Game show primed for May sweep


CBS has ordered four more primetime "The Price Is Right" specials and is moving the show to a more competitive time period. The network also has slated the return of the legal drama "Shark."

Friday night's "The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular," hosted by Drew Carey, has won its 8 p.m. slot for each of its quartet of recent specials. CBS has ordered four additional episodes to run at 8 p.m. Wednesdays during the May sweep. The show returns April 30.

The new "Price" time period is stocked with unscripted programming, with ABC's "Wife Swap," Fox's "The Moment of Truth" and NBC's "Deal or No Deal" airing in the hour.

CBS also announced Monday a return date and new time period for "Shark."

The legal drama starring James Woods returns April 29 with four original episodes to wrap up its second season. CBS is shifting the show from Sunday nights to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. "Shark" is on the bubble for renewal next season.