Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
August 24, 2004

Tony, Pat, Jane, Malcolm, and Larry highlight the fall syndication season.

On top rated WPVI, the only major change is at 10 a.m., as "The Tony Danza Show" will replace "The Wayne Brady Show."  The indestructible Danza who has done everything from "Taxi" to "The Miss America Pageant" will attempt a talk show this time around.  Can you name four Tony Danza television series?  The answer appears at the bottom of the column.  Also, "Regis & Kelly," "The View," "Oprah," "Jeopardy," and "Wheel of Fortune" will return.  The latter three have been on for two decades.

For KYW, "Pat Croce's "Moving In" airs at 3 p.m.  It replaces "Pyramid" with Donny Osmond.  Also, "The Larry Elder Show" takes over for "Living It Up with Ali & Jack" at 9 a.m. At 7:30 p.m., Pat O'Brien's "The Insider" replaces "Hollywood Squares."  "The Price is Right," "Inside Edition," "Dr. Phil," and "Entertainment Tonight" will return.

On WCAU, "The Jane Pauley Show" is the major addition to the schedule.  Last year's 11 a.m. show "Starting Over" moves over to WPHL.  It will air at 2 p.m. on Channel 17.  "The Montel Williams Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will return.

On WTXF, "Malcolm in the Middle" makes its syndication debut.  It will air weeknights at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  "The Simpsons," and "Seinfeld" highlight the WTXF schedule.

On WPHL, besides "Starting Over," the sitcom "Girlfriends" and the home improvement show "Home Delivery" debut this fall.  "Friends," "Will & Grace," "Maury," and "Jerry Springer" will return. 

On UPN 57, "Dance 360" airs at 4:30 and "Fear Factor" airs at 5 p.m.  "That 70's Show," Everybody Loves Raymond," and "The King of Queens" will return.

Tony Danza has appeared in "Taxi," "Who's The Boss," "The Tony Danza Show," (sitcom) "Hudson Street," "Homewood, P.I," and "Family Law."

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