Friday, May 21, 2010

CBS Presentation

After announcing a slew of cancelations this week, CBS revealed its full primetime schedule at its upfront presentation yesterday. The network also ushered in a few surprise changes such as moving the established comedy The Big Bang Theory to a new night thus opening a new comedy block and making changes to Wednesday's schedule.

CBS introduced five new series to its 2010-2011 primetime line-up, including three dramas and two comedies.

CBS' new comedies:

$#*! My Dad Says: Series based on the Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, stars William Shatner as Ed Goodson, an opinionated dad who expresses himself with his unsolicited and politically incorrect observations to anyone who will listen. The plot involves a father/son relationship when Ed's son Henry moves in with him. From Warner Bros. Television.

Mike & Molly: Comedy from Chuck Lorre about a working-class couple who find each other at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

New dramas coming to CBS:

Hawaii Five-O: New version of the classic cop series set in Hawaii starring Alex O'Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett along with Scott Caan as Danny "Danno" Williams; Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly; and Grace Park as Kono, Chin's cousin. From CBS Television Studios. And if you're wondering ... same old theme music!

The Defenders: Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell headline this dramedy about two colorful defense attorneys in Las Vegas who do everything possible when it comes to representing their clients. Produced by CBS Television Studios.

Blue Bloods: Tom Selleck returns to CBS as star of this drama about a multi-generational family of cops in New York City. From CBS Television Studios.

CBS has one midseason series:

Criminal Minds Spinoff: Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker stars as unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper in charge of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. Produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

CBS Fall 2010 Primetime Schedule
Monday: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-O
Tuesday: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife
Wednesday: Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Defenders
Thursday: The Big Bang Theory, $#*! My Dad Says, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist
Friday: Medium, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods
Saturday: Crimetime Saturday, Crimetime Saturday, 48 Hours Mystery
Sunday: 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, CSI: Miami

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