Date: 15th February 2001

CBS To Pit Big Apple Against E.R

CBS is stepping up its challenge to NBC on Thursday nights. It has decided to add David Milch's new police drama Big Apple to its lineup at 10:00 p.m. beginning March 1, replacing 48 Hours. The series from the former NYPD writer-producer stars Ed O'Neill (Married ... with Children) and Titus Welliver (Falcone). While it will be pitted against NBC's top-rated E.R. at 10:00 for most of the remainder of the season, it will have a chance against lesser competition on the Wednesday nights of March 7 and 14 when CBS telecasts the NCAA men's basketball championships on Thursdays.

Source: Studio Briefing