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November 22nd, 2005 2:49pm EST
Tom Cavanagh to star in Love MonkeyCBS has announced January premiere dates for two of its mid-season series, slated two additional new series for March debuts, and has given a full season order to freshman drama Close to Home.

“Love Monkey” is based on the best-selling book by Kyle Smith, and it will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 17. The series revolves around Tom Farrell (Tom Cavanagh), a 30-something up and coming single record executive who's navigating the tumultuous and highly amusing waters of work and dating in New York City. The series also stars Jason Priestley, Larenz Tate, Christopher Wiehl, Judy Greer, Ivana Milicevic and Katherine Lanasa.

“The Jenna Elfman Show” (working title), starring Jenna Elfman in a comedy about an attractive, single, semi-workaholic, with one simple goal: find true love while balancing a career as a successful lawyer. It kicks off Monday, Jan. 23. The series also stars Dabney Coleman, Hugh Bonneville, Josh Randall, Jillian Bach and Josh Stamberg.

Freshman comedy “Out of Practice,” which has already been picked up for the full season, will return to the schedule in March. Also scheduled for March are the premieres of the drama “The Unit” and the comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. Specific dates and time periods will be announced at a later time.

“The Unit” stars Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Regina Taylor, Max Martini, Michael Irby, Demore Barnes, Abby Brammell and Audrey Marie Anderson in an action drama that follows a covert team of Special Forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the world, while their families maintain the home front, protecting their husband's secrets.

“The New Adventures of Old Christine” stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a comedy about a divorced working mom who is successfully juggling the daily stresses of motherhood and her business, while maintaining her fantastic relationship with her ex-husband…until his young, new girlfriend enters the picture, instantly complicating her life.