Cable tends to be where most of the best stuff is at. I'm super-excited for Louie, I think that show is just a whole other level of brilliant. I like Wilfred as well, but I'm curious to see how they pick up from where they left off and how they sustain it over another season without it feeling like a rehash of the first one.
CBS tends to stick with crime procedurals and lowest-common-denominator sitcoms, which is pretty safe but can't fault them for it, since people seem to love both of those. I track the weekly ratings of all the scripted network shows, but it's always bizarre to see how poorly a network like NBC does in the ratings, yet a good number of their comedies receive the highest critical praise.
Well I haven't been following network performances up until like this year, so I'm out of the loop. And I agree, the only two shows that I like on CBS are HIMYM and TBBT (but that's only because of the great theme song and Sheldon, otherwise, it's pretty meh)
They've been the last place network for years, it's nothing new. They make a mix of really great decision and mind-boggling stupid ones. But so do all the networks, aside from CBS who generally pick up terrible shows that people love to watch anyway.
The finale was always a two-parter. They decided to air the other one I guess to make sure the show finishes during May Sweeps. On the other hand, it means pushing Awake unto June, which pretty much assures they are going to cancel it.