ABC Trying to Cut Costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC Studios has asked its two dozen shows
including "Desperate Housewives" and "Dirty Sexy Money" to trim
costs 2 percent this season.

The Walt Disney Co. is trying to plug a $150 million operating
loss in its last quarter. That was compared a $33 million loss a
year earlier.

A spokeswoman for the studio says it's up to each show to decide
where to make cuts, and the audience will never notice.

The loss at the broadcasting group was blamed largely on lower
advertising revenue and in part on higher pilot expenses.

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