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.

Having trouble keeping track of what's been renewed and what's been canceled? Check out my handy-dandy crib sheet.

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