According to a person familiar with the changes, other canceled shows include "Numb3rs," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Gary Unmarried," "Miami Medical" and "Accidentally on Purpose." The person, who wasn't authorized to discuss the changes publicly, spoke on condition of anonymity.
The wholesale axings came as a surprise, given the respectable ratings earned by some of the shows and CBS' standing as the most-watched network.
The "Ghost Whisperer" in particular consistenly delievered promising numbers for a Friday, 8 o'clock spot, but the network still decided to pull the plug and keep a different mystery show, "Medium," starring Patricia Arquette.
Along with "Medium," CBS decided to keep the comedy "Rules of Enagement" for another season, and Charlie Sheen recently agreed to sign a new 2-year contract that will keep him around on "Two and a Half Men."
The cancellations will clear shelf space for newcomers,
including William Shatner's first sitcom, a police drama with Tom
Selleck and other shows to be officially announced Wednesday by