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Women Leads on TV Decline As Networks Discover White Dudes in Crisis

19 May 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For the broadcast networks this fall, women need not apply. With a few notable exceptions — Kyra Sedgwick (ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley”), Edie Falco (NBC’s “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders”), and Anne Heche (NBC’s “The Brave”) — female leads are few and far between.

Networks announced fewer new shows this year, practicing a little restraint rather than buying too many that wind up as late-season castoffs. However, women-led shows were hit hardest: Of approximately 36 new series, just 11 have a first-billed female. Last year there were 41 new shows, of which 20 had a female lead.

Blame might go to a handful of trends on this year’s schedules: More military-themed dramas led by tough guys, a rise in male-dominated sci-fi and comic book shows, and a TV trend that IndieWire has dubbed “Dude-Life Crisis.”

This year, (mostly white) middle-aged guys at a crossroads are a phenomenon. Jason Ritter »

- Michael Schneider

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Women Leads on TV Decline As Networks Discover White Dudes in Crisis

19 May 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the broadcast networks this fall, women need not apply. With a few notable exceptions — Kyra Sedgwick (ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley”), Edie Falco (NBC’s “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders”), and Anne Heche (NBC’s “The Brave”) — female leads are few and far between.

Networks announced fewer new shows this year, practicing a little restraint rather than buying too many that wind up as late-season castoffs. However, women-led shows were hit hardest: Of approximately 36 new series, just 11 have a first-billed female. Last year there were 41 new shows, of which 20 had a female lead.

Blame might go to a handful of trends on this year’s schedules: More military-themed dramas led by tough guys, a rise in male-dominated sci-fi and comic book shows, and a TV trend that IndieWire has dubbed “Dude-Life Crisis.”

This year, (mostly white) middle-aged guys at a crossroads are a phenomenon. Jason Ritter »

- Michael Schneider

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9Jkl: Mark Feuerstein Comes to CBS in New Comedy (Video)

17 May 2017 9:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What if you had to live next to your parents? CBS has just released the first preview for the upcoming TV show 9Jkl.The multi-cam sitcom is “inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his doting parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.” The cast includes Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, David Walton, Liza Lapira, and Matt Murray.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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CBS New Series Trailers: ‘Young Sheldon’, ‘9Jkl’, ‘Seal Team’, ‘S.W.A.T.’, More

17 May 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS has released trailers for some of its new comedies and dramas as part of its 2017-18 slate. Watch below. 9Jkl — Comedy Produced by CBS Television Studios and Kapital Entertainment. From writers/executive producers Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein and executive producers Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling and Dana Honor. Young Sheldon — Comedy Produced by Warner Bros. TV. From executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak and Jon Favreau. Me, Myself… »

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Watch Trailers for New CBS Shows ‘Young Sheldon,’ ‘S.W.A.T.,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd,’ and More

17 May 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS released trailers for its new shows for the 2017-2018 season following its upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday, including first looks at “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon,” the reboot of “S.W.A.T.” with Shemar Moore, and the Jeremy Piven-led drama “Wisdom of the Crowd,” among others.

Young Sheldon,” which stars Iain Armitage as the nine-year-old version of Jim Parsons’ Dr. Sheldon Cooper, will air after “Big Bang” on Thursdays, beginning on Nov. 2, once Thursday Night Football concludes. The network will air a special preview of the pilot on Sept. 25. New comedies “9Jkl” and “Me, Myself, and I” will air on Mondays along with “Kevin Can Wait.”

S.W.A.T.” will air Thursdays at 10 p.m., also beginning on Nov. 2, while “Seal Team” — with “Bones” alum David Boreanaz — will air Wednesdays at 9 in between “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds.” “Wisdom of the Crowd” will join the network’s Sunday night lineup at 8 p.m »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch Trailers for CBS' Young Sheldon, Shemar Moore's S.W.A.T. and More

17 May 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS on Wednesday announced its fall 2017 schedule and offered first looks at its new shows, including Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon and the Shemar Moore-led S.W.A.T. remake.

RelatedCBS Fall Schedule: Young Sheldon Lands Post Big Bang Slot

Also among the newly released sneak peeks: Me, Myself & I, a single-camera comedy starring Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan and The LibrariansJohn Larroquette, and 9Jkl, a family comedy featuring Royal Pains‘ Mark FeuersteinAbout a Boy‘s David WaltonThe Good Wife‘s Linda Lavin and Ray Donovan‘s Elliott Gould.

RelatedCBS Trailers: Our Knee-Jerk Reactions »

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None of CBS’ New Fall Series Are Women-Centric

17 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Yeah, we can’t believe this shit, either: Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie on “The Good Fight

CBS has unveiled its fall 2017 lineup and, in terms of women-centric programming, it’s a wasteland. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the network is moving forward with eight pilots: four dramas, four comedies. And none of them feature a female protagonist.

Four of the projects are standard CBS-fodder (i.e. procedurals and “The Big Bang Theory”): “Instinct” with Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz-starrer “Seal Team”; “Swat,” starring Shemar Moore and Jay Harrington; “Wisdom of the Crowd,” toplined by Jeremy Piven; and “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon.” The other series are “By the Book,” a comedy about a man (Jay R. Ferguson) who lives his life according to the Bible; Bobby Moynihan-starrer “Me, Myself and I,” which depicts the protagonist at three different phases of his life; and family sitcom “9Jkl” with Mark Feuerstein.

CBS also renewed five of its freshmen series: “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,”

“MacGyver,” “Man With a Plan,” and “Superior Donuts.” All of those shows are male-centric and “Superior Donuts” is the only one not toplined by a white dude.

The lack of of women in the schedule might seem egregious, but CBS CEO Les Moonves isn’t particularly concerned. “We do a number of pilots, a lot of them have women in starring roles. There are a lot of women in the schedule,” he told the press at before the CBS upfronts. “The best pilots went at the end of the day and we think our track record is Ok.”

Yeah, it’s not. Women, indeed, were the leads or co-leads on six projects — but CBS decided not to pursue any of them. Among the rejects are Amy Brenneman-starrer “The Get,” “Perfect Citizen” with Kristin Chenoweth, and an untitled Jenny Lumet project starring Sharon Leal.

Driving home his point — and painting himself further into the corner — Moonves referenced the current slate of women-centric projects at CBS. “I don’t think we’ve ever had to apologize for having [Tea Leoni-starrer] ‘Madam Secretary’ and Lucy Liu [of ‘Elementary’] and ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Good Wife’ and I think we do fine in that area.”

Yes, Liu is great on “Elementary” — but she is not the star. When push comes to shove, it is Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) story, not Watson’s (Liu). Second, we’re happy that CBS aired “The Good Fight,” a women-centric, diverse show starring a woman over 40. Good on them, but Moonves shouldn’t pat himself too hard on the back. “The Good Fight” is only available on CBS All Access, a streaming platform with few offerings that costs $5.99 per month. Most viewers aren’t willing to sign up for a streamer in order to watch only one original series, so “Good Fight” shouldn’t be your go-to example to explain why CBS doesn’t hate women. Also, “The Good Wife” isn’t on the air anymore, so it’s time for Moonves and CBS to forfeit their bragging rights on that one.

Even more frustrating? This is the second consecutive year CBS has been called out for its lack of inclusivity — and the second consecutive year they’ve shrugged off the criticism. Matt LeBlanc, Kevin James, Michael Weatherly, and a bevy of other white (and mostly male) leads dominated the network’s fall 2016 schedule. Network president Glenn Geller responded by citing “Madam Secretary,” “Mom” with Allison Janney and Anna Faris, long-running comedy “2 Broke Girls,” and “Doubt” with Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox. He described the 2016 slate as “are more diverse this year than last year” in his defense and concluded, “We are definitely moving in the right direction.”

It’s worth pointing out that both “2 Broke Girls” and “Doubt” have since been cancelled. So much for that argument.

So, it’s time that Moonves realizes that CBS’ fall 2017 lineup isn’t “fine” and the network’s track record is far from “Ok.” If the network truly wants to move “in the right direction,” they should try greenlighting shows — hell, a show s— focused on women. Supporting multiple shows with inclusive casts and women of color in prominent roles would be even better. Because, honestly, no one wants to have this conversation about CBS again in 2018.

None of CBS’ New Fall Series Are Women-Centric was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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CBS: Stop Saying That ‘This Is Us’ Is the Biggest New Hit of the Year; ‘Bull’ Is

17 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No “Bull,” CBS wants you to know that the freshman Michael Weatherly series is actually the No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers, over NBC’s lauded “This Is Us.”

“We congratulate them on their success, but we like winning,” CBS senior exec VP Kelly Kahl said. He also pointed out that even CBS’ “Blue Bloods” has a larger audience than any other drama on the other networks, except “This Is Us.”

The Big Bang Theory” is the “Wayne Gretzky of comedy,” he noted, arguing that no other half-hour comes close in total viewers, which is why they’re big on spinoff entry “Young Sheldon.” The show was recently renewed for two more seasons, a negotiation that Moonves characterized as amicable.

He also said he “hoped” that the show will continue even beyond that. “We’ll do these two years and we’re not going to just lay down, »

- Michael Schneider

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CBS: Stop Saying That ‘This Is Us’ Is the Biggest New Hit of the Year; ‘Bull’ Is

17 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

No “Bull,” CBS wants you to know that the freshman Michael Weatherly series is actually the No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers, over NBC’s lauded “This Is Us.”

“We congratulate them on their success, but we like winning,” CBS senior exec VP Kelly Kahl said. He also pointed out that even CBS’ “Blue Bloods” has a larger audience than any other drama on the other networks, except “This Is Us.”

The Big Bang Theory” is the “Wayne Gretzky of comedy,” he noted, arguing that no other half-hour comes close in total viewers, which is why they’re big on spinoff entry “Young Sheldon.” The show was recently renewed for two more seasons, a negotiation that Moonves characterized as amicable.

He also said he “hoped” that the show will continue even beyond that. “We’ll do these two years and we’re not going to just lay down, »

- Michael Schneider

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Exclusive: 'Prison Break' Boss on Michael and Sara's Emotional Reunion: 'She's the Endgame'

16 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of Prison Break.

Prison Break staged a heartfelt reunion -- and it was well worth the wait.

On Tuesday’s episode, titled “Wine Dark Sea,” a dying Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) -- his body poisoned with antifreeze -- was cured by the only doctor capable of doing so, his true love, Sara Tancredi-Scofield (Sarah Wayne Callies), who flew from Ithaca, New York, to Greece to help save him. Placing their anticipated reunion in the seventh episode of the season, under life-and-death circumstances no less, was the first step in giving Michael and Sara the happy ending that they (and the fans) have sought.

Related: 'Prison Break' Creator on Shocking Poseidon Twist: 'All Roads Point to [Spoiler]'

“She’s obviously the endgame for [Michael],” creator and executive producer Paul T. Scheuring tells Et of the former couple’s emotional moment, which includes »

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Prison Break: Is the Fox TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six?

15 May 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchIs Michael still alive? Has the Prison Break TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Prison Break season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, and Inbar Lavi. The series centers on Michael Scofield (Miller), who resolved to help his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell), escape from death row. In the revival, despite being presumed dead, clues indicate Michael may still be alive. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Prison Break: Season Five Ratings

15 May 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In 2009, the Prison Break TV show was cancelled after four seasons on Fox. Now the network is bringing back the crime drama thriller as a "limited event" series. While an ending has been crafted for the fifth season of Prison Break, the writers have said if this installment is a ratings success, there could be future seasons. Could Prison Break be cancelled again? Will it be renewed for season six? Stay tuned.  Airing on the Fox television network, Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, and Inbar Lavi. The series centers on Michael Scofield (Miller), who once resolved to help his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell), escape from death row. In the revival, despite being presumed dead, clues indicate Michael may still be alive. Lincoln reunites with »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Prison Break: Cancelled; Fox Event Series Not Returning for 2017-18

15 May 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's 2009 all over again. The Prison Break TV show has been cancelled by Fox. Again. Although the network revived the crime drama for a limited fifth season, there will be no season six, at least not in the near future. Fox CEO Gary Newman did tell Deadline the network is open to future installments, however. Newman noted that, if the producers "came back" with an idea for another season down the line, the network could be open to it.  An action thriller, Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, and Inbar Lavi.  Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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9Jkl: CBS Orders Comedy Based on Mark Feuerstein's Adult Life

12 May 2017 7:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Mark Feuerstein is coming to CBS. According to SpoilerTV, the network has ordered a new TV series from the Royal Pains star called 9Jkl.Based on Feuerstein's life, the multi-cam sitcom is "inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his doting parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family."Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Bobby Moynihan, Shemar Moore Lead CBS Male-Heavy Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

CBS is going multigenerational with two new sitcoms, including an ambitious single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Bobby Moynihan, while sticking with tried-and-true topics – crime and action – for its new dramas. The network announced four new dramas and two comedies:

Wisdom of the Crowd” comes from executive producer Ted Humphrey and is “inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process.”

Jeremy Piven stars with Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, and Monica Potter. The show is based on the Israeli format of the same name. and comes from executive producers Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group), Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad. Adam Davidson is executive producer and director; CBS Television Studios is the »

- Michael Schneider

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Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Bobby Moynihan, Shemar Moore Lead CBS Male-Heavy Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

CBS is going multigenerational with two new sitcoms, including an ambitious single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Bobby Moynihan, while sticking with tried-and-true topics – crime and action – for its new dramas. The network announced four new dramas and two comedies:

Wisdom of the Crowd” comes from executive producer Ted Humphrey and is “inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process.”

Jeremy Piven stars with Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, and Monica Potter. The show is based on the Israeli format of the same name. and comes from executive producers Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group), Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad. Adam Davidson is executive producer and director; CBS Television Studios is the »

- Michael Schneider

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CBS Orders Boreanaz' Seal Team, Moore's S.W.A.T., Cumming's Instinct, Piven's Wisdom, Plus 2 Comedies

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Make no bones about it: David Boreanaz will be on CBS next season.

Ahead of its 2017-18 schedule unveiling next week, the Eye net has handed out formal series orders to four dramas, including the Boreanaz-fronted Seal Team. Also scoring pickups: Alan Cumming’s Instinct, Shemar Moore’s S.W.A.T. and Jeremy Piven’s Wisdom of the Crowd

On the comedy side, CBS has Ok’d the family satire 9Jkl starring Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein and the time-tripping sitcom Me, Myself & I starring Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan. The duo join the already-ordered Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff Young Sheldon. »

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‘9Jkl’ & ‘Me, Myself & I’ Comedies; ‘Seal Team’, ‘S.W.A.T.’, ‘Instinct’ & ‘Wisdom Of the Crowd’ Dramas Get CBS Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS has made the bulk new series orders, picking up comedies 9Jkl (fka 9J, 9K, 9L), starring Mark Feuerstein, and Dan Kopelman’s Me, Myself & I — both from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment — and dramas Instinct, starring Alan Cumming; Seal Team, starring David Boreanaz; S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore from Shawn Ryan and Justin Lin; and Wisdom Of the Crowd, toplined by Jeremy Piven. The semi-autobiographical Feuerstein-Dana Klein comedy 9Jkl marks the first series… »

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'Swat,' 'Seal Team,' 'Instinct,' 'Wisdom of the Crowd,' '9Jkl,' 'Me, Myself and I' Score CBS Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

CBS kicked off its series pickups for the 2017-18 broadcast season by handing out marching orders to two military dramas, a pair of family comedies as well as a CIA drama and a tech drama. All six feature marketable stars in Jeremy Piven, Alan Cumming, Shemar Moore, David Boreanaz, Mark Feuerstein and Bobby Moynihan. Five of the six series are produced by CBS Television Studios, with a co-production from Sony and one from Warner Bros. Television as independent studios continue to get squeezed out amid an ownership push.

Ordered to series are Instinct, Wisdom of the Crowd, Seal Team, »

- Lesley Goldberg

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CBS Series Orders: ‘9Jkl,’ ‘Me, Myself & I,’ ‘Instinct,’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given series pickups to four new dramas and two new comedies for the 2017-18 season.

Instinct” stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who has since built a ‘normal’ life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose, and is based on a soon-to-be-published James Patterson book. Writer Michael Rauch, Cumming, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout, Patterson, Bill Robinson, and Leopoldo Gout also executive produce. CBS Television Studios is producing. Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews, and Khandi Alexander also star.

Wisdom of the Crowd,” from CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television, follows a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. The series is based on the Israeli format of the same name. Writer »

- Daniel Holloway

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