CBS has ordered full seasons of every one of their new shows. It seems the cancellation bug that has already seen several shows on other networks bite the dust, but CBS was immune. They ordered full seasons of all five of the new shows that debuted this year: Hawaii Five-o, Mike & Molly, Blue Bloods, The Defenders & $#*! My Dad Says. The funny thing is, the only one of these I’ve seen is Hawaii Five-0 and I quite watching that after the second episode. It wasn’t bad, it was just a typical cop show. As for $#*! My Dad Says, the twitter account is funny, but the show looked awful (and from what I hear, it is awful). I guess it does well enough in the ratings to justify the ordering of new episodes.
“It’s personally thrilling and extremely satisfying,” CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler told The Hollywood Reporter. ”I like kept walking around the halls going, ‘I want 5 for 5.’”
But with the success of all their new shows, what happens to the midseason pilots that they undoubtedly have on hand? Where will they fit on the crowded schedule?
Tassler wouldn’t rule out reducing the episode orders for some. CBS isn’t announcing how many episodes of each show was ordered, sources say $#*! may only be for six episodes instead of the customary nine, plus three scripts. Hawaii received back nine plus two scripts.
“We’re looking at all possible ideas,” Tassler said. ”It’s not just about filling slots but launching a successful midseason schedule.”