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The eye network wouldn't blink or even wink Tuesday when it came to guarding details about its 2003-04 season scheduling moves, to be unveiled today at a presentation to advertisers at New York's Carnegie Hall. CBS brass were adhering to chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves' edict to keep a viselike grip on information about the scheduling fate of new and returning series. Even producers and studio executives are traditionally kept out of the CBS loop at this time of year, and this upfront week has been no exception. Despite the gag order, sources said it was looking very likely that CBS would shake up its Monday comedy block. The King of Queens, which has held the Monday 8 p.m. slot since 1999, is rumored to be headed to 8 p.m. Wednesday to anchor a comedy hour filled out possibly by the sophomore season of Still Standing or newcomer The Stones. Yes, Dear is expected to shift to Queens' old slot, shifting up a half-hour from its current 8:30 p.m. berth. Everybody Loves Raymond is widely expected to stay put at 9 p.m., and the conventional wisdom in town has been that the new Charlie Sheen starrer, Two and a Half Men, gets the plum 9:30 p.m. slot.


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