ABC announced yesterday that it will put ``NYPD Blue'' and ``Ellen'' on hiatus for two months, beginning in March, in order to launch midseason replacement series, including a sitcom starring Arsenio Hall.
Both shows will return in time for May sweeps, the network said.
Not so lucky is ``Murder One.'' The critically acclaimed but little-watched series will leave the air after Jan. 23, which will mark the verdict in the second of the show's three trials this season. That season, likely to be the show's last, will conclude in a three-night, six-hour mini-series scheduled to air April 13, 14 and 17.