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Cold Case: Renewed for Season Seven; Without a Trace Cancelled?

Cold CaseVeteran crime dramas Cold Case and Without a Trace have been fighting for their lives.

While both shows do alright in overall viewership and have more than enough episodes for syndication, they have become expensive to produce over the years. Their audiences also tend to skew older, an ongoing challenge for the Tiffany network. CBS has been looking to cut back on expenses so both of the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced dramas have been on the bubble for renewal. In seasons past, they’d both be considered pretty safe bets.

Well now, CBS has now renewed Cold Case for season seven. No word as yet if the season order will be for 13 or 22 episodes.

The renewal is commonly seen as bad news for Without a Trace since it was rumored that both shows were vying for the same timeslot on the schedule. However, Without a Trace may still be kept alive with an order for episodes that would be aired midseason, or earlier if one of the network’s new dramas tanks.

CBS will release its 2009-10 schedule on Wednesday at its upfront presentation in New York.

 

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Roger Hall June 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

cancel any or all of the “reality” TV shows they are nothing but crap, the dance sows as well s idol are fixed, how can you pick he bet when you can vote 1000 times it you have the tme and a sixth grade education.

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Beth Crum January 1, 2011 at 3:51 am

If you had to cancel them. Then you should bring all season out on DVD so I can watch them when I want to. they are not on tv as reruns like all the csi series.

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robin November 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

i am appalled at the fact that big named shows are gettin cancelled and reality tv hell which in hand are not reality because they are still scripted to some degree are left to survive. i don’t care what exotic island or country survivor goes to it still is the same bull crap of a show that should have got the axe a long time ago. and u kicked csi miami off monday nights for a reenactment of hawaii five-0, listen remaking old stuff only works in the movie world not network tv. despite however you all rank how good your tv shows are shows like mike and molly, two and half men, rules of engagement…etc… are laughable, and not in a good way they totally suck they could be booted for good dramas like cold case and witout out a trace. u are talking about some serious competition from othe networks, wouldn’t that be an amazing race

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angela picard June 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I can not believe Without A Trace has been cancelled and the reality shows are still being renewed. The next works are really going down hill in regards to morals.

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Melissa Dulmage May 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

Please cancel any or all of the “reality” TV shows.

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Betty Randall March 1, 2010 at 1:14 am

I just can’t see why Without a Trace has been cancelled and all the other awful programs are allowed to stay on. Like the reality shows, and etc. Please bring back without a trace

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