The New Adventures of Old Christine: CBS Sitcom May Find New Home

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on The New Adventures of Old ChristineThe New Adventures of Old Christine is the first show to break the so-called “Seinfeld curse.” The Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom debuted on March 13, 2006 and found a home on CBS following extremely popular Two and a Half Men, matching or exceeding Men’s ratings. It averaged 12.5 million viewers for the season.

Christine was renewed for a second year and performed very well earlier this season in the same timeslot. Christine went on hiatus in January to make room for the debut of Rules of Engagement which performed even better in the post-Men slot. Christine returned on March 12th at 8:30pm, once The Class finished its freshman season.


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Without the benefit of the Men lead-in, Christine’s ratings have been far more modest. Its return was down 35% from its last post-Men airing in January and viewership has subsequently sunk even lower. Its March numbers have been more in line with those of How I Met Your Mother and The Class, two shows whose future is in jeopardy. All of a sudden, The New Adventures of Old Christine’s future on CBS doesn’t seem quite so secure. Well, how about another network?

In speaking about Christine’s uncertain fate, TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello indicated that ratings challenged NBC is interested in picking up the series should CBS drop it. A show switching networks isn’t a common occurrence but this one would certainly make sense for the peacock network.

This possibility could actually force CBS to renew it, if for no other reason than to keep it out of the hands of the competition. We’ll likely have to wait to find out what happens. It’s likely CBS won’t announce their decision until the network upfronts in mid-May. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Karen Spear says

    I am hoping that you folks are not serious about keeping Christine off the air for good. She is without a doubt the funniest person I have ever seen on TV. The cast is all the greatest. My husband and I love the show and miss it big time! Please put it back on.

  2. stacy says

    i have never really cared for julia but this show changed my opinion! she is a riot & the story lines hit home in so many ways!! the big bang theory stinks so put her show back in that slot!

  3. natalie says

    My 9-year-old son and I look forward to our Monday night show to watch together. We were SO bummed out tonight when the show wasn’t on the CBS schedule.

    WE WHAT CHRISTINE BACK!!!

  4. chuck says

    figures……….finally a good show that not some fake, stupid “reality” show and CBS doesn’t want to keep it………let it go………I’ll just watch whatever channel picks it up and maybe even find some other shows on their network that I like better and stop watching CBS all together.

    Whats next………..a show about cavemen from the 80’s……….

  5. ila wills says

    I was so disappointed to see this show not come back; I don’t care who picks it up, but it always picked ME up on Monday nights and I made a point to watch it. Wanda Sykes was also a great comedic foil to Julia L-D; these women both have great talent. The whole cast was a blast!

  6. Adrienne & Marty says

    I love this show!!! Please don’t cancel it!!! It’s so funny! I love Wanda Sykes, she’s so funny and so is Julia!

  7. kelley says

    I totally agree with the above comment. This is THE only show that I make an effort to watch. It is the best show on the air, and it is certainly the funniest.

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