LOS ANGELES Nov 30 The new CBS medical drama
"Three Rivers" on Monday joined the list of TV shows either
shelved or unlikely to return to U.S. network television.
The Sunday night program was pulled from schedules,
effective immediately, but CBS said it would complete
production of its initial 13 episodes.
A network spokesman said the show was officially "on
hiatus" but could not say when it might return. "Three Rivers"
had been drawing an average 8.4 million viewers since September
but audiences have been declining.
CBS said the program would be replaced on Sunday evenings
by repeats of crime dramas "Cold Case", "Criminal Minds" and
its new hit, "NCIS: Los Angeles."
Earlier this year ABC pulled underperforming comedy "Hank"
starring Kelsey Grammer and opted not to order additional
episodes of supernatural comedy-drama "Eastwick", while Fox
benched sci-fi show "Dollhouse" despite picking it up for a
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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