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CBS Picks Up Trio

CBS has given full-season pickups to freshman comedy How I Met Your Mother and new dramas Ghost Whisperer and Criminal Minds.


has fit well into the Monday night comedy lineup between returning shows King of Queens and Two and a Half Men, and joins NBC’s My Name Is Earl and UPN’s Everybody Hates Chris in giving the fall schedule a welcome dose of relatively successful comedies.

Ghost Whisperer

has been a bit of a surprise on Fridays, opening a night in which CBS is enjoying success with three consecutive dramas.

Criminal Minds
also has found an audience despite being matched up against ABC behemoth Lost Wednesdays at 9.