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[08/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Sneak Peek Prime Time Special Hosted by the Cast of "Two and a Half Men," to Be Broadcast Wednesday, September 14

[via press release from CBS]

"CBS SNEAK PEEK" PRIME TIME SPECIAL HOSTED BY THE CAST OF "TWO AND A HALF MEN," TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

CBS SNEAK PEEK, a 30-minute special previewing the new 2005/2006 Fall primetime line-up, to be hosted by Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, the stars of television's Number One returning comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN, will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 14 (8:00-8:30 pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The special will feature exclusive previews from the six new television series joining the CBS primetime schedule this Fall. Those series include the ensemble comedies HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and OUT OF PRACTICE and the dramas CLOSE TO HOME, CRIMINAL MINDS, GHOST WHISPERER and THRESHOLD.

In addition to the Network broadcast, CBS Affiliates and the Owned and Operated Stations will have the opportunity to include additional airings of the Sneak Peek in their markets.

The new CBS comedies are (all times ET/PT):

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (Premiere Date: Monday, September 19, 8:30-9:00 PM), is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel, "Freaks and Geeks"), drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan, "American Pie"), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he hopes to find true love, too. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris, "Doogie Howser, M.D."), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous, opinions, a penchant for suits and a fool-proof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders, "Veritas: The Quest"), he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. With voice-over by Bob Saget ("Full House"), the show is told through flashbacks from the future. Carter Bays & Craig Thomas ("Late Show with David Letterman") are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.

OUT OF PRACTICE (Premiere Date: Monday, September 19, 9:30-10:00 PM), is a comedy about a family of physicians who share the same profession but have little else in common. Ben Chase (Christopher Gorham, "Felicity") is an earnest young couples' counselor whose family doesn't consider him to be a "real" doctor because he doesn't have "M.D." after his name. But despite their lofty credentials, Ben might be the best prescription for the future of this family. Stockard Channing ("The West Wing"), Henry Winkler ("Happy Days"), Ty Burrell ("In Good Company") and Paula Marshall ("Spin City") also star. Joe Keenan ("Frasier") and Christopher Lloyd ("Frasier") are executive producers for Paramount Network Television. Multiple Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") directed the pilot.

The new CBS dramas are (all times ET/PT):

CLOSE TO HOME (Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 4, 10:00-11:00 PM), stars Jennifer Finnigan ("The Bold and the Beautiful") in a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase (Finnigan) is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that take place in her own backyard. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family. Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"), John Carroll Lynch ("The Drew Carey Show") and Christian Kane ("Friday Night Lights") also star. Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without A Trace"), Jonathan Littman ("Cold Case," "The Amazing Race"), Jim Leonard ("Thieves") and Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

CRIMINAL MINDS (Premiere Date: Thursday, September 22, 10:00-11:00 PM), stars Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin ("Chicago Hope"), Thomas Gibson ("Dharma & Greg") and Daytime Emmy Award winner Shemar Moore ("The Young and the Restless") in a suspense thriller about an elite squad of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next move before they strike again. Each member of the team brings their own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in order to stop them. Matthew Gubler ("The Life Aquatic") and Lola Glaudini ("The Sopranos") also star. Mark Gordon ("The Day After Tomorrow," "Grey's Anatomy") and Ed Bernero ("Third Watch") are executive producers, and Jeff Davis and Deborah Spera ("Fathers and Sons") are co-executive producers for Touchstone Television, in association with Paramount Network Television.

GHOST WHISPERER (Premiere Date: Friday, September 23, 8:00-9:00 PM), stars Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five") in a drama, inspired by the work of famed medium James Van Praagh, about Melinda Gordon (Hewitt), a young newlywed with the unique ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of people who have died and who seek her help. Melinda uses her gift to relay significant messages and important information to the living, but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing. As a result, she is often met with questions and skepticism by the survivors. But when Melinda is able to help both the lost souls who contact her and those who are still alive, she knows that her unique talent is an asset and not a liability. David Conrad ("Profiler") and Aisha Tyler ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") also star. John Gray ("Helter Skelter," "Martin & Lewis"), Ian Sander and Kim Moses ("Profiler") are executive producers for Touchstone Television, in association with Paramount Network Television.

THRESHOLD (Premiere Date: Friday, September 16, 9:00-11:00 PM), stars Carla Gugino ("Sin City"), Charles S. Dutton ("Something the Lord Made"), Brian Van Holt ("House of Wax"), Robert Patrick Benedict ("Felicity") and Brent Spiner ("The Aviator") in a suspenseful drama about a team of experts who are assembled when the U.S. Navy makes a chilling discovery: an extra terrestrial craft has landed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey (Gugino) is a government contingency analyst whose job is to devise response plans for worst-case scenarios. When her plan called THRESHOLD is activated upon the news of the UFO, she and her hand-picked team of eclectic specialists get to work deciphering the intention of the craft and preparing for the possibility of a crisis situation -- an alien invasion. Brannon Braga ("Enterprise"), David Heyman ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") and David Goyer ("Blade: Trinity") are executive producers for Paramount Network Television.





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DHARMA & GREG (ABC)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· FELICITY (WB)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· FREAKS & GEEKS (NBC)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HELTER SKELTER (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MARTIN & LEWIS (CBS)
· OUT OF PRACTICE (CBS)
· PARTY OF FIVE (FOX)
· PROFILER (NBC)
· SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SPIN CITY (ABC)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· THIEVES (ABC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· THRESHOLD (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· VERITAS: THE QUEST (ABC)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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