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CBS turns down 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff but picks up 5 new shows

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    Alyson Hannigan as Lily, Jason Segel as Marshall, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney, Cobie Smulders as Robin, Josh Radnor as Ted, on "How I Met Your Mother." (© 2013 Fox Television. All rights reserved)

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    Actor Josh Radnor, center, accepts the Favorite Network TV Comedy award for TV series "How I Met Your Mother" at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles January 11, 2012. (Reuters)

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    January 14, 2014. Actress Tea Leoni poses at the UNICEF Ball fundraising gala in Beverly Hills. (Reuters)

Tea Leoni will portray the U.S. secretary of state in a new CBS drama this fall, and the long-running comedy "Two and Half Men" will enter its final season. Surprisingly the network failed to pick up "How I Met Your Dad."

The top-rated broadcast network released a new schedule Wednesday that includes five new series that will start in the fall, four of them dramas. A New Orleans-based spinoff of television's most popular series, "NCIS," is among them.

CBS is making a few shifts, moving "NCIS: Los Angeles" to Monday nights and "The Amazing Race" to Friday. The network's deal to show NFL football games on Thursday through late October means TV's most popular comedy, "The Big Bang Theory," will temporarily move to Mondays.

The network will also begin a weekly drama about stalkers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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