Though the WGA is set to resume negotiations tomorrow with the AMPTP, CBS isn’t taking any chances in case a deal isn’t forged before Christmas. The network just announced a new lineup for January and February, which includes the return of The New Adventures of Old Christine on Jan. 28 and a first-ever winter edition of Big Brother on Feb. 12. Other debuts: The Power of 10 with Drew Carey is back Jan. 2, the next Survivor bows on Feb. 7 and Jericho returns on Feb. 12. The eye also plans to unveil The Captain, a new comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor and Raquel Welch about a group of people living in a prominent Hollywood apartment building, on Jan. 28.
Until those picketing scribes make a deal and get back in the writers’ rooms, CBS will continue to air repeats of its sitcoms and dramas in their regular time periods, including How I Met Your Mother and Two and A Half Men on Mondays, NCIS on Tuesdays, CSI: NY on Wednesdays, CSI and Without a Trace on Thursdays, and Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight, and Numb3rs on Fridays.