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HOLLYWOOD With the kids audience getting tougher and tougher to attract, and broadcast network ratings in that demo on the decline, the United Paramount Network
has decided to get a little older this fall.
But investors showed concern that the company's future earnings will be hurt by high advertising costs for its Blockbuster video chain, losses at United Paramount Network
and $4 billion in debt.
The United Paramount Network
has pulled ``The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer'' off the air - but only temporarily.
The first irony at the center of the controversy surrounding the new television sitcom ``The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer'' is that the United Paramount Network
has offended the very audience it is trying to reach.
United Paramount Network
bumped the pilot episode of ``The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer'' from its fall television premiere as the Los Angeles City Council joined some African-American groups Tuesday in condemning the show as racist.
UPN TO PLAY DISNEY: United Paramount Network
will televise animated children's programming from The Walt Disney Co.