On June 24th CBS will begin airing their mini-series event Under the Dome and for 13 weeks we will feel like we are trapped in a bubble wanting to know what happens next. When a Stephen King book is brought to life correctly, you are as hooked as when you read one of his books. Under the Dome looks like it will be one of those adaptations that will have us talking about it for years to come. Just wow!
CBS announced their fall schedule today and there aren’t as many changes on their sked as the other networks. The biggest change is Mike and Molly is missing from the lineup even though the network now has added an extra hour of comedies on Thursday. That means that Person of Interest is moving Tuesdays at 10p. Two new shows took over Hawaii Five-0′s slot on Mondays at 10p. So where will Dano book them now? He will do that on Fridays at 9p before Blue Bloods.
Even though the other networks went pick up crazy and made a lot of drastic changes, CBS will still be #1 next year. They have the best lineup for the people. And I would be shocked if The Crazy Ones isn’t the #1 new comedy next year. I think ABC’s SHIELD will be the #1 new show and drama though.
Here CBS’s fall schedule:
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30-9:00 PM WE ARE MEN (N)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS
9:30-10:00 PM MOM (N)
10:00-11:00 PM HOSTAGES (N)
INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (NT)
Next week the networks will announce their fall lineups, but today they are already saying which shows will be back and which ones won’t. CBS picked up it’s 20th show (which is about as many as NBC cancelled) for next season and that show is Criminal Minds. The CW still feels that Nikita has a fighting chance and The Carrie Diaries is still fashionable for them. NBC voted for another season of Parks and Recreation, but they impeached 1600 Penn, put Up All Night to sleep permanently, decided we don’t want to see any Guys with Kids and finally put Whitney out of our misery. When it comes to Fox, Randy Jackson told E! News that he voted himself off of American Idol after 12 seasons. Fox also decided that Kiefer Sutherland no longer has the Touch for them.
I always hate this time of year, my shows always get the bad news…:(
Tonight at 8p on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory Penny, Amy and Bernadette are going to Vegas and the boys are staying home to play their own type of games that girls wouldn’t want to play. But when something goes wrong at the airport, the women come home to play with their men. Which means no hanky panky, just some Dungeons and Dragons. But that game leads to Amy and Sheldon finally having a moment, but is it that moment? You will have to tune in for this funny episode to find out!
That and to hear one of the cast members do a mean Christopher Walken!
The CW announced today that it was picking up Hart of Dixie for a third season and Beauty and the Beast for a second one. They also announced that The Originals, a spinoff from The Vampire Diaries, will be joining those two dramas, Supernatural, TVD and Arrow on the lineup in the fall.
While this all good news, it would be even better if The CW also picked up The Carrie Diaries for a second season. It so needs to come back or I will gag The CW with a spoon!
UPDATE: CBS has picked up Two and a Half Men for an 11th season! So that means if they keep their lineup the way it is, they only have room to add one new comedy in the fall.
While most bands debut their new songs on late night shows, Black Sabbath is doing it on a primetime show. Ozzy Osbourne's band will perform End of the Beginning on the season finale of CSI. According to the press release, "D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) when he and Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) attend a Black Sabbath show." Could you imagine if a band that hasn't released a studio album in 35 years starts a new trend? Maybe more musicians will follow suit next season. Since MTV doesn't do music anymore, it makes sense that is a great alternative to get their music out there. Especially if they are a band like this one that you could never see on any of those squeaky clean singing competition shows.
CBS announced today that it was picking up 14 additional shows to the 4 that they already announced for next season. Rejoining The Big Bang Theory, CSI, NCIS and How I Met Your Mother on the Eye is 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS LA, Survivor, Person of Interest, Elementary, Undercover Boss, Blue Bloods, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist. So what shows weren’t renewed? Rules of Engagement was not picked up last year until days after the upfronts, so never count this sitcom out. Golden Boy is still a relativity new show, but I am sure it is airing in the slot that will most likely go to the NCIS: LA spinoff. Vegas which has not tested out its new timeslot of Fridays at 9p, and I bet if it does well there it will be back next season. CSI: NY which I am assume CBS is waiting to see how the last two shows do before they make a decision. The show that shocked a lot of people because it was not on that list is Criminal Minds. It still does OK, but I guess CBS is waiting to see what pilots they have before they make a decision. And there’s one show that is missing from the list and that show is Two and Half Men which CBS hopes to bring back for another season.
So while CBS picked up almost all of it’s shows for next season, the other networks will be cancelling most of theirs.
CBS has picked up CSI, the most watched show in the world, for a 14th season. The network also announced that Ted Danson extended his contract to stay with the criminal procedural for at least another season. He will not be alone because Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman and Jon Wellner are still on the case with him.
No word if its spinoff CSI: NY will be back, but I think that show will be making like a corpse especially if Vegas does well in its timeslot.
Tonight at 10p Golden Boy debuts on CBS and you don’t want to miss this police procedural with a twist.
At 34, Walter William Clark Jr. (Theo James) is the youngest man ever to become the NYC Police Commissioner and we will see the path he took to get there in flashbacks. When he was on the beat for 3 years, he was just doing his job and something happened that changed his life. He saved his partner who was shot during a shootout and it was all caught on video. Overnight he has become a local hero and thus has his choice for almost any job on the force. He chooses to be a homicide detective and since he is only 26 that is not going to go over well with the other detectives. His partner Detective Don Owen (Chi McBride) is just years from retiring and he doesn’t want to work with this little cocky brat who he doesn’t think is qualified for the job. Clark thinks he knows it all and Owen will prove to him that he doesn’t. Even though Owen is tough on him, they both learn things from each other while they are working cases. It is their bond that will help get him his future job. Plus we will also learn that Clark’s past is what shaped him into being the man that he is now.
In each episode, we will see Clark answer questions in the future about how got to that position. The future and the past blend perfectly on this show, something show creator Greg Berlanti has perfected with Jack & Bobby and Arrow.
James is convincing as a NYC cop/commissioner and McBride makes any show watchable. I think this is his best work since Boston Public and he was beyond brilliant on that show.
After only being on the air for two weeks, CBS has decided to pull The Job from it’s lineup effective immediately. According to The Futon Critic the Mark Burnett competition show where people competed for a job will be replaced by Undercover Boss.
Personally I think the viewers made a mistake by not watching this show because it was so much more than people competing for a job, they also gave great tips on how to apply for a job and master the interview throughout each episode. I hope that CBS finds a place for this show to air its remaining episodes because it was really educational television viewing. How many shows can you say that about?