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ABC redubs med drama, thriller

'Meds' becomes 'MDs,' 'Chance' gets 'Lost'

ABC has played the name change game with two of its upcoming new series.

Fall medical drama “Meds” will now go by the title “MDs,” which should help avoid the inevitable viewer confusion with CBS’ upcoming “Presidio Med” (both shows compete in the same Wednesday 10 p.m. timeslot).

ABC has also altered the title of its midseason comedy starring Mitch Rouse. “My Second Chance” will now be known as “Lost at Home.”

“MDs,” from Touchstone Television, chronicles the goings-on at a quirky San Francisco HMO. “Lost at Home” revolves around a man who tries to reconnect with his wife and kids.

Also at the Alphabet, the network has finalized its scheduling plans for limited-run summer series “Widows” (Daily Variety, April 23), originally slated as a multinight miniseries. ABC will instead sked the thriller on four consecutive Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting Aug. 6. Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez and N’bushe Wright star in the drama as three women whose husbands are killed after attempting an art heist.

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