Terry Morrow: CBS adds 4 new shows to 2012-2013 schedule

Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher will slide over to Thursday nights starting in the fall on CBS.

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Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher will slide over to Thursday nights starting in the fall on CBS.

This fall will be a fruit basket turnover for some of your favorite series — and a few of them will even be missing.

+ Longtime Knoxville market CBS hit "Two and a Half Men" will vacate its usual Monday nights. In the fall, the comedy will move to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on WVLT, Channel 8.

+ Break the news easily to grandma. "Harry's Law," the quirky legal drama starring Memphis native Kathy Bates, is history. NBC announced the show will not returning in the fall.

While the show had low ratings nationally, it did above average numbers in the Knoxville market, where it often won its time slot and managed around an 8.0 rating each week. In Knoxville, "Harry's Law" did well with older women.

+ Tim Allen's ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing" won't be around in the fall but will be on the schedule late in 2012 on ABC. The series will move to 8 p.m. Fridays on WATE, Channel 6.

+ "CSI: Miami" is gone, too, from CBS. However, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "CSI: NY" will stick around, 10 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays, respectively.

+ "The Mentalist" hops over to 10 p.m. Sundays, coming right after "The Good Wife" at 9 p.m.

CBS newcomers

With all the changes, CBS is remaining relatively stable in the fall. It's adding four new series.

They include "Elementary," a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes and starring Jonny Lee Miller; "Vegas," featuring Dennis Quaid as a sheriff who fought the mob in 1960s Las Vegas; "Made in Jersey,' starring Janet Montgomery as a fresh lawyer working at a prestigious New York City firm; and "Partners," a comedy about two very different life-long best friends and business partners.

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Comments » 1

HATEaBAMA writes:

Good riddance to that stupid "Harry's Law". We watched the first episode years ago, got a gratuitous slap in the face from Bates about Republicans--bye, not interested. We watch TV to be entertained, not insulted by Hollywood morons. The same thing happened years ago on "Law and Order". Watched it for years until Ice T said, talking about George W, "that dude that lied us into war". Stopped immediately, never watched another episode. Not a useless protest, just stopped being entertainment so why bother? Later saw an article in NY Times saying a huge number of people did the same. As Laura Ingraham said about the Dixie Chicks (remember them?) "SHUT UP AND SING!"

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