Upfront Report 2011: CBS

This year's Upfront Market is almost over.  Now it's time to look at the slate of new shows coming to CBS.  I have to confess that I'm not very excited about what the Eye Network has in store.  I think there will likely be more buzz surrounding their returning programs, such as Survivor's new location in the South Pacific and Ashton Kutcher joining the cast of Two and a Half Men now that Charlie Sheen is gone. 

Maybe I'm wrong and one of these new series will become a huge hit:

2 Broke Girls - This sitcom stars Kat Dennings of Thor alongside Beth Behrs as two waitresses trying to raise money to start their own business.

A Gifted Man - A surgeon starts getting advice from his deceased wife in this drama starring Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, and Julie Benz.

How to Be a Gentleman - Here's another comedy centerting on the typical storyline of an odd couple friendship, starring David Hornsby, Kevin Dillon, and Dave Foley.

Person of Interest - This is the only show on this list that somewhat interests me.  Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson star as an ex-C.I.A. agent believed to be dead and a mysterious billionaire who team up to battle crime.  It's produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk of Lost and Jonathan Nolan of Memento.

Unforgettable - A former police detective with a flawless memory tries to solve her sister's murder.

Comedytime Saturday - CBS is planning to also air reruns of some its comedies on Saturday nights.

To give CBS credit, it has a cool looking drama set for mid-season:

The 2-2 - Despite its stupid title, this show centers on NYPD rookies in upper Manhattan with an ensemble cast that includes Leelee Sobieski and Adam Goldberg.  And get a load of this -- it's produced by Robert DeNiro.

Tune in tomorrow as we wrap up the week with a look at the new shows from the CW.

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