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CBS Ready to Experiment as It Scrambles to Fill Hole in Lineup Left by ‘Two and a Half Men’

Apr 1, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS appears poised to try a one-time-only experiment April 11 to help decide what to do with the “Two and a Half Men” time slot, Entertaiment Weekly reports.

The network is expected to move "Mike & Molly" into the spot that night, to be followed by a “Men” rerun. That’s a reverse of the lineup CBS has been running since the Charlie Sheen situation resulted in production on "Men" being shelved for the remainder of the season. "Men" reruns have been airing at 9 p.m. on Mondays, with "Mike & Molly" following at 9:30.

Speculation is that the network wants to see whether "M&M" has the clout to carry the anchor position in Monday’s sitcom lineup. If it does as well as or better than "Men" has done this season, it’s possible that "M&M" will take over that time slot next season.

“M&M’s” performance may also influence whether Warner Bros. and CBS try to keep "Men" going into a ninth season without Sheen.

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