Amid all the flurry of Upfronts renewals and cancellations, last weeks saw rumors that CBS’ flagship CSI would close its doors for good, leaving only spinoff Cyber on the air for an additional season. Now, the network has confirmed CSI will close out with a two-hour movie returning some of the procedural’s biggest names, while Ted Danson will find a new home with the Cyber folk.
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CBS’ announcement and pickup of its Limitless TV series came with the unsurprising attachment that original film star Bradley Cooper would pitch in as executive producer. Now however, we’ve learned not only that Cooper will appear in the pilot, but also that the Guardians of the Galaxy star will even recur from time to time, picking up his role from the film.
It’s only Monday, meaning if you’re already tired of the many 2015 Upfront renewals, cancellations and pickups, CBS is not for you. The eye network has given pickup orders to over a dozen of its existing series, including The Good Wife, Elementary, The Odd Couple, and telling move for CSI’s Cyber spinoff.
Over many years of Upfronts and hundreds of series, it can be hard to keep track of network juggernauts like CSI quietly carrying on. Now, the original Crime Scene Investigation may come to a close this fall with a two-hour movie, while the franchise may yet live on in spinoffs.
The dial of Upfronts 2015 has officially landed on CBS, and of six new dramas ordered, a few should feel plenty familiar to fans. Not only has the long-gestating Rush Hour reboot been greenlit to series, so too has the network’s adaptation of Bradley Cooper intelligence thriller Limitless.
It’s been a good while since we’ve heard from CBS’ forthcoming Supergirl series, but with TV’s dreaded Upfronts arriving next week (we’ve already got scotch handy), one of the season’s more obvious picks has officially taken flight. Kara of Krypton will officially come to CBS this fall with a Supergirl series order.
Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.
A ways back, CBS' Supergirl let slip that Kara would first tackle an obscure DC villain named "Lumberjack," calling for an actor of Game of Thrones-like stature. Now, the DC drama has officially cast The Mentalist and TV Terminator star Owain Yeoman as Supergirl's first foe, albeit switched to the villainous "Vartox."
More and more cord-cutting seems to prove a viable option, especially now that HBO has made the leap to offer its own independent streaming-service, beginning with Apple this spring. Now, a new report suggests Apple will plan its own independent streaming platform for approximately 25 channels, due to become available this fall.
CBS’ upcoming Supergirl TV series took off with the first look at Glee star Melissa Benoist in costume as Kara Zor-El, and with production formally underway, hers isn’t the only look in the public spotlight. See the “Clark Kent” of Kara’s human identity Kara Danvers in new set photos, along with our first look at DC’s new Toyman!