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CBS fall 2012-13 schedule revealed


Freshman hit 2 Broke Girls takes over the anchor spot on Mondays while Two and a Half Men moves to Thursdays behind The Big Bang Theory in the new CBS schedule unveiled today in New York. CSI: NY now opens Fridays and The Mentalist moves to Sundays behind The Good Wife.

There was some thought that CBS would go with a two-hour block of comedies on Thursdays but instead the block of Big Bang Theory and Men leads into Person of Interest and the new Sherlock Holmes-like drama Elementary. “We had the guns to go to four comedies,” admits CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl. “This is simply the way the schedule felt strongest and looked best to us.”

Here it is: 

Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS HIMYM Partners 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-O
NBC The Voice Revolution
FOX Bones The Mob Doctor
ABC Dancing with the Stars Castle
CW 90210 Gossip Girl
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles Vegas
NBC The Voice Go On The New Normal Parenthood
FOX Raising Hope Ben and Kate New Girl The Mindy Project
ABC Dancing with the Stars the Results Show Happy Endings Don’t Trust the B— Private Practice
CW Hart of Dixie Emily Owens, M.D.
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS Survivor: Philippines Criminal Minds CSI
NBC Animal Practice Guys with Kids Law & Order: SVU Chicago Fire
FOX The X Factor
ABC The Middle Suburgatory Modern Family The Neighbors Nashville
CW Arrow Supernatural
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Big Bang Theory Two and a Half Men Person of Interest Elementary
NBC 30 Rock Up All Night The Office Parks and Recreation Rock Center with
Brian Williams
FOX The X Factor Results Glee
ABC Last Resort Grey’s Anatomy Scandal
CW The Vampire Diaries Beauty and the Beast
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS CSI: NY Made in Jersey Blue Bloods
NBC Whitney Community Grimm Dateline NBC
FOX Touch Fringe
ABC Shark Tank / Last Man Standing, Malibu Country Primetime: What Would You Do? 20/20
CW America’s Next Top Model Nikita
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Amazing Race The Good Wife The Mentalist
NBC Football Night in America The Celebrity Apprentice Do No Harm
FOX The Simpsons Bob’s Burgers Family Guy American Dad
ABC Once Upon a Time Revenge 666 Park Avenue
KEY: ABC: PINK | CBS: BLUE | FOX: ORANGE | NBC: GREEN | CW: PURPLE Note: New shows highlighted in red | NT: New Time Slot

In addition, CBS will bow a new drama called Golden Boy in midseason that tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner. There is also a new comedy called Friend Me, about twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at GroupOn.

Undercover Boss will be back, too, as well as a new Mark Burnett show called The Job. It’s a competition that leads to a dream job.

No ruling yet, however, on whether Rules of Engagement will return.

'America's Got Talent' ratings lower despite Howard Stern


Surprise: NBC’s America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year despite the high-profile addition of Howard Stern as the show’s new judge.

Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year. EW’s Ken Tucker suggested Stern’s performance was almost too nice.

Before everybody points fingers at Stern, however, here’s a big mitigating factor: Last year Got Talent premiered at the very end of May and was paired with The Voice. This year, Got Talent faced a full boat of competition from rival networks, so the talent competition might have returned lower in the ratings due to the scheduling change. NBC points out last night’s rating matches Got Talent‘s performance two years ago. At 10 p.m., NBC’s Smash (6.1 million, 1.8) finale was steady. [NBC, ABC and Fox’s 2012-13 fall schedules posted here]. READ FULL STORY

CBS renews 'Two and a Half Men'

As expected, CBS has renewed Two and a Half Men for the fall season.

Warner Bros. TV, which produces the hit sitcom for CBS, has already inked deals with stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones.

Men wraps its ninth season this month. It is averaging 15.0 million viewers, up 13 percent from last season, and a 5.2/13 in adults 18-49, up 27 percent.

Men is CBS’s fifth comedy and 19th series to be renewed for next season.

EW's season finale calendar

Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off.  Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY

He's baaaaaack! First teaser for Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' drops -- VIDEO

The jury’s still out on whether Charlie Sheen’s return to primetime will live up to the hype, but from the look of devilish glee on his face in Anger Management‘s first teaser, it’s safe to say Sheen thinks it will. The short-and-sweet promo riffs on the death of Two and a Half Men‘s Charlie Harper and rebirth of Charlie Goodson. Could it be a slight jab at Men‘s decision to get one last gasp out of Charlie by hiring Oscar-winner Kathy Bates to play his ghost? Or is Charlie Sheen just a seriously weird and morbid dude? Judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' co-creator apologizes for 'stupid' anti-woman joke

Two and a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn issued an apology via Twitter today for saying “we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation” when describing this season’s female-driven comedies in a Hollywood trade.

“Yes, yes, it was a stupid joke,” tweeted Aronsohn, who was also quoted as saying “enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at this weekend’s Toronto Screenwriting Conference. His comments drew an angry response from women like Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton, who asked Aronsohn via Twitter if he was “f#*king kidding.” Former New Yorker TV critic Nancy Franklin also encouraged readers to tweet Aronsohn at @bennyace, “if your overexposed lady parts want to send him a message.”

There was an earlier post from Aronsohn that wasn’t quite so apologetic, according to The New York Times:

On his own Twitter account, Mr. Aronsohn responded to the criticism, writing: “Women, please look up ‘irony.’” Mr. Aronsohn said that he has “made a career out of” jokes about the male anatomy even as he was “complaining about vaginas.”

“See what I did there?” he wrote.

These tweets no longer appear on Aronsohn’s feed.

In other less controversial comments from Aronsohn, the producer indicated to THR that star Ashton Kutcher wants to return for another season. Kutcher’s deal is up in May. “It’s just a basic negotiation between CBS and the actors because CBS is picking up the tab. (CBS and Warner Bros. are) trying to make a deal that will allow the show to remain profitable, to remain on the air.”

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What’s the cast of ‘Modern Family,”Grey’s’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ worth?

What's the cast of 'Modern Family,' 'Grey's' and 'Two and a Half Men' worth?


Just three years ago, Eric Stonestreet was another no-name actor working in Hollywood, getting by with occasional appearances on shows like Nip/Tuck and CSI. Today, he’s an Emmy-winning co-star of Modern Family who easily ranks as one of the funniest men in primetime TV. Does he deserve to earn as much as 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin or The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons?

That’s what the producers behind ABC’s hit family comedy will begin asking this summer, when the ensemble is expected to seek substantial raises for working on the three-year-old series. Similar renegotiations are already in the works on Two and Half Men (where deals are up for Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer) and Grey’s Anatomy (Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh, among others), but the MF talks have the potential to be the juiciest — depending on whether the adults band together à la Friends back in 2000. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen apologizes for 'Ashton sucks' comments, holds his line on 'Two and a Half Men'

Four days after blasting his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen posted an open letter of apology to Kutcher on his website:

Dear Ashton-
My bad.
I was disrespectful to a man doing his best. READ FULL STORY

'2.5 Men' scoop: 'Young Adult' co-star to play Walden's...EXCLUSIVE

A funny man who just appeared opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult will guest star in the Feb. 27 episode of Two and A Half Men.

And the lucky guy who gets to play the ex-business partner of Walden (Ashton Kutcher) on TV’s top-rated comedy is: READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher shaves beard for 'Men' (but will he return next season?) -- PHOTO

Scruffy Ashton is out. Clean-cut Ashton is back. The actor has shed his much-debated hipster beard and cut his long-ish hair for next week’s Two and a Half Men. “These guys wrote a screenplay that dictated I cut my hair and shaved my beard,” Kutcher explained to critics at CBS’ press tour event in Pasadena on Tuesday (photo below). “Watch on Monday, it’s a real good show.”

Kutcher’s character Walden Schmidt changes his look, producers hinted, due to his current romantic relationship on the show. “It was great to have a lead character that didn’t look like any any lead character on television,” noted executive producer Chuck Lorre about Walden 1.0.

But the bigger issue raised during the network’s Men panel was whether Kutcher (and the show) will return next season?  READ FULL STORY

CBS funnies take first Monday of 2012

Glad you’re back, original programming! And what a return: A (finally) funny episode of How I Met Your Mother highlighted a strong night for CBS, which won the first Monday of 2012 with a 3.7 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers, according to early results.

All the CBS comedies won their time slots, beginning with HIMYM (3.9/9, 10.2 million), 2 Broke Girls (4.3/10, 12 million), Two and a Half Men (4.4/10, 13.7 million), and Mike & Molly (3.8/9, 11.9 million). Hawaii 5-0 also won its time slot in the key demo (2.9/7) and viewers 11.7 million.

ABC was second for the night in the demo and viewers (2.4/6, 7.2 million), having rolled out another edition of The Bachelor. The two-hour crapfest averaged around 7.6 million viewers in its first hour and roughly 7.8 million in its second hour. It was No. 1 from 8-9 p.m. among women 18-34.

NBC was third for the night, and was helped by an original episode of Fear Factor, which earned a 2.4/5 and 5.9 million viewers. That’s a 60 percent improvement to the time slot versus earlier than season. Give that Joe Rogan a bonus!

Fox ran repeats of House while the CW aired oldies of Secret Circle.

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‘The Bachelor’ season premiere recap: Release the Hounds!

Chuck Lorre nearly quit 'Two and a Half Men,' says Charlie Sheen broke his heart

CBS hitmaker Chuck Lorre granted a candid interview with TV Guide, in which he detailed the catastrophic end of his creative collaboration with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Lorre says Sheen’s downward spiral “broke my heart. I thought we were on the same road together. I mean, we held hands and prayed when his sons were born prematurely.” All in all, he admitted, “It was a painful year. I’ll be sorting it out for a long time.” Below, we bring you more of 2011’s high- and lowlights, as told by Lorre. READ FULL STORY

CBS chief chides Ashton Kutcher for Penn State tweets

Ashton Kutcher knows what a tough day is like. Demi Moore announced that she’s ending their marriage, and Kutcher earned a slap from his top CBS boss for a controversial Twitter posting. During a Q-and-A session Thursday at a TV industry meeting, CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves said he’s pleased with the ratings for revamped Two and a Half Men and with new star Kutcher — “aside from his comments about Penn State,” Moonves added.

Last week, Kutcher condemned the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and then recanted the Twitter posting after it drew a flurry of criticism. The actor said he’d been unaware of the child sex-abuse scandal engulfing the university.

On Thursday, the 49-year-old Moore announced she was splitting from Kutcher, 33, the subject of rumors of alleged infidelity. The couple wed in 2005.

Read more:
Ashton and Demi: A marriage made (and unmade) on Twitter
Ashton Kutcher hands Twitter over to management after Joe Paterno comments


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