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CBS PLANS KERRIGAN RECAP, PROVIDED SHE’S RECOVERED

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A few notes from CBS' portion of the semiannual Television Critics Press Tour:

- CBS Sports is planning an hourlong Nancy Kerrigan ice-skating special sometime the week before the Olympics begin in February.Of course, that's all dependent on whether Kerrigan is recovered enough to compete in the Games. If so, CBS will spend an hour reporting on all the increasingly bizarre events that have been going on, as well as taping her tentatively scheduled Olympics warmup performance.

- Tom Arnold's new sitcom, "Tom," will premiere on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. after the Olympics.

("Tom" isn't a great show, but it isn't bad. It's a big improvement on Arnold's "The Jackie Thomas Show.")

- The show that "Tom" will replace, "Hearts Afire," will go on hiatus until the spring, when it will take over the Monday 8:30 p.m. time slot after "Love & War" airs its last new episode of the season.

"We think it is a sort of under-appreciated, under-seen show that probably belongs in a later time period," CBS Entertainment President Jeff Sagansky said. "And we are going to be giving `Hearts Afire' the shot that it deserves to get a bigger audience."

- "Love & War" fans should not, however, worry about that show's future. The ratings are up, and Sagansky is more than happy with the way the show has been revamped.

" `Love & War' has been a very good turnaround story for us this year," he said. "I think the addition of Annie Potts has made a big difference."