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Q&A: 'Blue Bloods' move to Wednesdays was an experiment

'Blue Bloods' move temporary

What was all the commotion at the first of the year with Blue Bloods changing to Wednesday night? Is it staying in the Friday night slot with CSI: NY preceding it?

From what we can tell, CBS moved Blue Bloods to Wednesday at 10 p.m. as an experiment. The move lasted just four weeks before the network returned Blue Bloods to Fridays at 10 p.m., where it's often the highest-rated show of the evening.

A new series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo, moved into that Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot.

Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Len Cariou, is about a multigenerational family of New York City police officers. It debuted Sept. 24, 2010. CBS has yet to announce if the series will return next fall.

Fate of 'Detroit 1-8-7' uncertain

Has the series Detroit been canceled? I certainly hope not!

Detroit 1-8-7, a show about that city's leading homicide investigation unit, premiered Sept. 21, 2010, on ABC. Michael Imperioli and Natalie Martinez star. The 1-8-7 refers to the California penal code term for homicide. Why California and not Michigan? Who knows?

The ratings have not been great, and ABC has not yet announced whether the show will be renewed.

Hopes for 'Dexter' guest star

For the past several years, Dexter has revolved around a special guest star that a story arc is built around. Any word on who it is going to be this year? Here's hoping it's more like John Lithgow and less Julia Stiles.

You're absolutely right about Dexter using that format, but there's been no word yet on casting for the next season. The big news on the set is that star Michael C. Hall and his wife, Jennifer Carpenter, are divorcing. Carpenter plays Dexter's foster sister Deb.

'The Starter Wife' didn't last

What ever happened to the show The Starter Wife starring Debra Messing?

The comedy-drama originally aired as a miniseries in 2007, and did so well it was picked up for a regular-series run the following year. The regular run lasted just one season. Both the miniseries and the regular series have been released on DVD.

'Talent' to return May 31

When will America's Got Talent be returning?

NBC has set May 31 as the premiere date for Season 6 of the show, created by Simon Cowell and hosted by Nick Cannon. Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne return as judges, and the network expects Howie Mandel to again join them.

Q&A: 'Blue Bloods' move to Wednesdays was an experiment 04/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:30am]
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