[04/10/03 - 12:00 AM] CBS Does Its Own Super-Sizing, Adds 'Price' to Sweeps Schedule By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- CBS will do some super-sizing of its own come May sweeps, as the Eye network announced special 75-minute editions of two of its series will air next month.
On May 19, the final Monday of the sweeps period, CBS will air 45-minute and 75-minute installments of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "C.S.I.: Miami" respectively back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c. ("Still Standing," which normally airs at 9:30/8:30c will wrap its season the week before on May 12.) Previously, CBS had aired 90-minute editions of "Survivor" and "C.S.I." during the February sweep. Both moves come after NBC who, for the past two seasons, has tried airing expanded editions of its Thursday comedies during the various sweep periods.
In other CBS news, the network will once again fall on "The Price Is Right" to work some magic in primetime. Three one-hour editions (May 3, May 10, May 17) will fill the Eye's Saturday, 8:00/7:00c slot following "Touched by an Angel's" exit from the lineup on April 26.
[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM] "The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.