CBS Unveils Fall Lineup

Jon Cryer, left, Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones appear in this scene from CBS' "Two and a Half Men," in this undated publlicity photo CBS/AP

The CBS Television Network, after winning the 2004-2005 ratings race, is adding six new series to its lineup, including a science fiction adventure, a suspense thriller, a paranormal drama with an emotional twist, a Jerry Bruckheimer crime drama set in the suburbs and two ensemble comedies.

CBS will win the 2004-2005 season by nearly three million viewers ahead of second place ABC, the largest margin any network has held in 16 years. The network had more top 20 hits than any other network, and the top shows in several categories: drama ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") and news magazine ("60 Minutes"), plus the popular reality series "Amazing Race" and "Survivor" and the top comedy among returning shows, "Two And A Half Men."

The network is also #1 in adults 25-54 for the second consecutive year and is #1 in adults 18-49 with regularly scheduled programming for the first time in 30 years, CBS said in a press release, as well as in a virtual tie with Fox for first in adults 18-49 with all programming.

Overall, CBS will return 16 primetime programs, including 13 entertainment series, with the entire Thursday night line-up of "Survivor," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Without A Trace" returning intact.

The returning shows are:
  • "The King Of Queens"
  • "Two And A Half Men"
  • "CSI: Miami"
  • "NCIS"
  • "The Amazing Race"
  • "Still Standing"
  • "Yes, Dear"
  • "CSI: NY"
  • "Survivor"
  • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • "Without A Trace"
  • "Numb3rs"
  • "Cold Case"
  • "60 Minutes"
  • "48 Hours Mystery"
  • "CBS Sunday Movie"
  • "Crimetime Saturday"
  • Lloyd Vries

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