'Class' fans get online field trip
EmptyWarner Bros. TV and CBS Interactive are giving fans of its new CBS comedy "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.cbs.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.