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.
Since CBS has already given a full season order to their new comedy 2 Broke Girls, it’s time to bring in some new drama for a whole season as the network announced today that both Person of Interest, from executive producer J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, and the new crime drama Unforgettable have both been given full season orders. While the former series starring Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ) and Michael Emerson (Lost) has caught my interest as a unique, crime procedural with the potential for an interesting over-arcing story, the latter isn’t currently on my radar (though it’s apparently the #1 new drama with an average of 14 million viewers). Usually CBS doesn’t bring much to the table each season, but I’m at least pleased with this new offering from Bad Robot. Hit the jump for a brief press release announcing the full season orders.
Earlier today we got the first images and official series synopses for the new CBS series, and now the network has released the full length trailers for each show. After the jump you’ll find previews for J.J. Abrams’ new series Person of Interest (which I can’t wait to see), Unforgettable starring Poppy Montgomery, A Gifted Man starring Patrick Wilson, 2 Broke Girls starring Kat Dennings, and How to Be a Gentleman starring Kevin Dillon.
Person of Interest is by far my favorite out of the batch. After all, you can’t go wrong with Michael Emerson working on another J.J. Abrams series. Honestly, the rest of the series don’t really strike a chord with me, but CBS has never really been a network that’s had a lot of shows that have kept my interest with the exception of How I Met Your Mother. Maybe you’ll find something new you like after checking out the trailers after the jump.
Continuing our romp through upfronts this week, CBS has just unveiled their 2011-2012 schedule complete with their line-up of new series, and confirmed renewal of several of their running series. First up, series returning for another series will be The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mothers, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rules of Engagement and Two and a Half Men (now with Ashton Kutcher). Some of these shows will be shuffled from their regular times, the most notable being The Good Wife moving to Sunday with Rules of Engagement taking a a timeslot on Saturday (which is just plain weird). You can see the full new schedule after the jump.
That means that Chaos, the spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, The Defenders, Mad Love, Medium and $#*! My Dad Says will not be returning for another season. Surely fans of those series will be disappointed, but room must be made for the new series. Speaking of which, in addition to confirmation of their pick-up of J.J. Abrams’ new series Person of Interest (which I can’t wait to see), the network also snagged Unforgettable starring Poppy Montgomery, A Gifted Man starring Patrick Wilson, 2 Broke Girls starring Kat Dennings, and How to Be a Gentleman starring Kevin Dillon. Synopses and the first images from these new series can be found after the jump.