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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Fall TV Preview: Sunday

New Show of Note: There' sonly one new show on Sundays, and it's a stinker: The War at Home (FOX 8:30) is a perfect example of the sorry state of network sitcoms.

Returning Favorite: The West Wing (NBC, 8pm) was invigorated last season with its election campaign storyline, which will continue this season as they stretch it out all the way through March. Which means that we'll probably be sick of it by the time it finishes.

Bonehead Scheduling Move of the Night: None really; Sunday is one of the few nights on the schedule where things are balanced out. For example, at 8pm you can shoose from a reality show (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC); a procedural (Cold Case, CBS); a drama (The West Wing); an animated comedy(The Simpsons, FOX); and a fantasy (Charmed, WB). Too bad the networks cast seem to comprehend this kind of counter-programming on their other nights.

Also New: Nothing.

Also Returning: The 17th(!) season of The Simpsons, still entertaining after all these years; and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC, 9pm) brings Chris Noth back to the L&O fold.
|| Dave Carter, 7:25 AM


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