Monday, May 18, 2009

CBS Renews Cold Case

CBS squared up the rest of it's 2009 season today. They officially renewed long-runner "Cold Case". Though the series has been a hard worker for the network since 2003, there was some question as to whether it would return for a seventh year. The series has been paired up with "Without A Trace" in the past and, lately, with "The Unit", both of which will not be returning next season.

The show premiered in the Sunday 8pm timeslot way back in ought three before moving to it's current Sunday 9pm slot in the 2006 season, so I assume it'll probably stay in place next season. It's a shame, though, as I pointed out with The Unit, shows airing on Sunday evenings are given a hard time when afternoon sports broadcasts run late. It's the reason a good show like "Cold Case" is no longer set to record on my DVR.

There's only so many times I'm willing to press play and find annoying reality TV competitions in Detective Lilly's place before removing a series from my record list.

The network also picked up another drama, a fast paced medical drama called "Miami Trauma". It may just be me, but I tend to find series with a city name in the title to be pretty lame and to be an absolutely terrible representation of what a city is actually like. Hopefully they won't take the cheap-skate, lame production way out and film it in L.A. with canned location shots. Knowing CBS and it's geriatric audience, I'm assuming this show will be less entertaining than NBC's planned "Trauma" but will slaughter it in the ratings anyway.

There is one light in the tunnel, though: word is the network is looking at drama titled "House Rules" about freshman politicians in the U.S. Congress. I'm a sucker for political shows.

CBS will have it's upfront this Wednesday. I'm looking forward to final word on "The Unit" as well as the just mentioned "House Rules".
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