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[05/15/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Dumps 'Kingdom Hospital,' Adds More Summer Plans
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC's "Kingdom Hospital" is taking a long vacation as creator Stephen King has confirmed via his web site the network has pulled the show until Thursday, June 24.

At that time the four remaining installments - three one-hour episodes and the two-hour finale - will resume airing. Click here to read the original post.

Meanwhile, ABC has released a host of new information about its summer plans, including the launch of a new comedy block on Monday nights beginning June 14. In addition to the previously announced "What Happens in Cabo" (now titled "The Ultimate Love Test") and the final season of "The Drew Carey Show," ABC plans to debut three new series: "N.Y.P.D. 24/7" (Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting June 22), a documentary series from the producers of "Hopkins 24/7" and "Boston 24/7"; "The Two Timer" (Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c starting June 23), a new reality series from "The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss about a twentysomething man with a knack for juggling multiple women; and "My Big, Wild, You're-Not-Gonna-Believe-This Wedding" (Mondays at 10:00/9:00c starting June 14), hosted by Diane Sawyer.

Here's the breakdown of the Alphabet's complete post-sweeps plans:

Thursday, May 27
8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Cox Family" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Thursday"

Friday, May 28
8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Dubya, Dad and Dating, Part I" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Pilot" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Almost Paradise" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Pontiac Bonnie-ville" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, May 29
8:00/7:00c - "NHL on ABC: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3"

Sunday, May 30
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: Episode 1414" (Repeat)
8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Powell Family" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Line of Fire: Eminence Front, Parts 1 & 2" (Special Night & Time)

Monday, May 31
8:00/7:00c - "NHL on ABC: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4"

Tuesday, June 1
8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules: The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: The Musical" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: House for Sale" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: The Girl Next Door" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "Peter Jennings Reporting: L.A.P.D." (Repeat)

Wednesday, June 2
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: The Kyles Go to Hawaii, Part I" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "My Wife and Kids: The Kyles Go to Hawaii, Part II" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "The Drew Carey Show: Drew Hunts Silver Fox" (Season Premiere)
9:30/8:30c - "The Drew Carey Show: Eye of the Leopard"
10:00/9:00c - "The Ultimate Love Test: Episode 101" (Series Premiere)

Thursday, June 3
8:00/7:00c - "NHL on ABC: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (If Necessary)

Friday, June 4
8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Dubya, Dad and Dating, Part II" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Lewis May Have a Girlfriend" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Jury Duty" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Everything Old Is New Again" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, June 5
8:00/7:00c - "NHL on ABC: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (If Necessary)

Sunday, June 6
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: TBA" (Repeat)
8:00/7:00c - (To Be Announced)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 1"

Monday, June 7
8:00/7:00c - "NHL on ABC: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7" (If Necessary)

Tuesday, June 8
8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules: YMCA" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 2"

Wednesday, June 9
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: The Kyles Go to Hawaii, Part III" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "My Wife and Kids: Tee For Too Many" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "The Drew Carey Show: Foos Rush In"
9:30/8:30c - "The Drew Carey Show: Drew Thinks Inside the Box"
10:00/9:00c - "The Ultimate Love Test: Episode 102"

Thursday, June 10
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Outbreak Monkey" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 3"

Friday, June 11
8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Carmen's Dating" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Tom Makes a Friends" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Faith's Maid" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, June 12
8:00/7:00c - "Lucy Must Be Traded Charlie Brown" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Movie: Field of Dreams" (Repeat)

Sunday, June 13
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: TBA" (Repeat)
8:00/7:00c - (To Be Announced)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 4"

Monday, June 14
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Samba Story" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "The George Lopez Show: Split Decision" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: The Best Man" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Hope & Faith: Pilot" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "My Big, Wild, You're-Not-Gonna-Believe-This Wedding: Episode 101" (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, June 15
8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules: Daddy's Girl" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 5"

Wednesday, June 16
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Graduation, Part I" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "My Wife and Kids: Graduation, Part II" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "The Drew Carey Show: At Your Cervix"
9:30/8:30c - "The Drew Carey Show: Baby Makes Stress"
10:00/9:00c - "The Ultimate Love Test: Episode 103"

Thursday, June 17
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Jay the Artist" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 6" (If Necessary)

Friday, June 18
8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: No One Gets Out Alive" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Corrupting Chris" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Remembrance of Rings Past" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Places, Stat!" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, June 19
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Patch Adams" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "ABC News Special: Sleep: How to Get the Rest of Your Life"

Sunday, June 20
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: TBA" (Repeat)
8:00/7:00c - (To Be Announced)
8:30/7:30c - "2004 NBA Finals, Game 7" (If Necessary)

Monday, June 21
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Diary of a Mad Teen" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "The George Lopez Show: Fishing Cubans" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: Cheryl Sings" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Hope & Faith: The Un-Graduate" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "My Big, Wild, You're-Not-Gonna-Believe-This Wedding: Episode 102"

Tuesday, June 22
8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules: Consequences" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: The Weekend Away" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: No Crime But Punishment" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: New York Evening" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "N.Y.P.D. 24/7: Episode 101" (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, June 23
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Claire's New Boyfriend" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "My Wife and Kids: Man of the Year" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "The Two Timer: Episode 101/102" (One-Hour Series Premiere)
10:00/9:00c - "The Ultimate Love Test: Episode 104"

Thursday, June 24
8:00/7:00c - (To Be Announced)
9:00/8:00c - "Kingdom Hospital: The Passion of Reverend Jimmy" (Returns from Hiatus)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Thursday"

Friday, June 25
8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Mementos" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Awkward Silence" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: About a Book Club" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Queer Eye for the Straight Lie" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, June 26
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Mighty Joe Young" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - (To Be Announced)

Sunday, June 27
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: Episode 1411" (Repeat)
8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Walswick Family" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - (To Be Announced)

Monday, June 28
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Open Your Heart" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "The George Lopez Show: Christmas Punch" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: The Baby" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Hope & Faith: Summary Judgment" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "My Big, Wild, You're-Not-Gonna-Believe-This Wedding: Episode 103"

Tuesday, June 29
8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules: Opposites Attract" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: The Heartbreak Kid" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: The Truck" (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: Two Camps" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "N.Y.P.D. 24/7: Episode 102"

Wednesday, June 30
8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: TBA" (Repeat)
8:30/7:30c - "The Drew Carey Show: No Booze for Drew" (New Time Slot)
9:00/8:00c - "The Drew Carey Show: Michigan J. Gus"
9:30/8:30c - "The Two Timer: Episode 103" (Time Slot Premiere)
10:00/9:00c - "The Ultimate Love Test: Episode 105"





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BOSTON 24/7 (ABC)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· HOPKINS 24/7 (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· LINE OF FIRE (ABC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NYPD 24/7 (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL (ABC)
· TWO TIMER, THE (ABC)
· ULTIMATE LOVE TEST, THE (ABC)
· WEDDINGS (ABC)









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