CBS' plans for summer include six new series


CBS will try out six new series this summer -- two comedies and four dramas, the network has announced.

The sitcoms first.

"Cutters" stars Dakin Matthews and Robert Hays as a father-son barbering team forced to merge with a hip beauty salon. A production of Allan Burns ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Burt Metcalf ("M.A.S.H."), "Cutters" will launch in early June for five episodes.

"Grapevine," the brainchild of David Frankel ("Doctor, Doctor"), stars Jonathan Penner, Lynn Clark and Steven Eckholdt as Miami friends who "take an intimate, 'fly on the wall' look at relationships and go on to tell us all the dirt." Six segments will begin in mid-June.

Now the dramas.

"Bodies of Evidence," executive-produced by David Jacobs ("Dallas"), stars Lee Horsley, George Clooney and Kate McNeil as L.A. homicide detectives. It will premiere in mid-June for eight episodes.

"Raven," an action-adventure with Jeffrey Meek and Lee Majors, will debut in mid-June for seven shots. No debut date was given for six segments of "Middle Ages," an ensemble series starring Peter Riegert ("Crossing Delancey") and William Russ ("Wiseguy").

Last but not least, there's "2000 Malibu Road," an Aaron Spelling production created by "L.A. Law's Terry Louise Fisher." It features Lisa Hartman and Drew Barrymore as two of four women sharing a beachfront pad. Six episodes are ordered. No premiere date.

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