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Post  Covina Guy on 2007-05-16, 12:35

Here is CBS’ fall 2007 primetime schedule with new shows bolded in caps, followed by the new program descriptions:


Monday

8:00 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement
10:00 p.m. CSI: Miami

Tuesday


8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00 p.m. The Unit
10:00 p.m. CANE

Wednesday

8:00 p.m. KID NATION
9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds
10:00 p.m. CSI: NY

Thursday

8:00 p.m. Survivor: China
9:00 p.m. CSI
10:00 p.m. Without a Trace (new day)

Friday

8:00 p.m. Ghost Whisperer
9:00 p.m. MOONLIGHT
10:00 p.m. Numb3rs

Saturday

8:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama encores)
9:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama encores)
10:00 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

Sunday

7:00 p.m. 60 Minutes
8:00 p.m. VIVA LAUGHLIN
9:00 p.m. Cold Case
10:00 p.m. Shark (new day)


New Program Descriptions


Dramas


CANE

Former
L.A. Law/NYPD Blue star Jimmy Smits returns to the regularly scheduled
series grind as the immigrant heir to a family fortune, who must battle
to keep his place in the rum and sugar trading business in South
Florida. The ensemble cast includes Nestor Carbonell, Sam Carmen,
Hector Elizondo, Lina Esco, Eddie Matos, Rita Moreno, Alona Tal,
Michael Trevino and Polly Walker.


MOONLIGHT

In this
new twist on the traditional vampire type of storytelling, an “undead”
private investigator named Mick (Alex O’Loughlin) uses his acute
vampire senses to help the living instead of feeding on them. With only
a handful of undead confidantes for company, Mick fills his days by
trying to protect the living. Moonlight is created by movie producer
Joel Silver (The Matrix).


VIVA LAUGHLIN

In this
musical mystery/drama based on the BBC series Viva Blackpool, a man who
opens a casino in the desert oasis of Laughlin, Nev., quickly realizes
that life as a casino owner is no easy feat. The cast includes Madchen
Amick, P.J. Byrne, Carter Jenkins, Lloyd Owen and Eric Winter. Hugh
Jackman is an executive producer.


SWINGTOWN (midseason)

After
a new family moves into an affluent Chicago suburb it soon discovers
that all is not quiet in suburbia with open marriages, wife swapping,
couple swapping and wild parties. Shanna Collins, Jack Davenport, John
Hopkins, Molly Parker, Eric Winter and D.B. Woodside star.

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Comedy


THE BIG BANG THEORY

Two
brainy best friends (Jim Parsons and Roseanne star Jonny Galecki) and
the remaining members of their “geek squad” try to fit into the social
world at the coaching of their sexy new neighbor (Kaley Cuoco of 8
Simple Rules fame). Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) is the creator.

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Non-Scripted

KID NATION

Forty
overachieving kids between the ages of 8 and 15 will have 40 days to
build a new world without any parental supervision in a deserted town
in Bonanza City, N.M. They will cook their own meals, run their own
homes and businesses, and create a real government while coping with
the everyday pressures of being a child.


POWER OF 10 (midseason)

In
this high-stakes new game show, contestants are challenged to guess the
behaviors, opinions and lifestyle choices of the American public for a
chance to win $10 million. Drew Carey is the host.

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Post  Banjo on 2007-05-16, 13:09

KID NATION

Forty
overachieving kids between the ages of 8 and 15 will have 40 days to
build a new world without any parental supervision in a deserted town
in Bonanza City, N.M. They will cook their own meals, run their own
homes and businesses, and create a real government while coping with
the everyday pressures of being a child.

This sounds bizarre. There is really nothing left of Bonanza City except a few foundations. I have ridden past it ~10 years ago, it's about 40 miles north of me just east of I-25 but you have to turn off past the Pueblo Casino down a dirt road with deep sand. I can't get a map to post here...it should be reasonably easy for the production crews to get in/out after they deal with the deep sand that requires 4WD or a dirt bike to get through, but they will have to put up some sort of habitable buildings unless the kids are expected to build their own which seems unlikely...but it looks like it's already in the can, according to this article. If so, they really kept it quiet here. Usually there is some publicity surrounding any film/TV projects here, of which there are many each year, But not a peep about this...

Kids to rule reality on CBS


Show offers new take on 'Lord of the Flies'

CBS is ready to unleash a reality take on "Lord of the Flies," quietly
wrapping filming on a new skein in which a group of 8- to 15-year-olds
will create their own society.Tom Forman, showrunner on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," is behind the 13-episode project, tentatively titled "Kid Nation." Eye
is expected to unveil the show Wednesday at its upfront presentation.
It's unclear if "Kids' Nation" will land on the fall sked, but it
wouldn't be surprising if it did. Project was originally pegged
for a summer debut but was held for the 2007-08 season after CBS execs
became excited about its breakout potential. Eye's other reality
staples -- "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" -- have been greenlit for two
cycles and one cycle, respectively.CBS reality guru Ghen Maynard
has been feverishly working on nearly two dozen unscripted concepts for
the Eye and cousin net the CW. With "Survivor" and "Amazing
Race" both aging, execs at CBS have made finding the next big reality
hit a huge priority. Effort begins in earnest later this month with
"Pirate Master," premiering on the same date "Survivor" originally
bowed.As for "Kid Nation," skein will follow 40 kids for 40 days, observing them as they attempt to build a new society from scratch.Rather
than surviving on an island, the kiddies relocated to Bonanza City,
N.M., a ghost town abandoned more than a century ago. Prodigal children
live without parental supervision and modern comforts.Goal for
the kids is to build a functional society. They have to pass laws,
choose leaders and build an economy. People familiar with the project
said the kids may also be given choices between things they need (food
and supplies) and things they want (think Nintendo Wii).Unlike most reality shows, there will be no mandated eliminations. Kids can go home when they want to.Rather
than weekly exits, each seg will end with a feel-good moment in which
one kid is selected by his peers to earn a major reward.CBS
brass have kept the project quiet in part out of fear that the idea of
the project -- kids living sans parents -- could kick up a media frenzy
and threaten production before it began. By wrapping the show before
its announcement, net will now be able to show off clips and perhaps
quash some pre-broadcast controversy.Eye also wanted to avoid
giving potential copycats too many details about the project, mindful
of many past cases in which rivals have ripped off each other's
concepts. "Kid Nation" is being produced via Tom Forman Prods.
and Good TV Inc. Eye execs declined comment. Forman, who's repped by
CAA, inked a multiyear overall deal with CBS Par Network Television
last year (Daily Variety, March 30, 2006).
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Post  Penny on 2007-05-16, 13:24

So far none of the "new" shows out for ABC, CBS or NBC have excited me any! Sleep

I am in a delima for Thursday nights ... there are 3 shows on at 9:00 that I want to watch!!! I guess I am going to have to get TVO or something! NBC is moving "The Office" to 9pm, although that is only a 1/2 hour show but then there is CSI and Grey's Anatomy!!! :suspect: If ABC continues to show GA on Friday's too I may still be able to handle it though .... Wink
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Post  Banjo on 2007-05-16, 13:52

Garnet had the same "problem" :roll: on Goof. Here's my advice to her:


This is my plan for Thursday night, and I have only a modest (and
8+ year old) VCR ....your times seem to be an hour later but the
principal is the same:

1. Watch The Office live, 7-8 pm (special 1 hr. season finale.)

2. Tape Scrubs (special 1 hr. etc.) and ER from 8-10 pm.

3. Watch Grey's Anatomy live, 8-9+ pm.

4.
Watch Lost live, 9:07-10 pm.....I'm a leetle suspicious of this. It may
be another one of those "compilation" things that they did last
season/last fall, instead of just calling it a collection of repeat
clips. Or, ideally it would be the writers/creators coming on and
explaining some of the mysteries and/or the future path. Don't hold
your breath on that.

I admit that this plan doesn't allow for seeing Lana tell Lex that the marriage is over (oh the horror ! ), but you can rely on Trav to fill us in on that... , or you could tape it too.....7-8 pm.......

If you see any flaws in this plan let me know....

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Post  Covina Guy on 2008-05-14, 14:31

Here's the CBS's fall schedule as reported by Marc Berman of MediaWeek:

Upcoming on CBS in midseason is murder mystery Harper’s Island, and the
return of sitcom Rules of Engagement. Fans of The Amazing Race,
meanwhile, will be pleased to know that two editions have been ordered
for 2008-09. Not returning on Eye network are dramas Cane, Jericho,
Shark and Moonlight, and the non-scripted Kids Nation.

Monday
8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30 p.m. *WORST WEEK
10:00 p.m. CSI: Miami

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00 p.m. *THE MENTALIST
10:00 p.m. Without a Trace (new day)

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. The New Adventures of Old Christine (new day and time)
8:30 p.m. *PROJECT GARY
9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds
10:00 p.m. CSI: NY

Thursday
8:00 p.m. Survivor
9:00 p.m. CSI
10:00 p.m.*ELEVENTH HOUR

Friday
8:00 p.m. Ghost Whisperer
9:00 p.m. *THE EX LIST
10:00 p.m. Numb3rs

Saturday
8:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10:00 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

Sunday
7:00 p.m. 60 Minutes
8:00 p.m. The Amazing Race
9:00 p.m. Cold Case
10:00 p.m. The Unit (new day and time)

New Program Descriptions

Comedies

Project Gary
A recently single painting contractor (Jay Mohr) and his controlling
ex-wife (Paula Marshall) face post-divorce mayhem after 15 years of
marriage as they embark on new relationships.

Worst Week
Based on the British limited run series, the focus of this single camera
comedy is on a young couple’s hellish period before they officially
start life together as a married couple. Kyle Bornheimer, Erinn Hayes,
Nancy Lenehan, Jay Maolone and Kurtwood Smith star.

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Dramas

Eleventh Hour
A professor who is an advisor to a government scientific agency partners
with a government operative to troubleshoot any problems or threats to
a specific scientific endeavor. Rufus Swell and Marley Shelton star.
Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the executive producers.

The Ex List
After a psychic tells a woman she has already met the man she is going to
marry, she begins to track down each and every man she has ever dated.
The cast includes Elizabeth Reaser, Rachel Boston, Alexandra
Breckenridge, Adam Rothenberg and Amir Talai.

Harper’s Island (midseason)
An Agatha Christie-like murder mystery begins to unveil in this
interactive drama after a group of friends meet on an island off the
Seattle coast for a wedding. The cast includes Elaine Cassidy, Ryan
Merriman and Samantha Noble.

The Mentalist
A man with psychic abilities (former The Guardian star Simon Baker) works as an independent contractor for the police. Tim Kang, Amanda Righetti, Shaun Toub, Robin Tunney and Owain Yeoman also star.

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Post  Banjo on 2008-05-14, 19:08

Moonlight is being replaced by the Ex List ? Good grief Gertie ! You wonder where their brains are......well, I know where they are.... :lol: Hopefully Sophia Myles will find work soon elsewhere on American TV Lovies

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Post  Penny on 2008-05-15, 02:44

Looks like the only shows I watch at CBS are CSI and CSI Miami.

How I Met Your Mother ... my daughter likes that but I never watched it. Anyone hear how Brittany Spears did on her second apperance?
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Post  LarryP on 2008-05-17, 06:54

We do enjoy watching NCIS and Criminal Minds.
But you are right, it doesn't appear that this network has taken any programming chances to try to expand its viewing audience.
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Post  sandisea on 2008-05-19, 03:15

Well, that's that then...CBS has nothing worth watching except CSI which is in syndication...always a good bit of crime if you need it but....I want Moonlight back! *pout*
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Post  Berry on 2008-05-19, 11:24

At least Moonlight ended on a note that I could live with. Didn't feel all "uncomplete" as it could have.
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Post  LarryP on 2008-05-20, 06:37

CBS decided to cancel Moonlight, but keep their unrealistic "reality" shows??? :what?:

Shows you the state that the major networks are in. Pathetic.
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Post  Banjo on 2008-05-20, 18:56

They claim that Moonlight is expensive to produce. Why ? Beth's earrings are real gold ? Rolling Eyes

But how can it be as expensive as Survivor or The Amazing Race ? I suppose they can charge higher advertizing rates for those shows....?

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Post  Covina Guy on 2008-05-20, 22:42

But how can it be as expensive as Survivor or
The Amazing Race ? I suppose they can charge higher advertizing rates
for those shows....?




"Reality Shows" are
notoriously cheap to produce. It wouldn't surprise me if, even after all the
years they have been on the air, both Survivor & Amazing Race are able to
keep their budgets between $750,000 & 1 million per episode. Conversely, if
Moonlight was "expensive" in its first season the show might have
cost as much as 2 million per episode.

Advertising rates are determined by ratings, both overall
numbers and from the advertiser’s target audience. Unfortunately for Moonlight,
Friday night is one of the lowest rated nights of the week (many weeks Numb3rs was
the highest rated show of the night with slightly over 10 million viewers.)
Also, CBS probably expected Moonlight to grow its audience out of Ghost
Whisperer instead of losing viewers as it did.





I have no idea why CBS canceled the
show…but then I haven’t understood a number of the programming moves that they
have made in the last few years.

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