In Depth

‘Gary’ Gets Time Slot Upgrade for a Week

“Gary Unmarried” will get a shot at the big time next week.

CBS has decided to serve up a repeat of the “Gary” pilot in the network’s best comedy time slot: Monday at 9:30 p.m., immediately following top-rated “Two and a Half Men.” Executives want to see how “Gary” does in a different environment.

“Worst Week,” which normally airs in the Monday night slot, will be preempted for a week.

The Monday night upgrade isn’t the only bit of good news for “Gary.” CBS is said to be close to ordering several more scripts of the Jay Mohr series, which scored series ratings highs last night. (A previous report that CBS had already handed out the order was premature).

CBS last week greenlit two extra scripts for “Worst Week.”

(4 p.m.: Updated fourth paragraph)