CBS Cancels Two Hour-Long Dramas with Theatre Stars

News   CBS Cancels Two Hour-Long Dramas with Theatre Stars CBS has canceled two of its new dramas, "Presidio Med" and "Queens Supreme."

Variety reports that the medical drama, "Presidio Med," has been canceled to pave the way for more episodes of the revamped "Star Search," hosted by former talk-show host Arsenio Hall. The industry paper also said that the 10 11 PM Friday night time slot held by "Queens Supreme" will be filled with rotating episodes of "Without a Trace," "48 Hours Investigates," "CSI" and "CSI: Miami." Set at the Presidio Medical Group in San Francisco, the hour-long "Presidio Med" featured Blythe Danner, the star of the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies; Anna Deveare Smith, the Tony-nominated playwright-star of Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992; "China Beach" actress Dana Delany; plus Sasha Alexander, Julianne Nicholson and Oded Fehr.

A seriocomic drama set at the Queens County Courthouse, "Queens Supreme" starred Oliver Platt, Robert Loggia, Annabella Sciorra, L. Scott Caldwell, Marcy Harriell and James Madio. In just its first three episodes, the Friday-night series featured several actors who have spent much time on the legitimate stage, including Kristen Johnston, Lee Tergesen, Vincent Pastore, Will Chase, Larry Mitchell, Boyd Gaines, Bill Cwikowski, Tovah Feldshuh, Nestor Carbonell, Steven Skybell and Jennifer Dundas.

"Presidio Med" averaged 7.2 million viewers with a 2.5 rating/7 share (adults 18-49); "Queens" attracted 7.1 million viewers with a 2.1 rating/6 share.