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