Upfront Week: CBS

Renewed: The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, NUMB3RS, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace,

Canceled: Moonlight, Shark, Jericho, Viva Laughlin, Welcome to the Captain, Secret Talents of the Stars,

New Series: Worst Week, Project Gary, Eleventh Hour, The Ex List

I haven’t really cared about any of the cancellations until today. I followed Jason Dohring following the cancellation of Veronica Mars over to his new series Moonlight. Alas, another disappointment – canceled after its debut season


8: The Big Bang Theory
8:30: How I Met Your Mother
9: Two and a Half Men
9:30: Worst Week (NEW)
10: CSI: Miami


9: The Mentalist
10: Without a Trace (New Time Slot)


8: The New Adventures of Old Christine (New Time Slot)
8:30: Project Gary (NEW)
9: Criminal Minds
10: CSI: NY


8: Survivor
9: CSI
10: The Eleventh Hour (NEW)


8: Ghost Whisperer
9: The Ex List (NEW)
10: Numb3rs


7: 60 Minutes
8: The Amazing Race
9: Cold Case
10: The Unit (New Time Slot)

15 thoughts on “Upfront Week: CBS

  1. Geez, like crime dramas much?

    The Big Bang Theory is terrible. Like Emily’s Reasons Why Not terrible.

    2 1/2 Men is the only show I find worth watching on that whole lineup. Actually, I could probably erase CBS from my channel memory and not care one bit (until NCAA tourney time).

  2. Alas, poor Moonlight.

    Good to see The Unit is still kicking around. And I’ll say this: CBS has the best reality shows, bar none. Survivor and The Amazing Race are still the gold standard. This season of Survivor may well be the best ever.

    That said, some of the more genre-based shows (like Top Chef or Project Runway) are fun, but they don’t involve the common man.

  3. My wife and I pronounce Numb3rs “numb-three-ers”. It’s a good way to annoy people who like that show.

  4. My husband basically minored in math so he loves to laugh at them throwing around buzz words. I should start a tally of how many times they use the word “algorithm.”

  5. More Big Bang love here. Destination viewing for our family. Howard gets most of the best lines.

  6. Yeah, I sometimes watch The Big Bang Theory because it comes on right before How I Met Your Mother.

  7. Big Bang is horrible. I’m a little surprised they renewed Old Christine. I love it, but they keep switching time slots and using it as filler, so I assumed it was a goner.

  8. Ugh. I’m not watching ANY new show on CBS, they’re just going to cancel the ones I like and keep the ones I don’t watch.

    Shark & Jericho, so long, I’ll miss you.

    I’ll keep watching CSI (good show) and CSI Miami (awful parody, but hilarious), but I’m not getting hooked into any new offerings from them.

  9. Loved Jericho at first, but the last mini-season wasn’t so great. The episodes about hoarding, what to do with the salt mines, etc were great, I loved the apocolyptic nature, but hated it when it turned into a generic low-budget thriller.

    I won’t miss Shark. I loved James Woods, but the rest of the cast was pretty bad.

    Amazing Race & Survivor are Top 10 tivo priority at our house. on AR It is fun to see them go through places we would love to go, and have been. I have heard Portland is the end point for AR this year, so we will definately be watching that.

  10. ok I’m a nerd and I kind of actually like Criminal Minds–it’s remarkably unsexist for a crime drama. Of couse, there’s that problem CBS has in crime dramas of casting the black man as the one with psych issues–maverick who refuses to obey rules, but this is far less apparent than in CSI. I also like that it doesn’t get too involved in the lives of the main characters (though they’re starting to lean in this direction) because all I really want to see is the solving of a puzzle. I don’t really care who gets whom pregnant or who has issues with his mom. So I like it and that’s why.

    Big Bang Theory is terribly sexist, sometimes a wee bit racist. I’ll admit there have been funny moments, but not enough to redeem it.

    Numb3rs (I hate that stupid blasted name, btw) bores me like nothing else on earth ever has. The main guy in it, though attractive, looks like my little brother, so I’d feel a bit weird watching it just to drool over the hot guy. It might be fun to figure out the most commonly used “math terms” from this show and turn the watching of it into a drinking game.

    The add-on CSIs suck. A lot. Of course it might be fun to turn CSI Miami into a drinking game and drink everytime Horatio (that’s his name isn’t it? I haven’t watched since I had roommates) squints. Or puts on sunglasses. Or lusts after his sister in law. There’d be a lot of drinking going on, but that’s the point, right?

    CBS sucks. But, who doesn’t? I stay up all night and watch old M*A*S*H episodes. It kills the hours.

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