Ready for the fall? Yeah, me neither. The summer TV season is only just getting started but CBS is already getting their ducks in a row for the Fall and those who want to plan ahead can get a look at what the Eye has in store for their viewers come September.
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.
CBS has made the decision to officially cut Jennifer Esposito from Blue Bloods. Earlier this year, Esposito was having problems keeping up at work due to her issues with Celiac Disease and asked for a lighter work schedule. However, since she was a main character of the series, the network determined the actress would be better off taking time off until the end of Season 2
CBS has cast another temporary replacement for Jennifer Esposito’s character, set to be one of a series of partners for Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) while Esposito is out on medical leave. Megan Boone (Law & Order: LA) has been cast to take on the role, and the producers have apparently left things open for the actress to come on as a regular in the future. Esposito, who has already called CBS out for removing her from the show, responded with a pretty big accusation.
Veteran actor Chazz Palminteri is headed to Blue Bloods for a Season 3 guest starring role. On CBS’ drama, which follows a family of cops, the actor will play a member of the mob—well, sort of. In the New York-based series, the actor will play a lawyer who represents mob interests in the city. It sounds like Palminteri’s tough guy attitude will come in handy with the role.
When Blue Blood actress Jennifer Esposito told CBS she needed to cut down her hours on set, the network acquiesced by cutting her from the show completely. Technically Esposito’s character, Detective Jackie Curatola, will go on a “leave of absence” from the unit, starting on November 2.
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.
A few months ago, the creators behind CBS’ Blue Bloods were unceremoniously let go. Ordinarily these change-ups after a freshmen season aren’t altogether shocking, but in Blue Bloods’ case it was a bit surprising given how strongly the cop show performed all season in the notoriously difficult Friday night time slot
And another one bites the dust...make that another four bite the dust. After just yesterday, when CBS dropped the axe on three of their Fall '10 debuts, The Defenders, $#*! My Dad Says, and Mad Love, they've now brought it down on the mid-season addition and spinoff, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
Word is CBS executives were irritated over some behind the scenes decision making when it came to the Friday night hit's scripts. They wanted a more procedural feel while the creators were very against adopting a set formula
It looks as though CBS is doing a temporary time slot shuffle, which will affect when their popular cop-drama Blue Bloods airs for a few weeks.
Fans of CBS’ new cop (and family) drama Blue Bloods won’t want to miss this Friday’s episode. It’s an intense one! Wahlberg spoke to us about working in New York, working with Tom Selleck and more, including this week’s very suspenseful episode.
We’re at the midway point of August and while that might mean the countdown to cooler weather and the return to school or work has already begun for some, it also means we’re just a few weeks away from the start of the new TV season. Up ahead is the primetime schedule for the Fall 2010 season.
CBS has a new cop drama set up to round off their Friday night lineup this fall. Set to follow Medium and CSI: NY is Blue Bloods, which stars Tom Selleck and follows a family of cops in New York.