Before the CW network came along, there was the WB. The WB was the home to shows like 7th Heaven, Dawson’s Creek, Smallville, and One Tree Hill. Before UPN and The WB merged into one, there were already a number of hot guys on the network. If it weren’t for the WB, we wouldn’t have Chad Michael Murray in our lives. Seriously, when the WB premiered One Tree Hill, girls across America fainted for Lucas Scott.
As a thank you to the WB for all of their hard work, we made a list of their best casting choices. Here’s our picks for the hottest guys that ever graced the WB network. Take a trip down memory lane and see all of the good looking guys from the past. Then tell us, which guy do you think was the hottest of them all? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Joshua Jackson: Dawson's Creek
Joshua Jackson made the hearts of girls everywhere skip a beat whenever he was on screen. His smile is everything!
2. Barry Watson: 7th Heaven
Barry Watson played the hottest older brother in town on 7th Heaven. Matt Camden was charming and handsome and smart and just.. perfect.
3. Zac Efron: Summerland
Before his High School Musical days, Zac Efron appeared on the WB's Summerland. This is where everyone first started falling in love with Zac and his amazing smile.
4. Jared Padalecki: Gilmore Girls and Supernatural
Before he was on Supernatural, Jared played Rory's sometimes boyfriend Dean on Gilmore Girls. Their love was always up and down, but Jared was always gorgeous.
5. James Van Der Beek: Dawson's CreekDawson's Creek always gave us the very handsome James Van Der Beek. The casting director for this show deserves a round of applause.
6. Nick Zano: What I LIke About You
Nick Zano was the smokin hot love interest for Amanda Bynes on What I Like About You. He is just so gorgeous.
7. Tom Welling: Smallville
Tom Welling was the man of every girl's dreams in Smallville. He was the perfect choice for that role, handsome and strong!
8. James Lafferty: One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill also gave us the gorgeous James Lafferty. He was the bad boy who turned good and we swooned every time his face came on screen!
9. Ian Somerhalder: Young Americans
Before he was on The Vampire Diaries Ian was on a short-lived WB show called Young Americans. It only lasted 8 episodes and aired in 2001.
10. Chad Michael Murry: One Tree Hill
When this show premiered in 2003, every girl in American fell in love with CMM. We were so jealous of Brooke and Peyton for getting to kiss him!!
11. Jesse McCartney: Summerland
Back in 2003, Jesse starred on the WB's Summerland. Jesse was every girl's crush during this time!
12. Gergory Smith: Everwood
There's no one more adorable than Gregory Smith. He made Everwood better just by being on it.
13. Milo Ventimiglia: Gilmore Girls
Just like Rory, we fell in love with bad boy Jess on the WB's Gilmore Girls. Girls across America fell for him the minute he came on the screen.
14. Jensen Ackles: Supernatural
Supernatural also gave us Jensen Ackles. We would like to thank whomever decided the casting for this show..
15. Tyler Hoechlin: 7th Heaven
Before he was on Teen Wolf Tyler appeared in 62 episodes of 7th Heaven. He was obviously destined for greatness. Look at this picture! Swoon.
16. Paul Wesley: Everwood
Prior to The Vampire Diaries Paul appeared in 9 episodes of Everwood. Clearly someone realized he needed to be on TV more often, and Paul was cast in TVD 5 years later.
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