New CBS Series: The Ex List - Fall 2008

By Kelly West 2008-05-18 16:57:57 discussion comments
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CBS isn’t really big on the dramedies but it looks like the network is making an exception because one of the new series they have premiering this fall is The Ex List. The series centers on a woman who finds out she has one year to figure out which one of her exboyfriends is “the one” otherwise, she’ll live out the rest of her life alone.

You can view a preview clip from the series on CBS’s website. Below is the description for The Ex List that CBS released.

THE EX LIST is a comedic drama about Bella Bloom (Elizabeth Reaser, Grey's Anatomy) - a single, 30-something, successful business owner who is surprised to learn from a psychic that she's already dated her future husband AND there's a catch: if she doesn't find him in the next year, she'll remain alone forever. During a bachelorette party for her sister, Daphne (Rachel Boston, American Dreams), Bella learns from the psychic she must revisit her past relationships and sort through the mistakes to find her soul mate. Skeptical, Bella begins to analyze every past liaison and failed romance with her close circle of friends, Augie (Adam Rothenberg, Mad Money), an endearing guy who has listened to Bella's love woes since college, Vivian (Alex Breckenridge, Dirt), Augie's long-term girlfriend, and Cyrus (Amir Talai, Campus Ladies), who's chronically unemployed and full of wry observations. Once Bella witnesses proof of the psychic's other predictions, her cynicism disappears and she begins her search. Along her trip down break-up lane, Bella is determined to remain optimistic and receptive, believing that when destiny reopens doors to the past, every relationship can matter in the future. Diane Ruggiero (Veronica Mars) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.”

Upon watching the preview for this show on CBS’s website, my immediate reaction was “Ugh, It’s Ava from Grey’s Anatomy!” This is nothing against Elizabeth Reaser as an actress. I’m just totally over that story arc (that keeps resurfacing) on Grey’s but now we're getting kind of off topic.

I know Moonlight fans are disappointed that their show got dropped but I think The Ex List is going to be a good fit for that timeslot. The premise is cute enough and it’s nice to see CBS lightening up a bit for this non-Monday night show. Though I’m curious to see how they’ll be able to stretch it out past one season (if the show even survives that long).

As it stands right now, The Ex List will air on CBS on Friday nights at 9 p.m. starting this fall.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL CBS FALL 2008 SCHEDULE (Just keep in mind that the schedule could change between now and the fall).
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