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CBS Cancels CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement, Vegas and Golden Boy

Gallery coverage of CBS' CSI: NY.
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CBS is no longer in a CSI: NY state of mind. And it’s leaving Vegas.

Sources confirm that the Eye Network has cancelled both shows.

Also put out to pasture: Longtime utility player Rules of Engagement and rookie cop drama Golden Boy. READ MORE


Schedule Shake-Up: CBS Moves Vegas to Fridays, Keeps Tuesdays Golden

"From This Day Forward" -- Savino (Michael Chiklis, pictured) confronts Laura when he discovers that she’s been secretly meeting with Katherine, on VEGAS, Tuesday, Jan. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS © 2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CBS is moving Vegas farther out in the desert and giving Golden Boy room to shine.

The network Friday announced it would keep the Theo James-led cop drama on Tuesday nights — in the 10/9c slot previously belonging to Vegas — instead of moving it to Fridays at 9 as planned. READ MORE


Ratings: Golden Boy More Like Silver, Smash Steady, Celeb Wife Swap Hits Series High

Walter Clark Jr. (Theo James, left) is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen (Chi McBride, right) in the new CBS drama GOLDEN BOY. GOLDEN BOY, premieres Tuesday, February 26 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT), with a special sneak peak episode, on the CBS Television Network. This photo is provided for use in conjunction with the TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2012.  Photo: Warwick Saint/CBS  ©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS’ Golden Boy on Tuesday night debuted to 10.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating — up from time slot lender Vegas‘ most recent 9.5 mil/1.5, but well shy of Vegas‘ own premiere (14.9 mil/2.5) and also predecessor Unforgettable‘s (14 mil/2.9).

That said, it dominated the 10 o’clock hour in both counts.

Opening CBS’ night …READ MORE


CBS' Golden Boy: Did You Take a Shine to Him?

The new midseason drama GOLDEN BOY premieres with a special preview on Tuesday, February 26, 10:00-11:00pmET/PT on CBS. The series is about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (Theo James, left) who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City. The series explores the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it as he is mentored by his partner, an experienced veteran detective (Chi McBride, right). Also pictured center: series star Kevin Alejandro.  Photo: David M. Russell/CBS  ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS’ Golden Boy reported for duty on Tuesday night — but did you find this slight wrinkle on the cop show procedural arresting enough to keep tuning in?

Executive-produced by Greg Berlanti (Jack & Bobby) and Nicholas Wootton (NYPD Blue), Golden Boy stars Theo James (Downton Abbey) …READ MORE & GRADE IT!


First Look: CBS' Golden Boy Shares His Secrets — Then Shows Off His Skills

Walter Clark Jr. (Theo James, left) is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen (Chi McBride, right) in the new CBS drama GOLDEN BOY. GOLDEN BOY, premieres Tuesday, February 26 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT), with a special sneak peak episode, on the CBS Television Network. This photo is provided for use in conjunction with the TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2012.  Photo: Warwick Saint/CBS  ©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

You don’t rocket up the ranks of the NYPD without having mad skills, and CBS’ titular Golden Boy is here to show off his, in a first look video from this Tuesday’s series premiere. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


CBS Midseason Scoop: Rules of Engagement Returns, CSI: NY Wraps, Golden Boy Bows

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CBS is the final broadcaster to unveil its midseason game plan, and highlights include the return of Rules of Engagement, a special Tuesday launch for the new cop drama Golden Boy and a February finale for CSI: NY. READ MORE


Scoop: Downton Abbey Hottie Replaces Ryan Phillippe in CBS Drama Pilot Golden Boy

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28:  Actor Theo James speaks during the 'Bedlam' panel during the BBC America portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Ryan Phillippe’s loss is Theo James‘ gain.

James, an English actor who played David in Underworld: Awakening as well as Lady Mary’s Turkish one-night stand gone bad on Downton Abbey, has replaced Phillippe as the star of Greg Berlanti’s CBS drama pilot Golden BoyREAD MORE


Pilot Scoop: Ryan Phillippe to Headline Greg Berlanti-Produced Drama

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After dipping his toe back in the TV water on the upcoming final season of Damages, Ryan Phillippe is diving into the deep end as the star of a potential new CBS drama. READ MORE


Pilot Scoop: Chi McBride Uncovers Familiar Role in CBS' Golden Boy

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Chi McBride is plotting a full-time return to TV with a role that’s right in his wheelhouse. READ MORE