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)





[08/01/14 - 01:49 PM]
DIY Network Achieved Most-Watched July Primetime Ever Among P25-54 Viewers in July
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Goes to Portland for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game
ESPN media platforms will combine to provide unprecedented coverage of the game, between a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6.

[08/01/14 - 01:15 PM]
HGTV Scores Best July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 11:01 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and the National Cable Television Cooperative Announce Robust Long-Term Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year deal, the NCTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products.

[08/01/14 - 10:55 AM]
Live Twitter(R) Chat with "The Quest" Executive Producers and the First Eliminated Contestant, Friday, August 1
Join Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and the first Paladin banished from Everealm as they answer your questions about last night's exciting series premiere.

[08/01/14 - 10:20 AM]
Dierks Bentley Brings a Special Performance from His Headlining Riser Tour to CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" This Weekend as Part of the Mountain Dew(R) CMT Summer Concert Series
Bentley has invited the series on the road of his tour, making special appearances in all four installments and bringing fans new videos along with a behind-the-scenes look from the road.

[08/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sarah Hyland to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
Also scheduled to appear: Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande.

[08/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye was the top draw among total viewers and adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
Escape Acquires Rights to More Than 500 Episodes of Three Popular True Crime Television Series
"Snapped," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Forensic Files" have all been licensed to the fledgling network.

[08/01/14 - 07:43 AM]
ESPN to Follow Path of USA Basketball Men's National Team to the "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup"
The USA Basketball National team is coached by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and potentially headlined by superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Derrick Rose and James Harden, among others.

[08/01/14 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Series to Launch Its Eight-Episode Season Friday, Oct. 17
Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark.

[08/01/14 - 07:03 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Kicks Off August with Big Week of Boxing
Sammy Vasquez Jr. and James Stevenson square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 8.

[08/01/14 - 07:00 AM]
Science Channel's "Man vs. the Universe" Delves Into Mankind's New Race to Tame the Cosmos
The three-part series launches Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.