UPN primes ‘Voyager’ for fall weeknights on KCOP

'Star Trek' to replace 'Frasier' and newscast

NEW YORK — UPN left coast flagship KCOP will boldly go where no station has gone before next fall: stripping repeats of “Star Trek: Voyager” weeknights at 7 in the key prime access timeslot.

“Voyager,” which continues to produce original segs for primetime broadcast on UPN, replaces the 7 p.m. run of “Frasier” and KCOP’s recently canceled 7:30 p.m. newscast.

The newscast had been finishing last in its slot, and KCOP execs are hoping the sci-fi appeal of “Voyager” will provide a solid alternative to the sitcoms and gameshows on other area stations.

Tall order for ‘Short’

KCOP has recently been stripping another “Trek” series, “Deep Space Nine,” weeknights at 11 p.m. Those repeats will go away this fall, replaced by frosh talker “The Martin Short Show.”

UPN’s Gotham flagship, WWOR, is also betting on “Trek” power. The station has decided to air “Voyager” weeknights at 11:30 p.m., echoing KCOP’s recent “Deep Space Nine” latenight strategy.

As part of the fall sked shuffle at KCOP, “Frasier” will move to 6:30 p.m. weeknights, with frosh relationship gameshow “Blind Date” slotted at 6 p.m.

KCOP’s afternoon talk block remains mostly unchanged, with “Jenny Jones” (2 p.m.), “Forgive or Forget” (3 p.m.), “Montel Williams” (4 p.m.) and “Ricki Lake” (5 p.m.) staying in their current slots.

‘Brown’ shifts

“Leeza,” new to the syndie world this year, will air weekdays at 1 p.m., with the station’s daily double-pump of “Judge Joe Brown” shifting from 10 a.m. to noon.

In the ayem, KCOP will air the Disney-produced UPN kidvid block from 7-9 a.m. Repeats of “The Cosby Show” and “NewsRadio” are being bumped to make room for an encore broadcast of “Montel” at 9 a.m. Repeats of “Ricki” and “Jenny Jones” are slotted for 10 and 11 a.m., respectively.

Following the 11 p.m. broadcast of “Martin Short,” KCOP will round out its latenight lineup with an encore showing of “Blind Date” at midnight, followed by “NewsRadio” at 12:30 a.m.

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