Year after year, this becomes almost painfully unsurprising. Following an impressive three-season renewal for CBS comedy juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory,' the network granted an additional 18 renewals to its drama and comedy lineup for 2014-15, including (but not limited to) 'Two and a Half Men,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'Elementary,' 'NCIS' and 'The Good Wife.' So, who's missing?
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The Upfronts may have passed us by with all of the major networks unveiling their 2013-14 lineups, but CBS has jumped ahead in the 2013 race by releasing its full fall premiere schedule. The new CBS lineup will premiere after the 2013 Emmy awards, kicking off with an hour-long final season premiere for 'How I Met Your Mother,' and a host of other changes.
Moving right along the major network pantheon, CBS is the latest to give out its lineup for fall 2013-2014 in advance of today's big Upfront presentation. No major shakeups, other than an expanded comedy block on Thursday nights and moves for both 'Person of Interest' and 'Hawaii Five-0,' but Chuck Lorre's 'Mike & Molly' will sit the fall out, while still producing a full season. Find out CBS' fall changes inside!
Earlier in the broadcast year CBS implied on a number of occasions that their 2013-2014 lineup would remain relatively consistent given their strong performances across the board, and today that proves to be true. The indomitable eye network has announced the renewals of 18 major series, including dramas, comedies and unscripted fare, but which major series were left off the list? Find out who's in and who's out at CBS inside!
'2 Broke Girls' took the motto "sex sells" and used it to great effect for their 2013 Super Bowl commercial. There were no clips from the show, no jokes, no nothing really, except stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs pole dancing in revealing outfits. And it might've been the most effective commercial of the entire Super Bowl...
Let's face it, not everything to come out of '2 Broke Girls' season 2 can catch our eye, given the abysmal reception its first season faced with TV critics, in spite of it's breakout ratings for CBS. But like it or not, we're always happy to see 'Party Down' and 'Veronica Mars' alum breaking out into network TV. So with the inevitable '2 Broke Girls' season 2 headed our way, just who might Ryan Hansen play?
It's a good thing that only three years time will see the major cities of the world outfitted with flying cars, hover-boards and Pepsi Perfect kiosks at every corner cafe, because otherwise things might look fairly bleak. Not only will '2 Broke Girls' likely still be on the air, but syndicated on a major cable network as well.
Being Upfront week, CBS is hard at work announcing and promoting its new series, as well as plotting out ways to incorporate them into the current schedule. Today a big move for the network's flagship comedy 'Two and a Half Men' is in the works, but what does it mean for its other comedies? Who's getting a big promotion, and who will be joining the 'Men' trio on their new night?
This week's planned Reel Women piece was about 'Girls' and the problems audiences seem to have with flawed protagonists, but there's been a change of plans after reading some of the negative responses to the title of this week's episode, "Vagina Panic." This indicates a reflexive response to the "v-word" that is both disheartening and astonishing.