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CBS Unveils Plans to Wrap Long-Running Series TVWeek

CBS has taken the wraps off plans for the series finale of a show that has been one of its most durable hits, and has announced how it will adjust its prime-time schedule on Monday nights to fill the void left by the show.

The show is "How I Met Your Mother," which is in its ninth and final season. CBS will wind it up with a one-hour series finale on Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m.

The series premiere of the new comedy "Friends with Better Lives" will follow at 9 p.m. That show will move to its regular 8:30 p.m. time slot the following Monday, April 7.

Starting April 14, the network's new Monday comedy block will be led off by "2 Broke Girls" at 8 p.m.

"Friends with Better Lives" is about "six friends at different stages in their lives -- married, divorced, newly engaged and single -- who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better," CBS said in its announcement.

The network released the following schedule details:

CBS Schedule for Monday, March 31

8:00-9:00 PM -- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (One-Hour Series Finale)
9:00-9:30 PM -- FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (Special Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM -- MOM
10:00-11:00 PM -- INTELLIGENCE

CBS Schedule for Monday, April 7

8:00-8:30 PM -- THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
8:30-9:00 PM -- FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (Time Period Premiere)
9:00 PM to conclusion -- NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

CBS Monday, Effective April 14

8:00-8:30 PM -- 2 BROKE GIRLS (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM -- FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
9:00-9:30 PM -- MIKE & MOLLY
9:30-10:00 PM -- MOM
10:00-11:00 PM -- INTELLIGENCE

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