TELEVISION: BIRDS OF PREY

The WB, Wednesdays, 9p.m. E.T.

The WB continues to mine two inexhaustible resources: the DC Comics library and the young male appetite for hot superheroines. The Huntress (Batman and Catwoman's daughter), wheelchair-bound Oracle and psychic Dinah fight crime while looking slick and zinging the requisite self-conscious jokes ("Is your spider-sense tingling?" one Bird needles another). But flat performances and stock comic-book story lines keep Birds grounded. --J.P.

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