CBS, the number- one- rated network, canceled former hit Judging Amy and struggling Joan of Arcadia. The network also canceled 60 Minutes Wednesday.
The network said it will focus on new shows, including the supernatural series Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a girl who talks to ghosts, and Threshold, about a team of Navy scientists investigating undersea aliens. CBS also has high hopes for Criminal Minds, in which a team of crack FBI profilers get assigned to especially twisted cases.
Returning shows include CSI, Amazing Race, and Survivor.