Wednesday, May 17, 2006

So I guess it pays after all

Crime dramas rule network television, or so CBS seems to think.

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS is canceling its Sunday movie in favor of two successful crime procedurals and will add a new Thursday series next fall with James Woods portraying a defense attorney who becomes a prosecutor.

CSI is about all I can stomach of these shows, and that's largely due to the scientific undercurrents that weave in and out of the plot lines.

So what do all of these shows promote? Is it the crime, or is the real aim to make the legal profession look fun again?