CBS has canceled seven series, including the veteran procedurals Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and Cold Case, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Also axed are freshmen series ...
Melrose Place, V
The new fall TV season means plenty of promising new shows — and canceling struggling old ones to make room. As the networks roll out new programs this month at their upfront presentations to advertisers, here's our list of 13 at-risk shows. Many have posted significant ratings declines. Others are expensive to produce, getting old, or just aren't performing as well as their time-slot rivals. Read about the issues each faces and then weigh in on which shows deserve to stay — or go.
It's all about inspiration this week on Idol. Last night, the seven still-standing singers performed a batch of inspiring tunes, a proper lead-in to tonight's uplifting "Idol Gives Back" episode, an initiative that raises funds for U.S. and global charities and brims with performances. Queen Latifah emcees the performance portion of the show from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Alicia Keys (last night's mentor), Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige take the stage. But on such a giving evening, something might be taken away: One of the Top 7 singers is slated to be eliminated.
Read on for previews of Mercy, Accidentally on Purpose, In Plain Sight and P.O.V..
Accidentally on Purpose star Jenna Elfman gave birth to her second son Tuesday, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Jenna Elfman pregnant on Accidentally on Purpose and in real life
The actress, whose character is still pregnant on her CBS show, tweeted that the baby's name is...
Patrick Warburton, Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement's recurring status as a midseason show is sort of like being a second-string player.
"I feel like we've been discounted quite a bit," Patrick Warburton tells TVGuide.com of his CBS sitcom, which kicks off its fourth season Monday (8:30/7:30c).
The show, which debuted at midseason in 2007, performed well enough to earn a full Season 2 pickup. But the writers strike cut short its season after it began in the fall — a bit like being yanked from the lineup before getting a chance to shine. Then for Season 3 and this season, CBS ordered just 13 episodes to debut this deep into the TV year.
So does the show deserve a starting position? Its ratings have remained consistent at various places on CBS' schedule, and its third-season viewership numbers are stronger than the averages of new comedy Accidentally on Purpose, whose timeslot Rules is taking over.
Warburton acknowledges the show had difficulties as it's developed...
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men's continued ratings success led CBS to a Monday night win, according to Nielsen estimates.
Bang Theory (15.4 million viewers) scored the night's highest rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, while Men (16.5 million) was the night's most-watched program. The strong lead-in helped...
Jerry Bruckheimer's new medical drama, Miami Medical, will check in to CBS' schedule on Fridays, the network announced.
Check out TV's best midseason replacements
The series, which focuses on a team of trauma surgeons, will premiere Apr. 2 at 10/9c, replacing ...
NCIS LA, Melrose Place
In the fall TV season, we saw some breakout hits: Modern Family, The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles and Glee have all found healthy audiences, critical acclaim and/or award nominations. We also had some fallen soldiers: RIP, Hank, The Beautiful Life: TBL, Eastwick and Three Rivers. Where do your favorite shows stand? Let's check in.
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory was Monday's top-rated show, posting the biggest number of overall viewers in the series' history.
Big Bang was watched by 14.7 million viewers, and dominated the competition in the adults-18-to-49 demographic. The show got a boost from a strong lead-in from Two and Half Men (15.2 million viewers), the night's most-watched show.
CBS' comedies benefited from holiday programming on other networks, as How I Met Your Mother (9.1 million viewers) and Accidentally on Purpose (8.3 million viewers) defeated ABC's Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (8.4 million viewers) and Fox's Carrie Underwood Christmas special (8.1 million viewers over two hours)...