The No. 1 broadcast network delivered a welcome jolt of energy to its day in the TCA press-tour spotlight when CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, one of network TV's most boisterous showmen and champions, took the stage Monday morning for the first time since 2005 (filling in at the last minute for entertainment president Nina Tassler, called away for a friend's funeral). Bluntly bullish on CBS's prospects for the new season ("We're confident we're going to be up this year"), Moonves credited stability as a primary factor for the network's long-term success.
"It's great to be able to renew 20 shows. It really is. ... When you can do that, it makes it easier to launch shows when you're launching them in positions that are behind successful shows. Obviously, it doesn't work all the time [RIP, Vegas and Golden Boy], but it leads to a degree of being able to win year after year." Moonves suggested the streak won't last forever, pointing to NBC's fall from grace when it couldn't find new hits to replace Friends and ER. But given the lackluster state of so much of this new fall season, it's hard to imagine any rival unseating CBS anytime soon.
Can you believe it's been more than 30 years since Robin Williams' last full-time television job (CBS' Mork and Mindy)? After a successful movie career, including high-profile performances in The Word According to Garp, Dead Poets Society, Disney's animated Aladdin and Good Will Hunting (for which he won an Oscar), he's back on the small screen alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar on The Crazy Ones.
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TNT is calling time of death on the David E. Kelley medical drama Monday Mornings, the network has confirmed.
"TNT has decided not to renew the medical drama Monday Mornings for a second season. We are...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is slated to star alongside Robin Williams in the CBS sitcom pilot The Crazy Ones, TVGuide.com has learned.