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CBS Gives Full Season Orders to All Five New TV Shows

IMAGEThough none of the networks have had any breakout hits this Fall season, CBS has certainly had the most success of any of the major networks. The Tiffany network hasn’t had reason to cancel any new shows while FOX, ABC, and NBC have dumped one apiece (Lone Star, My Generation, and Outlaw respectively).

CBS announced today that they are giving full season orders to their five new series; The Defenders, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, $#*! My Dad Says, and Mike & Molly. Typically a full season order means nine additional episodes but that not be the case here. Word is that $#*! My Dad Says may only get six additional installments plus three scripts. Hawaii Five-0 received an order for nine episodes plus two scripts besides.

Here’s the official press release from CBS…

CBS GOES 5 FOR 5
Network’s Entire Freshman Class Earns Full Season Orders For the 2010-2011 Season

“Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Defenders,” “Mike & Molly” and “$#*! My Dad Says” Are the Top Five New Programs of the Season

“Hawaii Five-0,” “Mike & Molly” and “$#*! My Dad Says” are the Top Three in Adults 18-49

CBS has given full season orders to its entire freshman class — HAWAII FIVE-0, BLUE BLOODS, MIKE & MOLLY, THE DEFENDERS and $#*! MY DAD SAYS — which rank as the top five new series of the 2010-2011 season.

HAWAII FIVE-0, MIKE & MOLLY and $#*! MY DAD SAYS rank as the top three new series in adults 18-49.

The five freshman series, combined with strong performances from CBS’s returning series, have given the Network wins in the season’s opening four weeks among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the first time since the advent of people meters in 1987.

“Everything has clicked so far this year – from development in January, to scheduling in May, to production over the summer, to marketing and publicity in the fall,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “It’s all testimony to the executives in our halls who remain restless for more success, and the amazing creative talent on our sets who continue to deliver the goods.”

HAWAII FIVE-0, television’s #1 new series, has won its Monday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period in key demographics every week this season as well as four weeks in viewers. HAWAII FIVE-0 is averaging 14.15 million viewers and a 4.1/11 in adults 18-49. It also ranks as the #1 DVR’d program on television, averaging an additional 3.4 million viewers with live plus 7-day playback.

BLUE BLOODS, the #2 new series, is Friday’s top program in viewers and adults 18-49, winning its (10:00-11:00 PM) time period in viewers and key demographics every week this season. BLUE BLOODS is averaging 12.65 million viewers and 2.2/07 in adults 18-49.

THE DEFENDERS, the #3 new drama on television, is averaging 11.33 million viewers and 2.8/08 in adults 18-49.

MIKE & MOLLY, the #1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics, is averaging 12.27 million viewers and 4.1/11 in adults 18-49 in its highly competitive Monday (9:30-10:00 PM) time period.

$#*! MY DAD SAYS ranks as the second-highest-rated new comedy in both viewers and adults 18-49, averaging 11.31 million viewers and 3.5/10 in adults 18-49 while winning its Thursday (8:30-9:00 PM) time period in both measures.

Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers of HAWAII FIVE-0 for CBS Television Studios.

Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green and Leonard Goldberg are executive producers of BLUE BLOODS for CBS Television Studios.

Carol Mendelsohn, Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller, Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz and Greg Walker are executive producers of THE DEFENDERS for CBS Television Studios.

Chuck Lorre, Mark Roberts and Don Foster are executive producers of MIKE & MOLLY for Bonanza Productions in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.

David Kohan & Matt Mutchnick are executive producers of $#*! MY DAD SAYS for Warner Bros. Television.

What do you think? Do you think they all deserve a full season order? Do you think that any won’t survive to see a second season?

 

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DachshundLady May 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Wow I didn’t realize how many idiots there are in the world. RED consider yourself the No 1 IDIOT, BlueBloods is the most awesome show and Hawaii-5-0 is so much better than the previous one. I also enjoy The Defenders but if I had to pick between these three shows The Defenders would have to go.. Mike and Molly and the other horrible supposed comedies suck.

CBS keep up with your dramas you are really grest at picking them.

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Lu April 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I absolutely love Hawaii Five-O. It’s the best action series on TV right now. CBS has the market on good solid TV series at this time. It is so refreshing that there is not another Reality TV show put on. Need to get rid of all of them. Keep the cool shows like Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, NCIS etc………..

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NR March 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

The Defenders is the best show on tv right now–a mixture of drama and comedy! I think it would do well on Monday nights at 9:00–it should take the spot once held by Two and A Half Men with a repeat episode on Friday night at 8:00 for those who miss it on Monday. Thank you for a tv show with creative writing that is not overly intellectual but makes one think, unpredictable story lines that havent already been done before on every other show, complex charaters, and scenes of Las Vegas!

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Red January 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I have never been a fan of CBS shows. I usually find the other networks have come up with more enticing suspense and or drama series. Until now. CBS has absolutely hit it out of the park with Blue Bloods (started off slow but has become one of my top five shows on t.v.), Hawaii Five-O (has held my attention since episode one), and The Defenders (Belushi and O’Connell are an unlikely duo but CBS figured out a way to make them work). Good job CBS, you finally have my attention.

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Dan November 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

Demand another season for $#*! MY DAD SAYS, witty and funny show.

Blue Bloods is exhausting to watch. The stash is still cool, but the show seems to stagnate on the templar thing. Increadible how they solve murders within the day, all the time. So unrealistic. Yeah the Reagans are very fortunate, nice house, great food, policemans pay… pfff…

Ditch Hawai Five Oh 2010. I am a fan of John and James Belushi but the other suite in THE DEFENDERS, the fat kid in the movie STAND BY ME, no. Sorry. The show did not impress me. Heard Mike and Molly is a good show, except I don’t like chicago.

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vpretz November 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I just Love Defenders, Hawaii 5-o (so it’s a remake..The Original was awesome and this one is too!!) Blue Bloods is the highlight of my Friday Nights right after CSI NY! Finally something to watch on Fridays. Put Defenders on Fridays before CSI and the ratings will go up! Watched 10 mins of “My Dad” Not for me..Too silly Mike & Molly was OK but kind of the same ole thing with the fat jokes..The writers made them FAT instead of just PEOPLE in a relationship…NOT for me either. People between 40-70 should count in the ratings too..not many of us are out at parties on Friday nights or working late during the week. For some of us, Prime time TV is our source of daily entertainment 7 days a week..We just can;t SURVIVE on REALITY TV…Keep the dramas cut the silly shows…Thanks CBS

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Greg October 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

I like everything except Crap my dad says (should never have been put ont he air) and Hawaii 5-0, which is a re-make. Can’t we get some new ideas?

Defenders is great, 100% goodness. Mike and Molly is a time filler, but I like both the actor and the actress. Glad they’re getting work after being stuck in the “supporting role” position for so many years.

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Michael October 26, 2010 at 7:09 am

I’m not sure how Mike and Molly is still on. I mean how many fat jokes can you say before it gets old?

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Red January 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Totally agree with you. I’m what you would might call over weight, and I sure dont want to watch a show with a cop (who probably gets winded trying to get off the couch) that is 350 lbs standing at 5’10” trying to get with an overweight school teacher. Have you seen the scenes where they’re in bed together? It’s repulsive!

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Leigh October 26, 2010 at 5:25 am

CBS has done a great job on the new shows. I am not normally a comedy type tv person but Mike & Molly and so is $#*! My Dad Says are really great. As for drama CBS hit the nail on the head, all of them are really great programs. Thank goodness for DVR, I have so many programs that my hubby and I like that we never get bored when nothing is on, we can watch the programs we DVR’d. Keep up the good choices CBS….

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Evitafjord October 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I would cancel all 5, but that’s how it always goes. Keep the ones I don’t like, cancel the ones I do.

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Red January 23, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Not to question your tastes in television, but if you don’t like any of these, what do you like?

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Jeremy Rynek October 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

Yes very happy about all those shows. I watch them all. My favorite out of those right now is The defenders. And to think I was on the fence on that one. Then Mike & Molly, then S**t my dad says, Hawaii five-o and then Blue bloods. Their all really good I think. I’m really hopeing they all get picked up. They all get a 8 or better in my book. Right now the Defenders has a 10! Good move CBS. Keep it up.

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Hugh G. R. October 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I am surprised but I like “THE DEFENDERS” Not being a fan of Jim Belushi I did not think I would like the show. But even his character is enjoyable to watch.Good Job guys

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