[Update to reflect, as commenter David Levy notes below, that "Crhistine" is owned by Warner Bros., not CBS.]
ABC is in discussions with
CBS Warner Bros. to pick up "The New Adventures of Old Christine," marking the third year in a row that ABC had discussed taking the show, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.
ABC would likely pair the comedy with "The Middle," the comedy starring Patricia Heaton, the article says. But there are other potential show-moving deals afoot, with talk that CBS’ "Ghost Whisperer" may also shift to ABC. The fate of the show may depend on whether CBS decides to keep scripted programs on at least part of Friday evenings, given the ratings decline experienced by the networks on that day.
Meanwhile, "Chuck" is looking more likely to see a renewal after a ratings increase and a plan from fans to stage flash mobs today. "One Tree Hill," another bubble show, may get a partial order along with newbie "Life Unexpected," allowing them to share a time slot.