CBS’ Upfronts aren’t until Wednesday, but the axe fell and fell often today. A total of seven shows got Highlandered. These include the following (via THR.com’s Live Feed):
- Cold Case
- Ghost Numbers
- Miami Medical
- Accidentally On Purpose
- The New Adventures of Old Christine
- Gary Unmarried
Medium and Rules of Engagement were picked up, the former of which seems to have more lives than a sack of tabbies. Ghost Whisperer may be the biggest surprise, because it frequently won its time slot and was expected to return. Likewise Old Christine was a reliable, if unspectacular performer. But it may get a reprieve from ABC, which has expressed possible interest.
I watched Cold Case and although it was a procedural, I liked its format. The ratings just no longer justified the expense, and this wasn’t unexpected. Numb3rs going bye-bye wasn’t a surprise.