Under pressure from civil rights groups, ABC Television yesterday canceled plans to broadcast a reality show that let the white suburban families living on a Texas cul-de-sac decide which of seven
families - including one black, one Asian, one Hispanic and one gay couple - would move into their community. The show, "Welcome to the Neighborhood," was to be a summer replacement for the top-rated
"Desperate Housewives," which is set on a fictional cul-de-sac, Wisteria Lane, where no one can keep her nose out of anyone else's business.
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