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CBS slots movies to fill void in Saturday lineup

CBS will air movies Saturday through the end of the calendar year, confirming reports that the Eye network would use films to fill that void at least through the November sweeps (Daily Variety, Oct. 15).

The network has set three repeat movie broadcasts–“Beaches,””Coming to America” and “Tequila Sunrise”–for the first three consecutive Saturdays beginning Oct. 31.

As reported, “Brooklyn Bridge” will move to 8 p.m. and the movies will start at 8:30.

CBS offered a regular 8 o’clock movie Saturday last year but tried to open up the night to series this fall. After a sluggish start, however, the web quickly canceled “Angel Street” and then “Frannie’s Turn.” The fourth component of that lineup, summer-originated action series “Raven,” will go on hiatus but remains in production.

NBC has been forced to take a similar tack with its failed Friday roster, using “Perry Mason” movies to fill the breach during the rest of 1992 leading into another acclaimed but low-rated series, “I’ll Fly Away.”

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