Now that all the networks have revealed their fall schedules to potential advertisers—CBS presented its equally clueless lineup this morning—it's time for cable to shine. Not surprisingly, TBS started off with the network's new leading man, Conan O'Brien.
As for CBS, after announcing the cancellation of seven shows yesterday, it revealed the new stuff it has in store for the fall—two comedies, two dramas, and a Hawaii Five-0 retread. Now the fall schedule for all five networks is complete. (Here is a handy chart for you, if you're interested.)
The big news at CBS, which is the most-watched network, wasn't really the network's new offerings, but what they're doing with the hits. There was a lot of reshuffling, including moving CSI: Miami from Monday to Sunday, CSI: New York from Wednesday to the dead zone of Friday, and Survivor from its decade-long home on Thursday to Wednesday instead. Big Bang Theory, which has an audience that continues to grow, has been plucked out of the net's Monday comedy block to lead off a Thursday evening sitcom fest.
No videos yet from CBS, but we're not going to let that stop us from judging. We already told you that Shit My Dad Says sucks. Hawaii Five-0 will be exactly what you expect it to be, but it has Daniel Dae Kim from Lost and Grace Park from Battlestar Galactica so that's nice. We love us some Swoozie Kurtz, but her sitcom Mike & Molly about a couple of overeaters sounds fucking dreadful. Defenders is about god-damned wacky lawyers trying to do the right thing, because we haven't seen enough of that. But this one has the added detraction of Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell. We're holding out a bit of hope for Blue Bloods, about a family with three generations of cops, but only because of Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck, who is still the sexiest thing in a mustache this side of an American Apparel ad.