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?
Though the season “officially” ends tonight, with a handful of season finales still waiting to be broadcast in prime time, results already show that CBS will wrap up this season as the most-watched prime time network.
And it will hold that honor for the seventh time in the past eight seasons, according to Nielsen, the company that measures ratings.
The most popular scripted program of the year was the network’s NCIS, which earned that distinction for the first time. (It wrapped up its seventh season last night.)
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: With the team’s help, Vance faces his demons while uncovering a complex relationship with a killer that puts his whole family in danger, on NCIS.
Tonight at 9:00: As the courtyard is being transformed with holiday decorations, the NCIS team races to solve the murder of a Marine by an exploding cell phone and to find the remaining men of his former EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit before another deadly explosion kills someone else, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
Tonight at 10:00: Alicia gleans a bit more information about Peter’s fall from grace when she represents Glenn Childs’ wife, Marie Browning, in their divorce. Meanwhile, Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco, on THE GOOD WIFE.
Tonight at 11:35 on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Luke Wilson; Pam Stout, president of the Sandpoint Idaho Tea Party Patriots; musical guest Alan Jackson
Here’s a quick look at tonight’s prime time lineup:
Tonight at 8:00pm: The team discovers striking similarities between themselves and their CGIS (Coast Guard Investigative Services) counterparts when a Navy diver seeking sunken treasure is found dead, on NCIS.
Tonight at 9:00pm: The investigation of a drive-by shooting has the NCIS team searching Los Angeles for the dead marine’s younger brother who may be the next target and the one with the answers, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
Tonight at 10:00pm: In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home, on THE GOOD WIFE.
Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel; actress Kirstie Alley; a Top Ten List presented by Snoop Dogg.
Here’s a quick look at tonight’s prime time lineup:
Tonight at 8:00pm: The team investigates the shooting of a Marine and uncovers more to his life than anyone would have ever imagined, on NCIS.
Tonight at 9:00pm: After a sailor is killed during an underground street race, the NCIS team determines that his car had been sabotaged and contained confidential Navy equipment. Meanwhile, Callen is forced to take traffic school, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
Tonight at 10:00pm: As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder, on THE GOOD WIFE.
Then on LETTERMAN: Actress Julianna Margulies from the CBS drama series THE GOOD WIFE; grocery bagging champion Kyle Perry; musical guests Broken Bells.
The season’s top two new series, have already received renewals. CBS’s NCIS: LOS ANGELES and THE GOOD WIFE, are officially renewed for the 2010-2011 season.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES is the number one new program of the season with an average audience of 16.8 million viewers. It airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.
THE GOOD WIFE regularly wins its Tuesday time period in viewers, averaging 13.7million. THE GOOD WIFE follows NCIS: LOS ANGELES, airing Tuesday nights at 10:00pm.
“Two great new series, fronted by talented stars on one big night of television,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “We’re proud of these shows and what they’ve accomplished on Tuesday night.”
It’s a shame because it wasn’t a bad show and brought attention to a seldom-discussed issue: organ donation and people who are willing to agree to be donors. The show presented an unusual angle: stories told from the point of view of the donors, the recipients and the doctors caught in the middle.
Some critics suggested the show’s narrow topic was too limiting. But if you actually watched an episode, you saw stories that were gripping and emotional. There wasn’t always a happy ending, but it definitely made you think about how precious life can be.
But the show wasn’t without a few stumbles early on. Just before the premiere, a major cast change occurred, with the addition of Alfre Woodard. Then parts of the pilot were reshot after the look of the show was redesigned to make it more “warm.” It seemed to start on shaky, unsure legs and debut ratings weren’t that impressive.
The pilot episode of the series, incidentally, included one storyline that began with a shooting at a wedding being held on Pawlie’s Island, South Carolina. It’s always nice to see the Palmetto State making an appearance, even if only briefly.
It seems likely that the series is now on the road to cancelation, but CBS has not confirmed that, yet. In the meantime, CBS will place episodes of NCIS: LOS ANGELES and COLD CASE in its Sunday night timeslot.