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The Pat Sajak Show (midnight, WTVT-Channel 13), which continues toflounder in the ratings, has modified its format and, beginning this week, moves in a different direction on Fridays. Sajak will continue to host the 60-minute late-night talk show on Monday through Thursday nights, but a rotating series of guest hosts will assume the chores on Fridays. Comedian John Mulrooney is first up. Brooklyn-born Mulrooney is a familiar TV face, having made appearances on Fox's Comic Strip Live and The Late Show as well as the syndicated Comedy Tonight and Hollywood Squares. CBS Broadcast Group President Howard Stringer told TV writers last month that the Sajak show is now "more aggressive" in terms of its guest bookings and outlook. Its new producers "are trying to make the show, in effect, counterprograming to everything else that's on the air (in that timeslot). Making it more contemporary and lively. We're breaking the rules, and all the energy and activity on the Sajak show demonstrates to both our audience and the affiliates that we are not satisfied with standing pat - if you'll excuse the

expression."

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