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You don’t have to wait until the summer to start seeing previews for the new shows CBS announced as part of its fall lineup.  You can see a sneak peek right now, by logging on to our homepage, live5news.com.

Look for the “Watch CBS Shows” link on the top navbar:

Click that, and you’ll see our video player, where you can watch the previews of the new shows, like HAWAII FIVE-O, along with other CBS shows and even some classic shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

CBS Announces New Fall Schedule

CBS will introduce six new shows this fall, including a remake of a classic police drama and a sequel to a Wednesday night hit.

The news comes during the network’s Upfront presentation, a special pitch to potential advertisers that gives them an early look at the fall lineup in the hopes of attracting early sponsorship commitments.

One of the most anticipated shows coming in the fall is HAWAII FIVE-O, a remake of the 1970s police drama of the same title that also aired on CBS.  That means a new generation will get to grow up hearing the famous line, “Book ‘em, Dano.”  Continue reading

Woodard Joining Three Rivers

Four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner Alfre Woodard (“Miss Ever’s Boys”) has joined the cast of the CBS’s new medical drama THREE RIVERS.

THREE RIVERS is a medical drama that goes inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons at the preeminent transplant hospital in the country, where every moment counts. However, dealing with donor families in their darkest hour and managing the fears and concerns of apprehensive recipients takes much more than just a sharp scalpel. In this high stakes arena, in which every case is a race against the clock, these tenacious surgeons and medical professionals are the last hope for their patients.

Woodard will play Dr. Sophia Jordan a brilliant surgeon at the top of her field and head of surgery for the hospital. She has a vast amount of experience, training all around the world, which gives her an extremely diverse point-of-view.

THREE RIVERS premieres Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.

Sneak Peek: Accidentally on Purpose

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE is a comedy starring Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman as Billie, a single woman who finds herself “accidentally” pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby… and the guy.

A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James (Grant Show), who’s still trying to resume their relationship. Suddenly expecting a child with her “boy toy,” Zack (Jon Foster), Billie and Zack make an arrangement: to live together platonically. Billie’s party girl best friend Olivia (Ashley Jensen), and Abby (Lennon Parham), her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis (Nicolas Wright), start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn’t sure if she’s living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise.

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE will air Mondays at 8:30pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.  To go behind the scenes on this new comedy, click here.

Sneak Peak: The Good Wife

THE GOOD WIFE is a drama starring Emmy® Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom.

Alicia is grateful the firm’s top litigator, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she’s going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia’s main competition among the firm’s 20-something new recruits is Cary (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that’s available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), the firm’s tough in-house investigator.

Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician’s scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the “good wife” and takes charge of her own destiny.

THE GOOD WIFE will air Tuesday nights at 10:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.  To go behind the scenes at this new drama, click here.

Sneak Peak: Three Rivers

THREE RIVERS is a medical drama that goes inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons at the preeminent transplant hospital in the country where every moment counts. However, dealing with donor families in their darkest hour and managing the fears and concerns of apprehensive recipients takes much more than just a sharp scalpel.

Leading the elite team is Dr. Andy Yablonski (Alex O’Loughlin), the highly-skilled workaholic lead organ transplant surgeon, whose good-natured personality and sarcastic wit makes him popular with his patients and colleagues. His colleagues include Dr. Miranda Foster (Katherine Moennig), a surgical fellow with a rebellious streak and fiery temper who strives to live up to her deceased father’s excellent surgical reputation; Dr. David Lee (Daniel Henney), a womanizing surgical resident who’s broken as many hearts as he’s replaced; Ryan Abbott (Christopher J. Hanke), the inexperienced new transplant coordinator who arranges the intricately choreographed process of quickly and carefully transporting organs from donor to patient; Dr. Sophia Jordan (Julia Ormond), the head of surgery and a dedicated medical professional; and Pam Acosta (Justina Machado), Andy’s no-nonsense operating assistant and best friend.

In this high stakes arena, in which every case is a race against the clock, these tenacious surgeons and medical professionals are the last hope for their patients.

THREE RIVERS premieres on LIVE 5 WCSC in Septmber, and will air Sundays at 9:00pm.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the show, click here.

Sneak Peak: NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high stakes world of undercover surveillance at the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security.

By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.

Special Agent “G” Callen (Chris O’Donnell) is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna (LL COOL J), a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and a surveillance expert who uses state of the art monitoring equipment to look out for those in the field and feed them crucial information. Both Callen and Hanna report to Special Agent Lara Macy (Louise Lombard), the OSP team leader responsible for directing the operations and making life-or-death decisions.

Assisting the team is Special Agent Kensi Lo (Daniela Ruah), the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenalin rush that comes with undercover work, and Operational Psychologist Nate Getz (Peter Cambor), adept at getting into anybody’s head, profiling the target and monitoring agents’ states of mind before, during and after missions. Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit team relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES premieres on LIVE 5 WCSC in September, and will air on Tuesdays at 9:00pm, immediately following NCIS.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the show, click here.

The Fall Lineup

Here’s a look at the shows airing this fall on Live 5 WCSC. CBS is introducing four new shows this fall.

On Mondays at 8:00pm, the critically acclaimed ensemble comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER opens the night and serves as a strong lead-in for the new comedy ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE at 8:30pm. From 9:00-10:00pm, television’s top comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN and the genius comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY form a power comedy hour. CSI: MIAMI, a perennial time period winner, completes the night at 10:00pm.

On Tuesdays, NCIS kicks off the night at 8:00pm, providing a seamless lead-in for its spin off NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00pm, followed by new legal drama THE GOOD WIFE at 10:00pm.

Wednesday returns intact with the comedy block THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE and GARY UNMARRIED from 8:00-9:00pm, as well as the crime drama tandem of CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NY from 9:00-11:00pm.

On Thursdays at 8:00pm, SURVIVOR returns to the time period it has won every year since 2004. And from 9:00-11:00pm, CBS is pairing television’s #1 drama, CSI, with television’s #1 new series, THE MENTALIST.

On Friday, CBS plans to add the popular drama series MEDIUM at 9:00pm, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, to its top-rated Friday night lineup, forming a hauntingly compatible two-hour block with GHOST WHISPERER at 8:00pm. NUMB3RS caps the night at 10:00pm.

The Saturday night lineup remains intact, anchored by the night’s highest-rated show, 48 HOURS MYSTERY.

As always, 60 MINUTES kicks off Sundays at 7:00pm, followed by the six-time Emmy Award winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE at 8:00pm, which leads into the new medical drama THREE RIVERS at 9:00pm. The crime drama COLD CASE anchors at 10:00pm.

We can’t wait to see the new shows in store, and we hope you’ll be with us each night on Live 5 WCSC!

CBS Announces New Shows for Fall

CBS announced today the addition of four new series to strengthen its already top rated primetime lineup for the Fall 2009-2010 season.

CBS_2008_09The new series include three dramas and one comedy. Chris O’Donnell and LL COOL J star in NCIS: LOS ANGELES, a spinoff from the hit drama NCIS; THE GOOD WIFE stars Emmy® Award winner Julianna Margulies in a legal drama about a steadfast wife and mother who boldly returns to work as a lawyer when her husband is imprisoned for a high profile political scandal; THREE RIVERS, a medical drama that stars Alex O’Loughlin as the head of a renowned transplant surgery team, and ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE stars Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman in an ensemble comedy about a successful, single journalist who accidentally gets pregnant by a much younger man.

The freshmen series will join 18 returning series on the current CBS schedule.

CBS will return the season’s #1 drama/scripted program — CSI; #1 comedy — TWO AND A HALF MEN; #1 new series — THE MENTALIST and the #1 news magazine – 60 MINUTES, along with two franchise reality series — SURVIVOR and the six-time Emmy Award winner THE AMAZING RACE.

The other returning series include: THE BIG BANG THEORY, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CSI: MIAMI, NCIS, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE; GARY UNMARRIED, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: NY, GHOST WHISPERER, NUMB3RS, 48 HOURS MYSTERY and COLD CASE.

Ordered for midseason is a new fast-paced medical drama, MIAMI TRAUMA, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer; the new police drama THE BRIDGE; the returning comedy RULES OF ENGAGEMENT; and the new alternative series ARRANGED MARRIAGE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.

On the strength of its scripted series, and the success of its two reality franchises, CBS will win the 2008-2009 television season in viewers, its sixth victory in the past seven years. CBS is the only network to post ratings gains over the last season in all key ratings measurements.

Check back with WHAT’S ON LIVE 5 for exclusive details about the new shows.

We Gotta Feeling

If you saw THE 63RD ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS on CBS this past Sunday night, you heard The Black Eyed Peas’ new single, “I Gotta Feeling.” And you’ll be hearing a lot more of that tune on Live 5 WCSC this summer: CBS has partnered with the group and will feature the song in its summer campaign promoting its new shows and lineup for the fall.

“I Gotta Feeling” is one of Entertainment Weekly’s recent picks for The Song of the Summer. The upbeat song, with the refrain, “I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good (good) night,” will be officially released on The Black Eyed Peas’ fifth studio album, The E.N.D., out June 9.

“We are enthusiastic about CBS’s upcoming schedule and ‘I Gotta Feeling’ has a positive message that captures that idea perfectly,” said Ron Scalera, Executive Vice President and Creative Director CBS Marketing Group. “The Black Eyed Peas know how to make hits and we know their music can help us make some hits of our own.”

We gotta feeling that you’re going to enjoy the song, and the new shows coming to CBS when the new season begins a few months from now!