LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The New Adventures of
Old Christine," which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a divorced
mother, is returning to the CBS schedule with a 22-episode
The network also has picked up the sitcom "How I Met Your
Mother," the action drama "The Unit" and the relationship
comedy "Rules of Engagement."
The James Woods-starring crime drama "Shark" and cult
favorite "Moonlight" were canceled.
CBS renewed "Old Christine" Tuesday morning, a day before
its "upfront" presentation to advertisers and hours before ABC
was to unveil its lineup. According to sources, ABC had been
ready to announce a 22-episode pickup of "Christine" if CBS
opted for a cancellation or a shorter order.
The renewal of "Mother" follows a strong return for the
show after the writers' strike, buoyed by guest appearances by
Meanwhile, CBS brass is said to have been very pleased by
Shawn Ryan's outline for the upcoming season of "The Unit,"
which centers on covert warriors.