You are out of luck if you want to see the live coverage of the semifinals of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" tonight.
Channel 7, the ABC affiliate, is the local broadcast station that has a deal to carry ESPN's coverage of the Buffalo Bills game with the Cleveland Browns for those viewers without cable.
As a result, Channel 7 plans to carry "Dancing" on delay at around 1 a.m. So set your DVRs or VCRs, allowing enough time for a possible overtime in the football game.
Channel 7 also is preempting a heavily-promoted episode of the Christina Applegate comedy "Samantha Who?" and the latest episode of "Boston Legal." The ABC programs won't be carried on delay by Channel 7.
According to a Channel 7 spokesperson, viewers can watch them 3-5 hours after they air by going to www.wkbw.com and clicking ABC Video from the OnDemand section on the front page of the website.
-- Alan Pergament