CBS report card: More scripts for freshman 'Class'


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."