CBS is going to have some open slots for next season after all.
In a year where CBS was expected to only lose a few shows, the network has canceled four dramas and three comedies.
Crime procedurals "Cold Case," "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numbers" will not be renewed for next season. Jerry Bruckheimer's drama "Miami Medical" is likewise canceled, as is fellow freshman "Accidentally on Purpose," which mainly aired in the network's Monday night comedy block. Veteran Wednesday night comedies "New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" are also cancelled.
The network picked up "Medium" and "Rules of Engagement" for next season, as expected.
At least two of the cancelled titles could have easily returned and, indeed, were expected to return. Opening up nearly six hours on the CBS schedule will signal to ad buyers that TV's most-watched network is not being complacent and that executives have faith in the network's new shows.