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TV broadcasters are in suspense over their upfront ad haul

TV broadcasters are in suspense over their upfront ad haul

Can the return of Michael J. Fox, agent Jack Bauer and "Ironside" help vanquish the flesh-eating zombies that are threatening to take a bite out of television broadcasters' fortunes? ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are unveiling their fall lineups this week with the hopes that their latest crop of crime-solving dramas and half-hour comedies will cure what ails the broadcast industry. The networks are coming off a lackluster season marked by falling ratings and a failure to produce new hits on the magnitude of cable channel AMC's zombie show "The Walking Dead." News Corp.'s Fox watched its juggernaut "American Idol" lose 20% of its audience compared with...

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