was a spinoff of Disney's One Saturday Morning, and resembled The Disney Afternoon. Recess and Sabrina, the Animated Series were among the programming on the original lineup. Recess is an American animated television series that was created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, and produced by Sabrina the Animated Series (often punctuated Sabrina The Animated Series, even in official promotional material is an American Many UPN affiliates were already airing the syndicated Disney Afternoon block anyway. The Disney Afternoon was a created-for- syndication two-hour television programming block which aired from September 10, 1990, until mid- The Disney cartoons therefore were no longer syndicated but now aired on UPN stations. The block was reinstated to two hours. In some markets it ran weekday mornings, while in other markets it aired weekday afternoons. In 2002, Digimon: Digital Monsters moved to the lineup from Fox Kids. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise including Anime, Manga, Toys Video games trading card games and other Fox Kids (officially Fox Family Worldwide Inc and prior to that Fox Children's Productions and Fox Kids Worldwide was the FOX network's children's programming division This was due to Disney's acquisition of FOX's children's programming department (now known as Jetix) as well as the Fox Family Channel, now renamed ABC Family. Jetix is a Children's television programming brand owned by The Walt Disney Company. ABC Family is an American Cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company
After eight years of airing children's programming, UPN dropped out of the kids program business in September 2003 when Disney's contract with UPN came to an end. September 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September Reasons included FCC restrictions on quantity of advertising on children's programs, the content of such advertising, the fact syndicators were moving their most popular product to cable only, and the growth of cable channels directed at children (which have fewer advertising restrictions). As of January 2006, UPN had no plans of returning kids programming to the network, but it became a moot point due to its merger with The WB creating The CW. When The CW launched, they carried over the Kids' WB Saturday morning lineup from The WB. The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. Kids' WB is an online network that was launched on April 28, 2008.
Some FOX stations decided to carry over Fox's 4Kids TV block to a UPN, WB, or independent station, so the FOX affiliate could air general entertainment or local news programming on Saturday mornings. 4Kids TV (formerly FoxBox) is an American Saturday morning television Programming block. Independent station is a term for a broadcast radio or Television station which is more independent in some way compared to other "dependent" WFLD 32 in Chicago, for example, moved the 4Kids TV schedule to co-owned UPN (now MyNetworkTV) affiliate WPWR-TV Channel 50, while Channel 32 airs news and different children's programming in place of the shows. WFLD, channel 32 is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation -owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Chicago Illinois. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company WPWR-TV, channel 50 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated television station licensed to Gary Indiana, and serving the Chicago Illinois area Also, some UPN stations aired a block of cartoon programming from DIC Entertainment (such as Trollz and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century) which was designed to meet the minimal three hours of E/I programming required by the FCC, and usually airs either six days a week for a half-hour each day, or in three hour-long blocks throughout the week. Trollz Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century is a 26-episode animated television series placing Sherlock Holmes in a science fiction setting taking e/i was the second magazine founded published and edited by electronic music journalist Darren Bergstein following the 1980s to 1990's run of i/e magazine
Although they ran them very rarely at its closure, UPN produced a number of television movies. This is a list of Television films produced for UPN, an American broadcast Television network Almost all of them were science fiction, and mostly ran during the late 1990s.
The network also offered a weekend afternoon movie series called the UPN Movie Trailer to their stations from the network's inception up until 2002, which featured mostly older Hollywood action and comedy films which had their rights acquired by UPN or were Paramount Pictures releases. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. UPN Movie Trailer was discontinued after 2002 to add an optional second weekend run of Star Trek: Enterprise, America's Next Top Model, and later Veronica Mars, for stations that wanted to take it.
During the mid-1990s when it was launched, UPN began having most of its stations branded as "UPN" or "Paramount", then the channel number, with the call signs nearby. By the late 1990s, the call signs were minimized to be just barely readable to meet FCC requirements, and the stations were simply known as "UPN", then channel number or city. (e. g. WPWR-TV in Chicago had been referred to as "UPN Chicago" and WWOR-TV in New York was referred to as "UPN 9" until the CW merger was announced in late January 2006). WPWR-TV, channel 50 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated television station licensed to Gary Indiana, and serving the Chicago Illinois area WWOR-TV, channel 9 is a MyNetworkTV -affiliated television station licensed to Secaucus New Jersey, and serving the New York City metropolitan area But most UPN owned and operated stations under the CBS Corporation branded it by network and city according to the CBS Mandate. The CBS Mandate, which is also known as the Viacom Mandate, is a mandate used by both Viacom and now CBS Corporation on the company's owned-and-operated For example, KBCW in San Francisco was branded "UPN Bay Area," WKBD in Detroit was branded "UPN Detroit" and WUPL in New Orleans was branded "UPN New Orleans. WKBD, channel 50 is an owned-and-operated station of the CW Television Network, based in Detroit Michigan. WUPL, My54, is the My Network TV affiliate for the Greater New Orleans Louisiana area " However, that didn't always apply, as WSBK-TV in Boston was branded "UPN 38" and KMAX-TV in Sacramento was branded "UPN 31," for example. WSBK-TV, channel 38 is an independent television station licensed to Boston Massachusetts, owned by the CBS Corporation. KMAX-TV (Channel 31 is the CBS Corporation 's CW affiliate serving the Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto California broadcast area WPCW Channel 19 in Pittsburgh (formerly WNPA) originally branded itself as "UPN 19", but changed over to "UPN Pittsburgh" soon after the UPN logo change, making it one of the few that had carried both standardization styles. WPCW-TV is a CW Television Network Owned and operated station that serves the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania DMA. Many non-O&O UPN affiliates followed the same branding scheme; for example KFVE in Honolulu, during its UPN affiliation, used the brand "UPN Hawaii". KFVE, also known by the brand K5 The Home Team, is the licensed broadcast affiliate of MyNetworkTV in Hawaii. Honolulu is the Capital and most populous Census-designated place (CDP in the U
This would be a continuation of the trend for networks to do such naming schemes, originated at FOX (and even earlier at CBC in Canada), especially at CBS, who uses the CBS Mandate on almost all of their O&O stations. CBC Television is a Canadian English language Television network. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The WB, NBC and ABC also do similar naming schemes, but not to that extreme. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
However, while the traditional "Big Three" don't require their affiliates to have such naming schemes (though some affiliates choose to adopt it anyway) and only on their O&O's is the style required, UPN mandated it on all stations (as FOX currently does), though The WB did not. In one case however, WCGV in Milwaukee branded as Channel 24 from 1998-2001 with no UPN imagery. WCGV-TV (Channel 24 is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, affiliated with MyNetworkTV. The station had disaffiliated from the network in 1998 for eight months (previously it was "UPN 24") in a compensation dispute.