CBS Cleans House, Cancels Seven

The Grim Reaper walked through the offices of CBS today, swinging his scythe willy-nilly at the network's schedule and ultimately slaughtering more than half a dozen shows. But the angel of cancellation spared two shows, assuring them a spot on the schedule when CBS announces its fall 2010 lineup tomorrow.

Here's what won't be coming back: The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Accidentally on Purpose, Miami Medical, Cold Case, Numb3rs, and Ghost Whisperer. The cancellation of the three comedies leaves a smoldering crater in CBS' schedule where its Wednesday comedy block used to be, but opens the door for a host of new shows that are ready to fill the void.

Rules of Engagement and Medium were the two shows spared, so if you're looking to blame someone for your favorite show getting canceled, feel free to address all anger to David Spade and Patricia Arquette. Actually, Patricia's pretty cool, so let's keep it all on Spade.

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Sure CBS cancel Medium, But make sure you keep 2 1/2 men and Charlie's Sheen Salary of 2 MILLION per 1/2 hour show.....not even a half hour something like 22 minutes if that BS
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Honestly, I'm glad Ghost Whisper got cancelled. I thought each and every episode was getting worse. Medium is an amazing show. It is based on a real life person and her family. It has a lot of suspence and it's funny at times when it comes to the family scenes. I'm surprised that numbers and Miami medical got cancelled. I thought Miami Medical could have gotten much better over time but that show didn't really have a chance. I agree with cheryfan, they should have cancelled the amazing race and the other reality shows. But I like survivor. But I defidently think the amazig race should have been cancelled. I think Friday nights won't be that good anymore. I thought it was a good line-up at the beginning with ghost whisper, medium and then numbers, it was a night that made sense. But that's too bad. But I'm soo excited that medium is coming back for another season! Thank you CBS! :)
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Patricia Arquette is a treat to watch. Medium is rare and well done. Basically fun to watch--very excited about season 7...thank you CBS!!!
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Those are definately not the shows I want to watch. Hopefully somebody else has a brain. Who wants to watch who ever that woman is that plays the medium? I preferred Jennifer Love Hewit...she was atleast cute in a weird show.
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it's a sad day. ghost whisper dead??? come on jennifer love hewitt why... it was geting good,better dam dam dam..:-(
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Have to agree with only some choices....mainly Miami Medical.....if they want room for new shows here's a clue...cancel...survivors...big brother....the amazing race.....and lead the way for the other networks....cancel all "reality" shows....(editing means ...??)...no similarity to reality...and so either change the name..or just cancel it all..and how do you cancel Jennifer Love Hewitt....I mean she's from TEXAS....and can act...and is more beautiful than a spring sunrise...............on a clear day...oh well starting to ramble...still liked Cold Case as well..............but hard to argue with some decisions......only two things good about rules of engagement really....Megyn Price and the other woman with those boots!!!!!!!!!!!!....
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Bugga again. Rules should have gone and let Ghost Whisperer. There goes friday nite. totally sucks. first they take numbers and now ghosts. tv is really starting to suck. BAD BAD BAD CBS you have not made a friend here. time to change chanells lol maybe they might get the hint. someone start a petition
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GW :(
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agreed with beamer69, reality must stop, i mean we have to drink and smoke to get out of the real world in life, so.....waht the hell, i can't even watch unrealistic tv shows.....lol.IDIOTS
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lets just get rid of all these reality shows and bring in some good comedy and mystery...How long do we have to put up with all these judge shows..A bunch of people acting......
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Should have cancelled Medium and put Cold Case it that spot,
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I'll miss Cold Case because of the music :)
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Miami Medical was okay, it could have gotten pretty good later on. Cold case was good but sort of deserved it. Numb3rs! I will miss you!
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I am surprised that Rules of Engagement was spared, but I am kind of starting to like it. The New Adventures of Old Christine was a good show, and Numb3rs was a favorite, though it might have been losing steam. Ghost Whisperer was a guilty favorite, there were two things I liked about it, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. I just like to say Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jennifer Love Hewitt. It was kind of like Medium, but it was silly. A bit of overkill to have the two together. I really hated Gary Unmarried. I like Jay Mohr a lot, but the show was just not working for him. Did they make him into a sportscaster? Desperate move. Why are the guys always Sportswriters? Everybody Loves Raymond was a good show, and he was a sportswriter, but it was funny, and not a desperate move, like the show isn't funny, so lets make a house painter a sportscaster. Puh-lease. Accidentally on Purpose I didn't see much, but wasn't impressed. I like Jenna Elfman, though. Maybe she and Jay Mohr can get together and do a show.Miami Medical and Cold Case I can do without. What was the pitch for MM? Let's do like a cross between Grey's Anatomy and CSI: Miami? I hate any pitch that goes it's like blank meets blank. Cold Case was just another twist on CSI: Miami and Law and Order, but with a lot of flashbacks. It's Back to the Future meets Law and Order. I'll pass.
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Kind of happy that Miami Medical and Cold Case got cancelled and I guess Numb3rs had it coming. But I can't believe they cancelled Ghost Whisperers because of Charlie Sheen!
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Nothing "The Eye" does surprises me after the cancellation of MOONLIGHT on the cusp of the whole vampire craze.

I watched nearly all of these series and I'm sorry that each of them is gone. GHOST WHISPERER won its time slot on a consistent basis and that wasn't enough to save it.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was one of the best comedies of all time.

CBS gave up on COLD CASE years ago so I'm glad it lasted as long as it did.

Oh well, nothing lasts forever so we can now have to move on and see what gems will be offered up for our viewing pleasure.
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That's great! I had gotten away from Medium, but the season finale was great. I stopped watching Ghost Wisperer when they did the time jump. I actually LOVED the romance/ "love never dies" of the Jim ghost situation. The rest I just don't watch. It's kind of a shame about Miami Medical. Didn't it just START?!
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Numb3rs is the only one i'll miss (I loved that show), but even it had probably reached the end of its road. The others? . . . good riddance. CBS shows are sooo formulaic and predictable (except for Flashpoint. wow, what a show; so glad its coming back.) Please CBS, take a note from Fox and put something edgy on TV for once.
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Can't say I'll miss any of the cancellations! Having said that, I don't watch the two that were "spared" either...
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this sucks i love al those shows.
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Acording to this link (http://www.tv.com/ghost-whisperer/show/33483/abc-chiefs-save-ghost-whisperer-from-the-dead/topic/14920-1945753/msgs.html?tag=fresh_forums;topic_title;0) Ghost WHisperer was saved by ABC!!!



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Ya know. I get that not all shows will make it or last forever. But WHY can they not give the writers of the show that is about to be canceled (Cause you know they were talking about it for a while), a heads up or.. allow for one or two more episodes in the season to wrap up the story line? That's the really maddening part. The sudden disappearance. The abrupt end to a show. I'm sad that they didn't keep GW, it worked well with Medium (And got the same ratings, BTW). I knew Numb3rs was probably not coming back, but at least that got wrapped up kinda nice.
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please keep Ghost Whisper an Miami Medical These show sare great. My husband like Miami Medical so it must be good .
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Why Ghost Whisper. It is a great show !
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come on you take all good shows and keep rules of engagement, are you daffy. i love ghost whisper and accidently on purpose
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As long as Patrick Warburton is kept on screens, I don't really care about the rest of the shows.
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I have followed Ghostwhisperer from the beginning and it was just painful to watch in the end. Always the same old facial expressions, the acting just seemed to get stale.. And how cheezy can it get when you need to get in a blond child actor, dye his hair and not even get the eyelashes right.. No, finally.. It's ended.. When details start dissapearing in a show it's just bad.



As for Medium, I predict this being the last season. Same thing here, turned a great show into boring drivel. Come on.. The oldest daughter is always crying.. The husband always whining, and Patricias acting is getting just as stale and predictable and old as Jennifer's.

The same same old thing every show.. Come on, put some smiles and spice into the show.

At least there was some great inspiring outfits on the Ghostwhisperer
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It's good Ghost Whisperer is finally canceled. I love the show, but this season has kind of gotten bad.
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It hurt for The New Adventures of Old Christine but the others, finally
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Medium!!! its all I needed to know!!! this show is great!
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As long as they leave NCIS and Criminal Minds alone!
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It's all good...
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Patrick Warburton is hilarious so I'm happy to see Rules of Engagement coming back, but a part of me wishes it HAD been canceled so that he could get away from the rest of that subpar cast and, hopefully, land a more featured role on another show.
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I dont want Ghost Whisper , Cold Case and Miami Medical , to get canceled :(
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Its a unfair world out there, but I'm happy to see that they kept Rules of Engagement, which if u can ignore David Spade at times, is a solid comedy !

Its sucks though that they cancelled Ghost Whisperer, coz the show had a different appeal ( which includes JL Hewitt's good looks and ample twin assets ! ), but I couldn't care less about Numb3rs..
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Its a unfair world out there, but I'm happy to see that they kept Rules of Engagement, which if u can ignore David Spade at times, is a solid comedy !

Its sucks though that they cancelled Ghost Whisperer, coz the show had a different appeal ( which includes JL Hewitt's good looks and ample twin assets ! ), but I couldn't care less about Numb3rs..
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Its a unfair world out there, but I'm happy to see that they kept Rules of Engagement, which if u can ignore David Spade at times, is a solid comedy !

Its sucks though that they cancelled Ghost Whisperer, coz the show had a different appeal ( which includes JL Hewitt's good looks and ample twin assets ! ), but I couldn't care less about Numb3rs..
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wtf, who whatches medium? that show sucks
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I watch only 2 out of this bunch. Gary Unmarried was a good good comedy, but can't deny that we didn't see that axe coming. Rules probably might have another season left in it....
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Ok really... who's pole is Adam Sandler smoking that Rules got renewed AGAIN? As much as I like Spade, he's such a stereotype of himself on that show. If it wasn't for Patrick, that show would be squat. I guess good ole Sandler has been handing out reach arounds.

Bring back Christine and Gary, ya know... FRESH jokes.
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There no anger from me none from the above i watch
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What's with the hatred of David Spade??? Sounds like a cheap shot. I've never seen most of these shows so I won't miss them. I've also given up on Ghost Whisperer and Medium years ago.
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I cannot believe they cancel Gary Unmarried!!!!
Such a nice show, I loved that show!!!!
CBS mother.........
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Judging from the season finale of Numb3rs they knew it wasn't going to be renewed. It was an alright show but it had pretty much gone as far as it could go. The plots were starting to get awfully repetitive and stretching the bounds of believability.
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First of all, Ghost Whisperer was AWFUL! My GF watches it and it bores the hell out of me! JLH is one of the worst actresses I have ever seen! 2nd, CBS is the #1 network for a reason, so if it cancels a show, it's because it either "jumped the shark", ratings were down, or both. 3rd, there's about 12 reruns/day of that show, so it's not like you can't have your fix. Lastly, given that CBS is the #1 network, I'm sure they're not going to lose too much sleep if you boycott the network for a dumb show like Ghost Whisperer...
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R U Kidding? No more Ghost Whisperer? I have watched this show from day 1!! I even watch the repeats,Do they really have to do this? Do these people even read these comments? I hope so because it is obvious they made a mistake about canning Ghost W. just about every comment has something about this show this is a big mistake for this station, a big mistake there taking away a show that works,!!for the family....Why?Why?why?
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I'm gonna miss Accidentally On Purpose and Ghost Whisperer!! :(
I'm glad Medium was saved though.
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It's about the munny, hunny. They'll cancel expensive but popular shows, to put in cheap cash cows. The audience will tune in and watch dreck... right? Right?
Hey, who turned off their TV !??!
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Of the seven shows they canceled I only watch Ghost Whisperer.It's the only show that I followed since the beginning.After I saw the first few episodes of Medium I lost interest with it.I didn't find it very interesting.And after watching the last two seasons of Medium I still don't find it interesting.The show begins with a physic.Later she can see and communicate with ghosts.She even sees the future and can change it.The scripts are very week.So why did CBS cancel Ghost Whisperer and keep Medium.And if ABC picks it up Ghost Whisperer will give some stiff competition to Medium.
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Of course the funniest shows on TV get the axe for what more stupid cop and csi dramas what a shame.
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