CBS’ Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
CBS saves ‘Medium’, green lits ‘NCIS’ spin-off and cancels ‘Without a Trace’ as well as ‘The Unit’ and ‘Eleventh Hour’.
In a formal presentation held on Wednesday, May 20, CBS announced its official Fall 2009 schedule. Among the highlighted ones are the pick-up of “Medium” which has been snubbed by NBC and the go-ahead on “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” spin-off which is titled “NCIS: Los Angeles”. CBS Studios which is behind “Medium” previously criticized NBC for canceling the show starring Patricia Arquette. “NBC’s cancellation of ‘Medium’ is inexplicable to us,” the statement said. “The ratings don’t lie: ‘Medium’ outperforms many of NBC’s renewed shows … We believe the show has a significant future and await developments.” It will be put on Fridays, sandwiched by “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numb3rs“.
Meanwhile, “NCIS: Los Angeles” which was previously thought to be named “NCIS: Legend”, focuses on a new batch of naval agents who have been introduced in an episode of “NCIS”. LL Cool J is starring as Special Agent Sam Hanna, a tough but charming former U.S. Navy Seal and is “an expert on the Middle East” while Chris O’Donnell is Special Agent G. Callen who is “an ordinary guy born to do undercover”. It will air every Tuesdays right after the original.
CBS is also introducing several new series this Fall, including Jenna Elfman-starring comedy “Accidentally on Purpose“, and the Julianna Margulies-starring drama “The Good Wife”. Those receiving the ax in the mean time, are “The Unit“, “Without a Trace” and “Eleventh Hour“.
CBS FALL 2009 SCHEDULE:
- 8 P.M. – “How I Met Your Mother“
- 8:30 P.M. – “Accidentally on Purpose“
- 9 P.M. – “Two and a Half Men“
- 9:30 P.M. – “The Big Bang Theory“
- 10 P.M. – “CSI: Miami“
- 8 P.M. – “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service“
- 9 P.M. – “NCIS: Los Angeles”
- 10 P.M. – “The Good Wife”
- 8 P.M. – “The New Adventures of Old Christine“
- 8:30 P.M. – “Gary Unmarried“
- 9 P.M. – “Criminal Minds“
- 10 P.M. – “CSI: NY“
Fall TV: CBS Picks Up Seven New Shows, Including Alex O’Loughlin’s
CBS has canceled Without A Trace and renewed Numb3rs. I’m told Eye execs had one slot left, and they went with Numb3rs because it’s less expensive to produce. CBS has also dropped Eleventh Hour and renewed How I Met Your Mother, Gary Unmarried, Rules of Engagement, and Old Christine.
Source: The Ausiello Files
Source: TV Guide Online
CBS in one fell swoop ordered seven new shows for the 2009-10 season, including projects that will bring familiar faces Alex O’Loughlin, Jenna Elfman and Julianna Margulies back to the tube, sources say.
The new shows getting the OK from the Eye are:
–Three Rivers, starring O’Loughlin and revolving around organ transplant surgeons
–Accidentally on Purpose, a comedy about a movie critic (Elfman) who inadvertently gets pregnant in a fling with a younger man
–The Good Wife, starring Margulies as a woman who returns to work as a lawyer when her hubby gets incarcerated
-The NCIS spin-off sneak-peeked in two recent episodes of the hit procedural, and starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J
–Miami Trauma, a medical drama from Jerrry Bruckheimer
–Undercover Boss, an unscripted series summed up by the Hollywood Reporter as “Secret Millionaire meets Dirty Jobs”
–House Rules, about a freshman class of U.S. representatives