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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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Anonymous July 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Everyone Everyone! Listen to this please Somebody Explain to be why CBS cancelled Kid Nation! There was nothing wrong with! Kid Nation was the most amazing show ever. And frankly i find it very interesting and educating! I dreamt for the pass three years to be on Kid Nation and now I finally found out they cancelled it! As u can see frum the following Comments EVERYONE loved Kid Nation and it should be brought back immediatly! And also someone tell me how to get sighned up for kid nation if they ever have it agian!

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julie June 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

bring back SHARK are u nuts it’s the BBBBBEEEESSSST show ever weee have to pay tv license for what to watch rubbish put sum good shows back on like SHARK x

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Rob November 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I still can’t believe that CBS cancelled “The Unit”.. I would do anything to get home in time to see it..It was up there with “24″. There are several other (very) good prime time shows to watch also —NCIS, Mentalist, CSI Miami and CSI NY., etc. The rest of the “laughing” machine programs stink! They make me go to cable… Oh well…………..

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jERRY MCWILLIAMS October 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm

loose cold case-ghost whisperer-medium who cares about dead people

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P October 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm

If I could write to CBS right now, I would definitely tell them to bring back The Bradys. That was not a bad show at all.

I remember when the network first ran it back in early 1990 – I was barely 10 at the time but I did think that seeing the Brady Bunch in an hour-long drama format was a pleasant idea. I was bummed when it got cancelled after only 6 episodes. Now I know my efforts would be in vain but I would love to see what Greg, Marcia and company have been up to in the last 20 years if it was revived. Of course, it won’t happen because Robert Reed is no longer with us, and thus unable to play Mike.

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MoonlightMama October 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I just read the petition to prevent Three Rivers starring Alex O’Loughlin from being canceled of this recent date, October 20, 2009… What is it with CBS and constantly raising the ax to sever the handsome head of Alex O’Loughlin? Yes, you did read that correctly & I meant it… CBS, in reality, should actually be axing the employment of Nina Tassler & Les Moonves for this is the second time they are going to take away a show starring Alex… And this has not a darn thing to do with Alex’s acting abilities, it definitely does have to do with bad directing, untalented writers, & dismal, depressing scripts in Alex’s present TV show… CBS had a gold mine with Moonlight, Alex’s previous TV show on that network… So head honchos could not come to terms on how Moonlight’s continuing story should be presented… In other words, Les Moonves put his 2 cents in where it had no place to belong and would not let Joel Silver, who was the Executive Producer of ML & Warner Brothers owned/still owns all Rights to that wonderful vampire serie, give us the full flavor of Moonlight as other TV vampire shows being broadcast are now doing on other networks…

It is time for Moonlight to rise again, but certainly not under CBS as its network!!!!

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anon October 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm

bring KN back!!

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anonymous September 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

definitely we should re-air Kid nation

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Anonymous September 17, 2009 at 9:18 am

KID NATON !(: Best . Show . EVER . Should be re-aired .

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Anonymous August 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

we want kid nation back there’s a petition with almost 5000 signatures. come on people

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HARRY POTTER July 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm

HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING YOU CRUSHED MILLIONS OF DREAMS OF CHILDREN ALL ACROSS AMERICA JUST BY CANCELLING KID NATION!!!!! INCLUDING MINE!!!!!!!!!WATCHING IT WAS A PLEASURE!!!!BUT BEING IN IT WOULD BE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE,SHAME ON YOU!!!!!

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TIFFANY July 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm

BRING KID NATION BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OR ELSE I WILL TELL EVERYBODY THAT YOU CANCELLED IT BECAUSE THEY REALLY LOVED THAT SHOW!!!!!EVERYONE I KNEW COMPLETELY LOVED KID NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11THERE IS ABSOLUTLY NOTHING WRONG WITH IT,YOU ACT LIKE IT WAS A MURDER SHOW!!!!!!!!!!AN OVERREACTION!!!!!IM TELLING EVERONE TO STOP WATCHING CBS!!!!!!HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES!!!!!!!

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Billie Potter July 19, 2009 at 5:51 am

I really liked Shark and I will never understand keeping the dumb shows about talking to the dead!!!!!!!! Old Christine , How I met your mother should go! why do you keep showing these shows?

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Anonymous June 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Why cane and shark they were great, bring them back with worst week please

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Anonymous June 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

KID NATION ROCKED!!!!! i told EVERYONE about it and they started watching and loving it too! people aren’t going to watch CBS anymore if you don’t put they TV shows we like on. take a vote about putting kid nation back on!! you will see that everyone loves kid nation because it teaches you sooo much, and is entertaining at the same time!!! KID NATION WAS THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!!!!!

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