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NBC Pulls Plug on 'Hull High'

October 25, 1990|STEVE WEINSTEIN

"Hull High," one of the two new musical series on network television this fall, has been canceled, NBC confirmed Wednesday.

The Disney-produced show became the second series to be canned this season. CBS had previously canceled the drama "E.A.R.T.H. Force" while also placing the comedy "Lenny" on hiatus.

"Hull High," which had primarily employed non-singing actors who lip-synced the musical numbers, ranked 86th among the 98 prime-time series that have been on the four networks this season. The show had been cursed with the 7 p.m. Sunday time slot against CBS' perennial ratings champ, "60 Minutes."

A permanent replacement was not immediately named. This Sunday, NBC will move the medical series "Lifestories" to 7 p.m. and air "Sunday Night With Larry King," a celebrity special, at 8 p.m. On Nov. 4, the network will broadcast "The Story Behind the Story" at 7 p.m. and move "Lifestories" back to its regular 8 p.m. slot.

Meanwhile, the other musical series, ABC's "Cop Rock," continues to flounder in the ratings as well. Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m., the singing cop show is the 74th-rated series so far this year, averaging only a 14% share of the audience on one of ABC's best-rated nights.

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