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CBS has announced their 2013-2014 schedule today, revealing their plans to shuffle things around to make room for the four new comedies and new dramas they have joining the line-up. Person of Interest will move to Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m., while Hawaii Five-0 has been shifted to Fridays. The Eye has new series Hostages set to air Monday nights following their two-hour comedy block, which features two returning shows and two new comedies.
NBC wasn't exactly taking a huge risk when they moved Grimm from its Friday night time slot to Tuesday night. Shows tend to do better when they aren't tucked away on Friday nights. Still, fans of the supernatural drama were likely hopeful that the shift from Fridays to Tuesdays would yield a noticeable ratings bump, especially when factoring in the Voice lean-in. Sure enough, the move has given Grimm a much deserved boost in numbers.
CBS passed along some good news for more than a dozen of their primetime shows. 18 series received renewals from the Eye today, among which are The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS, and newcomer Elementary. CBS is also moving forward with three of their popular reality series, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.
Whether you are a fan or not, NCIS is likely going to get renewed for another season. The veteran CBS drama has managed to sign a new contract with series lead Mark Harmon, making Season 11 not simply a possibility but a likelihood at the network.
While many network shows are competing for fewer and fewer viewers, some shows still managed to do the sort of ratings most cable and network programming can only dream of. A prime example of this is NCIS, a show that has been airing on CBS since 2003, and just last night managed to pull in its second highest audience, ever.
On NCIS Abby Sciuto is known for her signature goth pigtails, but also for her overall energy and ability to throw herself into whatever crazy tasks may come her way. The forensic specialist has a lot of diverse interests and a hyped up personality, and looking into how she grew up and became the person she is today is something CBS’ criminal procedural has wanted to explore, and will now be doing so very soon.
It looks like the NCIS franchise is preparing to spawn another spinoff. CBS is planning a planted spinoff in an upcoming two-part episode of NCIS: LA, which itself came out of a planted spinoff in the original NCIS series. That show started off as a planted spinoff too, of JAG. It’s really quite the family tree, and a new addition may be on the way.
Recent repots that new American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey aren't getting along could be exaggerations, or perhaps the rumors are true that one of them could end up exiting the series if things can't be worked out at the judges table. At the very least, we may be in for a very tension-filled season come next year when the singing competition resumes.
Des Barres will join NCIS during the show’s 10th season, as an ageing rock star who has hit hard times. The string of hard times started way back in the 1980’s, after Mr. Rockstar partied a little too hard and spent all of his musical earnings
Productions is set to begin on Season 10 of NCIS next week and because of this, fans will be happy to hear, Murray, Perrette, and Weatherly have all finalized plans to return. The lengthy contract negotiations began after CBS studios decided to pursue each of the actors separately (and, assumedly, for different amounts of money). Luckily, each deal worked out in the nick of time and Murray, Perrette, and Weatherly will all return for not just one year, but two.
CBS renewed more than a dozen TV series, which join the previously renewed The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. Not all of the network’s shows made the list, but it looks like most of the network’s Monday night comedy line-up will be left intact.
Reaching the landmark that is a 200th episode is a very big deal. Set for February 7th, the episode “Life Before His Eyes” will focus on a key moment in Gibbs' existence. Set mostly within a diner, the episode will incorporate flashbacks from the last nine years, meaning it should be a little nostalgic for anyone who has been watching since the program's inception.
While last night’s season finale of Dancing with the Stars brought in big numbers as viewers tuned in to see which contestant took home this season’s mirror ball, the ratings were still down from last season’s finale. Still, ABC pulled off a win for the night, beating out Fox’s The X Factor by more than ten million viewers.
It's becoming more and more common for movie stars to not only make the move to lead roles in television but to even show up in small guest roles. The very popular, original version of NCIS, now the number one scripted show on television, has just brought on a pretty special guest star for a two episode stint. The star? None other than Tony Curtis' daughter, Jamie Lee.
Oh, television crossovers, they are never very good are they? I shouldn't say never because the Flintstones/Jetsons crossovers were incredible, but that was because of the interesting clash of worlds, characters, and endless narrative possibilities. Yet, even the more mundane crossovers, like the one I'm reporting today, seem to make people salivate. Why? Maybe it's just me, but sending a cop from one police procedural to another just doesn't blow my skirt up.