CBS Renews 11 Series For
2008-09, Including BIG BANG THEORY!! MOONLIGHT And HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER In Limbo!!
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Series CBS Just Renewed For Next Season:
Big Bang Theory
CSI: New York
Two and A Half Men
Without A Trace
Series CBS Previously Renewed For Next Season:
The Amazing Race
CBS Series Neither Cancelled Nor Renewed For Next Season:
How I Met Your Mother
New Adventures of Old Christine
Rules of Engagement
Welcome to the Captain
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Feb. 15, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
I really like that show for some reason
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST
woohoo! hilarious show
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST
Disappointing to see such a great show in this position... especially when Big Bang' is getting the green light. I just wonder, how did Jericho been fare and is anyone really expecting it to continue?
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST
Just had to say better than the all the shows mentioned here.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST
8 out of 13 of those shows are crime dramas. They need some damn variety on CBS.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
I'm amazed it got renewed, I thought the science and math references were too plentiful for most people.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
...and get renewed! :)
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST
by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl
Especially if we don't ever find out who ends up being the mother.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST
Lost needs some Richard Alpert!!!
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST
But I kind of liked HIMYM, and Jericho.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST
...LOST better than HIMYM? If I want my shows to make no sense, I'll go watch The Prisoner.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST
CBS, because that's all you see: B.S.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST
if there was any reason not to support the wga strike, it was the pile of shite known as the big bang theory...cbs cant buy the it crowd, so it creates its poor cousin...every fucking stereotype of a nerd is in that show...and none of it is funny....i didnt even know that it was getting ratings...the show was universally panned...musta been your family watching
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST
by The Outlander
They should just cancel all their shows and start again. Maybe hang on to Jericho (and Big Bang Theory). CBS: Criminal Bull Shit.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
...after all before the strike it was promised a full season on pickup damn it, so they can at least give us that much.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST
I quite like those shows, so hopefully they're not dead, although neither of them are shows I'd be really gutted about if they cancelled them.
Feb. 15, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST
not after the genius Slap song!!!
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:04 a.m. CST
I don't understand. I like the show so I'm happy it's being renewed. You don't have to watch the show, there are plenty of other shows for you to enjoy. You act like a show should be universally loved or panned. There will never be a show that everyone likes or that everyone hates. The sooner you understand this, I think you will find life more enjoyable. Have a nice day.
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST
It's probably not been renewed pending contract negotiations or some shit. It's CBS' best show.
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST
by Dradis Contact
is the worst. I tried to watch it because it had two guys who used to be on The Shield and one guy who used to be on Veronica Mars but what a turkey. Oh it's so bad.
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST
I find it very entertaining. One man's garbage is another one's pearls. Hopefully they'll renew it.
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
"How I Banged Your Mother".<p>Also "Criminal Minds", especially since they added the Dad from "Joan of Arcadia" and the boss from "Andy Richter Controls..." And Kirsten Vangsness is totally hot.<p>I also like Ghost Whisperer. Did you see that one episode where she ran down a hallway in slow motion while wearing a negligee? Brilliant!<p>Also, "Welcome To El Capitan" is the best show with an acupuncturist in it since Eli Stone!<p>Columbia has come a long way since the days of "CSI: That's All We Got".
Feb. 15, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST
I think it blows Friends out of the water. It's a perfect cast with excellent writing.
Feb. 15, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST
Your comment on LOST is stupid and lazy. You're basically saying, "I have the distinct impression that there is no underlying scheme to the tension and release being employed. Therefore, I am being gulled or manipulated, and, therefore, the art in question is -- you guessed it -- 'stupid.' " Now, in order to make this argument, you need to perform a rather blind leap of faith: you need to convince yourself that, since you can't see the underlying scheme, nobody can see it; which means, most likely, it's not there. In other words, there's no viewer/reader on earth who could make heads or tails of this (even though they aren't close to being done telling the story), which naturally means that the writers can't make heads or tails of it. This is, not to put too fine a point on it, a bad argument. If I can't follow something, I'm going to assume (in order) that either 1) I missed something (which would apply, really, to any LOST viewer who hasn't seen every single episode); or 2) They're withholding something they'll reveal later (which, while certainly annoying, is a far cry from "stupid") or 3) They're withholding something they plan to NEVER reveal (also frustrating, but not exactly a novel approach to the narrative arts); all of this is far more feasible than 4) They don't know what they're doing; it's "random," which, it seems to me, is the least likely conclusion, especially if you haven't been watching carefully. I have been watching carefully, and I have been consistently rewarded by LOST's games of "tension-and-release." I've seen a fair amount of "keep-'em-guessing" television (including X-FILES and TWIN PEAKS) and it's fair to say that LOST is the least manipulative, arbitrary or un-planned plot I've ever seen. Over three seasons I've been consistently amazed at how well the pieces fit together and how intelligently the puzzle reveals itself. If somebody wants to say, "this is too intricate and I don't have the patience for it," fair enough. If somebody wants to say "they play it too close to the vest; it's an aesthetic choice that turns me off, due to my woefully short attention span or my inability to consistently watch the show despite iTunes, DVDs etc." that's fair too. But to conclude that "LOST is beyond stupid, because its choices are random and arbitrary" is not a reasonable conclusion. It's ostrich-like: "I can't see it, so it must not be there." The fact that millions of people are evidently seeing something that's invisible to you should be a tip-off! Whirlygirl's correspondent is basically telling her, "You know all that stuff that you can see on LOST, that I can't, because you've been paying attention? It's not there! My fleeting glimpses of the show give me that impression, so I must be right and you must be wrong." And that, if I may say so, really is stupid.
Feb. 15, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
About with hate of How I Met Your Mother? I remember Ausiello said that while it pulls in decent ratings for its time period, the big boss hates the show. It sucks as its probably the only traditional multicamera sitcom I watch. And the cast is good. Don't get why its not supported by CBS. And isnt The Unit a show that does well?
Feb. 15, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
and I've watched Moonlight... despite it being a fourth rate "ANGEL", it's not nearly as terrible as I thought it would be. I don't get why The Big Bang Theory is worth renewing. Kaley Cuoco isn't even very cute.
Feb. 15, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST
...especially since The Shield is wrapping up.
Feb. 15, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST
Look, say what you will about most of these other shows, but the Unit is an amazing television show. Every single show grabs you and holds you. The 2-part season opener, Pandemonium, was one of the best scripted dramas I've ever seen on TV (paraphrased "You know there are only six wealthy families and they control everything and have all along. Every once in a while, they let someone inside. That's what I'm offering you") That line was uttered by Rebecca Pigeon, the wife of David Mamet who writes the show. If you haven't watched it, you're in for a treat. If you're ignoring it because it looks like a JAG or something, its really good. And if you're an executive considering cancelling it, please don't.
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST
I totally agree. Man, the unit is such an original. Gritty, real, not afraid to kill main characters. Such a great show, Mamet's influence really shows, and his wife (Pigeon) is a great actress. And Dennis Haysbert owns everything he is in. Great show, give it a try.
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST
I expected it to be a crappy ANGEL rehash, but it's managed to create its own mythos. Of course, it could just be that Sophia Myles is seriously hot.
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST
by Darth Kosher
If they renew Big Band and not Mother, I will shit in a box and FedEx it to Les Moonves. Then I will track the shipment every 5 minutes until it arrives, so I know when he smells my shit. Then I'll bang Julie Chen.
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST
i gave it a chance watched 5 episodes, but why have an inferior copy insated of the orginal? i dont watch anything on cbs lineup
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST
DARY! Robin Sparkles is one of the best half hour scripted episodes of comedic television ever. There is no way they can end the show without giving us the reveal. One of the funniest god damn shows of all time. "Barney... I'm going for the belt!" Fuck I love this show. A serial sitcom that WORKS, who would've thunk it?
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
I did think it was crap when I first watched it, but with nothing else on because of the strike I watched a few reruns. It actually wasn't that bad. <br><br> I much rather have HIMYM back, but Big Bang Theory is decent enough to get me to continue watching. <br><br> BTW, it's time for a resurgence for the sitcoms. I am tired of reality TV and crime dramas. Bill Cosby revived the sitcom in the 80s from near death. We need someone with some clout (Jerry Seinfeld perhaps) to come in and revive the genre.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
Didn't know that. Hell it might make the show BETTER if it goes to FX. They better have it on SOME NETWORK.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST
by Frank Black
a lot of people think it is the only good show CBS has. Big Bang Theory is smart and it though it is a sitcom (which I hate) it portrays a group rarely shown positively in mainstream tv and the actors are fun to watch. Would I rather watch Lost every night or the Office, sure but have I grown to love Big Bang Theory, Yes!?!
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST
They just canceled me as a viewer as well!
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST
... and it has got to be one of the only shows on CBS that actually appeals to 18 - 39 year old males. I will be so fucking rage if this show gets canceled.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST
That is such utter bullshit. The idea that this group of nerds on "The Big Bang Theory" has any basis in reality is a joke. I am a nerd, I make math and science references, but I'm not the jackasses you see on BBT. Also, the show isn't funny.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST
to How I Met Your Mother, Shot Her, Tried to Cover Up, and Would Have Got Away With It If It Weren't For Those Pesky CSI Detectives.<br><br><br>Could work...
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
My mom told me this is one of the funniest shows she'd ever seen, and she was surprised because she doesn't like Charlie Sheen. I've never seen it, but is this show actually funny, or should I just chalk it up to the fact that it appeals to moms?
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST
british TV too for that matter! I saw that big bang theory last night, and was ranting about it so much I had to get my jaw sewn back on! Its absolute rubbish!
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
Just because you know Charlie Sheen is the same unrepentant drunken womanizer in real life that he plays on the show. The rest of it is unremarkable though.
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Guy Gaduois
that I like and watch 'The Unit'; but someone found out, and once again I've killed a show by liking it. Balls. Well, 'Unit' yielded Summer Glau, who is tearing it up on 'Sarah Connor Chron's'. Damn, just killed another one.
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST
They are like slightly better versions of the faux-sitcom that Ricky Gervais created on "Extras." They are all just low-brow sexual jokes.
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST
by One-Eyed Willy
Every episode, I would wonder how I could like this show, but every week I liked it more and more. This was definitely against all odds in my book, but I liked the vampire mythology and how clever they got with it. For instance, how the French revolution and guillotine were used to destroy the vampires living amongst the royalty.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST
I'm so torn about this show..I know I *want* to like it..and some eps. are good..but there's something about it that irks me..it just seems to be like CBS is trying to be cool show us they 'get' vamps, fantasy etc..but it doesn't really come off that well. That being said I still TiVo it and end up watching it eventually...I dunno..
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST
I'm certain to get flamed in my first talkback, but I could lurk no longer. First, Big Bang is the most utter crap I have ever seen on television. The only people who enjoy it are the ones who make fun of the brainiac geeks who are portrayed in it. The people who are portrayed or so sterotyped, it's actually painful for me to watch. Why not a hip-hop black guy, or an Indian guy who runs a convience store? Those are no less insulting. Next, while I'll agree that Moonlight is a 2nd rate Angel copy, I like the characters in it a lot even though the storyline is somewhat thin, the characters are deep enough that I enjoy watching them. Finally, I've wondered how Jericho and The Unit surivived, even though I love both shows, just because I assumed that they weren't mainstream enough. But then mainstream gets rating, not quality, which is why so much crap gets renewed (how can anyone actually watch CSI Miami, Caruso makes me want to go postal he is so bad?) when innovative and well thought out shows get the axe.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Big Bang Theory could be much better. 2.5 Men is terrible. Moonlight grew on me. Cane is the worst piece of shit I saw this year (including Cavemen). Anything else?
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
Not renewing How I Met Your Mother, but renewing shit like Ghost Whisperer, or worse versions of another sitcom, like Big Bang (which is probably only due to some agreement they have with the creators, in regard to Two and a Half Men). It's not like HIMYM is doing bad in the ratings. It is eve ngetting Emmy nominations. If this show gets cancelled, now, when it's doing arguably their best, and most mature storylines, with no resolution, I'll be incredibly pissed off. I don't get too upset over stuff like this, but this is jsut ridiculous.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
Seriously, tone it down a notch. Jeesh.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST
How I Met Your Mother is easily the best sitcom on Television over the past few seasons. It's been consistently funny and this makes no sense. CBS, renew this now!
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST
by xsi kal
I barely made it through the pilot... it was an easy call to promptly remove it from my DVR list. My wife and I felt that first episode was almost demeaningly stupid.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST
Not only is HIMYM well written, cast, and plotted, the attention to details and call backs is insane. The end of season 2 with their whole Marshall's hat/stained shirts thing is pretty wonderful. After reading these talkbacks, I'd like to hope that it is just contract negotiation stuff, as the show does perform well, is well acclaimed, and is getting awards. Is is true the higher ups at CBS hate the show though?
Feb. 15, 2008, noon CST
Dreadful. good premise, dreadful execution.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . but now I want it shit-canned just because of you tools typing HIMYM.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST
Well, it's about time I started hearing some love for The Unit on AICN. It's a damn fine show.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST
"The Platinum Rule" will be How I Met Your Mother's first writing nominations for the Emmys, and possibly their first win. Only reason this wouldn't happen is if they just have shit publicist. That episode, tonally, and structurally is reminiscient of early Seinfeld.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST
by Julius Dithers
...would set my meter back to zero. While I'm asking for miracles, how about Jonas Blaine and Vic Mackey versus the BizLats? You opened the door, Mamet and Ryan.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST
Jeeesus what a load of crap. I would love someone to take all the tapes for my family and bury them and then take out Fred baron. My family is bad despite the talented in it. big bang thoery is stacked bad. you remember that dont you? stacked, the recently failed sitcom starring
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST
Shows like "Lost" require patience, deep thought and creativity. The average middle American television viewer hates "Lost" for those very reasons. After a long day behind the register at Wal-Mart, they want to be regaled with mindless entertainment, e.g. "American Idol," "Survivor" and the aptly titled "Simple Life." God forbid if any television show exhibited even the remotest sense of depth and characterization without spoon feeding it to the audience.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
I mean, you guys know you don't have to watch it right? You can just go to the internet and type in "Jennifer Love Hewitt Tits" whenever you want.
Feb. 15, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
The only two shows on the CBS lineup that I watch: <p>The Unit rocks, plain and simple.<p>Moonlight has a developing story arc & characters, and has Sophia "Girl In The Fireplace" Myles<p>The only problem with the Unit, actually, now that I think of it, is that last season they changed the opening title music to something REJECTED by "Enterprise" as being even more horrid than the "strength of the bowels" theme song selected for Enterprise.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST
My appologized for any insult you felt about being sterotyped, but that doesn't change the bad, over the top sterotyping of the show. Some of my best friends are 200+ IQ, game playing, social recluses, and it's no wonder that the "cool" people laugh at them when this is how they are presented. I didn't find that show funny, I found it insulting, discriminating, and embarassing. Of course you like the Jock football drama of Friday Night Lights, which I loathed. But then my wife went to highschool in Midland/Odessa, and I like football, so no wonder I didn't like the bad teenybooper soap opera, because it's just 90210 pretending to be a football show.
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
so after making a huge deal with lots of promos about "the return of jericho thanks to the fans" ...its already not guaranteed to last whatever episodes they made? wow...i mean has it even started back yet?
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
How does she have a job with CBS after screwing up so many challenges on Big Brother? Maybe Les Moonves knows????
Feb. 15, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST
When all they do is beat a dead horse for 30 minutes.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST
My wife and I love it. Barney is friggin hilarious. The writing is very original, the editing is fantastic, and the acting is top-notch. What's not to like? Two and a Half Men has grown on me during syndication. I watched a couple episodes during its run early on, and the kid annoyed the hell out of me. Sheen and all the extremely hot chicks that guest star make it more than worthwhile to watch.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST
HIMYM has a good cast, but lately each episode is pimping some crap CBS tie-in: oh, Heidi Klum at the VS fashion show! Oh, Mandy Moore! Oh, Paris Hilton! Product placement in lieu of actual plot is not unique. It's a bad sign.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST
barbie...I mean Pamela Anderson. both are blondie, vaccous and useless. at least barbie doesnt say anything. My brother had action man and I played with cars. the bond car was the best. I am going off topic, sorry. The ejector seat, wow and lego. my bro has star wars lego. He was a huge star wars fan untill the prequels. We had had a light sabre fight in out aunts house in california. ah memories.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST
So I can't know multiples of smart people, but a show that degrades them has a bunch, including 2 that are roomates? IQ numbers are arbitrary, and pretty much unrealistic anyway, and the *number* I used was to prove a point, not to be literal. Howe about "I know a lot of exceptionally smart people, including those that are on par with the indiviuals sterotyped and portrayed on BBT." Is that better? It doesn't change the fact that I find the show highly insulting, just as do all of the people in my circle of friends, regardless of how smart you think they are. It might be different if the show was funny, but then the writers making fun of geeky things like video games, comic books, and social awkwardness just reminds me to much of me year ago, which is depressing rather then entertaining. As for Friday Night Lights, you're mostly right. I haven't watched 1 whole episode. I havent' ever been able to get through a whole one without turning the channel. I really liked the movie, and watched with a hope that it was along the same line, and instead it was a soap opera. I've been told that the performances are great, but I couldn't tell. Mostly it comes back to my impression that you were one of the jocks in high school that laughed at the geeks. BBT makes fun of the geeks. FNL glorifies the jocks. I was one of the geeks who was picked on by the jocks. It makes me biased against both shows.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST
... TBBT stereotypes their geeks. Geeks of that nature never leave their house and actually aren't all that smart. I'm not asking them to romanticize geeks, just fucking know one before you write a show about them.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST
I tried to watch it a few times and it just pained me. How can they renew this and not HIMYM????<P>Crazy.
Feb. 15, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST
Lex is shot in the head and is still alive at the end of the epsiode!. Fantastical appalling. someone stop this show!
Feb. 15, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST
this season. CBS c'mon its.....wait for it.................awesome.
Feb. 15, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST
That there isn't a single show on CBS that I actually watch. How sad. They used to have some quality shows when I was growing up. It's all shit now.
Feb. 15, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST
by Hugh G Rekshun
...those who don't like BBT are angry because they don't get the jokes. Buncha fucktards.
Feb. 15, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST
How I Met Yo Mama is not going to be cancelled. It just hasn't yet been renewed. The show gets good ratings in the right demographic. I don't think it has a lot of competition in its timeslot, Mondays at 8 pm (not many people are tuning into Prison Break, and Fuck Deal or No Deal). I don't think it's "on the bubble"
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST
Exactly. This writers' strike made me realize that I don't miss The Office, but I do in fact miss How I Met Your Mother. And mthrndr, I understand what you're saying, and I agree, but, if people at CBS do hate it, it's not impossible they could shelve it in favor of something slightly worse if it'll give them less aggravation.
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST
Lighten up. You find a sitcom insulting?! I'm a geek as well but I don't really give a shit about how they're portrayed on a fucking TV show. It's a matter of perspective. You say the jocks on Friday Night Lights are glorified (not to mention stereotypes) and I agree that the geeks of TBBT are also stereotypes. But I think they are being glorified as well. Regardless, it is a fucking TV show and if you are capable of being insulted by a work of fiction created to generate ad revenue then you must have a lot of repressed anger from all the times the lacrosse team shoved parking cones up your ass.
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST
by Ferf Muckmeyer
Unfortunately, the ratings for the season 2 premiere of Jericho were worse than any episode in season 1. So much for fan support - I thought it was a good start to the new seven-episode run. No way will this be picked up by CBS if ratings continue in the cellar like this. This is a great show that CBS trashed by splitting the season last year, delaying the return until now and dumping it into a crappy time slot.
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST
Do you find the movie Revenge of the Nerds insulting? It stereotypes nerds and uses some of the typical nerd activities as fodder for comedy.
Feb. 15, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
I love Moonlight and hope it gets its deserved second season on CBS. I'm very grateful we are getting another 4 episodes this spring too.
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST
but that's probably a good thing. Because there's only one Angel. Not every vampire show is the same. While Whedon's world was a mixture of genres, concentrating on fantasy, heightened operatic drama, ironic comedy and social commentary, Moonlight goes a more traditional old-school noir route. I'm with people who say they like it, even though they didn't initially want to. There's still plenty to be critical of here, but it's made a few plot choices that I thought were interesting and different, and I've gotten somewhat attached to the characters. It really reminds me of an 80s show to a certain degree, which could be a good or bad thing. As long as we see more of Jason Dohring's character, and Shannon Sossamyn (way hotter than Dr. Who's girlfriend).
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST
Living tv in the Uk and ireland.
Feb. 15, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST
by Samuel Steamer
Please renew How I Met Your Mother, it's my favorite comedy after discovering it in it's third season. Big Bang....is pretty good but they cast the wrong nerd as the star and the girl is not likable. It deserves to grow at least another season so good on it. But as many have said before me, how can they renew Big Bang and not How I Met Your Mother?
Feb. 15, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST
by Dr Lizardo
...but also regularly stocked with ridiculously hot actresses. Good thing my wife can't tell whether I'm laughing or panting. Wait a minute, maybe that's not a good thing...
Feb. 15, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
As a sister channel to CBS if they don't try to move shows between networks? I'm sure The CW would take any of CBS leftovers. Rather than cancel The Unit, Mother, and Moonlight just move them to The CW. Lord knows they need good programming.
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST
Is that coming back?
Feb. 15, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST
to a Tom Clancy thriller as we've ever gotten on TV.<br><br>I mean, sometimes the crew is asked to commit state-sanctioned murder! When do you ever get that on TV? (While dramatically addressing all of the moral implications that come with such an act)<br><br>Get on the ball, CBS, everything on that renewal list is worse than The Unit.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST
we've ever got on TV. The lead is even named Jack.
Feb. 15, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST
i like moonlight....i like fluff so sue me, I hated big bang theory. putting glasses on a douche bag doesn't make one a nerd. its just a douche with glasses. sure the math jokes are ok.....but i have 4 seasons and counting of futurama if i want good math/science humor.
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST
I have several friends who are professional writers and who correctly scorn most TV for the crap that it is. They are invariably impressed or even blown away when I show them HIMYM. The third season has featured a series of structural innovations that are a master class in innovative storytelling. It's certainly one of the best half-dozen shows on TV and is neck-and-neck with The Office as the best comedy.<br><br> How many people know that showrunners Bays and Thomas got their start as collaborators as co-authors of MTV's "Lord of the Piercing" (you know, Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar at the Council of Elrond), which is merely the funniest re-edited movie clip skit ever?
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST
ok...so i only watched the pilot...it gets funny in the next episodes? dont care...oooh....math jokes...im bowled over...think ill just watch repeats of the it crowd online...oh and does anyone know how smallville got 12 scripts written and shot despite the strike? something doesnt seem kosher about that
Feb. 15, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST
I thought it was supposed to be very good. But, they renewed "Two and A Half Men" so..
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST
I actually like a lot of these shows. "How I Met Your Mother" has always been funny and it even survived the reveal that Neil Patrick Harris is gay in real life. I think the only thing that sucks about it has been something evident since the very first episode, the future narration with Bob Saget blows. Get rid of it. Make it focused on the now. As for "Shark", I'm surprised that it is near the chopping block. Since my mother likes it so much, I thought it was assured to be a hit with the Boomer demographic...I mean, "Old Case" always gets renewed. I like "The Big Bang Theory" even if it is trying to shoe-horn every single former cast member of "Roseanne" onto the show...maybe a few more "Doctor Who" references thrown in will serve to calm down my bitter feelings over the fact that "Roseanne" and their bullshit cliffhanger with her husband's heartattack was one of the ratings nailings in the coffin to Fox's attempt to revive "Doctor Who" back in 1996. That or Joss Whedon's head [hey, "Angel" ain't on anymore so what's his use today?] on a stick or a Swingline red stapler. As for "Moonlight", I enjoy it. Mick needs to lose that lame car of his though. Sophia Myles is hot...she was hot in "Underworld", she was hot on "Doctor Who", and she is hot here. The cast is great, and the series is starting to pick up steam. As stated in this thread earlier, it does have an 80s tv - syndicated - vibe to it...a lot like "Forever Knight" but with a budget higher than $5 (US or Canadian). Mick's best vampire friend is a cool character. Hell, I propose that they get him a steady vampire squeeze...and now that Michelle Ryan is free from "Bionic Woman", why not give her a shot? Just dye her hair red like she had in "Jekyll" and the ratings will go up guaranteed.
Feb. 15, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST
How am I supposed to know how he met my mother?
Feb. 16, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST
The comedy is pretty good for the show. It has a lot of good quick quips.
Feb. 16, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST
Variety said that the Unit was gonna be canceled, I am glad there is still some hope. That show is pretty good and much much better than 24 at this point.
Feb. 16, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST
everyone of those shows is rubish
Feb. 16, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST
I know. Different network but PLEASE, resurrect JOURNEYMAN !!!
Feb. 16, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
We are not laughing with you we are laughing at you. if you think the big bang theory is awful and it is. The lilly Allen show is a such a monumental joke it has to seen to be believed. Lilly Allens dad is actor, author, film maker and hellraiser keith allen. He had a chat show in the 1980's that nobody remembers. it was called whatever you want. it was buried very swiftly and no clips of it remain. some bright spark decided that his daughter should get a comedy chat show. It is called Lilly allen and friends. the whole concept of it is that it is based on the social networking site bebo. So lillys friends are who ever the team pulls of her Bebo page. oh and Charlotte Church is coming back, Her show is actually quite good. First series was a right off but her second series was suprisingly good. now if she can only drop that annoying theme tune bit at the start i might watch. both Lily Allen and Charlotte Church are both on Channel 4 and e4. E4 is howing the big bang theory. Allen anc church are classed as comedy. odd. There is a profile of Ricky Gervaise on during. from his days on xfm to superstardom.
Feb. 16, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
dreyfuss. I know I am in a minority. But I never really warmed to Seinfield. and when I see Micheal Richards, I see a racist and when I look at Jerry I see a control freak. I remember Richards apology on letterman and thinking it was forced. Seinfield's appreance was so business like. He could have looked of cool but he didnt and he took chunks out of Larry king.
Feb. 16, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST
fucking Circuit city banner!!! So fucking annoying you whores!
Feb. 16, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST
by Hikaru Ichijo
I really got into that show. I guess it's at a point in the story where it could be canceled, especially since I know I'll never get to see Jimmy Smitts break his foot off in that old, white, ignorant southerners ass!
Feb. 16, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST
Except Survivor. They need a big show like Lost or Heroes.
Feb. 16, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST
which does very well for them. You don't spin off shows with poor ratings.
Feb. 16, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST
That's what's worth finding out about. Is it getting the support it needs and deserves on DVD? When will we know what FX is doing with this show?
Feb. 16, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST
I know it's a different network and all, but fuck
Feb. 16, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST
change its name to CSI
Feb. 16, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST
The fact that CBS could renew Big Bang Theory and waffle on HIMYM is reason enough for them to replace NBC as the lowest-ranked network. HIMYM is genius -- way better than even the best years of Friends.
Feb. 16, 2008, 11 p.m. CST
Hey Knight Rider starts tomorrow!
Feb. 17, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST
Both are sub-par imitations of much better shows, namely "Angel" and "Friends." The only redeeming thing about How I Met Your Mother is the chance to see the great Neil Patrick Harris every week -- otherwise everyone else on the show is totally lame and unfunny (yes, even Hannigan). Moonlight is laughable and ridiculously melodramatic -- like the worst of the worst vampire romance novels, and except for the wasted Jason Dohring, the cast sucks. I'm surprised that both shows have lasted this long.
Feb. 17, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST
Moonlight, a sorry ripoff of Forever Knight and Angel, is truly shit. The writing is the worst. The show before it is bad too starring that Hooters waitress who talks to ghosts.
Feb. 17, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST
...you mean the Tit Whisperer? At least it is her front and center and not that James Van Prage (sic) who is the consultant to the show. I'm afraid if it truly were based upon him and his experiences, the title character would be listening to everyone's inner "fabulous" spirit. Come to think of it, that would work well on Bravo or Logo.
Feb. 18, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST
... won the People's Choice awards for Best New Drama with over 10 MILLION votes. It's also #1 over at Hey!Neilsen. Moonlight has a HUGE rabid following with a convention planned next year. CBS would have a riot on their hands if they didn't renew it. Whether you personally like it or not, it has an enormous fanbase.
Feb. 20, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST
I started watching HIMY-mom's just to see if Allison was doing some fun and good work. The show very much suprised me, given the writing and how eventually the story comes full circle. It's a pretty creative show and Neil Pat Harris is a funny mofo. (Slap bet ep rocked) The other plus of the series is for Buffy/Angel fans as they throw in a bunch of cameos including: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Tom Lenk to name a few.
Feb. 20, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST
Alex O'loughlin is hot, however. As for Big Bang Theory...it was nice to see Darlene and David back together....
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