Carey Anchors ABC Family Primetime


During January, ABC Family, the former Fox Family Channel, will lean heavily
on shows that originally appeared on ABC.

Sketch show Whose Line Is It Anyway? will combine with movies and
specials to form the network's primetime lineup during January.

Drew Carey's Whose Line Is It Anyway? will anchor ABC Family's
primetime lineup with back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30

The improvisational-comedy series will be preceded at 8 p.m. by movies and
specials that include a Jan. 19 reairing of Brian's Song, the remake of
the 1971 telefilm that recently appeared on ABC's The Wonderful World of

Other films that will unreel on ABC Family in January are the primetime
basic-cable premiere of Prelude to a Kiss (Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin)
Jan. 13 and the basic-cable premiere of Jack (Robin Williams) Jan.

Jennifer Lopez in Concert, the music special that recently aired on NBC,
is slated to run Jan. 18 on ABC Family.

The network will lead into primetime with back-to-back half-hour episodes of
ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, hosted by Daisy Fuentes, at 7

ABC Family kicks off the New Year with a 10-hour marathon of ABC freshman
series Alias from noon to 10 p.m.

While ABC Family, as expected, will repurpose a good amount of ABC
programming in the evening next month, Fox Family fare will live from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m.

Sources said Fox Family's programming -- including Angela Anaconda,
S Club 7, Step by Step and The Wonder Years -- will largely
remain intact during those hours, at least during January.

The second season of State of Grace, Fox Family's highly acclaimed
coming-of-age series, is expected to debut in either February or March,
according to sources.