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Rocky Carroll continues to expand his role with CBS' "NCIS" franchise with the Cincinnati native narrating CBS News' "48 Hours: NCIS" real-life detective series.

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Baseball is back, so where is "Pitch?" The Fox drama about a woman (Kylie Bunbury) pitching for the San Diego Padres has been benched since Thanksgiving – and might not be seen again.

It's one of the dozens of shows on the bubble, along with "24: Legacy," "Elementary," "The Great Indoors," "Quantico," "Code Black," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" and ABC's new "Imaginary Mary" created by Green Township native Patrick Osborne.

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The late Miguel Ferrer's final appearance as Assistant Director Owen Granger airs on CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" 9 p.m. Sunday Feb. 19 (Channel 12).

Ferrer, son of singer Rosemary Clooney and cousin of actor George Clooney, died of throat cancer on Jan. 19. He was 61.

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"CBS This Morning" co-anchor Charlie Rose will have heart surgery Thursday to replace an aorta valve.

Rose, 75, who also has hosted a weeknight "Charlie Rose" interview show on PBS for more than 25 years, explained his absence this week in a letter read to viewers Wednesday morning. 

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Just two years after moving to Hollywood, George Clooney made his national TV debut on this date in CBS' short-lived "E/R" hospital comedy starring Elliott Gould, Conchatta Ferrell and unknown Jason Alexander on Dec. 12, 1984.

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If Procter & Gamble had its way, the "Dick Van Dyke Show" being celebrated by CBS in prime-time Sunday would never have aired.

P&G, the sponsor for the first "Dick Van Dyke" season (1961-62), pulled the plug on advertising  a second season of the Dick Van Dyke-Mary Tyler Moore comedy after it finished No. 80.

But there was a bigger problem: Pants.

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is the best Christmas TV special for many reasons: Linus quoting the Bible. The strong anti-commercialism theme. And the great jazz music by pianist Vince Guaraldi.

That's my favorite part, the music. I'm listening to it now as I write this.

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"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," the beloved holiday cartoon which premiered in 1966, returns to TV for a 50th year without any celebrations on NBC, TBS or TNT.

You're a mean one, NBC! You're a foul one, TBS!

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Not only did Diana Maria Riva learn to act in Cincinnati, she also did some teaching – perfect preparation for her role on Matt LeBlanc's new CBS "Man with a Plan" comedy premiering Monday (8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Channel 12, CBS).

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Rod Serling's first Cincinnati TV drama, "The Keeper of the Chair," aired on WKRC-TV's "The Storm" drama series 65 years ago, on July 10, 1951.

CBS' "Supergirl"  joins "The Flash" and "DC Legends of Tomorrow" super heroes this fall on the CW, which today was the fourth and final TV network to announce its new season.

"Supergirl," starring Melissa Benoist,  returns to 8 p.m. Monday – where it premiered last fall on CBS-- on the CW network owned jointly by CBS and Warner Bros. 

The CW will add two new dramas, and hold four returning series for midseason.

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After great buzz a year ago, "Supergirl" was sent to the CW by CBS Tuesday and replaced with a new high testosterone lineup featuring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Weatherly, Dermot Mulroney, a "MacGyver" remake and a drama inspired by "Dr. Phil."

Here's a look at CBS' 6 new fall shows, three dramas and three comedies:

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This I know for sure: I love jazz, and I loved "Miles Ahead."

I don't know if jazz icon Miles Davis really robbed a CBS executive at gunpoint, as depicted in Don Cheadle's movie opening Friday April 15 at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

I don't know if Davis (portrayed by Cheadle) and a "Rolling Stone" writer (Ewan McGregor) fired gunshots in a car chase trying to recover a recording tape stolen from Davis's New York City home in 1979.

I do know Davis wanted to keep the recording private. Cheadle, who co-wrote the screenplay, told me that before he started filming here in summer 2014.

The script was once called "Kill The Trumpet Player." I don't know how historically accurate the screenplay is about Davis, a major figure in the bebop, cool jazz and jazz fusion movements who died in 1991 at age 65.

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Most knew him as handyman Dwayne Schneider on “One Day At A Time,” but I first knew comedian/actor Pat Harrington Jr. as Guido Panzini from the old "Steve Allen Show."

Harrington died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 86, says USA Today.

His best and longest role was “Schneider” on Norman Lear's “One Day At A Time” (1975-84) which earned him an Emmy Award and Golden Globe as best supporting actor.  He was such a favorite that Harrington’s “Schneider” was nominated as a best “Nosiest Neighbor” in the 2003 TV Land Awards.

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For the second time this month, a Bengals AFC North rivalry game will air on Fox instead of CBS, which normally carries AFC games.

The Bengals will play their final regular season game hosting Baltimore at 1 p.m. Sunday on WXIX-TV (Channel 19), not on WKRC-TV. The NFL "flexed" the Bengals to Fox.

CBS’ 1 p.m. games include these games with playoff implications: 

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