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FX's Beach shows growth

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FX sitcom Son of the Beach earned a solid 1.5 rating Monday night
for the premiere of its third season. The series, produced by radio shock jock
Howard Stern, averaged a 1.0 rating last year.

Still glowing from the success of original cop drama The Shield,
FX has picked up an original comedy, Lucky, starring Sex and the
City
's John Corbett as a down-on-his-luck gambler. The 13-episode series is
produced by Castle Rock Entertainment and slated for a 2003 debut.

In search of its next hit, the network has commissioned new pilots, one from
actor/producer Paul Reiser about people walking in parallel lives, and another,
Snitch, from Columbia TriStar Television Distribution and Paramount Television, featuring a
hustler who is flipped and goes to work for federal agents.

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