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Nbc Keeps ‘Homicide’ Alive But Kills ‘Union Square’

Wed., Jan. 21, 1998

The good news for devoted “Homicide” fans is that NBC has renewed the critically acclaimed, perennially endangered police drama for another season.

The bad news is that its single most compelling cast member, Andre Braugher, may not return.

For you fans of “Union Square,” there is only bad news: NBC has canceled the low-rated sitcom.

As for you fans of Willow Bay, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America/Sunday,” there is also news. CNN announced Sunday that Bay has agreed to leave as co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” even though she is married to ABC President Robert Iger, and co-host a TV version of “Entertainment Weekly” on CNN.

The hiring of Bay makes her the third high-profile ABC reporter to desert the network for CNN since former ABC producer Rick Kaplan became president of the 24-hour news network, and Kaplan made clear Sunday that he is not finished with his talent raids yet.

Also, although the airwaves are already crowded with newsmagazines, CNN officials insisted there is room for even more. So, under the umbrella “CNN Newsstand,” the network will launch several weekly newsmagazines this spring in a joint effort with Time Inc.


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