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I hate to say ‘I told you so’… but, well, I did tell you so!
A couple of years ago I wrote a post here at Remote Patrolled centered around CBS and what I perceived as an attitude of complacency at the network.
At the time CBS was riding high on huge ratings and was by far the number one network on TV. Sure they had some issues in the 18-49 demo, but who cares when you pull in the number of viewers that would make other networks wince. At the time the CBS slate was stuffed full – as always – with procedurals and comedies, while long running shows such as NCIS, Survivor, Two And A Half Men and CSI just kept chugging along. I argued in my piece that CBS needed to innovate more and try some fresh ideas – or else they’d be facing some serious problems down the line.
As you’ve doubtless noticed we’ve been posting plenty of clips from all the new Fall shows up here on Remote Patrolled including trailers for Charlie’s Angels, Smash, The River and Pan Am.
The new season is shaping up to be a great one from a creative standpoint with ABC, Fox and NBC taking some interesting risks and developing some decidedly unconventional programming for a change.
But you may have noticed a glaring absence from our Fall previews. Yep, that’s right, we’ve not included clips of any of the new CBS shows. The reason – frankly they bore me to tears. Seems to me the head guys at CBS didn’t get the memo that the Fall season wasn’t business as usual.
So what are CBS offering us? There’s Person Of Interest, a crime thriller. Unforgettable, a detective show that’s essentially a female version of The Mentalist. And for mid-season The 2-2, which is, hey you guessed it – a police drama.
On the comedy front we have Ashton Kutcher joining Two And A Half Men – a casting decision I still question, a possible Rob Schneider comedy and another laugher with Kevin Dillon. Oh and let’s not forget the 23rd installment of Survivor, the 19th season of More >