ABC, Jim Henson Productions and Disney will bring "Dinosaurs" into your living room as a midseason replacement show.
The half-hour, live-action comedy series will focus "on the last days of the dinosaur, featuring a human-size family of dinosaurs and their blowhard, bombastic dad."Sort of sounds like a combination of "All in the Family," "The Simpsons" and "Land of the Lost."
The concept for the show came from Henson himself before his untimely death. His son, Brian, will be the co-executive producer of the show.
According to ABC, the series "will utilize state-of-the-art technology, taking puppetry and audio animatronics to a new level." (Whatever that means.)
"This new technology will enable the dinosaur characters to be more expressive and more responsive than any characters we've created to date, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Brian Henson said.
- TONIGHT ON THE TUBE: By the time you sit down to read this, Game 3 of the American League Championship Series will probably be over. But never fear, baseball fans, there's still Game 4 of the National League Championship Series (6 p.m., Ch. 5). The Pirates are hosting the Reds.
On Who's the Boss? (7 p.m., Ch. 4), keep an eye on that young kid - he'll be joining the cast permanently soon.
If you're looking for some out-of-this-world, true-life adventure, follow the spacecraft Voyager II as it travels to Neptune on Nova (7 p.m., Ch. 7). The narrator is an old space veteran - Patrick Stewart, also known as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of the starship Enterprise.
Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances (8 p.m., Ch. 2) concludes tonight with a couple more weddings, a kidnapping, various machinations and some more steamy scenes.
In a lighter vein, Roseanne (8 p.m., Ch. 4) takes a job as a waitress and Coach (8:30 p.m., Ch. 4) clashes with the female university president again.
Tonight's thirtysomething (9 p.m., Ch. 4) is already making waves. Miles is going to attempt to sexually assault Melissa, and both Melanie Mayron (Melissa) and David Clennon (Miles) have complained publicly about the episode. Clennon says its totally out of character for Miles, and Mayron is unhappy about Melissa's response - or lack of it.
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