CBS Fall Television Programming Looks Good Again


Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 8:59 pm
By: News On 6


It looks like another great season of programming on KOTV and CBS. The station has been atop the ratings and experts feel good about the new shows that are premiering.

Mondays will be huge for comedy. Four straight shows that have won acclaim will begin at 7 p.m. Tulsa time.

"How I Met Your Mother" kicks things off at 7 p.m. Alyson Hannigan has been around for seemingly ever with performances in CBS shows "Touched by an Angel" and "Picket Fences" along with the "American Pie" movie series. She is back as Lily and she is still with Marshall, played by Jason Segel. He has also been on other CBS shows including "CSI". Along with Ted (Josh Radnor), Robin (Cobie Smulders), and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a group is constantly in precarious situations.

If you have not seen it before, Ted is in the future and telling his children how he met their mother. He is looking back to the present day as he recalls the stories. This is the third season for these flashbacks.

The comedy continues at 7:30 p.m. with "The Big Bang Theory". Here is the setup for this new show: you have Leonard and Sheldon, a pair of brainiacs who have no clue about women. However, they have a brand new beautiful neighbor who will teach them a thing or two.

The cast includes Kaley Cuoco who is best known for her role on "8 Simple Rules" where she won a Teen Choice Award. Just to throw in a little trivia - Kaley is a ranked amateur tennis player as well as a very good horseback rider.

But back to the shows, the pilot was a huge hit and should attract a wide audience because of the diversity of the cast.

"Two and a Half Men" can be seen at 8 p.m. This has been the biggest comedy hit for CBS for many seasons. In fact, it has been the #1 comedy on television for each of the past two seasons.

It is a comedy starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Agnus T. Jones. Charlie plays a jingle writer with his brother and nephew living with him. Add a wacky mother, a neurotic ex-wife, and a blue-collar housekeeper, and you have madness.

A little more trivia: Jon Cryer, who plays Alan, is a very good triathlete. He usually wears loose clothing on the show to hide a body that has almost no fat.

"Rules of Engagement" is the fourth and final comedy of the night.

It features Oliver Hudson as Adam, Bianca Kajlich as Jennifer, Megyn Price as Audrey, David Spade as Russell, and Patrick Warburton as Jeff. This is year two for this series as a newly engaged couple gets some tips on life from another couple who have been married for several years. Then, you throw in a single guy played by David Spade and it becomes a constant 'the grass is greener on the other side' affair.

The CBS entertainment wraps up at 9 p.m. with "CSI: Miami".

The cast for this sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat drama includes David Caruso, Emily Procter, Eva La Rue, and Rex Linn. The weaving of plots through great writing, superior acting, and gripping crime fighting techniques make this a yearly hit for KOTV and CBS.

Some other shows to look forward to watching include: "NCIS" from 7 to 8 p.m., "The Unit" from 8 to 9 p.m., and "Cane" from 9 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, "Kid Nation", "Criminal Minds", and "CSI: NY" on Wednesdays, "Survivor: China", "CSI", and "Without A Trace" on Thursdays", plus "Ghost Whisperer", "Moonlight", and "Numbers" on Fridays.

For more information, check out other areas of KOTV.com or click on CBS.com.