CBS picks up two for season


The Eye net has given a full season order to one of its newbies, the comedy "The Big Bang Theory." Also getting an order for a full season of shows is the drama, "The Unit," which is in its 3rd season. CBS notes that The Big Bang Theory, a newcomer to CBS’s Monday comedy block, is averaging 8.97 million viewers, 4.3/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.6/09 in adults 18-49 in its 8:30-9:00 pm ET/PT time period. It is the first new comedy to get a network pickup this fall. The series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.  Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

The Unit is averaging 11.44 million viewers, 3.1/08 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/09 in adults 25-54. It stars Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Regina Taylor, Max Martini, Michael Irby, Demore Barnes, Abby Brummell and Audrey Marie Anderson.  David Mamet, Shawn Ryan and Vahan Moosekian are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.

TVBR note:  Now if a WGA strike hits, see TV News, this newbie gets little more air time.