Eye bumping ‘Baby’

Skein trimmed to 8 episodes for peek at 'Greek'

HOLLYWOOD — In order to make room for its big fat Greek wedding party, CBS has cut its midseason order of the talking toddler comedy “Baby Bob.”

The network had originally ordered 13 episodes of the Viacom Prods. skein, but that number has been trimmed to eight.

“Bob” lost the segs after the Eye needed to shift its programming budget in order to pick up the television version of hit indie film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” (CBS picked up seven, and possibly more, episodes of “Greek” last week.)

CBS also realized it didn’t have the shelf space for all 13 episodes given its full plate of midseason benchwarmers. Besides “Bob” and “Wedding,” the Eye gave a six-episode order to the Nathan Lane laffer “Life of the Party.” On the drama side, the net has ordered 13 episodes of “Queens Supreme”; net also has the reality revival of “Star Search” in the works.

Although not a critical fave, “Bob” performed well on Monday nights for CBS last season, averaging 12.9 million viewers in six airings.

“Bob” stars Adam Arkin and Joely Fisher as parents who discover that their 6-month-old baby can talk like an adult; Holland Taylor and Elliott Gould play the baby’s grandparents.

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