From THR: CBS is going to have some open slots next season after all. In an year when some insiders speculated that CBS would only lose a couple shows, the network just canceled four dramas (including three veterans) and two comedies. Crime procedurals Cold Case , Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs will not be renewed. Jerry Bruckheimer's drama Miami Medical is likewise canceled, as is fellow newcomer Accidentally on Purpose , which mainly aired in the network's Monday night comedy block. Veteran Wednesday night comedies The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried are also cancelled. Read more: CBS Cancels Seven Shows
For the most part, CBS has had a very good year. New series like ' Undercover Boss ' and ' NCIS: Los Angeles ' lived up to expectations and emerged as hits, and even though it's fallen off a bit lately, ' The Good Wife ' is also a success. But as the May upfront approaches, when the network has to make difficult decisions about what new shows to order and which programs to axe, it's a good time to assess what might happen. Here's our look at what's Tiffany network shows are on the brink ... and how it might play out. To Read More Click Here .
* American Idol (8/7c Fox) It's all about inspiration this week on Idol. Last night, the seven still-standing singers performed a batch of inspiring tunes, a proper lead-in to tonight's uplifting "Idol Gives Back" episode, an initiative that raises funds for U.S. and global charities and brims with performances. Queen Latifah emcees the performance portion of the show from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Alicia Keys (last night's mentor), Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige take the stage. But on such a giving evening, something might be taken away: One of the Top 7 singers is slated to be eliminated. * Mercy (8/7c NBC) There's something about Mary Stuart Masterson, who resumes her guest-star arc in this character-driven hospital drama. Masterson's character, therapist Dr. Denise Cabe, comes to the fore when she continues treating nerve-jangled nurse and war vet Veronica, who's still coping with her post-traumatic stress disorder. Then there's Chloe, who desperately searches for an ER patient who may have a deadly affliction. Meanwhile, Sonia's role in her home-care patient's death comes into clearer focus. * Accidentally on Purpose (8:30/7:30c CBS) The first season closes with the conclusion of a two-parter, in which Billie goes into labor. In the previous episode, she lied about going into labor to get Zack out a speeding ticket. The officer insisted on escorting them to the hospital, where their real labors began - trying to escape without the officer seeing them. They did, with Davis' help, only to get stopped again... but this time, Billie isn't faking, and the real fun begins. Oh, except for Zack getting arrested and taken to the police station. * In Plain Sight (10/9c USA Network ) Steven Weber guest stars as an FBI agent who teams up with Mary and Marshall to persuade an informant to enter witness protection. The trio has its work cut out for them and must try to get through to the stubborn man, but Weber's character could face an even bigger challenge when he seems to take a liking to Mary. Stan, meanwhile, has his hands full as well with an ex-boxer witness who's suffering from dementia. * P.O.V. (9/8c PBS) Season 23 begins with Robert Kenner's provocative Food, Inc. The documentary examines the change in food production that's occurred over the past generation, when the corporatization of agriculture led to a few companies controlling almost everything. Here's one tidbit to chew on: Although a corn diet increases the risk of E.coli in cows, corn is what they're fed. As food-safety advocate Barbara Kowalcyk notes, "we're not being protected at a most basic level." And she should know: Her 2-year-old son died in 2001 from an E. coli infection. Source Here
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Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming finale episode of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE "Speed 2" Episode 18 airing Wednesday April 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: After faking labor pains to get Zack out of a speeding ticket, Billie goes into labor - for real. Unfortunately, things take a turn when Zack gets busted by the officer they had initially lied to and is hauled off to the police station, in the conclusion of a two-part season finale of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, Wednesday, April 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE "Speed" Episode 17 airing Wednesday April 14 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: Billie pretends to go into labor to save Zack from getting a traffic ticket after they're pulled over for speeding. Meanwhile, Olivia and Davis go shopping for a baby gift, in part one of a two-part episode of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, Wednesday, April 14 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
Hope you've got lots of space on your TiVo (or plenty of time to catch up on Wednesday night TV via SideReel later on), because tonight's a busy night -- especially at the 10-spot! We've got the premieres of Top Chef Masters and the Real World/Road Rules Challenge (if you haven't "broken up" with that drama-filled spin-off yet), as well as the series finale of Shear Genius . Also, CBS continues to bring back their post-basketball programming, so don't accidentally skip Accidentally on Purpose or The New Adventures of Old Christine ! See what else is on tonight: ''8/7c''' America's Next Top Model on The CW Minute to Win It on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c Accidentally on Purpose on CBS 9/8c American Idol on Fox Criminal Minds on CBS Fly Girls on The CW Mythbusters on Discovery Channel 9:30/8:30c High Society on The CW 10/9c Ugly Betty on ABC CSI: NY on CBS Real World/Road Rules Challenge : Fresh Meat on MTV -- season premiere! Shear Genius on Bravo -- season finale! In Plain Sight on USA Network Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC South Park on Comedy Central 11/10c Top Chef Masters on Bravo -- season premiere! The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:35/10:35c The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC Also, don't forget to check out our main SideReel Twitter for updates on upcoming season finales and summer series premieres! What will you be watching?
Check out photos of Olivia Munn guest starring on an upcoming episode of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE "Face Off" Episode 16 airing Monday April 7 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Munn will play Nicole, Billie and Zack's Sexy Nurse who seems to be getting into some hi jinks with Zach's buddies, Davis and Ryan. Synopsis: Zack is upset when Billie hires a baby nurse without consulting him. Meanwhile, Davis and Ryan are faced with a difficult choice when they learn surprising news about the nurse, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, Wednesday, April 7 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.Olivia Munn ("Iron Man 2") guest stars as Nicole, Billie and Zack's sexy nurse. Source & More Photos
Watch a sneak peek of ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE "Back to School" Episode 15 airing Monday February 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Synopsis: Billie invites herself to Zack's high school reunion but worries that she can't compete with his hot, ex-girlfriend in her pregnant state. Meanwhile, Olivia helps Abby host a party where they try to sell Abby's miracle youth juice, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, Monday, Feb. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview
Check out a first look at ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" Episode 14 airing Monday February 1 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Synopsis: Not wanting to sound like a nag, Billie manipulates Zack into doing chores around the apartment; however, her plan backfires when Zack takes the initiative to "decorate" the nursery. Meanwhile, to earn extra cash, Davis gets a job at a gay bar, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, Monday, Feb. 1 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & More Photos