FOX REVAMPS SCHEDULE WITH FIVE NEW SHOWS

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(May 17, 2001) -- Fox will bring five new scripted shows to the upcoming broadcast season, and make a strategic move to raise the profile of its reality show Temptation Island.

Undeclared is a comedy about college freshmen and will run at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays -- one of Fox's difficult-to-fill time periods. Then at 9 p.m., Kiefer Sutherland stars in 24, a CIA drama -- the third CIA-themed show on the fall network TV schedule.

On Wednesday, Fox is pursuing an all-comedy night. At 8 p.m. the network will start the season with an unusual move -- repeats of sitcoms. This leads into Grounded for Life at 8:30 p.m., Titus will move into the powerful 9 p.m. time slot and at 9:30 p.m, a new show, Bernie Mac, starring the comedian of the same name, rounds out the night.

Fox is revamping Thursday and will move Family Guy to 8 p.m., followed by a new show, The Tick, a comedy about a group of comic-book heroes. As for Temptation Island, Fox is moving the reality show from Wednesday to Thursday at 9 p.m., to hopefully benefit from another such show on that night: CBS' Survivor.

Fox is moving Dark Angel to Fridays at 8 p.m., followed at 9 by Pasadena, a new drama, produced by Diane Keaton and starring Dana Delany, about a newspaper family. -- Wayne Friedman

Copyright May 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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