Sunday, May 13, 2012

More Renewals, Cancellations; NBC Fall Schedule

Welcome back, TV Tourists.

Now have some news about shows on CBS that will not be returning.  The network has chosen between its CSI spin-offs, giving continued life to CSI: NY and putting an end to CSI: Miami after 10 seasons.  Also bidding goodbye are freshman offerings Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, NYC 22 and Rob.

Good news over at ABC, though, which has renewed Private Practice and Body of Proof, the latter being extremely on the fence.  I'm glad though.  I like the Dana Delaney series (and looking forward to her return to Wisteria Lane for tonight's series finale of Desperate Housewives.

NBC's fall schedule is now in play and I have to say, it's puzzling.  This network keeps trying to find its way back from last place (okay, technically the CW is last but unfortunately, that's never likely to change) but not sure their latest plan of attack, which looks to be combining comedy and drama on nearly every night with very few returning shows, is going to work.  It's a choice, I suppose.  But they seem to cancel more shows than anyone ... a show doesn't do well after two or three eps, it's out.  And this was the network that once gave life to Cheers - not at all successful its first season but when given a second went on to be one of the net's most successful series, going 11 seasons.  Times, they have changed.

In another surprising move, their most recent hit, Smash, will be held til mid-season.  Community and Whitney have also been cast off to Friday as the new lead-in to Grimm (??).  To me, Friday has always been "genre program"  night (X-Files, Supernatural, Fringe, Grimm), so this seems a very odd addition. 

So here is what you'll be watching this fall on the Peacock network:

8 p.m. - The Voice
10 p.m. - Revolution - this is the new J.J. Abrams/Erik Kripke vehicle.  I was looking forward to this one, being that I'm a fan of both creators (Kripke's Supernatural is my fave show), but did they HAVE to put it against Hawaii Five-0 and Castle??  Guess I'll be catching up online later...

8 p.m.  - The Voice results show
9 p.m. - Go On (NEW)
9:30 p.m. - The New Normal (NEW)
10 p.m. - Parenthood

8 p.m. - Animal Practice (NEW)
8:30 p.m. - Guys With Kids (NEW)
9 p.m. - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10 p.m. - Chicago Fire (NEW)

8 p.m. - 30 Rock
8:30 p.m. - Up All Night
9 p.m. - The Office
9:30 p.m.  - Parks and Recreation
10 p.m. - Rock Center with Brian Williams

8 p.m. - Whitney
8:30 - Community
9 p.m.  Grimm
10 p.m . - Dateline NBC

Fall - Football

7 p.m. - Dateline NBC
8 p.m. - Fashion Star
9 p.m. - Celebrity Apprentice (guess Trump in only going to do celebs from now on;  shame ... liked when it was everyday people fighting for the opportunity of a lifetime: an actual job in the Trump empire)
10 p.m. - Do Not Harm (NEW)

Check back all this week for more fall schedules.

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