CBS, the only major English network to see increases this year, has very tough decisions to make within the next few days/weeks. As of right now, CBS has renewed Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Survivor, and The Amazing Race. It’s almost 100% likely that Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist and NCIS will return next season. That leaves some tough choices for CBS. Will CBS keep their low demo-rated comedies The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Gary Unmarried? What about veterans Cold Case and Without a Trace; will they be cut due to increasing costs? Will all three of CBS’ Friday Night shows remain on the network? Also thrown into the bubble shows pile is freshman Eleventh Hour, expensive The Unit, and comedy Rules of Engagement (because of its special Wednesday airing in a few weeks). That leads us to the question in the poll to the right, which bubble shows should CBS renew? You can choose as many options as you would like in this poll.
Cold Case – 12 (46%) Eleventh Hour – 2 (7%) Flashpoint – 12 (46%)
Gary Unmarried – 7 (26%)
Ghost Whisperer – 16 (61%)
Numb3rs – 15 (57%)
Old Christine – 9 (34%)
Rules of Engagement – 14 (53%) The Unit – 1 (3%)
Without a Trace – 11 (42%)