Saturday, May 20, 2006
CBS The Network of Sadness
With three CSI's and so many other procedural dramas, CBS is certainly typecasting itself as the place to sit and watch people be killed, raped, victimized, and kidnapped. It's just so sad. That's why I've crowned CBS with the new title, "The Network of Sadness". I'm confused as the move of The Amazing Race to the Sunday night timeslot. It is a more family friendly night and it's probably the least sad show on the schedule. I'm glad it's doing so well after being cancelled three years ago. Here are the new shows:
- The Class - Former third grade classmates reunite for some reason. This is getting good buzz.
- Jericho - A small town is cut off from the rest of the world after a nuclear disaster. Interesting they call it a disaster, not a war. With the un-success of Threshold, Surface, and Invasion don't expect a second season from this.
- Shark - Another law show starring James Woods as a prosecutor. Just what CBS needs.
- Smith - It's Ocean's Eleven the TV show. If it's about crime, then it will thrive on CBS, the Network of Sadness.