Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`X-Files' to Give Up Cushy Spot on Fridays

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`X-Files' to Give Up Cushy Spot on Fridays

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AGAINST the odds, "The X-Files" became a hit on Friday nights, but this fall it sacrifices its time slot to creator Chris Carter's new show, "Millennium."

In a schedule announced last week, Fox renewed "Sliders" to lead off Fridays.

Also picked up were "New York Undercover" and "Ned and Stacey," both of which had been considered prospects for cancellation.

Shows that didn't make the Fox schedule included "Kindred: The Embraced," "Profit," "The Show," "Space: Above and Beyond," "Too Something" (returning next month as "New York Daze"), "Partners," "The Crew" and "Strange Luck."

"Married . . . with Children," Fox's longest-running show, will leave Sunday for Saturday in the fall.

Fox, which airs just 15 hours of programming a week (to 22 for the other networks), announced two new dramas and three new sitcoms.

The dramas are:

"Millennium," in which (Fox says) "the approach of the millennium coincides with the demise of humanity," but "a force is at work to begin to reverse the horror of the inevitable."

Are you still with me? Lance Henriksen plays an ex-FBI agent with the ability to enter the minds of homicidal psychopaths. Now, while leading a superficially normal life in Seattle, he's part of a "mysterious underground task force ... pursuing those who prey upon society's deepest fears."

Megan Gallagher plays his wife, who struggles to "help him overcome his inner demons"; apparently, she has her work cut out for her.

"L.A. Firefighters" has a much simpler premise: to explore the lives of "these unsung heroes whose diverse backgrounds and varied beliefs clash against the backdrop of life and death."

Stars include Jarrod Emick ("Andersonville") and Christine Elise (intern Harper on "E.R."). No need to wait for fall for "Firefighters," which makes its debut Monday.

The sitcoms are:

"Lush Life," with Lori Petty ("A League of Their Own") and Karyn Parsons ("The Fresh Prince") as childhood friends rooming together in Venice, Calif.

"Party Girl," based on the independent film of the same name, with Christine Taylor as (Fox says) a modern Holly Golightly (you know, "Breakfast at Tiffany's").

"Come Fly With Me," with Patricia Healy and Tony Dennison as a hard-working New York couple trying to raise three kids and "make their w ay in the world. …

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