CBS Boss Defends Cutting 7 Shows: ‘I’m Surprised That You’re Surprised’

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves says he was taken aback by the media’s reaction to the network’s cancellation of seven shows, ‘Ghost Whisperer‘ and ‘Old Christine‘ included. “I’m surprised to read that you were surprised,” Moonves told a select group of reporters on hand for an annual breakfast preceding CBS’ annual upfront presentation. Unlucky Seven: CBS […]

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Unlucky Seven: CBS Axes ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Christine’ and Others

If you’re a CBS show and you’re not a ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ or if Chuck Lorre has never glanced in your general direction, Tuesday morning was likely rough for you. On the eve of unveiling its schedule for the 2010-11 TV season, the most-watched network severed ties with a full seven shows, including Friday mainstays […]

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Is It the End of ‘Cold Case’?

As summer nears, high-profile prime-time programming is also coming to an end, at least until fall rolls back around. May, however, also means TV network executives are preparing for the upfronts — a time when new shows get slotted into the fall season and programs that have battled poor ratings get cut. Counted amongst those […]

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What To Watch: Sunday

TOP PICK: ‘Human Target‘ (8pm ET on Fox) Christopher Chance is a unique private contractor/security expert/bodyguard hired when an unusual or imminent threat cannot be solved through normal means of protection. Chance works with his business partner and trusted friend, Winston, and hired gun, Guerrero, to integrate himself completely into his clients’ lives and eliminate […]

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Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

CBS’s strong Sunday stable of shows aired mostly repeats, but that was more than enough to take a fairly week Summer night in the Nielsen ratings. ‘60 Minutes‘ had the night’s biggest audience, followed by an all-new ‘Million Dollar Password‘ and an encore airing of ‘Cold Case.’ ‘Merlin‘ dropped for NBC in its second week, […]

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CBS Pickups, Possible ‘Housewives’ Spinoff, Fred Savage Directs, A New Fox Schedule? And More

CBS Goes Cold: THR is reporting that CBS will probably pick up ‘Cold Case,’ but the future ‘Without A Trace’ may be bleaker, as well as the future of ‘The Unit.’ Other plausible pickups include “Three Rivers,” “The Good Wife,” the “NCIS” spinoff, “U.S. Attorney” and “Miami Trauma.” New Fox Schedule: Unofficial version of the […]

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