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CBS announces plans for five new shows

May 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. television network CBS announced Wednesday that its 2008-09 fall prime-time lineup will include two new comedies and three dramas.

The new series are "Eleventh Hour," a dramatic thriller from producer Jerry Bruckheimer about a special adviser to the government who investigates scientific crises and oddities; "The Mentalist," starring Simon Baker as a former celebrity psychic-turned-detective who uses his skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve crimes and "The Ex List," a "sexy comedic drama" about a 30-something woman who searches her past relationships to find her future husband.

Also on the roster are the comedies "Project Gary" starring Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall as dueling ex-spouses and parents trying to move forward with new relationships and "Worst Week" about a good guy always trying to do the right thing, however, something always goes wrong -- especially when he's around his girlfriend's parents.

"We've been looking to expand our comedy lineup, and we now have the depth and development to make the move," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "Our new dramas put a character twist on the highly successful procedural form with two exciting new leads in Simon Baker and Rufus Sewell."

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