Jenna Elfman to Star in New CBS Sitcom
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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