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Posted at 6:03 PM ET, 10/21/2010

CBS picks up all its new series for the entire TV season

By Lisa de Moraes

CBS on Thursday picked up ALL of its new series for the rest of the TV season.


William Shatner will be around for the whole season on "$#*! My Dad Says." (CBS/RON P. JAFFE)

Yes, that means it's "Hawaii Five-O" reboot, Tom Selleck cop drama "Blue Bloods," Jim Belushi lawyer drama "The Defenders," Chuck Lorre fat-com "Mike & Molly," and William Shatner Tweet-com "S#*! My Dad Says" will be with us through the rest of the 2010-11 television season.

Why?

Because "Hawaii Five-0," "Blue Bloods," "The Defenders," "Mike & Molly" and "$#*! My Dad Says" the the top-5 new programs of the season in the ratings. "Hawaii Five-O" is averaging more than 14 million viewers. "Blue Blood" nearly 13 million -- and on Friday night to boot. "Mike & Molly" is attracting an average of more than 12 million viewers, and "The Defenders" and "$#*! My Dad Says" both clock more than 11 million every week.


"Blue Bloods" is sticking around the schedule, as well. (CBS)

These are broadcast TV numbers. Nothing nich-y here -- though "Hawaii Five-0," "Mike & Molly" and "$#*! My Dad Says" are also the top-3 new series among 18-to-49 year old viewers advertisers pay a premium to reach.

With these five freshman series added to its primetime slate, CBS has won the new season's opening four weeks. CBS hasn't pulled that off since 1987.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 21, 2010; 6:03 PM ET
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Comments

Of all the new shows, "$#*! My Dad Says" is the funniest I think. It's fun to watch Shatner parodying himself.

Posted by: dastubbs | October 22, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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