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Psychics, Scientists and G-Men Coming To New CBS Dramas!!

I am – Hercules!! CBS doesn’t announce its fall schedule till Wednesday afternoon, but it has already greenlit six projects to series for 2008-2009: HOURLONGS: “The Eleventh Hour” is about a scientist and a government agent who investigate unexplained phenomena. It is not to be confused with Fox’s just-greenlit “Fringe,” about a scientist and a government agent who investigate unexplained phenomena. Here’s how to tell them apart: “Eleventh” is from “Armageddon” producer Jerry Bruckheimer; “Fringe” is from “Armageddon” co-writer J.J. Abrams. “The Mentalist” is about a psychic (Simon Baker) who solves crime. It’s not to be confused with “Medium” or “The Dead Zone.” It's from writer-producer Bruno Heller ("Rome"). “The Ex-List” is about a woman who learns from a psychic (presumably not The Mentalist) that she has already met her true love, and must retrace her romantic footprints. It's from writer-producer Diane Ruggiero ("Veronica Mars"). “Harper’s Island” is a thriller about a group of friends who reunite for a wedding. It's from writer-producer Ari Schlossberg ("Hide and Seek," "Lucky 13"). SITCOMS: “Project Gary” is about a divorced fellow trying to balance family and romance. It stars Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall. It's from writer-producer Ed Yeager ("Still Standing"). “Worst Week” is about a couple dealing with in-laws. It's from writer-producer Matt Tarses ("Scrubs"). Read all of TV Week’s story on the matter here.

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  • May 12, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Oh Goody...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Yeah I can't bloody wait...

  • May 12, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Good to see that everything is supernatural.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    The sooner they kill the genre, the sooner we'll get back to some other equally non-interesting genre. Maybe next season it'll all be shows about private investigators, or bartenders. If only somebody would update My Three Sons...

  • May 12, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Second! Also?

    by Yeti

    Apparently CBS is running out of ideas for original shows

  • May 12, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    i shall make a brash prediction

    by bacci40

    i predict that not one of these new shows makes it past month 1

  • May 12, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Victory would have been mine had I not commented

    by Yeti

    Curses. Foiled again.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    all cancelled

    by Mr_X

    nothing here that reeks of orginality

  • May 12, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    all cancelled

    by Mr_X

    nothing here that reeks of orginality

  • May 12, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I agree with Mr_X

    by Dizagaox

    Although Eleventh Hour is a remake of the British mini-series of the same name, and that was pretty good. The rest are boring.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Paula Marshall.?

    by snowpuff

    So will she be available for the Cupid remake? I mean, when that show is canceled?

  • May 12, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Paula Marshall + Jay Mohr = cancelled by Midseason

    by TVguy4566

    How many shows have those two been on that didn't make it out of the first season? Cupid, Action, Fastlane, Snoops, Out of Practice, Cursed. If they add Ted McGinley to the cast, the show will get cancelled a week before it airs.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I second that Cancelled...

    by DallasGoodbar

    and I raise you another failed series starring another former 90's star!

  • May 12, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I second that Cancelled...

    by DallasGoodbar

    and I raise you another failed series starring another former 90's star!

  • May 13, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Is there a CSI Saturday morning cartoon yet?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    If not, somebody should make one quick! It'll serve as an excellent way to get the kids of today to become the CSI viewers of tomorrow.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Worst Week = Worst Name

    by postalpez

    I thought they would try to add at least one new nerd sitcome like big bang or chuck.

  • May 13, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Worst Week =

    by Adama77

    Remake! British sit-com called Worst Week of My Life, bloody good stuff too, and nothing like Raymond btw.

  • May 13, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    The Mentalist

    by supertoyslast

    If that show is imported by a British broadcaster, it will have to have a name change as it has a different connotation over here. Also, The Worst Week of My Life is indeed brilliant. But an American version will be hamstrung by not having the 7 days = 7 episodes format.

  • May 13, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    how do a group of friends reuniting for a wedding

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    make for a 'thriller' ?

  • May 13, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    by just pillow talk

    You haven't been to the 'right' weddings then...

  • May 13, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Sounds like CBS

    by INWOsuxRED

    is preparing to dump a big ol' pile of shit on America.

  • May 13, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    JJ abrams wrote armaggedon?

    by punto

    I don't remember his early shows being hyped as "FROM THE WIRTERS OF ARMAGGEDON OMG!!" (wich is good because I never would have seen Alias then)

  • May 13, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I 80th that prediction of cancelation

    by JacksParasites

    Dopey networks. You can't just throw a big concept like psychic into your schedule and find money. And none of the currently running psychic shows are any good...except maybe Psych.

  • May 13, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    The Mentalist is Psych

    by Napoleon Park

    except that he can really do it.<p>The Ex-List is how I met your mother except she already met her future husband and has to figure out who he is.

  • May 13, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    At least I was right about that 90's star return to TV...

    by DallasGoodbar

    Emmy winner Megan Mullally is headed back to TV comedy, joining Alicia Silverstone in ABC's pilot Bad Mother's Handbook. The former Will & Grace star will play Silverstone's overbearing mom in the pilot, the showbiz trade papers say. Bad Mother's Handbook centers on Silverstone's character, a woman in her early 30s who has no life of her own because she's too busy looking after her teenage daughter (Alia Shawkat) and mother.

  • May 13, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Greedy American studios execs can't think of original ideas

    by DallasGoodbar

    Spaced and Suburban Shootout are being remade? WTF?! That's why this nation is 47th in education worldwide.