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CBS renews 18 shows

This is the time of year when many series start signing off for the season, with fans not knowing if it will be their last, as the networks prepare for upfronts in mid-May, when new fall schedules are unveiled. Today, fans of CBS shows got a preview of what the network’s fall schedule will be like when CBS announced the renewal of 18  primetime series. Renewed shows include newsmagazines “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes”; reality shows “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor”… Read More »

Watch this (week of Oct. 28)

This week, it’s all about the World Series, which airs at 5 p.m. on Fox today and, if necessary, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. And on “Monday Night Football,” the 49ers face the Cardinals in Arizona. If you aren’t a sports fan, though, there are a few other highlights. SUNDAY My interest in reality TV has been waning over the past couple of seasons, and with the glut of great TV on Sunday nights, I’ve totally missed mentioning the return of… Read More »

What’s going; what’s staying

This week, CBS announced the renewal of a slate of shows, including rookies “Person of Interest” and “2 Broke Girls.” Other shows returning next year (most of them no-brainers) include “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS” and its offshoot, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Mentalist,” “Mike & Molly,” and  the original “CSI.” No word yet on its spinoffs. HBO canceled its racetrack… Read More »

Watch this (week of Jan. 29)

So… you have a week to kill until the Super Bowl. What’s on TV between now and then?  Sun., Jan. 29: “Undercover Boss” (8 p.m. CBS): Grab a glass of wine and the remote… the long-awaited (in Sonoma County at least) episode featuring Kendall Jackson’s president, Rick Tigner, airs Sunday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe0PODre0-0 After “Undercover Boss,” don’t change the channel: On “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS), Wendy Scott-Carr intensifies her campaign against Will in an effort to send him to prison.… Read More »

Survivor has found Redemption

OMG! Must See Survivor:  If you suffered from reward challenge and alliance fatigue in the previous seasons  of Survivor, it’s time to come back.  The show has caught its second wind  and is off and running.  With the addition of Redemption Island, Survivor has become more of a physical and mental battle, not just a game of making and breaking friendships.  The tribe still holds the power to vote out the best, the strongest, or the weakest, but after that, it’s every camper… Read More »

Watch this (TV for Sun. 2/28)

Watch it Olympic hockey, gold medal game (noon, NBC). This is the big one: USA vs. Canada. And it’s live! What a concept. “Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS). The teams head for Argentina, where Carol & Brandy have a meltdown and another team ends up in the ER. “Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps” (9 p.m., PBS). A remake of the Hitchcock classic about an ex-spy (Rupert Penry-Jones of “MI-5″) being pursued by police and German agents for a murder he… Read More »