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New sitcoms, talk shows arriving on Austin TV stations

Gary Dinges
gdinges@statesman.com
'Live with Regis and Kelly' will move to KVUE, and Regis Philbin will be leaving the show in November. Kelly Ripa's new co-host has not been announced.

You wouldn't know it by stepping outside, but fall is here.

At least in the TV business.

Local stations begin tweaking their weekday schedules next week, rolling out a number of new offerings and shifting around some old favorites.

Here's a look at some of the daytime and late-night changes in store in the coming weeks:

KVUE, Channel 24 (ABC)

With Oprah Winfrey's show going away, the city's ABC affiliate is moving Ellen DeGeneres to 4 p.m. starting Monday.

That same day, "Live! with Regis and Kelly" moves from KXAN and slides into the 9 a.m. slot vacated by DeGeneres.

Co-host Regis Philbin is set to depart "Live!" in November. A replacement has yet to be announced.

KXAN, Channel 36 (NBC)

You'll need a pen and paper to keep up with all the new and relocated syndicated shows on KXAN.

The departure of "Live! with Regis and Kelly" allows the city's NBC affiliate to air the four-hour "Today" show straight through from 7 to 11 a.m., without an hourlong break at 9 a.m.

Rachael Ray's show slides to 11 a.m., followed by the station's noon news.

Afternoons, "The Doctors" moves up an hour, airing at 2 p.m. "Dr. Phil," picked up from KEYE, gets plugged into the 3 p.m. slot.

All the changes on KXAN take place Monday, except for the debut of "Dr. Phil." Reruns of "Judge Greg Mathis" will fill the 3 p.m. hour for three weeks until the self-help guru arrives Sept. 12.

KTBC, Channel 7 (Fox)

KTBC's new nighttime lineup arrives with a "Bang" Sept. 19.

That's when "Big Bang Theory" begins airing at 6:30 and 10 p.m.

The hit CBS sitcom, which enters syndication this fall, displaces "The Simpsons" from its familiar timeslots, but don't fret. Back-to-back episodes of the long-running animated favorite will shift to 10:30 and 11 p.m.

The hour-long "Simpsons" block pushes back the rest of the station's late-night lineup. "TMZ" can be found at 11:30 p.m., followed by "Access Hollywood" at midnight and back-to-back "King of the Hill" reruns at 12:30 and 1 a.m.

Daytime changes taking place Sept. 12 include "Judge Joe" sliding forward an hour, airing at 2 and 2:30 p.m. "Judge Judy" airs an hour earlier, too, at 3 and 3:30 p.m. And Oprah Winfrey pal "Dr. Oz" gets the coveted 4 p.m. slot, which leads into the station's 5 p.m. news.

KEYE, Channel 42 (CBS)

Not many changes to report this fall on KEYE.

With "Dr. Phil" heading for KXAN on Sept. 12, the city's CBS affiliate is filling the 3 p.m. hour with "People's Court," which currently airs at 12:35 a.m.

"Last Shot with Judge Gunn," a newcomer this season, will join the overnight lineup, airing at 1:35 a.m. starting Sept. 26.

KNVA, Channel 54 (The CW)

Over on KNVA, Austin's CW station, CNN host Anderson Cooper's new talk show launches Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.

Three other shows arrive Sept. 19.

Jeremy Kyle, host of a tabloid TV talk show in Britain, makes his U.S. debut at 11 a.m.

Dr. Drew Pinsky's talk show bows at 3 p.m. that day, and back-to-back episodes of NBC's critically acclaimed sitcom "30 Rock" pop up at 11 and 11:30 p.m.

KBVO, Channels 14 and 51 (MyNetworkTV)

MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO has grabbed "Family Guy" from KTBC, plugging it in at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. weekdays starting Sept. 5.

"American Dad," an animated show from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, joins the lineup at 6 and 10 p.m. Sept. 19.

Sept. 19 is also the day "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," an import from the FX cable network, lands at 11:30 p.m.

Got all that? Good.

gdinges@statesman.com; 912-5987