1996 - 1997 TV Schedule


PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest Home Videos Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ABC Sunday Night Movie
CBS 60 Minutes Touched by an Angel CBS Sunday Movies
FOX Big Deal The Simpsons Ned and Stacey The X-Files Local Programming
NBC Dateline NBC 3rd Rock from the Sun Boston Common NBC Sunday Night Movie
WB Kirk Brotherly Love The Parent 'Hood The Steve Harvey Show Unhappily Ever After Life with Roger Local Programming

Note: On FOX, the animated television series, King of the Hill premiered January 12, 1997 at 8:30.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Dangerous Minds ABC Monday Night Football
CBS Cosby Ink Murphy Brown Cybill Chicago Hope
FOX Melrose Place Party Girl Lush Life Local Programming
NBC The Jeff Foxworthy Show Mr. Rhodes NBC Monday Night Movie
UPN In the House Malcolm and Eddie Goode Behavior Sparks Local Programming
WB 7th Heaven Savannah Local Programming

Note: On CBS, the debut of Ink was delayed by a month due to production problems, resulting in another new sitcom, Pearl, to air temporarily in its slot before moving to its own originally designated Wednesday time period in late October.

The WB premiered Buffy the Vampire Slayer on March 10, 1997 at 9 PM.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Ellen Life's Work Home Improvement Spin City N.Y.P.D. Blue
CBS Promised Land CBS Tuesday Movies
FOX Fox Tuesday Night Movie Local Programming
NBC Mad About You Something So Right Frasier Caroline in the City Dateline NBC
UPN Moesha Homeboys in Outer Space The Burning Zone Local Programming

Note: On ABC, the David E. Kelley law drama, The Practice, had a 6-episode run from March 4, 1997 to April 8, 1997 at 10:00.

UPN premiered the short lived teenage sitcom Social Studies in March as a midseason replacement. The show lasted for six episodes.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Roseanne Townies Grace Under Fire The Drew Carey Show Primetime Live
CBS The Nanny Pearl Almost Perfect Public Morals EZ Streets
FOX Beverly Hills 90210 Party of Five Local Programming
NBC Wings The John Larroquette Show NewsRadio Men Behaving Badly Law & Order
UPN The Sentinel Star Trek: Voyager Local Programming
WB Sister, Sister Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher The Wayans Bros. The Jamie Foxx Show Local Programming

Note: On CBS, due to the effect of the debut delay of Ink on Monday, the first month of the new season on this night aired Almost Perfect at 8:30 p.m., followed by CBS Wednesday Movies at 9 p.m. The originally planned fall Wednesday lineup took shape at the end of October with Pearl taking over at 8:30 p.m., Almost Perfect moving to 9 p.m., Public Morals debuting at 9:30 p.m., and EZ Streets debuting at 10 p.m.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC High Incident Murder One Turning Point
CBS Diagnosis: Murder Moloney 48 Hours
FOX Martin Living Single New York Undercover Local Programming
NBC Friends The Single Guy Seinfeld Suddenly Susan ER

Note: On NBC, the sitcom The Naked Truth, cancelled by ABC in 1996, aired from January 16, 1997 to February 27, 1997 at 9:30, then later moved to Friday nights. Its season finale aired on Wednesday, May 14 1997. Also on NBC, the sitcom The Single Guy was moved to Wednesdays in March 1997 to make room for the sitcom Fired Up which aired at 8:30, beginning April 10, 1997.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Family Matters Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Clueless Boy Meets World 20/20
CBS Dave's World Everybody Loves Raymond Mr. & Mrs. Smith Nash Bridges
FOX Sliders Millennium Local Programming
NBC Unsolved Mysteries Dateline NBC Homicide: Life on the Street

Note: Step by Step would debut in March on ABC.


PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Second Noah Coach Common Law Relativity
CBS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Early Edition Walker, Texas Ranger
FOX COPS COPS Married... with Children Love and Marriage Local Programming
NBC Dark Skies The Pretender Profiler

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