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TV PREMIERES MARK NEW YEAR.
Los Angeles Times
Comedies, dramas, thrillers, action-adventures
and a news-magazine show are among television's
midseason offerings. Several familiar faces will
pop up in new series, including Arsenio Hall,
Larry Hagman, Julia Duffy, Pam Dawber, Sharon
Lawrence and Pauly Shore. O.J. Simpson's Dream
Team attorney Johnnie Cochran has a new legal
series and TNT unveils its first original series.
Here's a look at what's new on the tube for 1997.
(Premiere dates are indicated.)
"Arsenio Hall Project" (untitled): The former
late night talk-show host plays a recently married
sportscaster in this sitcom. Vivica Fox plays his
wife. Premiere TBA.
"Gun": Anthology series follows the life of a
semi-automatic, pearl-handled gun as it's passed
from one situation to another. Robert Altman is
one of its executive producers. Premiere TBA.
"Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher":
Comedy Central's nightly talk show moves to
ABC after "Nightline." Early weekday mornings
at 12:05 a.m.
"The Practice": Executive producer David
Kelley ("Picket Fences," "Chicago Hope") is
the creator of this ensemble drama set in a small
Boston law group that takes cases big firms
won't. Dylan McDermott stars. Premiere TBA.
"Spy Game": Allison Smith and Linden Ashby
star in this action-adventure drama series about
two deep undercover government operatives.
"Coast to Coast": CBS News magazine series
featuring "unconventional, insightful reports of
people, places or policies that are improving our
"Feds": Adrian Pasdar and Blair Brown star in
Dick Wolf's new crime drama series set in "the
fast-paced world" of the Manhattan federal pros-
ector's office. Premiere TBA.
"JAG": David James Elliott stars in this action-
drama that aired last season on NBC. Fridays.
"Life ... and Stuff": Rick Reynolds and Pam
Dawber play a married couple in this sitcom loose-
ly based on Reynold's acclaimed one-man show.
"Orleans": Larry Hagman stars in an ensemble
drama as an ethical judge and patriarch of a lead-
ing New Orleans' family. Wednesdays.
"Temporarily Yours": Debi Mazur stars in a
situation comedy as a woman searching for the
perfect job. Joanna Gleason is the neurotic owner
of the temp agency. Premiere TBA.
"Chicago Sons": Jason Bateman, D.W Moffett
and David Krumholtz play three blue-collar broth-
ers who live together. Wednesdays . (Already pre-
"Crisis Center": Kellie Martin headlines an
ensemble drama set at a hectic San Francisco
assistance center. Premiere TBA.
"Fired Up": "NYPD Blue's" Sharon Lawrence
stars in this sitcom as a New York executive fired
the same day as her long-suffering assistant (Leah
Remini). The two women become reluctant part-
ners and roommates. Premiere TBA.
"The Naked Truth": Canceled last year by
ABC, this bawdy sitcom stars Tea Leoni as a
divorced photojournalist working at a tabloid.
George Wendt plays the new boss who gives
her an advice column; Holland Taylor is
demoted to a reporter. Thursdays. Premieres
TV's Top 10 best shows:
1) E.R., NBC, 10 p.m., Thursdays
2) Seinfeld, NBC, 9 p.m., Thursdays
3) Mad About You, NBC, 8 p.m., Tuesdays
4) NYPD Blue, NBC, 10 p.m., Tuesdays
5) Friends, NBC, 8 p.m., Thursdays
6) Relativity, ABC, 10 p.m., Saturdays
7) 3rd Rock From the Sun, NBC, 8 p.m.,
8) The Rosie O'Donnell Show, FOX, 4 p.m.,
9) Newsradio, NBC, 8 p.m., Fridays
10) Cosby, CBS, 8 p.m., Fridays
TV's Top 10 worst shows:
1) Melrose Place, FOX, 8 p.m., Mondays
2) Family Matters, NBC, 8 p.m., Fridays
3) Frasier, NBC, 9 p.m, Tuesdays
4) Roseanne, NBC, 8 p.m., Tuesdays
5) Beverly Hills, 90210, FOX, 8 p.m.,
6) Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, NBC, 9 p.m.,
7) Ellen, NBC, 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays
8) Caroline in the City, NBC, 8:30 p.m.,
9) Suddenly Susan, NBC, 9:30 p.m., Thursdays
10) Lois and Clark and the New Adventures of
Superman, ABC, 8 p.m., Sundays
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