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[05/09/03 - 12:00 AM]
ABC May Lose 'Disney' Movie, FOX Mulls Moving 'Boston Public' to Fridays
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - With this year's upfront buzz in full swing, ABC and FOX made the most noise yesterday as each network continues to hammer out its fall schedule. Here's a rundown of the latest rumblings:

-- ABC is considering pulling its "The Wonderful World of Disney" franchise in favor of a new block of regularly scheduled programming on Sundays from 7-9 p.m. eastern. The movies would then return periodically, more than likely during the sweeps periods.

-- Solid test screening results have helped vault ABC's drama pilot "Threat Matrix" back into the mix as virtually all of the network's drama pilots ("10-8," "111 Gramery Park," "Alaska," "Better Days," "The D.A.," "Karen Sisco,""The Partners" and "The Street Lawyer") have been mentioned recently as being solid contenders to make the schedule. The only holdout: its western pilot "Then Came Jones."

-- On the comedy front, bets continue to be placed on the Kelly Ripa/Faith Ford vehicle "Hope & Faith," Teri Polo's "I'm With Her," and Tom Hertz's comedy project making ABC's fall slate. The Michael J. Fox-produced comedy "Hench at Home" also is said to have a solid shot of making the schedule.

-- Over at FOX, David E. Kelly's "Boston Public" may not return to Monday nights as expected with recent buzz now placing the drama on Fridays.

-- Thursdays seem poised to have FOX's Luis Guzman vehicle "Luis" kicking off the night followed by another to be determined comedy.

-- "The Ortegas," FOX's recent pickup from NBC, will reportedly land either Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c following "That '70s Show" or Sundays at 9:30/8:30c following "Malcolm in the Middle" as part of its deal with FOX to snag the series from the Peacock.

-- The bulk of FOX's comedy pilots ("Cracked Up," "Arrested Development," "Senior White" and "A Minute With Stan Hooper") are said to still be in contention for a fall slot.





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· 10-8 (ABC)
· ALASKA (ABC)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BETTER DAYS (ABC)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· CRACKING UP (FOX)
· DA, THE (ABC)
· GRAMERCY PARK (2003 VERSION) (ABC)
· GRAMERCY PARK (2004 VERSION) (ABC)
· HENCH AT HOME (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· KAREN SISCO (ABC)
· LUIS (FOX)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER, A (FOX)
· ORTEGAS, THE (FOX)
· PARTNERS, THE (ABC)
· SENOR WHITE (FOX)
· STREET LAWYER, THE (ABC)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· THEN CAME JONES (ABC)
· THREAT MATRIX (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)





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