CBS announced on Wednesday that Swingtown, which, until the strike hit, was supposed to launch midseason, now will get a summer debut. The nontraditional launch time for a scripted series, executive producer Carol Barbee tells the Reporter, actually "is perfect for Swingtown since the pilot takes place on the Bicentennial Fourth of July." Ahh, memories of me donning knickers for a Rogers Elementary School play....

Swingtown, for those who can't remember back to last May's upfronts (when it was first brandished), follows couples experimenting with sexual and social mores in 1970s Chicago. It's like The Ice Storm minus the nympho Christina Ricci. It does star, however, Grant Show, Josh Hopkins ( Brothers & Sisters), Miriam Shor ( The West Wing), Jack Davenport ( Pirates of the Caribbean), Molly Parker ( Deadwood) and Lana Parrilla ( Boomtown).