PASADENA, Calif. - Canadians waiting for CBS to finally add Toronto-lensed dramas "The Bridge" and "Flashpoint" to its schedule will have to wait a little longer.
CBS announced Saturday at the winter TV press tour that "Miami Medical," a new series about a Florida trauma facility, will be getting the Friday night time slot in place of "Numb3rs" starting April 2.
CBS had programmed "Flashpoint" in that Friday night time slot last year before shelving the series, which has been a hit in Canada ever since it premiered on CTV.
"The Bridge," about a combative police union boss, is another CTV/CBS collaboration.
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said the fact that "The Bridge" missed this latest chance to join her schedule is simply a factor of CBS having "more content then we had real estate for." She says CBS has 18 episodes of "Flashpoint" and 13 episodes of "The Bridge" to draw on when a time slot opens up.
There is still no CBS debut date for either show, although Tassler said that a summer run for both shows was a possibility. She also said "Numb3rs" could still return to the schedule next season despite the fact that the network cut back on its episode order for 2009-10.