UPN is looking for a few good women, ordering fall series fronted by Denise Richards, Vanessa Williams and Shannen Doherty.
Net didn’t fully forget about the guys, though, picking up a half-hour narrated by Chris Rock.
Meanwhile, as per tradition, CBS’ sked was being guarded even tighter than the most precious of state secrets, with few clues as to how ambitious vs. how stable the Eye might play next season.
Scuttlebutt had bubble comedies “Yes, Dear” and “Still Standing” returning for another run, while the outlook didn’t look good for “Judging Amy” and “Listen Up.” Jury was still out on “Joan of Arcadia,” while it’s probably easy to guess that Thursday will remain the same, and “Two and a Half Men” will inherit the key “Everybody Loves Raymond” timeslot.
Meanwhile, at sibling UPN, new laffers include “Everybody Hates Chris,” the single-camera half-hour from Paramount Network TV based on comedian Chris Rock’s experiences growing up in Brooklyn.
Netlet is also picking up the Paramount/Littlefield Co. sitcom “Love, Inc.,” the Doherty vehicle formerly known as “Wingwoman.” Andrew Secunda and Adam Chase wrote the project, which revolves around a woman who’s hired by men to find dates.
On the drama side, UPN will travel to “South Beach,” the drama from Paramount Network TV, Flame TV and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods. Williams stars in the series, which revolves around young adults in Miami.
Then there’s “Sex, Lies and Secrets,” from Paramount and the Axelrod/Edwards Co., starring Richards as one of six twentysomethings struggling with life and love.
Already renewed for next year are “America’s Next Top Model,” “Veronica Mars” and “WWE Smackdown,” while “Star Trek: Enterprise” signs off this month.