CBS Announces 2007-08 Primetime Schedule
(CBS4) NEW YORK CBS has nuked “Jericho” from its fall lineup it was announced Wednesday, along with the sitcom “Class” and “Close To Home”, however, the 2007-08 primetime schedule also includes five new series – one comedy, three dramas and one reality program.
The five new series feature diverse and daring concepts, including “Viva Laughlin”, where drama is accented by iconic music; “Cane”, starring Jimmy Smits as the head of a powerful South Florida Cuban-American family; “Moonlight”, a romantic thriller with a new twist on the vampire legend; “The Big Bang Theory”, a comedy about genius geeks from "Two and A Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre; and “Kid Nation”. a reality series where 40 kids will try to build a new society in an abandoned ghost town.
“We approached our development this year with a specific goal in mind — to be daring and different," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "The Fall and mid-season series we have selected offer creativity and variety with great potential to excite and surprise television audiences everywhere."
These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup, which will win the 2006-2007 season in viewers and adults 25-54, continuing the Network's multi-year winning streak.
These new shows will be woven into a deep and successful lineup that returns more series and has more time period-winning programs than any other network. CBS will return television's Number One drama and scripted program, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; the Number One comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN; the Number One new comedy, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT; the Number One news magazine, 60 MINUTES; and the premiere reality series, SURVIVOR.
Also returning are: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CSI: MIAMI, NCIS, THE UNIT, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: NY, WITHOUT A TRACE, GHOST WHISPERER, NUMB3RS, COLD CASE and SHARK, as well as 48 HOURS: MYSTERY and CRIMETIME SATURDAY. "THE AMAZING RACE"
and "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE" were picked up for mid-season along with the New Drama "SWINGTOWN"