CBS is adding four new comedies as well as one new drama, in a gentle tweak of their network. Robin Williams will make his first return to network mTV since MORK & MINDY in one of these new comedies. CBS will wait to debut the very popular MIKE & MOLLY a little later, waiting to see if one of the new shows will fail. VEGAS and CSI:NY were both cancelled, along with the long running TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. But, David Spade is working on a new pilot.
CSI:NY has always seemed like a top notch TV show, so it isn’t really clear why this show is being cancelled. Gary Sinese is a top flight actor and luring him to TV seemed like quite a catch for CBS at the time. But, the return of Robin Williams to TV still gives CBS some major league star power.