Fox adds six new shows UPN makes big changes

May 22, 1998|By David Zurawik | David Zurawik,SUN STAFF

Fox had a good year, and the changes will be minor. UPN, meanwhile, is in trouble, and an overhaul is under way.

That's the news as the last two networks rolled out their fall schedules for advertisers yesterday.

Fox will add four sitcoms and two dramas to the fall schedule, as well as moving "King of the Hill" from Sunday to Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The new Fox sitcoms include "Costello," starring Sue Costello as a young working-class woman in a blue-collar neighborhood of Boston.

"Feelin' All Right" promises a return to the 1970s.

"Holding the Baby" places a workaholic father in sole charge of his infant when his wife leaves him. "Living in Captivity" turns the American dream into a nightmare for an upwardly mobile couple moving to the suburbs.

The drama "Brimstone" features Peter Horton ("thirtysomething") as a bounty hunter from hell who must track down history's vilest souls after they make a break for it on the streets of New York City.

"Hollyweird" puts teen-age would-be film-makers in the roles of investigators looking at Hollywood's dark side. This series comes from Wes Craven ("Scream") and Shaun Cassidy ("American Gothic").

UPN will will add two nights of new programming -- Thursday and Friday -- under its new president, Dean Valentine.

Besides a Thursday family movie with a science fiction bent, six new series -- three comedies and three dramas -- will be added by UPN next fall.

Pub Date: 5/22/98

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