American Idol debuts in the Summer of 2002.

Nielsen did not officially begin the season until November due to 9/11. 24 debuts. WB tries T.G.I.F.

Sunday 7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney Alias The Practice
CBS 60 Minutes The Education of Max Bickford CBS Sunday Night Movie
NBC Dateline Sunday Weakest Link Law & Order: Criminal Intent UC: Undercover
FOX Futurama King of the Hill The Simpsons Malcolm in the Middle The X-Files . . .
WB Ripley’s Believe It or Not (second-run) The Steve Harvey Show Men, Women & Dogs Nikki Off Centre . . .

Monday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Monday Night Football
Jan The ABC Monday Night Movie
CBS The King of Queens Yes, Dear Everybody Loves Raymond Becker Family Law
NBC Fear Factor Third Watch Crossing Jordan
FOX Boston Public Ally McBeal . . .
UPN One on One The Hughleys The Parkers Girlfriends . . .
WB 7th Heaven Angel . . .

Tuesday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Dharma & Greg What About Joan NYPD Blue (Nov. 6) Philly
CBS JAG The Guardian Judging Amy
NBC Emeril Three Sisters Frasier Scrubs Dateline Tuesday
FOX That ’70s Show Undeclared 24 . . .
UPN Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roswell . . .
WB Jan Gilmore Girls Smallville . . .

Wednesday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC My Wife and Kids According to Jim The Drew Carey Show Bob Patterson 20/20 Downtown
CBS 60 Minutes Wednesday The Amazing Race Wolf Lake
NBC Ed The West Wing Law & Order
FOX Malcolm in the Middle Grounded for Life The Bernie Mac Show Titus . . .
UPN Star Trek: Enterprise Special Unit 2 . . .
WB Dawson’s Creek Felicity . . .

Thursday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Primetime Thursday
CBS Sep Survivor: Africa CSI The Agency
Feb Survivor: Marquesas
NBC Friends Inside Schwartz Will & Grace Just Shoot Me E.R.
FOX Sep Family Guy The Tick Temptation Island . . .
Jan various
UPN WWF SmackDown! . . .
WB Popstars various Charmed . . .

Friday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC Sep The Mole: The Next Betrayal Thieves Once and Again
Jan various
CBS Sep The Ellen Show various That’s Life 48 Hours
Feb First Monday
NBC Providence Dateline Friday Law & Order: SVU
FOX Dark Angel Pasadena . . .
UPN UPN Movie Friday . . .
WB Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Maybe It’s Me Reba Raising Dad . . .

Saturday 8pm 8:30 9pm 9:30 10pm 10:30
ABC ABC Saturday Night Movie
CBS Touched By an Angel Citizen Baines The District
NBC NBC Saturday Night Movie
FOX COPS America’s Most Wanted . . .

CBS: Danny ran for two episodes at the beginning of the season, Friday at 8:30.

NBC: Leap of Faith aired six episodes after Friends in early 2002, and was replaced by Friends reruns.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roswell moved from UPN.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not were first run on TBS.
Elimidate Deluxe ran for three episodes early in the season, Thursday at 8:30.

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