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Tichina Arnold's mixed feelings on the UPN/WB merger

CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON: With the future of her 'Everybody Hates Chris' series assured as a headliner on the new CW network -- after the pending merger of UPN and the WB -- Tichina Arnold admits she has decidedly mixed feelings.

'I'm very happy to know 'Everybody Hates Chris' is part of the new programming. It's exhilarating to relaunch the show,' she says of the award-winning comedy created, executive produced and narrated by Chris Rock, with Tyler James Williams playing the young Chris. 'UPN and Paramount have been very into making sure it's promoted and marketed right. There's a wonderful synergy around the show. 'The problem is the flip side,' acknowledges Tichina, who recently took NAACP Image Award honors as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy. 'A lot of people woke up the day after the announcement knowing they weren't going to have a job any more.

'Of course, I have my ear to black Hollywood and the black community, and the overall feeling is, here you have 33 slots, 33 opportunities. They're now being condensed to 13, between the WB and UPN, which is where all the African-American shows are,' she points out. 'There aren't a lot of ethnic shows on the other networks. That's the scary side. The bright side is it creates a whole new door of opportunity. It's just that the odds are a lot higher now, unfortunately.'
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'The problem is the flip side,' acknowledges Tichina, who recently took NAACP Image Award honors as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy. 'A lot of people woke up the day after the announcement knowing they weren't going to have a job any more.

'Of course, I have my ear to black Hollywood and the black community, and the overall feeling is, here you have 33 slots, 33 opportunities. They're now being condensed to 13, between the WB and UPN, which is where all the African-American shows are,' she points out.
I'm glad that Tichina was honest about it all because yawl know that she could've been really 'PC' with her answer. I just hope Girlfriends makes it. I want a 7th Season! PLEASE!
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She's right I was thinking the exact same thing. Where are the ethnic shows going to go? UPN was created because the major networks refuse to play many ethnic shows. IMO UPN and WB cater to two totally different demographic segments and this merger doesn't seem all that great.

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She's right I was thinking the exact same thing. Where are the ethnic shows going to go? UPN was created because the major networks refuse to play many ethnic shows. IMO UPN and WB cater to two totally different demographic segments and this merger doesn't seem all that great.
I agree and I think the teen shows from the WB have a better chance of making it than the the black shows. I don't mind if Cuts, One On One and All of Us get cancelled but I hope they can save Girlfirends, Eve and Half & Half.
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I agree and I think the teen shows from the WB have a better chance of making it than the the black shows. I don't mind if Cuts, One On One and All of Us get cancelled but I hope they can save Girlfirends, Eve and Half & Half.

Here are the WB shows I think will get cut:

1. Charmed
2. 7th Heaven
3. One Tree Hill
4. Living with Fran
5. Everwood

UPN Shows that will probably get cut

1. One on One(Crappy season since Flex left)
2. Cuts
3. Love Inc
4. Half and Half
5. South Beach

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I'm glad that Tichina was honest about it all because yawl know that she could've been really 'PC' with her answer. I just hope Girlfriends makes it. I want a 7th Season! PLEASE!
I doubt it. Especially since the cast was making $100,000 per episode, if they do a 7th season, it will be the last one for SURE.


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Don't be mad @ me for saying this, but I've always hated that Girlfriends show.

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Don't be mad @ me for saying this, but I've always hated that Girlfriends show.
I wonder why??
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Both Charmed and 7th Heaven are in their last season, it was announced last month, or so.




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Here are the WB shows I think will get cut:

1. Charmed
2. 7th Heaven
3. One Tree Hill
4. Living with Fran
5. Everwood

UPN Shows that will probably get cut

1. One on One(Crappy season since Flex left)
2. Cuts
3. Love Inc
4. Half and Half
5. South Beach
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Don't be mad @ me for saying this, but I've always hated that Girlfriends show.
Why would someone get mad? Different strokes for different folks.

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I agree and I think the teen shows from the WB have a better chance of making it than the the black shows. I don't mind if Cuts, One On One and All of Us get cancelled but I hope they can save Girlfirends, Eve and Half & Half.
Dana, we could totally watch tv together because I have been thinking the very same thing. Cuts, One on One, and All Of Us can go.

I will be especially dissapointed if Grilfriends, Half & Half, and Eve goes.

And I'm glad Tichina is speaking out about the situation. It looks like alot of black actors and actresses will be out of work again.

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I doubt it. Especially since the cast was making $100,000 per episode, if they do a 7th season, it will be the last one for SURE.
Each actress was making $100,000? If so, I think they are worth it. They have great comedic timing.
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I'm glad that Tichina was honest about it all because yawl know that she could've been really 'PC' with her answer. I just hope Girlfriends makes it. I want a 7th Season! PLEASE!
I do think Girlfriends made it in for the CW line up, but I heard that the upcoming season will be the last one. I'm gonna miss Mya, Toni Childs, Joan, and crazy Lynn.

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Each actress was making $100,000? If so, I think they are worth it. They have great comedic timing.
I remember Lisa Raye stating that she was making only 20,000 an episode for her part in All Of Us. The show must be doing really well for the ladies to recieve 100,000 per episode. And plus it's in syndication so that's more cheddar.

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