ABC wants 'Old Christine' if CBS doesn't
ABC and Warner Bros. went through a similar dance last year, when "Old Christine" was on the bubble for renewal and ABC was in search of more
The deal this year came about because CBS hasn't yet made a decision on whether to renew the show. The HR says that "for now," CBS is leaning toward bringing the show back for 2009-10.
ABC is trying to make a bigger push into comedy and is sifting through more than a dozen sitcom pilots as it sets its lineup for next season. The network will have precious few established shows with which to pair any newcomers, though -- none of its current comedies are sure bets for renewal -- so a veteran show could help anchor a comedy block.
"Old Christine," which stars Emmy winner