Fox adds 8 shows to fall lineup

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The networks' fall schedules are now set, with Fox adding eight new shows and establishing Monday, Thursday and weekend comedy slates. One of Fox's bolder moves, according to Electronic Media, involves transferring "Martin" from the Thursday to Saturday anchor in an attempt to launch the new David Alan Grier comedy, "The Preston Episodes," on that night. The WB Television Network said it would add a second night of programming, Sunday, and a Saturday morning block for kids. CBS also announced its lineup last week; NBC, ABC and UPN unveiled their plans earlier in the month.

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