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"TV SHOWS - Midseason 2001-02"

Monday Night

ABC The Wayne Brady Show - Wayne and his comrades return for another hilarious take on music, sketch, and improv. CANCELED
CBS Baby Bob - A new comedy about first-time parents who have an extraordinary six-month-old baby who talks like an adult. The series stars Adam Arkin, Joely Fisher, Elliott Gould, Holland Taylor and Marissa Tait. Ken Campbell provides the voice of Baby Bob.
FOX American Embassy - Arija Bareikis stars as Emma Brody, a young woman from Toledo, Ohio who accepts a job at the U.S. embassy in London. [Debuts in February at 9 p.m.] Formerly titled "Emma Brody CANCELED
TNT Witchblade - Encore of the first season of the hit drama series, on Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Beginning January 21, the two-hour series pilot will air. Series episodes 1-11 will also air Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning with the first episode on Monday, January 28.

Tuesday Night

ABC The Court - The Supreme Court, one of the most powerful and insulated institutions of our government, is the setting for this one-hour drama which centers on the chambers of its newest Justice. Sally Field plays Justice Kate Nolan, a pragmatic politician who must prove herself in a deeply divided Court. CANCELED
FOX Andy Richter Controls the Universe - Set in present day Chicago, Andy is a struggling writer who makes his living writing technical manuals for a giant and totally indifferent company. Andy is constantly thinking about possibilities. Could life be better this way or that, should I take the path less traveled, did I forget to feed the fish?
NBC

Imagine That - Hank Azaria stars as self-effacing TV writer Josh Miller, who mines his own rich fantasy life for comic inspiration. Other characters include Wendy (Jayne Brook), Josh's power lawyer wife; Josh's self-absorbed boss, Barb (Katey Sagal);  Josh's partner, Kenny (Joshua Malina); and Tabitha (Julia Schultz),  a sexy new assistant. Suzy Nakamura and David Pressman also star. CANCELLED

Watching Ellie - Jukia Louis-Dreyfus stars in a 22-minute slice of life comedy set in Los Angeles about lounge singer Ellie Riggs. The first episode deals with an overflowing toilet, her neighbor Ingvar (Peter Stormare) who knocks himself unconscious trying to help, and a naked doctor (Don Lake) who comes to the rescue. Finally out the door, Ellie bumps into her ex-boyfriend Edgar (Steve Carrell) who tries to "un-invite" her to his birthday party.

UPN

As If - A brand new teen comedy drama series, based on the British version of the same name, about the lives and loves of six teenagers in Los Angeles. Alex, Sooz, Sasha, Nickie, Jamie and Rob. Each episode of As If shows the story from one character's point of view, as if they were the main character of a movie about his/her life. CANCELED

The Random Years - ("Somewhere between high school and the rest of your life") Alex, Todd and Wiseman have known each other since grade school. Casey is a smart, hard-charging young woman. In their early 20s, the boys now share a Chinatown loft apartment and Casey has just moved in down the hall. They find themselves in New York City trying to negotiate the daunting realities of post-collegiate life – semi-mature relationships, steady employment and coming up with the rent, for example.
Despite their seemingly similar situations, the members of this foursome take dramatically different approaches to life: CANCELED

Wednesday Night
ABC George Lopez - Popular stand-up comedian George Lopez stars as an assembly line worker promoted to manage an L.A. airplane parts factory whose job and busy family life are complicated by the presence of his stubborn, insensitive mother.
FOX Greg the Bunny - The series follows the adventures of a Greg, a not-so-innocent, yet undeniably cute, bunny puppet. Greg lands his dream job on the long-running children’s show, “Sweetknuckle Junction,” a series populated by neurotic puppets and the humans who both love and abuse them.
PBS American Family - Chronicles the lives of the Gonzalez's, residents of East Los Angeles. Jess Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos), the conservative patriarch, and his daughter Nina Gonzalez (Constance Marie), a feminist attorney, are constantly at odds with each other. Nina has moved back home following a family tragedy. She must make the difficult choice between her dreams of a career in Washington, D.C., or staying home to help raise Pablito, her brother Esteban's son. Esteban (Esai Morales) struggles to rebuild his life after serving time in prison. Flamboyant Aunt Dora (Raquel Welch) lives next door and adds some spice to everyone's life.
WB Glory Days -Eddie Cahill as author Mike Dolan who returns his hometown Lake Glory to write a second novel. Unfortunately, the town's residents give him a cold welcome because of the way he portrayed the them in his first novel. 

Thursday Night

FOX That 80's Show - Half-hour comedy focusing on a group of twenty-somethings finding their way through the '80s in San Diego. The cast of characters include Corey  (Glenn Howerton) and sister, Katie  (Tinsley Grimes) who live with their Dad RT  (Geoff Pierson); Corey's friend Roger (Eddie Shin); Corey's ex Sophia (Britanny Daniel) who hangs at the Club Piranha; Margaret, Corey's boss who owns  Permanent Record, the music store where he works; and the new girl, Tuesday (Chyler Leigh), a punk rocker who sports a Mohawk and attitude to match. 
NBC Leap of Faith - This new comedy is about the relationships between a close circle of friends in their 30s. At the center is Faith Wardwell (Sarah Paulson), a spirited young woman who calls off her engagement and takes a leap of faith back into the single life to discover what life is like when you stop doing what you should do, and start doing what makes you happy.

Friday Night

CBS

First Monday - Revolves around the U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices, whose momentous decisions make history - and headlines. Associate Justice Joe Novelli, (Joe Mantegna) a new addition to the bench, will have a pivotal role in an evenly split court of four conservatives and four liberals. Also starring is James Garner (The
Rockford Files) as Chief Justice Thomas Brankin, a staunch conservative, and Charles Durning (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) as Justice Henry Hoskins, one of Brankin's closest allies. CANCELED

AFP: American Fighter Pilot - A new "Top Gun"-like reality series that follow three men from different walks of life as they train to become F-15 fighter pilots. The series opens at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, where the three brave young men face 110 days of F-15 pilot training.

Saturday Night

SCI

Legend of the Rangers - Sequel to the sci-fi series BABYLON 5 premiering on the Sci Fi Channel on January 19, 2002. The action adventure series follow the exploits of Dylan Neal as Captain Martel, the pilot of the starship Liandra who brings galactic law and order in the aftermath the Shadow Wars. His crew consists of  Rangers, a specially trained police force composed of both humans and aliens. "The Live for the One. They Die for the One."

Sunday Night

SHO

Jeremiah - In a post-apocalyptic world following "The Big Death" - a mysterious but devastating plague that claimed the loves of billions of people- only the children remain. Fifteen years have gone by, and in the midst of the chaos, one man, Jeremiah (Luke Perry), rises above the rest to restore civility and order. He, and his companion Kurdy, must lead the struggle to uncover the buried truths of a forgotten society to provide hope for the future. In 2021, As Jeremiah and Kurdy search for the elusive "Valhala Sector" they encounter their greatest fears and discover their own humanity.



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