CBS, NBC to Air Backup Series During November Sweeps

CBS, NBC to Air Backup Series During November Sweeps 1Having pulled two freshman dramas from their schedules already, both CBS and NBC likely will debut their backup series during November sweeps. In place of the recently canceled crime show Smith, CBS is scheduled to debut medical drama 3 Lbs. in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot, beginning Nov. 14. Although NBC has yet to confirm its plans, reports indicate that returning drama Medium will likely replace Kidnapped in the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot, beginning sometime in mid-November.

3 Lbs., starring Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) and Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning Miami) centers on two brain surgeons. From Boston Legal writer Peter Ocko, the series is produced by CBS Paramount Network TV.

NBC’s Medium also is produced by CBS Paramount.