CBS Sets Midseason Premieres, Picks Up ‘Home’

Nov 22, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS has announced premiere dates for two debuting series and has given a full season order to freshman drama “Close to Home.”

Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Network Television’s romantic drama “Love Monkey” will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET), filling in for the concluding “Amazing Race: Family Edition” before the ninth edition of “Race” premieres later in the season.

The Touchstone Television/Paramount comedy “The Jenna Elfman Show” premieres Monday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 p.m., filling in for “Out of Practice,” which will return in March.

“Close to Home,” which premiered on Tuesdays but has been airing on Fridays for the past two weeks, is the fifth of six new series to get a full-season pickup. The sixth, the sci-fi drama “Threshold,” has been given an additional script order but has not been tapped for additional episodes.

“Home” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

CBS has also slated March debuts for the Warner Bros. comedy “Old Christine,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and 20th Century Fox Television drama “The Unit” from executive producers David Mamet and Shawn Ryan, but has not set the dates for the premieres.