I live in St. Louis, and we hadn't had a UPN affiliate for a good long while. Today I came across UPN on channell 46. It must be very new, because the channell guide had TBA as the programming for the whole day. I knew we were supposed to get the affiliate, I just didnt know when. One question: Does anyone know when UPN 46 shows Smackdown? The UPN affiliate we had before showed it on Saturdays at 2pm.
Pedro Cerrano: Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball. Eddie Harris: You trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?
The UPN affiliate before didn't show Smackdown. Larry Rice's channel was the UPN affiliate, but he only showed liek two of the shows. The rest got picked up by KPLR (which showed Smackdown) and KDNL. Channel 46 became a UPN affiliate on the first. Anyway, I think it shows Smackdown at the regular time, but I would reccomend checking a tv guide.
Last year the Roberts Brothers, who founded WHSL 46 in 1989, struck a deal with UPN to start airing the network 1 April 03 when their contract with HSN expired. In November, they preemptively added Buffy and Enterprise on Friday nights, freaking me out when we got UPN shows but no SmackDown.
Mound City now has UPN, full time, on Channel 46, now called WRBU. No questions asked.
I read somewhere that the no-clothes skit (and match against Chris and Christian) was originally slated for Booker T and Goldust, which would explain the comedy angle. With the Bookerman in the hospital, they had to re-route.