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CBS Gives Full Season Orders to Three Comedies

"Pilot" --Simon Roberts (Robin Williams, left) and Zach Cropper (James Wolk, right) must pull out all the stops and convince Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson to record a new twist on a classic advertising jingle for their biggest client on the series premiere of THE CRAZY ONES, Thurs. Sept. 26 (9:00 – 9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS © 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CBS is giving a vote of confidence to new comedies Mom, The Millers, and The Crazy Ones, ordering full 22-episode seasons of all three. While none of the shows is a breakout, all have performed respectably and, more important, have held relatively steady the past two weeks. It helps that two of the newbies — The Millers and Mom — have been behind established CBS hits (The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls, respectively). But, whatever the reasons, the comedies currently stand as the three most-watched new comedies on any network this fall. (The Eye's fourth new half-hour, We Are Men, was canceled after two weeks.) What's more, while CBS's new comedies aren't blockbusters, they're still far ahead of the struggling freshman half-hours on NBC, Fox, and ABC. 

Photo: Cliff Lipson/© 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.