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[09/04/09 - 11:01 AM]
Big Three Confirm Obama Plans for September 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry President Obama's address to Congress on Wednesday, his sixth primetime speech since taking office.

The planned hourlong coverage, beginning at 8:00/7:00c, will include a Republican response.

To accommodate the address, CBS and NBC will pre-empt their previously announced repeat programming: "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" on the former and an "America's Got Talent" recap on the latter.

ABC will instead shift "Wipeout" to the 9:00/8:00c hour, pre-empting newcomer "Crash Course."

Said moves leave FOX as the only holdout. The network is expected to pass on broadcasting the address due to the heavily-promoted season premieres of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" that night. FOX previously declined to carry Obama's speeches on April 29 and July 22.





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· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· CRASH COURSE (ABC)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· GLEE (FOX)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)





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