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ALLY MCBEAL

Starts: October 25

The Big News: Look for less of the Ally-Billy-Georgia triangle. "We have pretty much played that story line out," says executive producer Jonathan Pontell.

Whatís Up: A half-hour version of the show ó trimmed episodes from the first season, with some new material ó will kick off Foxís Tuesday lineup starting September 28.

Love connections: Expect to see Ally (Calista Flockhart) get more shots at romance. "We may see several [boyfriends]," Pontell says.

Matt Says: A year ago, we had yet to make the acquaintance of the intriguing Nelle and the fabulous Ling. Canít wait to see what surprises Ally McBeal has in store for us this season.