Three dramas and one comedy fill out its 2006-07 roster. Returning shows include six that it launched this year.
CBS will add four new series to its 2006-07 primetime lineup, enhancing a line-up that will return 18 shows from last year’s schedule, including six from last season’s freshman class. The lineup, which includes three new dramas and one new comedy, was unveiled this morning by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.
“The four new shows feature a roster of award-winning actors and executive producers and a unique mix of concepts and genres,” CBS said. “The freshman series include a young and sexy ensemble comedy, The Class, from Friends co-creator David Crane; Smith, a high octane heist thriller from ER’s John Wells starring Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen; the apocalyptic drama Jericho, from the producer of National Treasure, Jon Turteltaub, starring Skeet Ulrich (Scream); and Shark, a glossy, high-stakes courtroom drama from Brian Grazer (The DaVinci Code, A Beautiful Mind), starring James Woods.”
Those shows will join a roster of returning shows: CSI ; Two And A Half Men; The Unit; Criminal Minds; The New Adventures Of Old Christine; 60 Minutes; Survivor; The Amazing Race; How I Met Your Mother, Ghost Whisperer; Close To Home; CSI: Miami; NCIS; CSI: NY; Numb3rs, The Amazing Race; Cold Case; Without A Trace; 48 Hours: Mystery and Crimetime Saturday.
Additionally, the network announced the pick-up of four shows for mid-season, including the Monday night stalwart The King Of Queens as well as two new dramas and one new comedy. They include 3 Lbs, starring Stanley Tucci in a medical drama about New York neurosurgeons; Waterfront, a drama about a colorful mayor in Providence, R.I. starring Joe Pantoliano; and Rules Of Engagement, a comedy starring Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld”) from Adam Sandler’s production company that follows two couples and a single guy as they navigate the jungles of dating, engagement and marriage.
The following is the 2006-07 CBS primetime schedule (N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT):
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (NT)
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLASS (N)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 PM THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM THE UNIT
10:00-11:00 PM SMITH (N)
8:00-9:00 PM JERICHO (N)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: NY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
10:00-11:00 PM SHARK (N)
8:00-9:00 PM GHOST WHISPERER
9:00-10:00 PM CLOSE TO HOME
10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS: MYSTERY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM COLD CASE (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM WITHOUT A TRACE (NT)