[04/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Sets 'Drew Carey,' 'Cabo' Dates
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC's "The Drew Carey Show," which has been absent from the network's schedule since August of last year, will return for its ninth and final season in June, the network revealed today.

Back-to-back episodes of the series are scheduled for Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning June 2. The defunct series will serve as a lead-in to the Alphabet's new reality series "What Happens In Cabo...," which launches that same night at 10:00/9:00c.

"Cabo," which was originally developed under the titles "Love for Sale" and "The Love Test," offers an established couple a substantial sum of cash if one of them agrees to spend several weeks with a member of the opposite sex. There's no requirement however that the relationship be consummated (a la the 1993 film "Indecent Proposal").

Executive producers David Farfinkle and Jay Renfroe ("Blind Date") of Renegade 83 are behind the project, which has a six-episode order.

  [april 2004]  


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