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John Corbett stars in "The Sky's On Fire," July 15 on ABC-TV. 

The Heat is On

John Corbett is getting his share of airtime not only on commercials for Ford this summer, but also in made-for-TV movies. The latest for the actor who made his bones on "Northern Exposure" is "The Sky's on Fire."

Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") co-stars in an ABC-TV original about a suspenseful race against time. The premise is that a hole in the earth's protective ozone layer is moving toward Los Angeles, and only a young, renegade scientist can protect the city from the sun's deadly powers.

Corbett, you'll recall, played a renegade scientist of sorts in the TBS movie "On Hostile Ground" last month.

In the ABC movie, which airs Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., Los Angeles and Mexico are in the grips of a heat wave that is frying human and animal life. Dr. Evan Thorne (Corbett) is convinced that the problem is a hole in the ozone, but his views on global warming are considered to be so inflammatory that nobody's listening. Bissett plays a top aide to the
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