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When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.
Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."
Katharine McPhee has landed the female lead in CBS' drama pilot Scorpion, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
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CBS has ordered a pilot for Scorpion, a drama from Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, TVGuide.com has learned.
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A&E has renewed freshman drama Breakout Kings for a second season, Deadline reports.
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Breakout Kings may sound like a reincarnation of Prison Break — the executive producers are the same and a Prison Break character will even appear on the A&E series — but producers Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead insist it is not the same show.
"It's a completely different show," Santora said at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. "It's really not about people breaking out of prison; it's about...
Breakout Kings, the fall pilot passed over by Fox, has found new life at A&E.
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The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the series from Prison Break producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora.
Kings centers on several convicts, played by Malcolm Goodwin and Jimmi Simpson, who are...
Fox has added Breakout Kings to its fall development slate.
Kings follows a team of marshals and ex-cons who work together to catch criminals who have broken out of prison...