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With the economy struggling, CBS' cost-cutting measures means two of its programs are on the Death Clock.
Mar 11, 2009
Pair of CBS shows marked for death
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For most Americans, the plummeting economy means substituting Captain Crunch for Admiral Snack'ems, Dr. Pepper for Dr. Skipper, and Mac 'n Cheese for pieces of cardboard in melted parmesan. For major television networks, the financial nosedive means cancelling some of its pricier shows outright.

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It's close to decision time for networks--which shows do we think are in danger of getting canned?
Apr 03, 2009
TV.com Top 10: Shows in Danger

If shows were kept around based on their quality, television would be unrecognizable. Unfortunately, great shows are often rewarded by throwing them out on the curb as the business is cruel to those that can't find audiences. Another round of eliminations is just around the corner, and these shows are in danger of being sent packing. But do any of them have a chance at survival?

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Chop Chop
May 18, 2010
CBS Cleans House, Cancels Seven
Which shows survived the network's overhaul and which shows got the axe?
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Culture & Media Institute decries stoning of "whore," youth pastor masturbating to teen's confession on CBS drama.
Oct 04, 2007
Christian group targets Cold Case

The grumbling between Hollywood and conservative groups got a little bit louder recently. In this case, the Culture & Media Institute has fired shots against CBS' forensics drama Cold Case.

The group, which describes its mission as "to advance, preserve, and help restore America's culture, character, traditional values, and morals against the assault of the liberal media," claims the September 30 episode of Cold Case was "an exercise in bigoted, Christophobic fantasy."

In the episode, titled "That Woman," a young woman with a promiscuous past joins a Christian-based abstinence group, only to discover that the members don't practice what they preach. In order to protect the group's secrets, members murder the girl the old-fashioned way--by stoning her to death.

"When's the last time your local Christian youth group stoned somebody ...

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CBS picks up another season of Cold Case, ABC cancels The Unusuals; future of Without a Trace in the air.
May 18, 2009
Cold Case chillin', Unusuals estranged

CBS has been the quietest of all the networks during the busy pre-upfront period, keeping the lid tight on its 2009-2010 plans, but word about what's going on behind The Eye is finally getting out. First to hit the street: CBS has renewed Cold Case.

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Status Report
Apr 30, 2010
What's Been Renewed, What's Been Canceled, What's Left
A comprehensive list of which TV shows are returning next season, which shows have been canceled, and which shows are still in limbo.
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Network officially renews almost a dozen for next fall, including Big Bang, CSI trio; no Jericho...yet.
Feb 15, 2008
CBS renews plethora of crime dramas

Earlier this week, ABC sent out the ho-hum announcement that it had picked up nine shows for early renewal. The no-brainers included Lost, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and previously announced freshman shows such as Pushing Daisies.

Nothing groundbreaking there, but from a business point of view, it had to be done. Today it was CBS's turn to send out a "no duh" press release, announcing its renewals for next season.

On the list are the Eye's version of no-brainers--its armada of crime procedurals: CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, NCIS, Numb3rs, and Without a Trace.

Also coming back for more will be Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men, J-Lo Hewitt's Ghost Whisperer, and newbie The Big Bang ...

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It's time once again for TV upfronts, when networks converge to host a series of presentations in which they bombard advertisers, press representatives, and others with exciting news about the upcoming season. Whispered gossip fills the air, series pickups and cancellations are announced, and network presidents wax poetic over the undeniable greatness of their latest small-screen creations. We want to make sure you've got the goods on all of this important news, so we'll continue to update these pages as new information is revealed. Keep checking back, and by the end of the week you'll have the fall season memorized!
May 10, 2006
2006 Upfronts
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Fall schedule announced! The NBC upfront took place Monday, May 15; this section will be updated as announcements are made.

Renewed Shows

The Apprentice (to return midseason)

The Biggest Loser

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Crossing Jordan (to return midseason)

Deal or No Deal

ER

Las Vegas

Last Comic Standing

Law & Order

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Medium

My Name is Earl

The Office

Scrubs (to return midseason)

New Shows Picked Up

20 Good Years
This new comedy from the cocreator of The Cosby Show follows the adventures of two friends who finally realize that life doesn't last forever. John Lowry and Stanley Friedman are an odd pair to be buddies. They're polar opposites in every way and have a hard time seeing eye to eye. The one thing they can agree on is that they only have ...

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Football and crime can't keep a good woman down.
Oct 31, 2006
Ratings: Housewives takes Sunday

The ladies of Wisteria Lane knocked the guys of the gridiron over with a feather last night, as Desperate Housewives scored 21.1 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/19 share in 18 to 49s.

CBS's schedule was a half-hour delayed due to football overruns.

At 8 p.m., ABC and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition scored a 5.4 rating, followed by Sunday Night Football on NBC with around 5.0 (football ratings are estimates). CBS scored a 3.9 for the last half-hour of 60 Minutes and the first half-hour of Amazing Race, and Fox earned a 2.3 for reruns of The Simpsons and American Dad. The CW managed a 1.1 for 7th Heaven.

At 9 p.m., ABC's Desperate dominated with 8.3--four percent better than last week. NBC and football nabbed a 6.1 ...

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Lilly Rush
Scotty Valens
Lt. John Stillman
Will Jeffries
Cold Case stars Kathryn Morris (Minority Report, Mindhunters) as Lilly Rush, the lone female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad who finds her calling when she's assigned to "cold cases" -- crimes that have never been solved. Previously, she used her instinctive understanding of the criminal mind on current murders. Now, she's interrogating witnesses whose lives and circumstances have since changed, making use of today's new science and finding fresh clues to solve cases that were previously unsolvable, all of which appeals to this smart, driven detective. She's also prepared for the consequences: that her work will open up old wounds and may lead suspects to commit new crimes. When she hits a dead-end, Lilly seeks advice from her respected mentor, Lt. John Stillman (John Finn, Catch Me If You Can). Also on the team are Det. Scotty Valens (Danny Pino, The Shield), Rush's confident and strong-willed partner; Det. Will Jeffries (Thom Barry, The Fast and the Furious), who's been around long enough to serve as Lilly's link to the past; and Det. Nick Vera (Jeremy Ratchford, Angel Eyes), a tough cop who's considered the go-to guy for getting a confession. Lilly makes it her business to ensure that no victim is ever forgotten. On the show's third season, former narcotics detective Kat Miller (Tracie Thoms, Wonderfalls, As If), a young and spunky girl, joins the team. Cold Case is created by Meredith Stiehm (ER, NYPD Blue). Executive producers -- in addition to Ms. Stiehm -- include such reigning entertainment industry names as Jerry Bruckheimer (The Amazing Race, CSI), Shaun Cassidy (Invasion, The Agency), and Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, Close to Home).moreless