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[07/20/04 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Completes Broadcast Networks' Fall Launch Schedule
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- UPN has completed the major broadcast networks' fall launch schedule as the netlet revealed its 2004-05 season start dates today.

The news was announced via press release this afternoon:

UPN ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR FALL 2004

Special Preview of "Veronica Mars" To Follow Premiere Of "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesday, Sept. 22; "Veronica Mars" Moves to its Regular Time Period on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 9:00 PM

"Kevin Hill" Makes Its Debut on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 9:00 PM

UPN will roll out the premieres of its new 2004 fall schedule beginning the week of Sept. 20 and continuing through Friday, Oct. 8. UPN's line-up features one returning dramality series, one new and five returning comedy series, and two new and one returning drama series. Plus, UPN continues to present all-new installments of WWE SMACKDOWN! every Thursday.

UPN's Monday night line up, including the new comedy SECOND TIME AROUND (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), premieres on Sept. 20, and UPN's Tuesday comedies, ALL OF US (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and EVE (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), debut on Sept. 21.

UPN will utilize the third cycle of the hit series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL to launch both of the Network's new dramas, VERONICA MARS and KEVIN HILL.

First, UPN�s new Tuesday drama VERONICA MARS will have a special preview on Wednesday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), following the third cycle premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). VERONICA MARS then moves to its regularly-scheduled time period on Tuesday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

KEVIN HILL, starring Taye Diggs ("Chicago"), makes its debut on Wednesday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), following the second episode of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.

On Friday, Oct. 8, UPN will present the fourth season premiere of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Monday, Sept. 20

ONE ON ONE (Monday, 8:00-8:30 PM) enters its fourth season with the dynamic dad and daughter duo of Flex Washington (Flex Alexander), a local sportscaster and ladies man, and the intelligent and outspoken Breanna Barnes (Kyla Pratt). Flex�s childhood friend and neighbor, Duane (Kelly Perine), keeps Flex on his toes with his wild antics, while Breanna�s friends, Sicily (Spirit) and Arnaz (Robert Ri'chard), explore their exciting and sometimes mischievous teen years with her.

HALF & HALF (Monday, 8:30-9:00 PM) enters its third season. At the onset, twenty-something half-sisters Mona (Rachel True) and Dee Dee (Essence Atkins) had only one thing in common -- their father. Though they grew up separately, when these two virtual strangers become neighbors in the same San Francisco apartment building, they realize that despite their different upbringings they share more similarities than they thought.

GIRLFRIENDS (Monday, 9:00-9:30 PM) continues to provide an open, honest exploration of the hot-button issues about family, friends, relationships and life facing women today through the lives of four friends: Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross), Maya (Golden Brooks), Lynn (Persia White) and Toni (Jill Marie Jones). Whether it's embarking on a new career move, reclaiming your independence after a divorce or learning about yourself within relationships with men, GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect.

SECOND TIME AROUND (Monday, 9:30-10:00 PM) stars real-life couple Nicole Parker (�Soul Food�) and Boris Kodjoe (�Soul Food�) as Ryan Muse, a beautiful, free-spirited artist, and Jackson Muse, a handsome, earnest architect, who are enjoying a more romantic, fun-filled second marriage to each other. Several adventurous years after their young first marriage ended, the lovers reunite and give it another heartfelt go. Now, even with old stuff, new stuff and the stuff in between, the Muses are striving for wedded bliss in a second time around. SECOND TIME AROUND also stars Brian White ("The Shield") as Nigel Muse, Melissa De Sousa ("Miss Congeniality") as Coco, and Danielle Nicolet ("3rd Rock from The Sun") as Paula

Tuesday, Sept. 21

ALL OF US (Tuesday, 8:00-8:30 PM), the successful series inspired by the domestic adventures of entertainment superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, returns for a sophomore season to reflect a new generation's enlightened attitude toward the extended family dynamic with humor, sensitivity and heart. Robert James (Duane Martin) is an entertainment reporter who balances life with his new blended family, which includes his fianc�e, Tia (Elise Neal), son Bobby Jr. (Khamani Griffin) and his ex-wife Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy).

EVE (Tuesday, 8:30-9:00 PM), starring Grammy Award-winning hip-hop sensation Eve (�Barbershop�), returns for a second season of her eponymous hit series as Shelly, a beautiful and intelligent woman of the new generation trying to navigate the exhilarating world of 21st century love, romance and career. Strong and confident, Shelly brings a fresh attitude to the male/female equation and coolly expects to receive just as much as she gives.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL (Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 PM), UPN�s hit dramality featuring Tyra Banks, gives 14 real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. The series follows participants of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes while they live together in a New York loft and compete in weekly tests as they vie for a modeling contract. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL will be rebroadcast on Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Sept. 24.

Following the third cycle premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, UPN presents a special preview of the new drama VERONICA MARS (9:00-10:00 PM). Kristen Bell ("Everwood�) stars as Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old, apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the toughest mysteries of her wealthy seaside community, Neptune, where the rich and powerful make the rules, they own the town and the high school, and desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that�secret. VERONICA MARS also stars Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") as Keith Mars, Percy Daggs III ("The Guardian") as Wallace Fennel, Teddy Dunn ("The Manchurian Candidate") as Duncan Kane, Jason Dohring ("Judging Amy") as Logan Echolls and Francis Capra ("C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation ") as Weevil.

VERONICA MARS will premiere in its regularly-scheduled time period (Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 PM. ET/PT) on Sept. 28.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

KEVIN HILL (Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM) stars Taye Diggs (�Chicago�) as a sexy, hotshot attorney must give up his playboy lifestyle when he has to raise the 10-month-old daughter of his recently deceased cousin and begins working at a small, female dominated law firm. KEVIN HILL also stars Jon Seda ("Bad Boys II") as Dame Butler, Patrick Breen ("Radio") as George Weiss, Kate Levering ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") as Veronica Carter, Christina Hendricks ("Presidio Med") as Nicolette Raye and Michael Michele ("E.R.") as Jessie Grey.

Friday, Oct. 8

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (Friday, 8:00-9:00 PM), UPN's prequel to the original �Star Trek,� takes place during the early pioneering days of deep space exploration when interstellar travel is in its infancy and 100 years before Capt. James T. Kirk takes the helm of the famous starship. With continued star-spanning action and spectacular special effects, this new season's will take "Star Trek" into further uncharted territory, while introducing some characters and elements familiar to fans and advancing last season's critically acclaimed storylines, including the mysterious twists in the familiar timeline.

On this night, rebroadcasts of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL will move to their regularly-scheduled time period (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Following are the UPN's 2004 fall premiere dates:

MONDAY, SEPT. 20
8:00-8:30 PM ONE ON ONE Season Premiere (New Time)
8:30-9:00 PM HALF & HALF Season Premiere (New Time)
9:00-9:30 PM GIRLFRIENDS Season Premiere
9:30-10:00 PM SECOND TIME AROUND Series Premiere

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
8:00-8:30 PM ALL OF US Season Premiere (New Time)
8:30-9:00 PM EVE Season Premiere (New Time)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 3 Premiere (New Time)
9:00-10:00 PM VERONICA MARS Series Premiere

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23
8:00-10:00 PM WWE SMACKDOWN! Season Premiere (Original episodes 52 weeks a year)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28
9:00-10:00 PM VERONICA MARS Time Period Premiere

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
9:00-10:00 PM KEVIN HILL Series Premiere

FRIDAY, OCT. 8
8:00-9:00 PM STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Season Premiere (New Time)
9:00-10:00 PM Rebroadcasts of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Time Period Premiere





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· ALL OF US (CW)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· EVE (UPN)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· GIRLFRIENDS (CW)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· HALF & HALF (UPN)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· KEVIN HILL (UPN)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· PRESIDIO MED (CBS)
· SECOND TIME AROUND (UPN)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN (NBC)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)











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