CBS dismisses ‘Class,’ and ‘Close to Home’

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CBS, you secretive television network, leaving us all in suspense wondering whether some of our favorite shows would be returning in the fall. Oh, how you’d like to keep it all hush-hush and make a big production out of your announcement at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday.

But we also like unveiling things, and so here we are letting you know we are on to you.

Fans of James Woods’ legal drama, “Shark,” David Mamet’s “The Unit” and the Barney vehicle “How I Met Your Mother,” you can rest.

Your shows will be back.

Those who were enjoying “The Class” and “Close to Home” are not as fortunate. Those shows have been canceled.


We also know what your Monday comedy night line-up is going to look like: “How I Met Your Mother” will lead the night, followed by the new “Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Rules of Engagement.”

“The New Adventures of Old Christine,” which already got Julia Louis-Dreyfus an Emmy, will air sometime in mid-season, probably on a new comedy night the network hopes to develop. But “Old Christine” was only picked up for 13 episodes, which we are sure ‘Old Christine’ must not be happy about.

The only thing we haven’t figured out is what is happening with “Jericho,” but it all seems rather ominous, considering the star of the show is in our same position.

--Maria Elena Fernandez

(Photo: Robert Voets / CBS)