'Class' takes online field trip

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Warner Bros. TV is giving fans of its struggling new comedy for CBS "The Class" a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the show is made.

Next week, the studio will webcast live the table read and the run-through of the "The Class Springs a Leak" episode of the comedy, slated to air Feb. 19.

The table read is slated for 11 a.m. Monday, and the run-through -- a full-episode rehearsal -- is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 17. Both will be webcast on www.theclasstv.com.

While NBC has been considering running Friday night rehearsal sessions of late-night sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" on the Internet, "Class" is the first show to make its closed-door rehearsals available online.

"Class," which airs in the Monday 8:30 p.m. slot, is slated to run in originals for the next couple of months, completing its first season March 5.

The show, from David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, revolves around eight 28-year-old former third-grade classmates.
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