ADDITIONAL NOTES: the show's remaining episodes were eventually shown on vh1
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS's press release) Tom Cavanagh, Jason Priestley, Larenz Tate, Christopher Wiehl, Judy Greer, Ivana Milicevic and Katherine LaNasa star in the series premiere of LOVE MONKEY, Tuesday, Jan. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tamra Davis directed the episode written by Creator Michael Rauch, one of the series' executive producers. LOVE MONKEY, based on the best-selling book by Kyle Smith, revolves around Tom Farrell, a 30-something up and coming single record executive who's navigating the tumultuous and highly amusing waters of work and dating in New York City with the help of his buddies. Tom's got it all until he gets fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, all in the same day. Fortunately, Tom's friends help him keep his life in full swing: Mike, his buddy who happens to be married to his pregnant sister, Karen; Shooter, his street-wise friend with money; Jake, a handsome former baseball player turned sports writer; and Bran, his platonic girl friend who always tells it to him straight. With their help and support, Tom finds a new record company to call home and a new woman, Julia Hixon, to fixate on. It's a brand new Tom -- which is to say, it's the same old Tom.