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updated 07/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Television actors are like baseball managers. Once you've had the job, no matter what your previous record is like, you stand a good chance of getting rehired eventually. Some of the familiar faces who will show up on offerings from the Big Four next season (yes, it's time to accord Fox network status) are Nancy Walker, Mariette Hartley, Gil Gerard, Dick Van Patten, Jane Curtin, Robert Urich, Heather Locklear, Gregory Harrison, Connie Sellecca, Ed Begley Jr., Edward Woodward and Lucie Arnaz. Not only that, but Audrey Meadows and Sheila Mac-Rae, two women who once played Alice to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, return to prime time in different series. Bang! Zoom! What were the chances of that?

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