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The WB is coming back - in Web form.

TheWB.com, currently in beta, will officially launch on Aug. 27 and will stream a combo of defunct favorites and original Web series, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The online network is aiming to appeal to the same youth demographic as the broadcast network - which merged with UPN to form the CW two years ago - once did and will populate the site with old goodies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Angel and Roswell.

But one can't just dwell in the past. Original Web skeins will roll out over the course of the next few months, beginning with two on the launch date: Blue Water High, about six Australian teens making waves at a surf academy, and A Boy Wearing Makeup, a video diary in which Mathiew Francis doles out beauty and fashion advice.

The O.C. and Chuck honcho Josh Schwartz is slated to get in on the action too. He will create an as-yet-untitled music show about a fictional Hollywood rock club, while Laguna Beach creator Gary Auerbach will bring Rich Girl, Poor Girl to site visitors early next year.

Other projects include Downers Grove, about townies who stayed in suburbs while their classmates went away to college; Joni & Susanna, which focuses on two best friends/frenemies in their 20s; and Whatever Hollywood, which chronicles the antics of three buddies named Suri, Apple and Shiloh. - Joyce Eng