Women's shows line up against Monday football At a glance

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September 22, 1997

Figuring the best way to go up against "Monday Night Football" is to go after the women, NBC presents a lineup of sitcoms with female stars, all having their season premieres tonight.

Season two of "Suddenly Susan" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m.) begins with Susan (Brooke Shields) heading off on a romantic getaway with Cooper (Brian McNamara), while Jack (Judd Nelson) has a strange dream about her with bygone stars of the silver screen.

Gwen and Terry (Sharon Lawrence and Leah Rimini) return for a second season of "Fired Up" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m.), this time with Dixie Carter ("Designing Women") along as Gwen's pampered mom, who -- like her daughter -- finds herself having to come to terms with the real world fast.

In "Caroline in the City" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m.), Lea Thompson & Co. start their third season with Caroline (Thompson) fretting about the message she left on Richard's answering machine and Annie (Amy Pietz) returning from Hollywood.

Finally, "The Naked Truth" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m.) seeks an answer to the question, "How many times can one series get re-tooled?" Tea Leoni & Co. hope three's a charm, as the show returns to its roots as a farce about tabloid journalist Nora Wilde (Leoni). Chris Elliott joins the cast as eccentric photographer Bradley Crosby.

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