CBS’s 2008/2009 TV Schedule

A comedy about Sam Briggs, an entertainment magazine editor who will do anything to please his girlfriend’s parents … but instead becomes a one-man wrecking crew whenever he’s around them. Sam (Kyle Bornheimer) and his girlfriend, Melanie Clayton (Erinn Hayes), have only one hurdle left to clear as they start their life together: breaking the news to Mel’s conservative parents that they have a wedding in the works and a baby on the way.

Dick (Kurtwood Smith), a stern Judge, and his wife Angela (Nancy Lenehan), are protective of their daughter, and are really trying to let go of the anger they feel toward Sam … after all, disaster follows whenever he visits their house. But despite his best efforts, every time Sam takes one positive step forward in winning over his future in-laws, he inevitably takes two crushing steps back. But with support and love from Melanie who stands up for him despite his knack for making himself look bad, Sam will hopefully charm his way into her family. Emmy Award winner Adam Bernstein (“30 Rock”) directed the pilot. Matt Tarses (“Scrubs”) and Jimmy Mulville (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) are the executive producers.

Renewals include “48 Hours: Mystery,” “60 Minutes,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Cold Case,” “Crime Time Saturday,” “Criminal Minds,” “C.S.I.,” “C.S.I.: Miami,” “C.S.I.: NY,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “N.C.I.S.,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Numb3rs,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Survivor,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Unit,” “Without a Trace.”

Cancellations include “Cane,” “Jericho,” “Moonlight,” “Secret Talents of the Stars,” “Shark,” “Viva Laughlin,” “Welcome to the Captain”

The nightly CBS schedule this Fall will be as follows (“Rules of Engagement” and “Harpers Island” begin mid-season):

MONDAY: 8pm: “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30pm: “How I Met Your Mother”
9pm: “Two and a Half Men”
9:30pm: “Worst Week”
10pm: “C.S.I.: Miami”

TUESDAY: 8pm: “N.C.I.S.”
9pm: “The Mentalist”
10pm: “Without a Trace”

WEDNESDAY: 8pm: “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
8:30pm: “Project Gary”
9pm: “Criminal Minds”
10pm: “C.S.I.: NY”

THURSDAY: 8pm: “Survivor”
9pm: “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation”
10pm: “Eleventh Hour “

FRIDAY: 8pm: “Ghost Whisperer”
9pm: “The Ex-List”
10pm: “Numb3rs”

SATURDAY: 8pm: “Crime Time Saturday”
10pm: “48 Hours: Mystery”

SUNDAY: 7pm: “60 Minutes”
8pm: “The Amazing Race”
9pm: “Cold Case”
10pm: “The Unit”