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WB sitcom trio to return in fall

‘Reba,’ ‘Grounded for Life’ and ‘What I Like About You’ to return.
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

The WB Network has picked up the comedy series “Reba,” “Grounded for Life” and “What I Like About You” for fall.

Meanwhile, NBC has ordered the drama pilot “Medical Mystery” to series, sources said.

The WB, which opened a second comedy night on Thursday last season, is said to be leaning toward returning to one night of comedies, on Friday.

The new Friday lineup is expected to include the three returning sitcoms — “Reba,” “Grounded for Life” and “What I Like About You” — as well as “Shacking Up,” the hot half-hour pilot starring Fran Drescher. Another comedy pilot, “Commando Nanny,” also is in the running, possibly for midseason.

“Reba” continues to be the WB’s most watched comedy, averaging 4 million viewers. “What I Like About You” and “Grounded for Life” lead their Friday time periods among teens.