Jenna Elfman to Star in New CBS Sitcom
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Dharma is bringing her karma to CBS, with Jenna Elfman being added to the network's star roster for the 2004-05 season.
As CBS planned to unveil its fall programming before TV journalists and advertisers on Wednesday in New York, the Hollywood Reporter says that Elfman, 32, is working with Two and a Half Men writer Chuck Lorre to develop a midseason comedy.
The teaming would reunite Elfman and Lorre, who worked together on the 1997-2002 ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg and then again when she appeared in a two-episode guest spot on Men in February.
Also expected to be announced when CBS honcho Leslie Moonves convenes the troops at Carnegie Hall: CSI: Miami will move from Mondays at 10 p.m. to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. in order to make way for the latest spinoff, CSI: NY, starring Gary Sinise and Melina Kanakaredes.
Switching CSI: Miami from its current perch could set up a good lead-in for the new Rob Lowe drama Dr. Vegas, though the West Wing and The Lyon's Den star would still have to compete with Law & Order during the hour.
Monday's 8-10 p.m. comedy block also is expected to be shuffled, with Still Standing probably moving to 8 p.m., while newcomer Center of the Universe, starring John Goodman, would takeover the 8:30 p.m. slot now owned by Standing, says the Reporter.
As previously reported, Everybody Loves Raymond will be sticking around for a ninth and final season, albeit one made up of only 16 (rather than the usual 22) episodes.
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