Lopez among UPN star powers

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – UPN is adding some star power to its lineup for next season, picking up two series toplined by Shannen Doherty, a drama executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez and starring Vanessa L. Williams, and a comedy executive-produced by Chris Rock.

UPN is still finalizing its schedule, which will be unveiled to advertisers Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, but sources indicated that comedies “Girlfriends,” “Half & Half” “One on One” and its freshman spinoff “Cuts” are looking good to return.

There also was buzz Tuesday about a possible second-season pickup for “Kevin Hill,” an acclaimed drama starring Taye Diggs that has been on the bubble after failing to gain traction with viewers.

Not expected to come back for a third season is the Will Smith/Jada Pinkett Smith-produced comedy “All of Us.”

UPN makes a departure from its tried-and-true comedy brand with “Everybody Hates Chris,” a comedy narrated by Rock and based on his childhood experiences.

“Love, Inc.” stars Doherty as a pragmatic dating consultant of single men.

“Sex, Lies & Secrets” is a comedy-drama about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in Silver Lake, Calif., while Lopez’ “South Beach” follows three young adults in Miami.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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