During the last episode of Criminal Minds to air, Jennifer Jareau was kidnapped and tortured by a militant former associate who wanted her access codes as part of an anti-government conspiracy. During the last episode of The Mentalist to air, a recurring character and associate of the lead was kidnapped, tortured and murdered as part of an organized campaign against the CBI.
There was no way to know that Sunday’s Big Brother episode would expose the bouts of racism and insensitivity that have been seen in the live feeds from numerous houseguests competing in Season 15. Regardless, the splash that contestant’s comments on the live feed have made, coupled by the news that several contestants have lost their real world jobs due to the ugly words they have put out into the universe, all helped CBS to win the night in the ratings on Sunday.
NBC is filling out the summer calendar, with three more shows getting premiere dates. Two are new game shows, The Winner Is… and Hollywood Game Night, and the third is the drama Crossing Lines. They join returning shows like America’s Got Talent along with a few new shows including Bear Grylls new competiton series, Get Out Alive.
NBC has signed up for a brand new series. The peacock network has picked up the U.S. rights to a crime series called Crossing Lines. The series was created by Bernero Productions and a German company named Tandem Communications, which also produced the miniseries Pillars of the Earth. On NBC, Crossing Lines will run for 10-episodes during the summer of 2013.