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[05/20/09 - 01:41 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Cbs
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- A round-up of the various developments from upfront week that may have gotten lost in the shuffle:

-- CBS will have the most returning shows of any network (21), not to mention the least canceled (seven). Not making the 2009-10 season cut: "Eleventh Hour," "The Ex List," "Game Show in My Head," "Harper's Island," "The Unit," "Without a Trace" and "Worst Week."

-- The aforementioned 21 shows include "Flashpoint," which has been renewed for a third season. CTV, the show's Canadian broadcaster, revealed last week that the series was the second most-watched local production during the 2008-09 season. The most-watched: the Canadian incarnation of "So You Think You Can Dance."

-- The role of "Christopher Deleo" is being recast on the midseason drama "Miami Trauma." British actor Richard Coyle played said character - "a playboy who thrives on the high-stakes of trauma medicine and is, by his own description, a genius redneck" - in the pilot. No reason for the change was given.

-- Staffing was underway on "House Rules" and "U.S. Attorney" going into upfront week. It's not clear if either drama is still under consideration for a midseason order.

-- Dee Johnson ("Army Wives") has joined "The Good Wife" as an executive producer. She'll serve alongside co-creators Michelle and Robert King as well as fellow executive producers David W. Zucker, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott of Scott Free Productions.





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· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· ELEVENTH HOUR (CBS)
· EX LIST, THE (CBS)
· FLASHPOINT (ION)
· GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD (CBS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HARPER'S ISLAND (CBS)
· HOUSE RULES (CBS)
· MIAMI MEDICAL (CBS)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· US ATTORNEY (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)





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