Last week, the network announced the renewal of TWO AND A HALF MEN for an 11th season, although the fate of co-star Angus T. Jones, who plays the “half” man, Jake, was still subject to contract negotiations. He didn’t appear as often this past season because of a military storyline. He is said to be interested in pursuing college and music, but after a controversial religious video in which he slammed the show went viral, many have speculated about what his future with the show might be.
Only newcomers PARTNERS and MADE IN JERSEY were canceled from last season.
The remaining shows on CBS’s prime time lineup are still waiting to hear their fates. Those shows are RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, VEGAS, THE GOLDEN BOY and CSI:NY.
Which shows are you most excited to see returning for another season?
For the eighth time in the last nine years, CBS will live up to its slogan, “America’s Most Watched Network.”
That’s according to estimates from Nielsen, the company that measures television ratings, released on Tuesday.
The Network placed second behind Fox in the Adults 18-49 demographic for the fifth straight year. And CBS also airs the top-rated scripted program on all seven nights of the week. Those programs, night by night starting with Monday, are TWO AND A HALF MEN, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS, CRIMETIME SATURDAY and CSI:MIAMI.
It also holds the distinction of holding more top 10 scripted shows in Adults 18-49 than any other network. Those four are BIG BANG THEORY in 2nd place, NCIS in 4th, TWO AND A HALF MEN in 6th and CRIMINAL MINDS in the 10th place slot.
In household ratings, and as of Sunday night, CBS had an overall 7.1 rating. Fox had a 5.5, just two-tenths of a point above ABC. NBC trailed with a 4.4.
May ratings information is important to television stations because they help stations set ad rates for the fall holiday season.
After a temporary schedule shuffle, CBS is introducing three new series.
Beginning tonight, CBS’s Friday night hit BLUE BLOODS moves to Wednesdays at 10:00pm for the next four weeks. BLUE BLOODS stars Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg as members of a family of New York cops. It is this season’s #2 new series among viewers and Friday night’s top program. It returns to its regular time, Fridays at 10:00pm, on February 11th.
THE DEFENDERS, the legal dramedy starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell, will move to Fridays at 8:00pm, where it will stay through the end of March, at which point it will have completed its run for the season.
This temporary switch paves the way for CBS to introduce a brand new series, Continue reading →
Sean Murray, the fifth of five actors who were in the middle of negotiating contracts for the upcoming season of CBS’s NCIS, has signed on the dotted line, which means that the entire cast of that show will be back in the fall.
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 →
It’s time to talk season finales! May on CBS will bring the big finales to THE AMAZING RACE and SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLIANS, plus cliffhangers for your favorite regular series.
We’ve made a list of the biggest shows and brief descriptions of what you can expect. So get your calendars and jot down these dates because you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re tuned in to LIVE 5 WCSC: Continue reading →
Tonight at 8:00: Christine begins seeing a therapist who shares office space with Matthew, although it’s unclear to both whether to pursue therapy or romance, on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.
Tonight at 8:30: Abby and Nick have their respective significant others spend time with Billie and Zack to prevent them from finding out about the surprise shower they are planning. However, their plan backfires when both Billie and Zack dislike their new buddies, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE.
Tonight at 9:00: While tracking a family annihilator, the BAU must seek advice from “The Fox,” one of the most horrific killers from the team’s past who has an ominous message for Agent Hotchner, on CRIMINAL MINDS.
Tonight at 10:00: In the culmination of a multi-episode mystery, Mac and his team uncover the dark lair of a murderous madman, the Compass Killer. But as they race to save his fourth victim, the sunrise presents one final surprise that no one ever expected, on CSI: NY.
Tonight at 11:35 on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Ricky Gervais; turkey callers; musical guests The Whigs