The opening has not changed from the end of last season.
The only difference, as seen in the above images, is that with the 100% ownership of Spelling Entertainment by Viacom, Paramount has taken over the delivery of the episodes to Canada.
But the closing sequence has.
For many years, the closing sequence composed of the text over a black background. In the early years, they put the text over images from the episode. They've returned to doing that, sorta. They are only using a single image, but an image none-the-less. You will not see these closing credits on FOX. Brought to you, exclusively, by Mr. Video!!!
Well, back to the old closing credits starting with the very next episode. Oh well, that didn't last very long. But, with the third episode, it was back to the image shown above. I guess they can't make up their minds :-)
[2/15/00 Update]: I have found out why there are closing credits with an image and closing credits with white text over black. They do both. For some reason Paramount uplinked all of the tape that Spelling produced. They don't normally send the textless material to Canada, as the textless material is meant for non-English speaking foreign countries (Yes, I know about French Quebec :-). The original feed was cancelled for some reason (2/15/00) and rescheduled for later that day. When the episode was finished they ran the textless material I normally see, but then they ran closing credits with the background image, since the closing credits as part of the show were the white text over black. They even fed the background image.
While U.S. viewers will never see the production supplied closing credits on FOX, it is interesting to note that there are two versions of the credits each week. So, for U.S. viewers, I have created MPEG-1 files of the two closing credits from the 2/16/00 episode (2199275). They are below.
|MPE||:37||6,421,468||White on Black|
NOTE: All movies are MPEG-1, 352x240, 29.97 fps, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, stereo. VideoCD compatible.
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