or


[05/16/12 - 06:45 AM]
Tassler: "Rules of Engagement" Still in Discussions; "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY" Was a "Jump Ball"
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- "We're discussing, we haven't made a decision yet," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler told reporters about the fate of "Rules of Engagement," its remaining bubble show. Said development was understandably overshadowed by the announcement of the network's 2012-13 season plans this morning.

Other topics covered by Tassler and Kelly Kahl (Sr. Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime) during the brief press conference:

-- "'Desperate Housewives' was there, we did just fine against 'Desperate Housewives,'" Kahl said about "The Good Wife" facing off against ABC's "Revenge" on Sundays. "And 'Housewives' is actually doing better numbers than 'Revenge,' so in that sense I think we're [okay]."

-- On why "Two and a Half Men" on Thursdays after "Big Bang Theory": "In a weird way, 'Big Bang Theory' presents a little bit of a unique problem... it's a remarkably broad show," Kahl said. "To be honest part of the problem we've had in the past is finding a show that is as broad as 'Big Bang Theory.'"

-- "We look at the schedule holistically, we weren't driven by [that]," Kahl said about speculation that they would expand to four comedies on Thursdays. "We really want to put the best schedule together. And whatever the mix ends up being, that's what the mix ends up being."

-- "It was a very tough choice, it was almost a jump ball," Tassler said about renewing "CSI: NY" and canceling "CSI: Miami." "It was really just about servicing the schedule. That was all." Adding, "It was just about where it fit on the schedule... 'New York' on Friday nights versus 'Miami' on Sunday nights, it was just keeping the flow." Kahl likewise added, "We really liked ['Mentalist' on] Sunday at 10 and that just unfortunately meant 'Miami' was the odd man out."

-- On what went wrong with "Unforgettable": "I don't know necessarily what went wrong, it was more about what went right with the new pilots," Tassler said. "It started really strong at the beginning of the season. I think they were continuing to produce some great episodes. Every show knows when they get to the end of their first season they are going to be in competition with pilots and that's what happened."





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNFORGETTABLE (CBS)





[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
PBS Announces New Series: "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman"
The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.

[07/22/14 - 10:27 AM]
PBS Station Sites to Stream Ken Burns's "The Roosevelts" in its Entirety Starting Day after Broadcast Premiere
The first two-hour episode will premiere on PBS stations, Sunday, September 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:26 AM]
PBS Announces New Programming During Summer 2014 TCA Session
Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced updates to its fall schedule and new programs for 2015.

[07/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions Announce Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke MacFarlane Will Star in New Scripted Series "Killjoys"
The series follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war.

[07/22/14 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Next Games and AMC Debut Trailer for "The Walking Dead" Mobile Game, "The Walking Dead: No Man's Land"
The game will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices.

[07/22/14 - 08:47 AM]
"Dark Horse Nation" - New Series Premieres Tuesday, July 29 at 10 p.m. on History(R)
The 12-episode series combines great beer, innovation and renegade entrepreneurialism as it follows the day-to-day adventures of the Dark Horse Brewing Company.

[07/22/14 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Claims Top Spot with "MasterChef," "Hotel Hell"
The network has won the adults 18-49 for four consecutive weeks.

[07/22/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Tops Monday in Viewers/"The Bachelorette" Is Up to Tie a Best-Since-Premiere Adults 18-49 Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 21.

[07/22/14 - 08:24 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 21.

[07/22/14 - 08:11 AM]
Hit Series "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premiere with Back-to-Back Episodes on August 14
WE tv's originals return to Thursday nights beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 07:57 AM]
National Geographic Channel Heads to Comic-Con San Diego
The panel will highlight NGC's smartertainment programming including returning series "Brain Games" and new series "Going Deep with David Rees" and "You Can't Lick Your Elbow."