CBS’s New Fall 2010 Schedule: Cancels Ghost Whisperer

CBS Shifts Schedule, Unveils Male-Dominated New Shows

Jim Parsons and William Shatner

CBS will add only five new series to its fall lineup, taking an if-it-ain’t broke approach that will bring back 18 series, though some of them will be in unproven new time slots. The male-dominated new shows include the previously anticipated Hawaii Five-0 reboot, a new legal drama, The Defenders, starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell, a family cop drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and $#*! My Dad Says, a William Shatner vehicle inspired by a Twitter feed.

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Also joining the lineup is and Chuck Lorre’s romantic comedy Mike & Molly, with Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy. Hawaii Five-O already has high expectations not only because of fondness for the original series, but also because the cast include Daniel Dae Kim in his first post-Lost role and Alex O’Loughlin hoping the third time will be the charm after two previous CBS series — Moonlight and Three Rivers — were each canceled after less than one season.

Check out our day-by-day guide to all the networks’ fall schedules

The Big Bang Theory, a major success as part of CBS’ Monday night comedy block, will move to Thursdays at 8 to launch a new hour of comedy. Survivor will leave Thursdays for Wednesday nights at 8. And, in perhaps the network’s riskiest move, CSI: NY will move to Fridays at 9, a timeslot where shows often struggle to thrive. CSI: Miami will move to Sundays at 10.

CBS cancels seven series, including Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and Cold Case

The network ordered a Criminal Minds spinoff starring Forest Whitaker for midseason.

Details on the new shows:

Hawaii Five-O: Kim and O’Loughlin’s characters solve crimes in a drama CBS president describes as being “character driven with great humor.”

The Defenders: In another drama billed as funny and character-based, Belushi and O’Connell play a pair of colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys.

Blue Bloods: Selleck and Wahlberg anchor this NYPD drama about a family so into being cops that their blood runs blue. Not literally.

$#*! My Dad Says: This hard-to-type and harder to pronounce comedy was inspired by a Twitter feed about a dad who says the wrong thing, wears not enough clothes and generally embarrasses his son.

Mike and Molly: Gardell and McCarthy play a cop and teacher who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

CBS’ fall schedule:

8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement
9 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. Mike and Molly (new)
10 p.m. Hawaii Five-O (new)

8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m. The Good WifeWEDNESDAY
8 p.m.
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. The Defenders (new)

8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. $#*! My Dad Says (new)
9 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
10 p.m. The MentalistFRIDAY
8 p.m.
9 p.m. CSI: NY
10 p.m. Blue Bloods (new)

8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10 p.m. 48 Hours MysterySUNDAY
7 p.m.
60 Minutes
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. Undercover Boss
10 p.m. CSI: Miami

Latest upfront headlines (including ‘Ghost Whisperer’ scoop)


Image Credit: Vivian Zink/ABC* CBS’ daring new fall schedule (Big Bang to Thursday! Survivor to Wednesday! CSI: NY to Friday!) can be found here.

* All signs point to ABC rescuing Ghost Whisperer from CBS’ trash heap. An Alphabet reprieve for Old Christine, however, appears unlikely. And I think we can all agree that that sucks something major.

* The final updates have been made to my Bubble Show Scorecard. Did your favorites make the cut? Most of mine did — and, really, that’s all that matters.

* At Adult Swim’s upfront presentation this evening, the cable net is expected to unveil a trailer for the new season of Rob Corddry’s uproariously twisted onetime Web series Children’s Hospital (bowing July 11). An exclusive first look at said trailer is below.

Breaking: CBS cancels ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and ‘Old Christine’

ghost-whisperer-old-christineImage Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS; Greg Gayne/CBSIn a stunning move, CBS has axed both Ghost Whisperer and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Also gone: Gary Unmarried, Cold Case, Miami Medical, Accidentally on Purpose, and Numb3rs.

Medium and Rules of Engagement, meanwhile, have been renewed.

Fans may want to hold off on eulogizing Ghost and Christine for a day or two, however. There’s an outside chance that ABC (which co-owns GW and has long coveted Christine) may swoop in and rescue one or both.

“There’s a 50/50 shot that Christine will move to ABC,” says one source. A reprieve for Ghost appears less likely. Final decisions are expected later this week.

CBS – Season Finale Dates for Shows Revealed

Wednesday, April 21
8:30/7:30c – “Accidentally on Purpose” (Season Finale)

Sunday, May 2
9:00/8:00c – “Cold Case” (Two-Hour Season Finale, Special Time)

Monday, May 3
9:00/8:00c – “The Big Bang Theory” (New Episode – Special Time)
9:30/8:30c – “The Big Bang Theory” (Repeat)

Sunday, May 9
8:00/7:00c – “The Amazing Race 16” (Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 12
8:00/7:00c – “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (Season Finale)
8:30/7:30c – “The Big Bang Theory” (Repeat)

Sunday, May 16
8:00/7:00c – “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” (Two-Hour Season Finale – Special Night)
10:00/9:00c – “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Reunion”

Thursday, May 20
8:00/7:00c – “The Mentalist” (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (Season Finale)
10:00/9:00c – “The Mentalist” (Season Finale)

Friday, May 21
8:00/7:00c – “Ghost Whisperer” (Season Finale)
9:00/8:00c – “Medium” (Season Finale)
10:00/9:00c – “Miami Medical”*
Monday, May 24
8:00/7:00c – “How I Met Your Mother” (Season Finale)
8:30/7:30c – “Rules of Engagement” (Season Finale)
9:00/8:00c – “Two and a Half Men” (Season Finale)
9:30/8:30c – “The Big Bang Theory” (Season Finale)
10:00/9:00c – “CSI: Miami” (Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 25
8:00/7:00c – “NCIS” (Season Finale)
9:00/8:00c – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (Season Finale)
10:00/9:00c – “The Good Wife” (Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 26
8:00/7:00c – “Undercover Boss” (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c – “Criminal Minds” (Season Finale)
10:00/9:00c – “CSI: NY” (Season Finale)
* final sweeps episode, will still have five episodes yet to air

Source: CBS

CBS Fall Schedule

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’.

CBS' Official Fall 2009 Schedule Listed
See larger image 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 “” which has been snubbed by NBC and the go-ahead on “” spin-off which is titled “NCIS: Los Angeles”. CBS Studios which is behind “Medium” previously criticized NBC for canceling the show starring . “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 “” and ““.

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”. 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 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 -starring comedy ““, and the -starring drama “The Good Wife”. Those receiving the ax in the mean time, are ““, “” and ““.








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

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