Fox Boosts Its Fall Line-up
Fox, which has always struggled with entertainment programming in the early part of the season, which is interrupted by its coverage of post-season baseball, has decided to introduce four new sitcoms and two dramas in the fall and bring back So You Think You Can Dance , its hit summer series, for a second run in the fall. Two of the comedies, one animated ( The Cleveland Show ) and one live ( Brothers) star African-Americans. The lack of African-American leads in TV sitcoms on all four major networks has been branded "unconscionable" by the NAACP. Meanwhile, ABC is planning to introduce 10 new series, four sitcoms and six dramas, in the fall. Among the comedies are Hank, starring Kelsey Grammer and The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton. Both Grammer and Heaton are Emmy winners.