Check back later today for the upfronts from CBS.
UPDATE: Here's the CBS schedule for Fall.
CBS TELEVISON NETWORK
2009-2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (NT)
8:30-9:00 PM ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (N)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (N)
10:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (N)
8:00-8:30 PM THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
8:30-9:00 PM GARY UNMARRIED
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: NY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST (NT)
8:00-9:00 PM GHOST WHISPERER
9:00-10:00 PM MEDIUM
10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
9:00-10:00 PM THREE RIVERS (N)
10:00-11:00 PM COLD CASE (NT)
Not a whole lot of surprises. CBS reshuffled Mondays to get the new Jenna Elfman sitcom "Accidentally On Purpose" on the schedule. It's about a woman who has an unplanned pregnancy.
The "NCIS" spinoff, "NCIS: Los Angeles," which stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J, follows its parent show after being launched as a backdoor pilot a couple of weeks ago. I'm a little surprised that they will run them consecutively, but at the same time, it also makes sense. "The Good Wife" stars Julianna Margulies as a woman who must take care of her family after her husband is jailed for a very public scandal.
"Three Rivers" is a medical drama about organ transplants, specifically the people who donate them and those who receive them.
Midseason additions will include: "The Bridge," about a cop who is voted head of the police officers' union; "Miami Trauma," starring Jeremy Northam, about a group of top-level surgeons; "Arranged Marriage," a reality show in which family members set up a single person in an arranged marriage (this one still gives me shudders); and "Undercover Boss," another reality show, this one about high-level execs who slip into the lower ranks. Hey, it worked for Henry V.
Notable shows not making the cut include "The Unit," "Eleventh Hour" and "Without A Trace." CBS did end up picking up "Medium" for reasons passing understanding except that it owns the show, and are pairing it with identical show "Ghost Whisperer," which is marginally better because I'd rather watch Jennifer Love Hewitt for an hour than Patricia Arquette.
TUESDAY RECAP: I was surprised at how much I liked "Glee" last night on Fox. Its tongue-in-cheek earnestness combined with clever musical numbers gives me high hopes for the show next fall.
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: Tonight marks the heavily-antiipated "American Idol" finale (Fox, 8 p.m.) I saw the last few seconds last night, when host Ryan Secrest warned people with DVRs to set their machines as if it might run long. Seriously? The thing runs two hours. How long does it take to say which one of the guys won?
CBS wraps up "Old Christine" at 8 p.m., "Gary Unmarried" at 8:30 p.m. and "Criminal Minds" with a two-hour finale. Check back later to see which of these shows is renewed.
"Law & Order" (NBC, 10 p.m.) is new tonight, as is the documentary "World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis and The West" (PBS, 9 p.m.)