“Weakest” to go twice weekly

NBC is expected to make The Weakest Link a twice-weekly feature beginning next season, published reports said Friday. The network, which officially announces its fall schedule on Monday, is also dropping the sitcoms DAG, The Fighting Fitzgeralds and Weber, while adding an equal number of new sitcoms: Emeril, starring the flamboyant Food Network chef Emeril Lagasse; Inside Schwartz, an addition to the Must-See TV lineup on Thursday nights; and Scrubs, another hospital show, this one a comedy. Two new dramas are reportedly also being added, Crossing Jordan, starring former Law and Order costar Jill Hennessy, and U.C., a Law and Order spinoff.