As part of the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler took some time to talk about both new and returning comedies and dramas from their line-up of shows. During the interview, she spoke about the likelihood of a ninth season for How I Met Your Mother, why CSI: Miami was cancelled, the appeal of Elementary and the decision to have a female Watson, why they chose to bring Unforgettable back after canceling it, and what drew them to Vegas. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
With Terry Gilliam’s new short film, The Legend of Hallowdega, premiering on LegendofHallowdega.com tomorrow after the AMP Energy Juice 500 race (the first chapter will be sneaked on ESPN just prior to the race at 1pm), I was able to get on the phone with David Arquette the other day. In the short film, Arquette plays a techno-geek paranormal expert who teams up with an investigative news show (Justin Kirk) to explore the mysteries around the Talladega Superspeedway. They’re trying to figure out if the race track was built on an old Indian burial ground and that’s the reason for the spectacular car crashes.
During the interview we talked about how happy he was to work with Terry Gilliam and how he’s been a fan his entire life. Of course with Arquette also starring in Wes Craven’s Scream 4, we also talked about what it was like to return to Woodsboro and what can fans expect. In addition, Arquette talked about how he’s going to be directing an episode of CSI: Miami and Cougar Town and some of his other films projects. Hit the jump to either read the transcript or listen to the audio:
CBS officially released their fall schedule today, and they certainly didn’t play it safe. New sitcom Mike & Molly earns a prime berth in the dominant Monday comedy block, with Hawaii Five-0 taking over for CSI: Miami at 10:00. Tuesdays continue with the NCIS franchise and The Good Wife. Perennial Thursday victor Survivor is headed for Wednesdays, followed by Criminal Minds and new legal drama The Defenders. CBS throws down the gauntlet to NBC’s comedies on Thursday, counterprogramming with #1 sitcom The Big Bang Theory and high-profile new laffer S#*! My Dad Says. On Fridays, Medium moves to 8:00, followed by CSI: NY in a new timeslot and new hourlong Blue Bloods at 10:00. Saturdays are the same crime extravaganza as always. Sundays 7:00-10:00 maintain a three hour block of unscripted television, while a displaced CSI: Miami closes out the night. Check out the full schedule after the jump.