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TV Bulletin Board (Wed., Nov. 3) -- Fox slots new Chicago Code

Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke of The Chicago Code. Fox photo

Initially promoted during the World Series, Fox's The Chicago Code will be unveiled in full on Monday, Feb. 7th, the day after Super Bowl XLV from Cowboys Stadium.

Its principal executive producer, Shawn Ryan, is best known for The Shield, which put the FX cable network on the map as a home for hard-edged, male-centric dramas and comedies.

Chicago Code stars Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The L Word) and Jason Clarke (Brotherhood) as ex-partners on the Chicago police force. She's now the city's first woman superintendent while he's still working the streets "on a crusade to clean up crime and avenge his brother's murder."

Matt Lauria from Friday Night Lights also is a series regular. Chicago Code will follow House and replace Lie to Me, which supposedly will return "at a later date."

***ABC has announced the so-called "celebrity cast" for its new Skating with the Stars competition series, scheduled to premiere on Monday, Nov. 22nd following the fall season's last performance edition of Dancing with the Stars.

As celebrities go, these are the biggest stretches since Joan Rivers' latest cosmetic surgery. The six skaters, all being paired with pro partners are:

All My Children cast member Rebecca Budig
"Skinnygirl Margarita" creator Bethenny Frankel
Former Olympic skier Johnny Moseley
Heavy metal singer and "heartfelt philanthropist" Vince Neil
Sonny With A Chance co-star Brandon Mychal Smith
Faded actress Sean Young

Be still your beating hearts.