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"The Ex List" Axed From CBS Schedule

October 28, 2008 07:28 AM EST | AP

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In a July 18, 2008 file photo Elizabeth Reaser, from the show "The Ex List", is seen during the CBS panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Calif. CBS said Monday Oct. 27, 2008 "The Ex List" has been pulled from the network lineup. ( AP Photo/Matt Sayles/file)

LOS ANGELES — CBS has crossed "The Ex List" off its schedule.

The hourlong comedy about a woman searching for true love among her ex-boyfriends has been pulled from the network lineup, CBS said Monday. Its Friday time slot will be filled this week by a rerun of "NCIS."

There was no comment from the network on whether the freshman show might return. It was a weak link for CBS, which has gotten off to a strong start with returning shows including "NCIS" and some newcomers, most notably "The Mentalist."

"The Ex List" had aired four times. Last week's show dropped about 1 million viewers from the previous week, bringing the total audience to less than 5.5 million.

Based on the Israeli TV series "Mythological X," "The Ex List" stars Elizabeth Reaser as a 30-something woman who's told by a psychic that she must wed within a year or never _ and her dream man is among the guys she's already dated. That leads her to give each another chance.

Reaser, who played a disfigured patient last season on "Grey's Anatomy," portrays Esme in the upcoming film "Twilight," based on the first installment in Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series.

Diane Ruggiero, the executive producer originally in charge of "The Ex List," left the series last month after creative disagreements with CBS.


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