2002–03 United States network television schedule
This was the United States broadcast television schedule on all six commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 2002. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.
New series are highlighted in bold.
- Yellow indicates the programs in the top 10 for the season.
- Cyan indicates the programs in the top 20 for the season.
- Magenta indicates the programs in the top 30 for the season.
PBS is not included; member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.
NOTE: Fox was to have aired Oliver Beene and The Grubbs on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively, but instead made last-minute changes by postponing Oliver Beene to the following spring and canceling The Grubbs. In their places, reruns of King of the Hill and Malcolm in the Middle were slotted.
NOTE: Grounded for Life was also originally scheduled to run on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on Fox, but it was pulled after two new episodes in September, and one in early December. The show moved to The WB in the spring in 2003.
NOTE: Movies, baseball games, reruns, and specials comprised most of the programming Thursday nights on FOX. Septuplets was supposed to air at 9-10, but it was cancelled at the last minute.
|Network||8:00 PM||8:30 PM||9:00 PM||9:30 PM||10:00 PM||10:30 PM|
|ABC||ABC Saturday Movie of the Week / Various Specials|
|CBS||Touched by an Angel||The District||The Agency|
|Fox||COPS||COPS||America's Most Wanted||Local Programming|
|NBC||Fall||NBC Saturday Night Movie|
|Winter||Law & Order (Repeats)||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Repeats)||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeats)|
|Spring||Hunter||Law & Order (Repeats)||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeats)|
|Summer||NBC Saturday Night Movie|
|Mid-Summer||Just Shoot Me!||Watching Ellie||Various NBC Specials and Repeats|
- Highest-rated series is based on the annual top-rated programs list compiled by Nielsen Media Research and reported in: Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.