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BubbleWatch: CBS' 'Accidentally on Purpose'
SHOW: "Accidentally on Purpose" (CBS)
IN ITS FAVOR: CBS likes and believes in Jenna Elfman (even if we don't and don't). And, to its credit, "Accidentally on Purpose" has performed roughly to the level of whatever its lead-in happens to be, nearly mimicking the ratings for "How I Met Your Mother" on Mondays and then "The New Adventures of Old Christine" on Wednesdays.
AGAINST IT: There was some demo drop from "HIMYM" and much of the retention may just have been viewers keeping the TV on between "HIMYM" and "Two and a Half Men." Does anybody have any great enthusiasm for this show? Reviews certainly weren't friendly.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: CBS has a trio of comedies that don't seem like obvious renewals and yet it's also doubtful that all three will be cancelled. So of "Accidentally on Purpose," "Gary Unmarried" and "Old Christine," what might come back? Well, CBS brass may think "Accidentally," as the newest show in that group, has the most growth potential? We wouldn't be slightly shocked to see it come back. Nor would we be slightly interested.