CBS Cancelations Include Surprises; Pick-ups Not So Surprising

CBS has held the honors of having some of the most ratings loaded shows on network television over the past several years and have therefore been quick to cancel under-performing shows. However, the network still managed to provide a few surprises to day when it announced seven canceled shows. This following yesterday when they announced the pick-up of six new shows, none of which were very surprising at all.

The canceled shows announced today included veterans The Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Cold Case, Gary Unmarried, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Also canceled were freshman shows Accidentally on Purpose and Miami Medical. The biggest surprise was The Ghost Whisperer, which wins the ratings in it’s Friday night time slot nearly every week, and has been one of the few shows on that night to perform well for any network. The other surprise is The Adventures of Old Christine, a show that has managed to be on the bubble just about every season since it launched but somehow always seems to get a renewal. The show was expected to get a renewal this year by many, showing that CBS is sending a serious message to its advertisers about the faith they have in their new pick ups. In the past two years ABC has expressed interest in picking Old Christine up, should CBS have canceled it, however whether they still have such an interest is unknown at this time. The other canceled shows weren’t quite as surprising, considering the high expectations ‘The Most Watched Network” has for it’s series. Especially in the case of Miami Medical, which premiered as a mid-season replacement in April and has had lousy ratings.

On the pick up side of things, CBS announced yesterday, to no surprise, that the highly anticipated Hawaii Five-O will hit the small screen next season, as will the Tom Selleck starring family cop show Blue Bloods. Also a part of the announcement was the Chuck Lorre comedy Mike and Molly, a legal drama called The Defenders, and the untitled Criminal Minds spinoff that will star Forest Whittaker. And finally, the other anticipated pilot and twitter phenomenon, Sh– My Dad Says was picked up, which features some of the most brilliant casting of the season thus far, with William Shatner playing the part of the bold and say-it-like-it-is father.

The CBS Upfront presentations begin tomorrow and more details on these new shows as well as the full CBS schedule for the 2010 Fall Season should be available then. Check back with TVOvermind for all of the details!

Source: TVGuide.com


One Response

  1. Matthew W May 21, 2010

Add Comment

Why Netflix’s The Chair Falls Short
Why Hilary Banks Was the Worst Character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Why The Fantastic Four Should Do A Live-Action Television Series
Whatever Happened to The Cast of “The Practice?”
Five Movies That are Eerily Similar To Alien
Does Wedding Crashers Really Need A Sequel?
Five Reasons to be Psyched About the Film “Don’t Look Up”
Five Movies to Watch If You Liked “American Sniper”
Why Simon Tam Was the Worst Character on Firefly
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kacy Catanzaro
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ruston Kelly
Whatever Happened to Michael Stoyanov?
Six Comic Book Storylines That Need Their Own Video Games
The 7 Greatest Spider-Man Super Villains of All-Time
Why You Should Read Spy x Family
Five Lesser Known Comic Villains You Should Know About
The Greatest Devil Fruit Powers In the One Piece Universe
Three Villains That We Loved From “One Piece”
Anime You Should Watch: Redline
The Most Iconic Ninjutsus In Naruto
Ranking Every Fortnite Chapter 1 Level 100 Skin From Worst To Best
The Destroy All Humans! 2 Remake Looks Killer Fun
Alan Wake Remastered Will Be Coming To Multiple Platforms In October
Ranking Every Fortnite Chapter 1 Level 1 Skin From Worst To Best