Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ABC Cleans House for Radically Revised Fall Season Lineup

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ABC Cleans House for Radically Revised Fall Season Lineup

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ABC has announced a drastically revised fall lineup that will

feature 10 new shows.

That total doesn't include a new edition of 20/20, the return

of The Wonderful World of Disney or the return of Soul Man and

The Practice, two shows that had brief runs this spring.

Gone from the network are Roseanne and Coach, which bowed out

after long runs; Family Matters, which is moving to CBS;

Relativity, High Incident, Murder One, Dangerous Minds, Townies,

Life's Work and Clueless, which were canceled on account of poor

ratings; and Grace Under Fire and America's Funniest Home

Videos, which will be brought back later in the season.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was not mentioned,

but also was not included on the schedule.

Clueless, dropped from the TGIF lineup, will reportedly be

picked up by UPN.

Among the shows that were renewed was Ellen, despite reports

that star Ellen DeGeneres wanted out of the series. Ellen had

lagged in the ratings until the April 30 episode, an hour-long

special in which character Ellen Morgan declared herself a

lesbian. That show was among the most-watched comedies of the

year.

Also returning: Monday Night Football, Home Improvement, NYPD

Blue, Spin City, The Drew Carey Show, Sabrina, the Teenage

Witch, Boy Meets World, PrimeTime Live and 20/20.

The 10 new shows include five comedies and five dramas. They

will be:

C16: FBI (8-9 p.m. Saturday) -- Eric Roberts and D.B. Sweeney

play members of C16, the FBI's Major Case Squad.

Cracker (9-10 p.m. Thursday) -- Robert Pastorelli (Murphy

Brown) stars as Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a psychologist with

the Los Angeles police department, who always gets his man.

Based on the British series, seen here on PBS, in which Robbie

Coltrane plays a hard-drinking London-based police psychologist.

Dharma & Greg (8:30-9 p.m. Wednesday) -- Romantic comedy about

the marriage of Dharma Lowenstein (Jenna Elfman), a free spirit

raised by hippie parents, and Greg Montgomery (Thomas Gibson), a

descendant of a long line of bluebloods. …

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