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CBS gives Becker another chance

CBS has picked up 13 episodes of Becker, starring Ted Danson, for
midseason next year.

Becker aired on CBS this year on Sunday nights to modest ratings,
improving its Sunday 8:30 p.m. time period by 9% in adults 18-49 and by 9% in
viewers.

The show had aired on Monday nights in the previous season.

Becker's fate had been up in the air, with CBS choosing not to renew the
show for its fall schedule.

But CBS chairman Leslie Moonves said in May that the network still was in
discussions with Becker's producers.

Becker, which just completed its fifth season, is produced by Dave Hackel
Productions and Industry Entertainment in association with Paramount Network
Television.

A CBS spokesman said the network has made no other firm commitments for any
other midseason pickups.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.