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CBS shifts ‘Race’

Reality skein moves to more family-friendly slot

CBS is plotting a minor spring sked shakeup, shifting reality warhorse “The Amazing Race.”

Starting next week, “Race” will move to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, vacating its current 10 p.m. Tuesday slot. Eye says the move in part is in response to viewer complaints that the skein airs too late for family viewing.

Sked shift, however, is also a reaction to the disappointingly low numbers frosh laffers “Out of Practice” and “Courting Alex” have scored since relocating to the Wednesday night lead-off slot last week. Both skeins notched a mere 1.7/4 in adults 18-49 this week, placing fifth for the hour behind ABC, NBC, Fox and Univision.

“Race” will almost certainly improve the hour, though it faces tough competish from NBC’s “Deal or No Deal.” Peacock will almost certainly want to keep its red-hot gamer in the hour.

Eye will fill the 10 p.m. Tuesday slot with repeats of its crime dramas, starting with “CSI: Miami.” Net says “Out of Practice” and “Courting Alex” will return to the lineup at a later date, though it seems unlikely that will happen before summer.