(December 19, 2001 – Burbank, CA) — Beginning January 4, 2002, The WB will shuffle its Friday night line-up, swapping the timeslots of freshman comedies “MAYBE IT’S ME” (moving to 9:30 p.m. ET) and “RAISING DAD” (moving to 8:30 p.m. ET), it was announced by Jordan Levin, President, Entertainment for The WB. "These moves enhance the creative strengths of ‘MAYBE IT'S ME’ and ‘RAISING DAD,’ two shows we feel strongly about," said Mr. Levin. "As the two series evolved it became evident to us that ‘MAYBE IT'S ME’ works better as a family comedy and pairs better with ‘REBA,’ while ‘RAISING DAD’ is mainly set at school, making it more of a teen play and a better fit with ‘SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH.’" Both “MAYBE IT'S ME” and “RAISING DAD” regularly rank #1 in their time periods among female teens, and are extremely competitive in females 12-34, ranking among the top in their time periods. Created by two-time Emmy Award winner Suzanne Martin (“Frasier”), “MAYBE IT’S ME” is an offbeat family comedy centered on 16-year-old Molly Stage (newcomer Reagan Dale Neis) who — like most girls her age — feels as if she’s surrounded by a family of freaks. Fred Willard (“Best in Show”) and Julia Sweeney (“Saturday Night Live”) play her parents. Starring newcomer Kat Dennings alongside veterans Bob Saget and Jerry Adler (“The Sopranos”), “RAISING DAD” was developed with the support of the Family Friendly Forum’s script development fund. Created by Jonathan Katz (“Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist”), the family comedy centers on a teenage girl whose growing pains are amplified by her mom’s recent death and Dad’s job teaching at her high school. Martin serves as executive producer of “MAYBE IT’S ME” along with Jay Daniel (“Moonlighting,” “Roseanne,” “Cybill”) and Jeff Martin (“The Simpsons,” “Late Night with David Letterman”) for Warner Bros. Television and Touchstone Television. Katz serves as executive producer of “RAISING DAD” along with Norman Steinberg (“Blazing Saddles,” “My Favorite Year,” “Doctor, Doctor,” “Cosby”) for Paramount Network Television.
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