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Lyon’s Den Off for Sweeps

NBC has pulled its Sunday night drama, The Lyon’s Den
, for all of November sweeps, replacing it with a double-run of Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Lyon’s Den
is neither cancelled nor on hiatus, NBC said, just off the schedule for sweeps.

The same goes for new sitcom Coupling
. In recent years, NBC has made a practice of pulling original episodes of new dramas, both to save originals for less competitive times and to try to attract more viewers with higher-performing shows.

With the addition of another run of Law & Order: CI
, NBC will air seven hours of a week of Law & Order
and its franchises on four nights of the week during sweeps, nearly one-third of its prime time schedule.