NBC has acquired some extra booty to add to its 2012-2013 TV schedule. The network has ordered pirate drama Crossbones, from Luther creator Neil Cross.
In 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, home to the first functioning democracy in the Americas, the notorious pirate Blackbeard...
The TV medical drama may have hit hard times lately, with Mercy, Miami Medical and Three Rivers all limping off the air. But Boston Med (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC) reminds us truth is often much more compelling than recycled fiction...
This summer's press tour journal starts with CBS, where "stability is a good thing," this understatement coming courtesy of entertainment pres Nina Tassler, kicking off the network portion of the Television Critics Association gathering on Tuesday. (As opposed to the disarray over at ABC, whose turn comes Sunday, after having been rocked this week by the sudden ouster of its programming boss Steve McPherson.)
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CBS is playing to its traditional strengths this fall with a lineup of new legal and crime dramas and conventional laugh-tracky sitcoms. No critical breakthroughs on the order of The Good Wife, but there's every reason to believe commercially crafted shows like the Hawaii Five-0 "reboot" (don't call it a "remake") and the buddy-lawyer Vegas romp The Defenders will carry on the Eye tradition of mainstream populist escapist success...
Katherine Moennig, who memorably portrayed frisky hairdresser Shane on The L Word, will guest-star in the upcoming season of Dexter, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Moennig will play...
Jason Lee and Chris Jericho
The good news about this year's bumper crop of new summer TV: There's plenty of it. (I spent much of the last few days wading through a mid-July burst of new crime-drama premieres.) The bad news: There's too much of it, and too little of it — at least from what I've seen so far — is any good. (I'm talking about the brand new stuff here, which keeps on coming whether we particularly want it to or not.) At this point, I'm beginning to pine for good old repeats.
Tuesday night provided two particularly painful examples: TNT's dreary Memphis Beat crime drama and ABC's insipid Downfall game show.
Memphis is particularly disappointing...
Alfre Woodard, Memphis Beat
Jeers to Memphis Beat for saddling Alfre Woodard with another one-note role.
The 14-time Emmy nominee (she's won four — for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice and the HBO film Miss Evers' Boys) has lately been wasted in throwaway authority-figure parts on subpar shows like Three Rivers and My Own Worst Enemy. TNT's new cop dramedy is no exception, as Woodard's by-the-book boss mostly stands around scowling at Jason Lee's maverick Tennessee detective...
Big Brother 12 will premiere on Thursday, July 8 at 8/7c on CBS, the network announced Tuesday. The Julie Chen-hosted reality show, where houseguests compete to win $500,000, will air three times a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8/7c.
The network also announced return dates for dramas Flashpoint and Three Rivers, in addition to...
Jim Parsons and William Shatner
CBS will add only five new series to its fall lineup, taking an if-it-ain't broke approach that will bring back 18 series, though some of them will be in unproven new time slots. The male-dominated new shows include the previously anticipated Hawaii Five-0 reboot, a new legal drama, The Defenders, starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell, a family cop drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and $#*! My Dad Says, a William Shatner vehicle inspired ...
In a surprise to almost no one, CBS has reportedly picked up its remake of the classic cop drama Hawaii Five-O, a show whose cast has made it already one of the most anticipated shows of the fall season.
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The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which also...
Someone new will be snarling "Book 'em, Danno!"
Alex O'Loughlin (Moonlight, Three Rivers) has been cast in the lead role of the CBS reboot, playing Steve McGarrett, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jack Lord portrayed him in the original series.
Lost star tapped for Hawaii Five-O
This casting comes just days after...