Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For God’s sake, make it stop!

CBS axes 7 shows to make room for fall newcomers

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS may be the most popular television network but that didn't stop its executives from shaking things up for the fall by axing seven series and moving four established shows to new nights.

The network also said Wednesday it is adding five new shows for the fall, including a Tom Selleck drama, a William Shatner comedy and a remake of "Hawaii Five-O."


For Mondays CBS scheduled a modern revival of the 1970s cop drama "Hawaii Five-O" with Daniel Dae Kim, fresh from the Hawaii-based "Lost," in the cast. Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan also star.

That ruckus you hear is Leonard Freeman spinning, spinning, spinning around in his grave. And in a related story, nothing is sacred.

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Stacia said...

It would be nice to have some new stars and shows. Not that I don't like Selleck, and I love the Shatner, but these guys were on hit shows when I was a kid (and, in Shat's case, before I was born.) Enough already.

In the world of movies, I eagerly await the remake of "Citizen Kane", starring John Goodman, and the updated "Casablanca" starring Val Kilmer and Gwyneth Paltrow.

M. Bouffant said...

I'm going to get to work on a new Beverly Hillbillies concept. The Clampetts come to B.H. for an "unscripted" show, so there'll be a show w/in a show, or a show outside a show, even.

I think NBC will be offering the rubes two "dramas" about people on reality shows this fall, time to jump on the trend.

Brent McKee said...

The sad thing is that from what I can see, this is going to be one of the better new series this season. Will most likely win its time slot.

hobbyfan said...

It's been 30 years since Hawaii 5-0 ended its run. I think there was a movie or two in the interim commissioned by CBS, but with NBC dismissing Law & Order after 20 years, what's one more procedural crime drama, which the new 5-0 is likely to end up being?