As part of the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler took some time to talk about current and upcoming shows for the network. During the interview, she spoke about how recent violent events might impact their decision-making process for the coming pilot season, the confidence they have in sophomore series Person of Interest, what made Elementary the right show for the coveted post-Super Bowl spot, the renewal status of How I Met Your Mother, and their plans for Under the Dome, from Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and Brian K. Vaughan, and why summer is a good spot for it. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
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.
As part of the network’s TCA Press Tour presentation, President of CBS Entertainment, Nina Tassler, took some time to talk about how they feel about the performance of their freshman drama Person of Interest, as well as their freshman comedy 2 Broke Girls, how both of those shows are developing creatively, and the tweaks that have been made. Although a decision has not yet been made about next Fall, they are happy with where things are headed with both shows. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Prior to the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, took some time to talk about where she sees things going for the #1 broadcast network in viewers and Emmy nominations, the addition of Ted Danson to CSI, and what’s next for Two and a Half Men and its new lead actor, Ashton Kutcher. Here are the most interesting points:
- CBS is adding the recognizable faces of Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men), Ted Danson (CSI) and Terry O’Quinn (Hawaii Five-0) to some of the network’s most-established and most-popular series
- Two and a Half Men went into production on their new season this past Monday
- Ashton Kutcher will be playing broken-hearted Internet billionaire, Walden Schmidt, and his character will be introduced over a two-part story
- They’re hoping A Gifted Man, starring Patrick Wilson, will appeal to the fans of previous CBS shows, The Ghost Whisperer and Medium
- The highly acclaimed drama The Good Wife will return with the higher-profile time period of Sunday at 9 pm (on September 25th) and a very interesting character transformation ahead for Alicia (Julianna Margulies)
- In a rather risky move, Rules of Engagement will be airing on Saturday nights
- Police drama The 2-2, a pilot for Rob Schneider and reality series Undercover Boss are all being planned for mid-season
- As of now, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson are still set in their late-night timeslots through 2012
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For those of you in love with the geeky comedy of the CBS series The Big Bang Theory, we have some good news. Today the network announced that it has renewed their successful comedy series for 3 more season which will take Jim Parsons and the rest of the cast well into 2014. The standard publicity fluff quotes came from CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler as she said, “It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to see why this show is a big part of our comedy future. From ratings to critical acclaim to pop culture buzz, it’s struck a chord on all levels. The creative genius of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and the on-camera talents of an amazing young ensemble have created a comedy that will entertain viewers for a long time.”