ABC shifts 'Nothing Sacred'

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"Nothing Sacred," the ABC series hit with an ad boycott by the Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights, will move to Saturdays at 8 p.m. (ET) starting Jan 17. The series is currently on at 8 p.m. Thursdays, against NBC's steamroller line-up. Season-to-date, in the 18-49-year-old demographic category coveted by advertisers, "Nothing Sacred" is receiving a dismal 2 rating. The show following it on Thursdays, the low-rated "Cracker," will move to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. A new, yet-to-be-named newsmagazine will air Saturdays at 10 p.m. ABC said a new hour-long action-adventure show, "Prey," will replace "Nothing Sacred" on Thursdays, starting Jan. 15. Replacing "Cracker" and the show that follows it, the Thursday edition of "20/20," will be the "ABC Thursday Night Movie."The network also announced that when "Monday Night Football" wraps for the season, "The Practice" will move from Saturdays at 10 p.m. to Mondays at 10 p.m., starting Jan 5. "America's Funniest Home Videos" returns to ABC at 8 p.m. that evening, replacing the canceled "Timecop." At 9 p.m. will be "20/20," moving from Thursdays.

Copyright December 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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