TV production rule #1: Don’t kick the writer.
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.
Among the last, but certainly not least, the eye network CBS has officially gotten in on the Upfront 2014 game by releasing their schedule for the fall, and full trailers for the newest series. Few major surprises (minus that 'How I Met Your Dad' pass), but take a look at the future of CBS with new trailers for Halle Berry's 'Extant,' sporting family sitcom 'The McCarthys' and more!
Year after year, this becomes almost painfully unsurprising. Following an impressive three-season renewal for CBS comedy juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory,' the network granted an additional 18 renewals to its drama and comedy lineup for 2014-15, including (but not limited to) 'Two and a Half Men,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'Elementary,' 'NCIS' and 'The Good Wife.' So, who's missing?
Moving right along the major network pantheon, CBS is the latest to give out its lineup for fall 2013-2014 in advance of today's big Upfront presentation. No major shakeups, other than an expanded comedy block on Thursday nights and moves for both 'Person of Interest' and 'Hawaii Five-0,' but Chuck Lorre's 'Mike & Molly' will sit the fall out, while still producing a full season. Find out CBS' fall changes inside!
Many were disappointed to learn that Paget Brewster wouldn't be returning to 'Criminal Minds' as profiler Emily Prentiss, particularly after the show's seventh season had only just returned her to series regular status. Still, having been present since 'Criminal Minds' season 2, Paget Brewster certainly has big shoes for another to fill. Who do you think has the 'Big Love' to give?
Oh, Tricia Helfer. It doesn't matter what role she takes, be they world-ending cyborgs, or the partner of a canine detective (yeah, seriously, that's happening), networks know we'd watch her in anything because, well, look at her. Thus, for the first time in any of our lives, we might need to start watching 'Criminal Minds.'