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CBS 2009/2010 Schedule: Orders Eight New Shows; Mentalist to Thursday, Monday Changes + more

CBS released their 2009/2010 schedule today and announced the pickup of eight new shows, four of which are set to premiere this fall (Accidentally on Purpose, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Three Rivers) and another scheduled to premiere at midseason (Miami Trama, The Bridge, Arranged Marriage, Undercover Boss).

In terms of existing shows, the biggest change is The Mentalist, which will move away from its post-NCIS slot on Tuesday nights (making way for spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles) and will air Thursday night’s at 10:00pm following CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  Tuesday night will be capped off with new drama The Good Wife at 10:00pm.

Monday nights will get a slight tweak, with The Big Bang Theory moving to the post-Two and a Half Men time slot of 9:30pm and How I Met Your Mother moving up a half-hour to lead off the evening at 8:00pm.  New comedy Accidentally on Purpose will take the 8:30pm time slot.

The only other change in the lineup for existing programs was for Cold Case, which will remain on Sunday night’s but has been pushed back to 10:00pm, making room for new drama Three Rivers.

And finally, the following shows have been confirmed to be canceled: Eleventh Hour, The Ex List, The Unit, Without a Trace and Worst Week.

Head on through the jump to see the full 2009/2010 schedule. Continue reading CBS 2009/2010 Schedule: Orders Eight New Shows; Mentalist to Thursday, Monday Changes + more

CBS Picks Up Medium from NBC; Renews Numb3rs, HIMYM, Gary Unmarried, Rules of Engagement and ‘Old Christine’; Cancels ‘Unit’, Without a Trace and ’11th Hour’

It’s been a busy day today at CBS shows, as the network made decisions on nine of their own shows, and one from another network.  First up, CBS seems poised to pick up Medium from NBC who opted not to renew it.  The network is expected to pair the show with episodes of Ghost […]

Cold Case and Chuck Renewed; The Unusuals and Terminator: TSCC Canceled

I just reported on these renewals and cancellations via my Twitter page (, but in case you missed them here they are again.  In terms of renewals we’ve got two new developments: CBS has handed out a seventh season renewal to the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama Cold Case, while Chuck has been given a 13-episode […]

Movie and TV Bites: The History Channel and Comedy Central Unveil TV Slates, Terminator Salvation Sequel Rights May Be Up For Grabs + more


  • /Film has a rundown of several of the Pixar “easter eggs” hidden in their various films, including several possible ones for UpPhoto courtesy /Film.
  • Fox has released the following video of Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner discussing the final scene from Tuesday’s season finale.

  • Meanwhile, Fox has decided to discontinue its year-old strategy of airing fewer advertisements at higher prices. Fringe was one of those shows, so next season’s episodes likely won’t run as long. [WSJ]
  • The History Channel has announced their most extensive programming slate in its history, including a 12-part epic called America: The Story of Us chronicling the history of the United States from the pilgrims through to President Obama. Other new shows/events include Nostradamus Effect and MysteryQuest. [Variety]
  • On the strength of several exciting 7-game series, Versus has seen its NHL playoff numbers increase 18% in total viewers and 26% in men 18-49.  Last week’s game three between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals registered a record-high 1.49 million viewers for the network, making it the most-watched second-round hockey game since 2002 (when ESPN had the NHL rights). [Variety]

10 more bites after the jump. Continue reading Movie and TV Bites: The History Channel and Comedy Central Unveil TV Slates, Terminator Salvation Sequel Rights May Be Up For Grabs + more

CBS Development Slate/Schedule for 2009/2010 Season [Continually Updated]

Following you will find CBS’s current development slate (confirmed and rumored) and schedules for the 2009/2010 season.  Updates will be made on a regular basis, ahead of and through the upfronts which take place next week.

I’ll sticky the thread to the of the page when an update happens, but you can find this post on the Television page of the website at all times at this link.

LATEST UPDATE @ 11:15Am on 5/20/2009: CBS has released their official schedule.

Continue reading CBS Development Slate/Schedule for 2009/2010 Season [Continually Updated]

Fox Won’t Air President Obama’s Third News Conference

Fox has opted not to run President Obama’s third press conference scheduled for 8:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29th) night.  The network will insteadrun its regularly scheduled programming of Lie to Me at 8:00pm followed by American Idol at 9:00pm.

“Fox will be alerting viewers with an onscreen graphic at the top of […]

CBS Sends Harper’s Island to Saturday

In a sign that the network is unhappy with its Thursday night performance, CBS has moved Harper’s Island to Saturday night.  Saturday night, once a very popular destination, now serves as the go-to night to burn off remaining episodes of a canceled, or soon-to-be/likely canceled series.

More recently, NBC banished Kings to Saturday nights […]

Casting Bites: Maria Bello and Craig T. Nelson Join Company Men, Timothy Olyphant Lands FX Pilot + Comedian Cameo in Zombieland and More

Here are some of the latest cast additions in the world of film and TV:

Maria Bello and Craig T. Nelson have joined The Company Men.  The two join Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones in the John Wells-written/directed indepedently financed drama. [Variety] Pamela Adlon has been tapped by CBS to star […]

Casting Bites: Christian Bale Joining The Fighter, Zack Snyder Replaces Two For Sucker Punch!, Marlon Wayans Gets Biblical + more

christianbale-042109Here are some of the latest television and film casting bites:

  • Christan Bale is joining Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter.  The project also has a new director in David O. Russell (replacing Darren Aronofsky who was originally tapped to direct).  Here are how the two actors roles are described: “Wahlberg will play Ward, a fighter who was losing bouts and was ready to hang up the gloves when his brother came back into his life. Bale will play Eklund, whose drugs and robbery spree drew him a 10- to 15-year sentence in state prison. There, he kicked drugs, became a model prisoner and emerged as a changed man who helped his brother reach the glory that eluded him.” [Variety]
  • Jamie Chung and Jena Malone have been added to the cast of Zack Snyder’s all-female action fantasy flick Sucker Punch!.  Both actresses replace two others who had to drop out: Chung replacing Emma Stone will play Amber, a character described as a country girl with a big heart, while Malone will be taking over Evan Rachel Wood’s role playing the younger sister of fellow co-star Abbie Cornish. [THR]
  • Demetri Martin has been cast opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball, a pro baseball drama from director Steven Soderbergh.  Martin is playing Paul DePodesta, a Harvard graduate who is into stats and probabilities and helps out Beane (Pitt) develop his system. [THR]

More after the jump. Continue reading Casting Bites: Christian Bale Joining The Fighter, Zack Snyder Replaces Two For Sucker Punch!, Marlon Wayans Gets Biblical + more

ABC’s Fast Forward, CBS’s NCIS Spinoff Among Pilots Generating Buzz

fastforward-042009The Hollywood Reporter has an article out about the pilots generating early buzz.  Chief among them is ABC’s sci-fi drama Flash Forward from Brannon Braga and David Goyer.  THR notes that the pilot, starring Joseph Fiennes, is a lock for a series order.

Other “hot” pilots over at ABC include Happy Town, Eastwick and Inside the Box, while Limelight, V, and the Dave Hemingson project also “looking good”.  ABC’s also looking at last year’s pilot Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas again after the pilot missed the cut in August.

Other highlights that I took from the article follow after the fold. Continue reading ABC’s Fast Forward, CBS’s NCIS Spinoff Among Pilots Generating Buzz

ABC and CBS Tweak Schedules

ABC is pre-empting Cupid next Tuesday, replacing it with an original episode of The Unusuals, which normally airs on Wednesday’s following Lost.  The move is an attempt by ABC to give the show a bit more exposure (it’ll lead out of a results episode of Dancing With the Stars).

A second original installment will […]

Amacing Race Coming Back for 15th Cycle

CBS has renewed The Amazing Race, slating the hit reality series to return for its 15th cycle this fall.  The announcement was made by host Phil Koeghan on his Twitter site.

The Amazing Race has done well this season, averaging 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4/8 rating/share among adults 18-49 on Sunday nights.