or


[01/09/10 - 10:41 AM]
CBS Declares "Three Rivers" Dead
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- CBS has formally given the axe to its freshman drama "Three Rivers."

CBS topper Nina Tassler revealed said development when prompted about its fate during the network's executive session at the TCA.

"You know what - yes," Tassler admitted. "We've all known each other long enough to say when something's on hiatus it's code for something else. The reality is we were very proud of that show... eight lives were saved as a result of the organ donation that people became aware of because of that show. And every show takes its time in finding its legs - some shows take longer than others - but I think at the end of the day knowing that the fact that that show was on the air had that kind of impact is pretty extraordinary."

As for the fate of "NUMB3RS," which will wrap a shortened season in March, Tassler says it's "absolutely" in consideration for next year. Tassler added that the abbreviated run was only a result of real estate issues for midseason dramas like "Miami Medical."

Said predicament will also force the network to push imports "Flashpoint" (18 episodes) and "The Bridge" (13 episodes) outside the regular season, however no dates were given.

Jay Leno and Charlie Sheen however were the topics that dominated the half-hour. "I think ultimately there is no substitute for developing great shows," Nina said about NBC's various foibles. "10 o'clock is a great business for us. And the unfortunate thing is our creative community was to some degree somewhat bruised by this... a lot of people were put out of work, a lot of people really saw this as having a pretty negative impact on our business. But I think right now for us it just allowed us to get a bigger piece of the [pie] at 10 o'clock."

She later added: "What I have the most trouble with is for their company, their decision to do what they did... this is a reflection on the whole network business. I think it was misguided and... at the end of the day it was an experiment that did not work."

As for her "Two and a Half Men" star's legal troubles, Tassler said: "Right now we're being very sensitive to the fact that this is a very personal and very private matter. There's been no impact on the network right now. The show is proceeding along its regular production schedule. They taped a show last night. So right now there's been no impact and I really have to credit Chuck [Lorre]... he runs a wonderful show and right now it's business as usual for us."





  [january 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BRIDGE, THE (CBS)
· FLASHPOINT (ION)
· MIAMI MEDICAL (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· THREE RIVERS (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)











[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.