[03/24/03 - 12:00 AM] War Jumbles NBC Schedule By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC plans to juggle its lineup over the next two weeks as war coverage continues to dominate the major networks. Among the affected dates:
-- Tuesday, March 25: NBC has scrapped its previously announced lineup of the special "Child Stars, Then and Now" and comedies "Frasier" and "A.U.S.A." in favor of repeats of its four Thursday "Must-See-TV" comedies.
-- Friday, March 28: The Peacock has pushed the series premiere of "America's Most Talented Kid" and the time slot premiere of "Ed" to this Friday after war coverage and a repeat of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" bumped both bows last week.
-- Sunday, April 6: Struggling Sunday drama "Boomtown" is getting the boot by NBC in favor of the NBC News special "A Katie Couric Special: The Central Park Jogger."
-- Tuesday, April 8: A one-hour repeat of "Will & Grace" (featuring guest Cher) will fill the 8:00/7:00c hour followed by the two-hour special "Cher: The Farewell Tour."
-- Thursday, April 10: A repeat of "ER" will once again be shelved in favor of back-to-back repeats of "Friends."