Out Front of the Upfronts

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James Poniewozik spent last week at the broadcast network "upfronts", where the nets unveil their fall schedules, mainly for the delectation of ad buyers, to whom they try to pre-sell advertising "up front." Read his daily dispatches below:



NBC
NBC Gets Peacock-y

ABC and The WB
Laughter and Tears

CBS
Attack of the Clones

Fox and UPN
The Short and the Long of It



The Fall Lineup
What's on TV come September; new shows in bold

NBC ABC CBS
M 8-9 "Fear Factor"
9-10 "Third Watch"
10-11 "Crossing Jordan"

8-8:30 "The Drew Carey Show"
8:30-9 "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
9-11 "Monday Night Football" (Through Jan; then:
9-10 "Dragnet"
10-11 "Miracles"

8-8:30 "The King of Queens"
8:30-9 "Yes, Dear"
9-9:30 "Everybody Loves Raymond"
9:30-10 "Still Standing"
10-11 "CSI: Miami"

T 8-8:30 "In-Laws"
8:30-9 "Just Shoot Me"
9-9:30 "Frasier"
9:30-10 "Hidden Hills"
10-11 "Dateline NBC"
8-8:30 "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter"
8:30-9 "According to Jim"
9-9:30 "Life With Bonnie"
9:30-10 "Less than Perfect"
10-11 "NYPD BLUE"
8-9 "JAG"
9-10 "The Guardian"
10-11 "Judging Amy"
W

8-9 "Ed"
9-10 "The West Wing"
10-11 "Law & Order"

8-8:30 "My Wife and Kids"
8:30-9 "The George Lopez Show"
9-10 "The Bachelor II"
10-11 "Meds"

8-9 "60 Minutes II"
9-10 "The Amazing Race"
10-11 "Presidio Med"

R

8-8:30 "Friends"
8:30-9 "Scrubs"
9-9:30 "Will & Grace"
9:30-10 "Good Morning Miami"
10-11 "ER"

8-9 "Dinotopia"
9-10 "Push, Nevada"
10-11 "Primetime Thursday"
8-9 "Survivor"
9-10 "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
10-11 "Without a Trace"
F

8-9 "Providence"
9-10 "Dateline NBC"
10-11 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

8-9 "America's Funniest Home Videos"
9-10 "That Was Then"
10-11 "20/20"

8-9 "48 Hours Investigates"
9-10 "Hack"
10-11 "RHD/LA"
S 8-11 "NBC Saturday Night Movie" 8-11 "ABC Big Pictue Show" 8-9 "Touched by an Angel"
9-10 "The District"
10-11 "The Agency"
S

7-8 "Dateline NBC"
8-9 "American Dreams"
9-10 "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
10-11 "Boomtown"

7-9 "Wonderful World of Dinsey"
9-10 "Alias"
10-11 "The Practice"
7-8 "60 Minutes"
8-8:30 "Bram and Alice"
8:30-9 "Becker"
9-11 "CBS Sunday Movie"
FOX WB UPN
M 8-9 "Boston Public"
9-10 "Girls Club"
8-9 "7th Heaven"
9-10 "Everwood"
8-8:30 "The Parkers" 8:30-9 "One on One"
9-9:30 "Girlfriends"
9:30-10 "Half & Half"
T

8-8:30 "That '70s Show"
8:30-9 "Grounded for Life"
9-10 "24"

8-9 "Gilmore Girls"
9-10 "Smallville"
8-9 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
9-10 "Haunted"
W 8-8:30 "The Bernie Mac Show"
8:30-9 "Cedric the Entertainer Presents"
9-10 "Fastlane"
8-9 "Dawson's Creek"
9-10 "Birds of Prey"
8-9 Enterprise
9-10 "Twlight Zone"
R

Fall:
Movies and Specials)

Winter
8-8:30 "30 Seconds to Fame"
8:30-9 "Meet the Marks"
9-10 "Septuplets"

8-8:30 "Family Affair"
8:30-9 "Do Over"
9-9:30 "JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment"
9:30-10 "Off Centre"
8-10 "WWE Smackdown!"
F 8-9 "Firefly"
9-10 "John Doe"

8-8:30 "What I like About You"
8:30-9 "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
9-9:30 "Reba"
9:30-10 "Greetings from Tucson"

8-10 Movies
S

8-9 "Cops"
9-10 "AMW: America Fights Back"
11-12 "MADtv"

S

7-7:30 "Futurama"
7:30-8 "Oliver Beene"
8-8:30 "The Simpsons"
8:30-9 "King of the Hill"
9-9:30 "Malcom in the Middle"
9:30-10 "The Grubbs"

7-8 "Gilmore Girls: Beginnings"
8-9 "Charmed"
9-10 "Angel"