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WB bumps ‘One’ from Sundays

Makes handful of changes in its comedy line-up

The WB TV network is yanking midseason comedy “You’re the One” for the rest of the season and moving newcomer “Kelly, Kelly,” to Sunday night.

In two airings, Castle Rock’s “You’re the One,” starring Cynthia Geary, averaged a 2.3 rating and 3 share Sundays at 9:30 p.m. and lost 26% of its lead-in. Original episodes will return after the May sweeps and the official TV season ends.

The WB’s attempt to launch comedies Monday at 9 p.m. after “7th Heaven” also was a flop, and the WB will double-run “7th Heaven” at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. starting next week.

In its two airings Monday at 9 p.m., the Shelley Long starrer “Kelly, Kelly” averaged a 2.2/3 share, losing an average of 41% of its lead-in. Frosh comedy, “Alright Already,” which followed “Kelly, Kelly,” averaged a 1.5/2 on its two Sunday airings, down 29% from its average on Sunday night.

Both comedies will shift back to Sunday. “Kelly, Kelly,” from Warner Bros. TV, will move to Sundays at 7 p.m. starting May 10; “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher,” which airs there now, will have completed its season order by then.

“Alright Already” will slide back into its Sunday 9:30 p.m. slot , replacing “You’re the One,” even though “Alright Already’s” season average on Sunday was a mere 2.1/3, lower than “You’re the One’s” average in the slot. The WB believes that “Alright Already” is a strong creative series despite low ratings.

The WB typically has shown more patience with new series, but seems to have more faith in its ability to launch new dramas than comedies.

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