WILL and Jada Pinkett Smith's sitcom ALL OF US has shifted broadcast times - pitching married couple Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell Martin against each other with their shows.

Duane's All of Us, which debuted last year (03), has been moved by American TV network to an 8pm Tuesday time slot - after ABC shifted Tisha's sitcom MY WIFE AND KIDS into the same slot, and the screen stars are now gearing up for a ratings battle.

Duane admits that initially, his wife "wasn't very happy" about that, adding, "But we're cool about it after we got over the initial shock.

"I told her, 'Let's not be concerned about stuff we have no control over. We just have to be positive about it. We're both working, and they're two good shows, and they're going to stand on their own.'

"It's not about the ratings. We still root for each other. And her show is established already... they're not going to take hers off the air. They might take mine off the air..."

Both shows return for new seasons next month (SEP04).

26/08/2004 21:06