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CBS orders a new sitcom and gives the 'Criminal Minds' spinoff a title

June 29, 2010 | 11:17 am

CBS, which announced radical changes to its primetime lineup for the next TV season, has added a new midseason sitcom to its roster.

"Mad Love," created by Matt Tarses and Jamie Tarses ("Scrubs" and "Worst Week"), is about four friends who live in New York City.

The original pilot, directed by Pamela Fryman, executive producer and director of  "How I Met Your Mother," featured Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") and Minka Kelly ("Friday Night Lights"), but those two roles have been recast with Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") and Judy Greer ("Miss Guided").

Chalke and Jason Biggs ("American Pie") play friends who have the hots for each other. Greer and Tyler Labine ("Sons of Tuscon" and "Reaper)" not so much.

In other news, the spinoff of "Criminal Minds" has a title: "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior."

-- Maria Elena Fernandez


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