PTEN in pieces

Babylon 5With many of the Chris-Craft television stations that formed its backbone now allied to Paramount’s UPN network, fledgeling network PTEN is in a precarious position – especially when many of those stations bail out or only show PTEN programming in late-night time slots. PTEN parent company Warner Brothers announces that the network’s two most popular shows, Babylon 5 and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, will be renewed for the fall season, but also reveals that PTEN is giving up its ambitions to become the next Fox: in order to keep stations from ditching PTEN entirely, Warner is basically keeping the PTEN brand afloat only as a syndication package for those two shows. The action series Pointman is cancelled, with its remaining episodes to be “burned off” during the summer months prior to the fall season premieres of the two surviving shows.

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