CBS Eyes Even More 18-49s For Fall
Key Renewals: Two and a Half Men, CSI:NY, Yes Dear, NUMB3RS, Cold Case, The Amazing Race
Key Cancellations: Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia, 60 Minutes Wednesday, Listen Up, JAG
Mysterious Doings: Another year for Yes, Dear? Still Standing is, well, still standing? Who watches these shows?
Analysis: Will anyone watch the annoying Jennifer Love Hewitt in a weekly drama that's essentially a Medium ripoff (especially one where she doesn't play a mute)? Or a show called How I Met Your Mother, even if it does star cutie-pie Buffy alumnus Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick "Don't Call Me Doogie" Harris?
CBS is shoring up its Monday night comedy block, moving out the dead weight (sorry, Jason Alexander) and putting King of Queens and Two and a Half Men as tentpoles at 8 and 9. It remains to be seen how many watch Men because they like it, or because they're too lazy to change the channel.
Still, adding a couple of younger skewing sci-fi shows won't hurt. Even without Raymond, CBS is still the network to beat next year.
8:00-8:30 PM THE KING OF QUEENS (NT)
8:30-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (N)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (NT)
9:30-10:00 PM OUT OF PRACTICE (N)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
10:00-11:00 PM CLOSE TO HOME (N)
8:00-8:30 PM STILL STANDING (NT)
8:30-9:00 PM YES, DEAR (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (N)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: NY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
10:00-11:00 PM WITHOUT A TRACE
8:00-9:00 PM GHOST WHISPERER (N)
9:00-10:00 PM THRESHOLD (N)
10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM COLD CASE
9:00-11:00 PM CBS SUNDAY MOVIE