RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,
RS
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And because this week did not already suck enough, the upfront news from CBS is evil.

FUCK!  They killed The Class!  And yet Rules of Engagement lives on!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  That's it: "My heart is getting locked in a box.  Inside a safe.  Surrounded by sharks.  With guns."  I will never get attached to a new show again.  (oh, frick, I'm already hooked on the Grey's Anatomy spinoff.  Grr.)  If you are distressed about the can of worms that the finale opened up in preparation for a second season's worth of storylines, I invite you to refresh your memory of this post here - scroll down to the bottom, in which I explain precisely what happens offscreen post-finale.  I promise it's very soothing.

How I Met Your Mother is renewed.  I'm actually a little unhappy about that, because they wrapped up their season so well, and I had gotten used to the idea of it being canceled, and I don't really want to see Ted dive into a life like Barney's, you know?  I don't need to know who the mother in the title ends up being.  It had a a perfect ending.  SIGH.  Now, in a perfect world, if we had to cut 1 of the 5 comedies then it should be Rules of Engagement.  Failing that Two and a Half Men or even New Adventures of Old Christine, but if it came down to the two in the 7:00 hour than I'd rather it have been HIMYM to get the axe.  What I'm trying to say here is that The Class was the best comedy on that damn list!

Jericho got canceled too.  BOO.  I didn't watch it because it's not really my cup of tea, but I thought it had potential for a rather extended mystery/thriller element, like Lost.  Certainly more potential than some hideous show called "Swingtown" that takes place during "the sexual revolution of the 1970's."  Oh, ew ew ew ew ew!  CBS, what the hell happened here?  Did you accidentally accept a package marked "ABC"? 

Close to Home had its neck snapped without warning...huh.  I didn't like the show, but other than its Friday night timeslot, I didn't hear any negative buzz either.  And I notice Ghost Whisperer is still thriving on that night.

Shark got renewed.  I'm going to go throw up in a corner, if you don't mind.  At least it no longer has a cushy post-CSI timeslot, but as you can see below, that may not be a good thing.

My pack of crimeshows remains intact, of course, as I've known for weeks.  Unfortunately, Without a Trace is moving back to its old timeslot, Thursdays at 9.  Opposite ER.  NO!  You cannot do this to me!  You cannot pit two of my shows against one another when neither one is available to stream online!

And that, in a nutshell, is why CBS is evil.

(Oh, and since there wasn't much to say about ABC yesterday, I'm tacking it on here: the Grey's Anatomy spinoff is going to be airing on Wednesdays at 8.  Yay, more excuses to skip American Idol!  In other news, Lost can't make up its mind where the hell it wants to go when it comes back in freaking February, and I'm once again debating the merits of continuing to watch it at all. )
Tags: how i met your mother, jericho, rules of engagement, scheduling, shark, the class, upfronts, without a trace
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