(February 18, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – “DAWSON’S CREEK,” the groundbreaking series that helped establish The WB Television Network as a leader of American pop culture, will end its six-year run with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday, May 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). To bring the series full circle, series creator Kevin Williamson, along with co-producer Maggie Friedman, will write the final two-hour episode. "From the beginning, ‘DAWSON'S CREEK’ has been Kevin's vision," said Jordan Levin, President, Entertainment of The WB Network. "He has been generous by allowing our viewers access into his life through personal stories, which has made for six wonderful seasons of television. ‘DAWSON'S CREEK’ is perhaps the most important show our network has had as it solidified our place in the culture. We couldn't be happier that Kevin will write the final episode, because there isn't anyone else who could bring this seminal series to a fitting and satisfying conclusion. ‘DAWSON'S CREEK’ and Kevin's voice as a writer not only brought a great deal of success to The WB, it also defined for us the next generation of television viewers." “DAWSON’S CREEK” premiered on The WB in January 1988, setting record ratings and winning critics and viewers. The series ushered in a new era of female teen buying power that became a force in the economy that is still strong today and helped define the 12-34 demographic that had never sold before. “’DAWSON’S CREEK’ has changed my life in every way imaginable. I’m thrilled the family has asked me to take part in its final farewell. ‘DAWSON’S CREEK’ has always been a very personal story for me – autobiographical in so many ways,” said Kevin Williamson. “The decision to leave the show after the second season was the hardest professional decision I’ve ever made in my life and the chance to write these characters one last time and work once again with all the wonderful people involved is a career high.” The finale, which is currently being written, will focus on the show’s original core cast, James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams. The episode will flash forward to the years following college graduation and a memorable event, which brings them all back to Capeside.
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