17 May 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS is planning to infuse more fresh blood into its schedule next season than it had last year. The network will add at least eight new series: three comedies and five dramas. The dramas picked up for 2005-06 range from CBS' bread-and-butter crime procedurals (American Crime, Quantico) to the supernatural (Threshold, Ghost Whisperer) to the military-themed The Unit, starring Dennis Haysbert. After years of total domination of the male point of view on CBS' comedies, the network is going for a more balanced approach next season with its new sitcoms Everything I Know About Men and Flesh & Blood. Another comedy, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus starrer Old Christine, is a subject of last-minute negotiations between CBS and producer Warner Bros. TV for a midseason order. As of Monday night, the two sides were still apart on several key terms. Meanwhile, the midseason drama Numbers was poised to return for a second season, with the comedies Still Standing and Yes, Dear also looking good to come back.


Report a problem



Similar News Items

"Criminal Minds" (2005)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Dennis Haysbert


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners