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CBS Announces Their 2008-09 Schedule. Who’s Been Cancelled?

Welcome to the CaptainCBS has released their new schedule for the 2008 – 2009 season. Some existing shows made it onto the list while, sadly, some favorites did not.

Returning on the fall schedule are 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Numb3rs, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, The Unit, and Without a Trace.

Interestingly, Christine was “on the bubble” for some time and was poised to move to ABC if CBS had cancelled it. Not only did CBS renew the series but they also gave it a full 22 episode order. That’s a first for that sitcom. The other bubble sitcom, Rules of Engagement, will return to TV midseason.

New CBS shows include action-drama Eleventh Hour; an Elizabeth Reaser dramady, The Ex List; murder-mystery Harper’s Island (midseason); a Simon Baker drama called The Mentalist; a Jay Mohr/Paula Marshall sitcom titled Project Gary; and Kyle Bornheimer’s sitcom, Worst Week.

Sadly, all this means that we’ll be saying goodbye to a number of beloved shows from last season…

Cane – The Jimmy Smits drama just never caught on and has been off the air for months. There were 13 episodes produced and all have aired. The series finale was shown December 18, 2007.

Kid Nation – The adolescent reality show spurred a lot of controversy, until it actually hit the airwaves. The competition ran its course and all 13 episodes aired, the last one on December 12, 2007.

Jericho – After a miraculous campaign, CBS revived the series for seven episodes. Unfortunately, not enough people watched the show to warrant a third season. The last episode aired on March 25th.

Moonlight – A fan favorite that almost made it to season two. There’s a slim chance it may be revived elsewhere but it’s done on CBS. The finale airs this Friday, May 16th.

Power of 10 – The game show’s ratings paled compared to Drew Carey’s other primetime game show, the million dollar edition of The Price Is Right. Two of the 18 produced episodes never aired and it looks doubtful they ever will.

Shark – The James Woods series fell victim to demographics and ratings. Only 16 episodes were produced for season two and the last of them will be shown May 20th.

Welcome to the Captain – This sitcom couldn’t hook an audience right from the start. All five episodes have aired with the last one having been shown on March 3rd. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Brian G. August 25, 2008 at 7:28 pm

“Cane’ gets cut but ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is returning???? You’ve got to be kidding me!!!!! And ‘Rules of Engagement’ gets to come back mid season???? These two shows have such poor writing and storylines that even the actors seem bored playing their parts. Brilliant move CBS, just brilliant.

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LORISE August 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm

I CAN NOT BELIEVE THESE COMPANIES ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STUPID AND CANT SEE A GREAT SHOW WHEN THEY HAVE IT,,,,,THE CANCELLATION OF “SHARK AND CANE” JUST MIGHT DRIVE ME TO NOT WATCH TV AT ALL….I CANT BELIEVE THEY LEAVE THE CRAP ON AND TAKE OFF SUCH GREAT SHOWS WITH GREAT ACTORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHAME ON CBS ……..

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Janis Fahey August 7, 2008 at 11:06 am

Moonlight is a great series, there is a huge fan base world wide,

Hopefully you will reconsider and bring it back!

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Kim M July 21, 2008 at 7:54 pm

My kids and I have been anxiously awaiting the second season of Kid Nation and we are very upset to see it was cancelled… it was one of the few reality shows we could all watch together and had some great messages for kids about teamwork and leadership. Even the low points like fighting showed kids that these type of behaviors won’t get them far in life. I would have eagerly sent each of my three children to participate in this show!

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Dee Winkler July 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I”m not much of a TV viewer, but I made sure every Friday night I was where I could watch Moon Light, all of my family and all of my friends love the show, I think CBS made a BIG mistake canceling it, CBS you just lost me and my family on Friday nights. I hope another channel puts it on.

Sincerely
Dee Winkler

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Emily ♥ June 30, 2008 at 8:52 am

CBS has made a terrible mistake.
Moonlight is a worthy show that i NEED to stay on the tv.
I really do pray that another channel picks it up, i really do.
I mean come on, what’s the point of dropping a show that has everything ?
suspense, drama, romance, ok maybe the occasional splatter of blood,
but it’s BRILLIANT.
Please, some pick it back up, please.

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cherri June 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I can’t stand all the reality shows, the amazing race, survivor and so on, todays world is a tough one, a little fiction and romance such as Moonlight was something I did enjoy watching. CBS should keep this one!!!

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Larry Capello June 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Why cancel Kid Nation? So what if it was controversial. We are growing a nation of wimps. I used KN episode lessons in my leadership class to help build character in my students. Our Student Council applied many of the concepts and challenges on the show to our class. This was the best reality show on TV. It would have only gotten better over time. This is a shame for family TV.

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Aubrey Davis June 16, 2008 at 6:11 am

I was curious as to why you cancelled Kid Nation. It was a very unique show. Sure, there was some controversy but, so what, a lot of shows generate controversy; that’s a reasonably poor reason to cancel it. I do hope CBS reconsiders. None of the kids were harmed, it was a very unique and original show which me and my family enjoyed watching.

Sincerely,
Aubrey Davis

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dawn e June 5, 2008 at 6:23 pm

I cannot believe that are cancelling CANE AND SHARK, please do not cancel those are the best to drama series that CBS have, PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous June 4, 2008 at 1:04 pm

What a mixed up mess televison has become. Something light and away from the every day problems in life and all the good ones get cancelled. Television sucks with all its reruns and the same old thing. Even the series that were suppose to come back this spring ARENT, now its fall. Makes a person want to find something eles in life for entertainment.

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jimmy eagy June 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm

some kids dont care but i do but the adults today are trying to silence they voice of kide they want the world to stay the same but we need it to change the we say a new tomorowo adults say but whats today but yesterdays tomorow save the world and speek up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April June 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

I know so many people who watched Kid Nation every week and looked forward to each new episode. It’s hard to find a show that I can watch with my kids that we all enjoy. Kid Nation was perfect to watch as a family. My parents even watched it and they have NO kids at home! I really hope some other network picks it up…

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Brendan June 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Kid Nation cannot be canceled! I am now never watching CBS again. There’s no point. Kid Nation was the only show I ever really liked on their station, and if they are going to pull my favorite show ever, then I really could not care less about them. So goodbye CBS, this is one viewer you’ve lost.

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Melody June 1, 2008 at 11:03 am

Bring kid nation back

keep
Kid Nation
Give more kids the chase of a life time

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