ABC Overhauls Primetime Schedule For the Fall

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NEW YORK — ABC, looking to rebuild its primetime schedule, is adding three new comedies and four dramas for its 2002/2003 season, executives said yesterday at the network’s upfront presentation at the New Amsterdam Theater.

The network is staking its claim to the hour between 8pm and 9pm during the week as the ABC Happy Hour, promising media buyers that ABC will compete for that time slot with a mix of returning and new family-themed comedies.

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