SHORT TAKES : CBS Boosts Monday With Chung

From Times Wire Services

CBS will add special editions of “Saturday Night With Connie Chung” to its Monday night comedy lineup over two weeks in May.

Monday night is third-place CBS’ second-best performer (after Sunday) but the last hour, leading into local news, hasn’t performed well all season. No dates have been set for the Monday appearances at 10 p.m., but the regular “Saturday Night With Connie Chung” broadcasts will continue the same weeks the special editions air.

The announcement was made by CBS News President David Burke, who said, “The network has very generously offered us an opportunity to bring Connie Chung’s program to a wider audience on Monday nights, especially to new viewers who may not have had an opportunity to see it on Saturday nights.”