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The Plans at WB and United Paramount

Here are the premiere schedules of WB Network and United Paramount Network. Spot any Top 10 contenders?

WB Network (KTLA-TV Channel 5, KTTY-TV Channel 69 in San Diego, cable superstation WGN) * “The Wayans Bros”: The Wayans brothers just keep on coming. This time it’s Shawn and Marlon starring as brothers in a high-energy sitcom with loads of camera mugging and physical gags--in the vein of “I Love Lucy,” promises the WB Network press kit. So, which one’s Lucy? (Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Premieres Jan. 11.)

* “The Parent ‘Hood”: The concept was to take an interesting, edgy performer and place him in a traditional TV format. In this case, it’s actor-filmmaker Robert Townsend (“The Meteor Man”) playing dad in a family sitcom, warning his kids about the evils of sex, drugs and gangsta rap. (Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Premieres Jan. 18.)

* “Unhappily Ever After”: Here’s the story of a dysfunctional couple and their nasty divorce, brought to you by former “Married . . . With Children” executive producers Ron Leavitt and Arthur Silver, both divorced. “We thought it would be fun to get into the process that takes place before you’re actually divorced--the negotiations, the back and forth, the idea that you have more sex when you’re actually separated than the two years before,” Silver said. (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting Jan. 18. Premieres Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m.)

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* “Muscle”: “This show is about power--those who have it, and those who want it,” said executive producer Tony Thomas. The serialized ensemble comedy, boasting 11 regular cast members, will push the limits of acceptable TV in Survival Gym, a New York health club. If it works, WB Network could expand the storytelling to two original nights a week. (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. starting Jan. 18. One-hour premiere Jan. 11 at 9 p.m.)

United Paramount Network (KCOP-TV Channel 13, KUSI-TV Channel 51 in San Diego) * “Star Trek: Voyager”: The original “Star Trek” meets “Lost in Space” in this third prime-time spinoff. The franchise returns to its roots when a starship gets lost in a strange galaxy, forcing it to seek out new life to survive. The hook: The squeaky-clean Starfleet officers must team up with a band of renegades, the Maquis, to find their way home. Stars Kate Mulgrew as Capt. Kathryn Janeway. (Mondays at 8 p.m. Two-hour premiere Jan. 16.)

* “Platypus Man”: Here’s an idea. Hire a stand-up comedian and create a sitcom, in which he hosts a cable TV show, around his comedy act. Sound familiar? Only here the tools are frying pans and garlic presses. Richard Jeni stars as the host of a New York cooking show geared toward bachelors. Produced by Mort Nathan and Barry Fanaro (“The Golden Girls”). (Mondays at 9 p.m. Premieres Jan. 23.)

* “Pig Sty”: In this ensemble comedy, five incompatible men find themselves sharing a two-bedroom apartment in New York. Enough said. Created by two former “Cheers” co-executive producers. Stars include David Arnott, Matt Borlenghi and Liz Vassey. (Mondays at 9:30 p.m. Premieres Jan. 23.)

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* “Marker”: The estranged son (Richard Grieco) of a millionaire discovers an odd legacy: His late father left him a lifetime of markers, or charitable debts, to repay. “He’s a house framer from New Jersey,” said creator Stephen Cannell (“The Rockford Files”) of his classic Hitchcockian hero. “He has no police background or back story, and he never worked for military intelligence. He’s just a guy who pounded nails, and now he’s trying to deal with this.” (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Premieres Jan. 17.)

* “The Watcher”: Pretend that all of Las Vegas is bugged with hidden cameras and microphones. And there’s someone watching all the petty, twisted drama that unfolds in the neon casinos and drive-up wedding chapels. And rap artist Sir Mix-a-Lot is the someone. That’s exactly what “The Watcher” pretends. (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Premieres Jan. 17.)


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