CBS buys more scripts for 'Class'

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CBS has ordered four additional scripts of its freshman comedy "The Class."

"Class," one of the most heavily promoted new series of the season, got off to a shaky start in the 8 p.m. Monday slot. After three airings, CBS made a scheduling swap, moving the ensemble comedy to 8:30 p.m. behind the sophomore sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."

The switch paid off in the first week when "Class" perked up, building on its lead-in, but the Warner Bros. TV-produced show dropped again in its second airing at 8:30 p.m. last week.

"Class," from creators/executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, follows a group of eight twentysomethings who reunite 20 years after being third-grade classmates.

It is the last new CBS series this fall whose fate has not been decided. The network already gave full-season orders to the dramas "Jericho" and "Shark" and canceled "Smith."
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