Two weeks in to the fall season, and CBS has decided to be the network with the guts to pull the trigger on a show that just isn’t living up to their hopes.
So what show was this in particular? Let’s just say that it was one that the network, which has really struggled this fall to provide exciting new TV, should never have picked up in the first place. The title alone in “Made in Jersey” probably turned off many viewers thinking it was going to be one of those stereotypical New Jersey reality shows, and the fact that it was on CBS probably kept most of the people who love those shows from watching since they’d probably never heard of it. The ratings were pretty much atrocious for both airings, with the last installment scoring a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic that is equal to what “Supernatural” scored on Wednesday for its season 8 premiere on The CW. That’s not good, and it really makes the tagline in the photo rather ironic.
So what is the backup plan here? Basically, CBS will be airing new episodes of “Undercover Boss” beginning on November 23 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, and they will also move “CSI: NY” to 10:00 as a part of this move. As for what is going on in the meantime, CBS is set to air repeats of “NCIS” as well as “Hawaii Five-0” in its timeslot just to give the shows a little bit more exposure.
Are you shocked that CBS made this move after only two airings, and what do you think will be next? Personally, we’re banking on “The Mob Doctor,” another show with a terrible title that Fox is probably waiting to cancel until the baseball playoffs.