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All four series have performed well for the Eye, particularly “Scorpion” (pictured) and “NCIS: New Orleans.” The Eye noted that those two shows and “Madam Secretary” rank among the top 15 shows in all of primetime in total viewers.
“These four shows have had an immediate impact on our schedule by improving nights, winning time periods and adding more hours of success across our primetime line up,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.
“The McCarthys,” CBS’ first new comedy of the season, opens Thursday in the 9:30 p.m. slot behind “Two and a Half Men.”
“Scorpion” is averaging a 2.8/7 in adults 18-49 and 12.32 million viewers overall in Live+Same-Day, and on average adds 1.6 in the demo and 4.79 million total viewers to its total in L+7. Series »
- Shelli Weinstein and Rick Kissell
A decade after Lost first came to our screens, Gem goes back to the island...
Each Us TV season brings with it a crop of new shows: some outstanding, some memorably awful. 2004/2005, though, was a little different from most. This was the year in which we watched Gregory House solve his first medical mystery and were introduced to those notorious housewives of Wisteria Lane,while Battlestar Galactica brought the Cylons back to our screens after decades spent in sci-fi oblivion.
This unusually impressive bunch dominated the schedules for years, attracted reams of critical and fan commentary, and are still remembered with varying degrees of fondness. However, one of the series to air for the first time that season was a different proposition entirely. Mention its famously divisive ending online and you’ll unleash a torrent of derision, nostalgia and passionate debate. Ask fans to explain its myriad mysteries, and, for the most part, »
“NCIS: New Orleans” will feature crossovers with the original series, the executive producers confirmed at the show’s Television Critics Assn. summer press tour panel Thursday.
Plans are already in place for Mark Harmon’s Gibbs to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the spinoff. “We have a storyline where Michael Weatherly is involved, where Pauley Perrette is involved, David McCallum. That’s the fun of what we have here is having that interaction. As to how often and when it happens … there’s a lot that goes into the planning of that with schedules and making sure that Mark is here and focused on ‘NCIS.’ But we’ll keep the balls in the air and make it work as best we can,” said Gary Glasberg, who serves as an executive producer along with Harmon and Jeffrey Lieber.
“The worlds of the two shows exist in the same place, »
- Laura Prudom
Fans of the wildly popular NCIS will be pleased to learn that Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, and Michael Weatherly are already making plans to appear on the show's upcoming spinoff, NCIS: New Orleans. "There's a lot of cross-pollination of the people," said executive producer Jeffrey Lieber during the show's Summer TCA panel. "We're our own thing, but we exist in the same universe." In addition, Rob Kerkovich (Chasing Life) has joined the cast as a morgue assistant named Sebastian. The series, starring Scott Bakula and Lucas Black, will premiere immediately following NCIS at 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, and you can get a peek at the trailer now! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Here are the first looks at CBS‘ new dramas and comedies as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has made full trailers of most of its fall series now that its upfront presentation has concluded in New York — including summer series Extant. Still to come, midseasoners Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple. Here’s the rest: Related: CBS 2014 Schedule Extant – Summer Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Adam Rodin. Madam Secretary – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Revelations Entertainment. From executive producer/writer Barbara Hall, executive producer/director David Semel and executive producers Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. NCIS: New Orleans – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From writer/executive producer Gary Glasberg and executive producers Mark Harmon and Jeffrey Lieber. Scorpion – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Jeffrey Lieber has been added to CBS‘ new drama series NCIS: New Orleans as executive producer. Lieber will help NCIS: New Orleans creator/executive producer Gary Glasberg in running the series. Glasberg will be pulling double duty next season as he also runs the mothership NCIS series. Also executive producing NCIS: New Orleans, which will launch behind NCIS in the fall, is NCIS star/exec producer Mark Harmon. This marks Lieber’s return to CBS where he previously created and executive produced drama series Miami Medical. He spent the last three years as an executive producer on USA’s Necessary Roughness and is also credited as a co-creator of ABC’s Lost. Lieber is with CAA, Madhouse Entertainment and Peter Nelson. Related: CBS 2014 Schedule »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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