Upfronts 2010: CBS Decides Fate of Nine Existing Series
Net cuts four dramas, three comedies; renews ‘Medium' and ‘Rules of Engagement'
By Melissa Grego -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/18/2010 1:12:11 PMUpfront Central: Complete Coverage from B&C
A day before CBS' May 19 upfront presentation of its schedule to advertisers in New York, the network has come down with decisions on the fate of nine shows currently on its lineup, sources confirmed.
Four dramas and three comedies got the ax, while Medium -- the drama produced by CBS sibling CBS Television Studios that the network picked up last year when it didn't make NBC's schedule -- and comedy Rules of Engagement have been renewed.
Getting cut on the drama side: veterans Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer and Number3 and a midseason entry from this year, Miami Medical. Comedies Accidentally on Purpose, New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried also were cut.
The decision to open up at least 5 1/2 hours bodes well for new development to get a shot on the new season schedule. Complete details on CBS' programming plans for the 2010-11 TV season will be available Wednesday, when the network holds its upfront at Carnegie Hall.
Thank god they FINALLY caned Old Christine. Hopefully ABC will pick it and do just as bad with it as they did with Scrubs.
TV-aholic - 5/19/2010 7:54:31 AM EDT
WHAT ???? They cancelled New Adventures of Old Christine
That is the only adult comedy that was even close to being good !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone in that show were solid Actors and the writing was funny and fabulous.
What is CBS thinking.
Lisa Pantone - 5/18/2010 3:34:24 PM EDT
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