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TV Bulletin Board (Nov. 21)

Bob Saget gets hosed; Jericho returns with reruns on The CW.

Oh that wacky CW network -- if that's what you want to call it.

Its Sunday night partnership with Media Rights Capital has been severed, depriving American television audiences of the barely seen Valentine and Easy Money while ensuring that Surviving Suburbia, starring Bob Saget, never gets seen at all.

Instead CW will fill in its Sunday night blanks, beginning on Nov. 30th, with reruns of Jericho and a movie from 6 to 9 p.m. (central). They'll be preceded from 4 to 6 p.m. by repeats of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game plus a pair of Drew Carey Show reprises.

The Saget sitcom, announced by MRC last May, is now homeless without ever having a home on CW's sked. MRC was supposed to take care of Sunday nights for CW under an oddball outsourcing arrangement announced late last spring.

***Planet Earth's fans of ABC's Life On Mars might have been surprised to learn at the end of Thursday night's episode that the time-traveling series will be off the air until Jan. 28th. Mars also is getting a new home, on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. following Lost, which as previously announced returns on Jan. 21st with a two-hour serving.

ABC hasn't made any official programming announcements yet. But USA Today reports that the network will be dropping Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money in January after this season's orders of 13 episodes run their course.

The newspaper also says that Private Practice will move to Thursdays at 9 p.m. in January, following the series from which it spun, Grey's Anatomy.

Also in January, Scrubs will kick off its last season on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC, which rescued it from NBC. Urp, it's going to be paired on that night with new episodes of According to Jim.