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The Clones Are Coming

September 24, 2004

Anew TV season is upon us, so brace yourself for the onslaught of "Law & Orders" and "CSIs."

And don't be fooled by all the hype -- the broadcast networks are terribly worried about their shrinking market share in a 500-channel cable and satellite universe, not to mention the absence of new concepts, leading them to rely increasingly on a few successful franchises being cloned throughout their prime-time schedules.

A look ahead at the 15 most-watched network shows of the 2014 season suggests that their current worries are indeed well founded.

A sneak peek:

1. "CSI: The Reruns," CBS

2. "Survivor: La Jolla," CBS

3. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," NBC

4. "Nursing Home Apprentice," NBC

5. "Law & Order: Lifeguard Station," NBC

6. "CSI: Tulsa," CBS

7. "Monday Night Football," ABC

8. "Law & Order: Space Station Unit," NBC

9. "CSI: Basra," CBS

10. "Law & Order: Parking Violations," NBC

11. "Tuesday Night Football," ABC

12. "Third Cousin Once Removed of Joey," NBC

13. "Survivor: Toledo," CBS

14. "CSI: Disney World," CBS

15. "Wednesday Night Football," ABC

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