The CW and CBS announced yesterday their new fall lineups. Neither network is making huge changes.
CBS is letting a few veteran shows go, including "Cold Case," "Ghost Whisperer," "Old Christine," and "Numb3rs."
Among its new offerings: "Hawaii Five-O," a remake of the original starring Alex O'Laughlin and Daniel Dae Kim; "The Defenders," a law drama starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell; "Blue Bloods," a family drama about different generations of NY cops starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg; "$#!% My Dad Says," based on the Twitter page, starring William Shatner (why not call it "Shat My Dad Says"?); and "Mike and Molly," another sitcom.
More interesting from CBS is that it's moving some big-name shows to different slots. "The Big Bang Theory," which has found considerable success on Mondays, is shifting to Thursdays at 8 p.m. "CSI: NY" is going from Wednesdays to Fridays, usually a death slot for a show.
Over at The CW, virtually all of its current lineup had already been renewed, and two bubble shows, "One Tree Hill" and "Life Unexpected," were spared the axe. The big cut fell to "Melrose," which was a total bomb.
Among its new shows are a new version of the movie "La Femme Nikita," called "Nikita," with Maggie Q in the title role.
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: I would love to tell you what I thought of the pilot for "The Good Guys," but the DVD that Fox sent me didn't work. I do plan on watching tonight at 8 p.m., because it looks like some fun stuff, a real throwback to '80s style cop shows. It's got a good cast with Bradley Whitford as a burned-out cop living on his legend and Colin Hanks as his young, conservative partner. It's also created by "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix, so that alone makes it worth a try. It's followed by "American Idol" at 9 p.m.
ABC's sitcoms of "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" wrap up their seasons tonight. "Modern" features a cameo from Kobe Bryant and features some great Phil (Ty Burrell) screw-ups. "Cougar" has Jules and Grayson revealing their relationship to her ex-husband.
CBS is bringing back the celebrity reality show "I Get That A Lot," in which famous people pretend to be regular people to see if they are recognized. It's followed by new episodes of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY."
NBC has a new "Law & Order: SVU" at 10 p.m.
On cable, there's a new "In Plain Sight" (USA, 10 p.m.)