April 27, 2014

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Charlie Sheen re-ups with “Two and a Half Men”

Hollywoodnews.com: Nothing can keep Charlie Sheen away from CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.”
Charlie Sheen is officially returning to the Warner Bros. produced hit sitcom for two more years.
“To put a fitting end on the two and one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I’m looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights,” Sheen says in a statement, “I want to thank Les Moonves for his support.”
According to Variety, Sheen will collect $1.8 million-$1.9 million per episode, a figure that Ray Romano earned in his final season of “Everybody Loves Raymond” five years ago.
CBS is expected to announce Sheen and the show’s return before unveiling its fall lineup at the May upfronts to advertisers on Wednesday.

Numb3rs star David Krumholtz lands lead role in new comedy

Variety reports that “Numb3rs” star David Krumholtz has landed the lead role in a new untitled Fox comedy show that is being produced by Ron Howard. The comedy is being put into play by 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine Entertainment and will feature Krumholtz playing an auditor.
However, Krumholtz is still going to be putting “Numb3rs” ahead of the new comedy show. CBS executives state that “Numb3rs” is still in the running to be picked up for another season, despite having the current season cut short by more than a few episodes.
To read more go to Variety.
Photo courtesy of CBS.com

Super Bowl ad spots sell out

CNNMoney.com has reported that CBS Corp has sold out all the spots available for Super Bowl championship game this Sunday. Lately, CBS has been taking some hits for not allowing an anti-abortion ad and a gay men ad to air on prime time television. 90% of the ad spots were already sold in December with most ads running close to $3 million for a 30 second spot. There are typically around 50 to 60 spots throughout the entire game and the game draws around 95 million U.S. viewers.
To read more go to CNNMoney.com.

“Livin’ On A Prayer” pilot ordered from How I Met Your Mother scribes

CBS has put in an order for a pilot episode of “Livin’ On A Prayer,” which is from creators Kourtney Kang and Joe Kelly who were the scribes behind “How I Met Your Mother.”
According to Variety, the show will be shot in the same style of “How I Met Your Mother,” and revolve around a couple who are dating and the workings of their life as they start the next stage of their relationship.
Earlier this week CBS ordered a 6th season of “How I Met Your Mother” and the momentum for them has continued into this signing.
Other shows that are close to getting the order are “Chaos” by Tom Speizaly and Brett Ratner and an untitled cop drama by Ed Redlich and John Belluci.
To read more go to Variety.

ABC picks up “Body of Evidence”

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that ABC has picked up “Body of Evidence,” a new medical drama from “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes. The story follows Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner who brings her crime-solving perspective to the table and in turn creates conflicts with everyone ranked above her. Producer Matt Gross said it is a “female postmortem ‘House’.”
ABC has also ordered a full season of “Happy Endings,” a new comedy from producer Jamie Tarses and writer David Caspe.
Other new pilots that have just been ordered are “The Odds” for CBS, and “Nevermind Nirvana” by Fox.
To read more go to The Hollywood Reporter.

Will CBS’s first released film fly?

I was talking to a Hollywood marketing expert the other day and asked him what he thought the box office prospects were for “Extraordinary Measures,” a sobering drama starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser about a couple’s search for a researcher who might have a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder.
The biggest obstacle, the expert said, was that movies like this one come off as “made for television,” which is not to say it’s a bad business to be in if you’re CBS Films, which is releasing the movie Jan.22, but adult dramas go against everything Hollywood is about these days.
The film is tracking strongest with older women, he said, but it’s still a little early to say how it will do opening weekend. There was a time, oh, around the Triassic period, when Hollywood wasn’t reluctant about making adult dramas, but a seismic shift occurred about the time of “Jaws.” Today, moviegoers flock to see high-octane action films like “Indiana Jones,” or broad comedies like “The Hangover,” or CGI-laced sci-fi fare like “Avatar,” but you won’t find audiences snaking around the local megaplex waiting for the next showing of “The Young Victoria” or “An Education.” There also was a time when teens could be counted on to see a film like “Rebel Without a Cause.” Today, they’d still go–provided James Dean played a vampire.
“Extraordinary Measures” is the first film released by CBS Films, a division of CBS Corp. CBS Executive Leslie Moonves told the Los Angeles Times: “It’s a tough market but the risk is low.” The film should have a long afterlife on DVD, cable and broadcast networks, the marketing expert noted.

“Undercover Boss” wins jackpot spot

CBS has announced that The Wrap has reported that “Undercover Boss” will premiere in the post-Super Bowl slot beating out shows “The Mentalist,” and “Survivor” for the coveted spot. The story follows top level executives who anonymously take entry level jobs at their company to see how their choices affect the lower-wage employees. Already executives from companies White Castle, 7-Eleven and Hooters are aboard for the first season.
This is a bold move considering the last time a new series premiered after the bowl was back in 2005. CBS has gotten strong response to the “Undercover Boss” episode back in May, but they didn’t expect the series to premiere until mid-season.
To read more go to The Wrap.

Lambert’s CBS ban finally over…given 2nd chance

Adam Lambert was previously banned from CBS’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” but in a statement released this morning by CBS it seems as if they are giving Lambert a second chance.
LA Times reports that “Adam Lambert will appear on “The View” Thursday, December 10. His visit with the hosts includes a taped interview and performance. “The View” episode airs the morning after Barbara Walters includes Lambert as on of the year’s “Most Fascinating People” in her primetime special, which airs Wednesday, December 9 at 10:01 p.m., ET on ABC.”
He should really be thanking Barbara Walters for naming him on her “Most Fascinating People” list and therefore making it impossible for him not to perform on her show.

“I Get That A Lot” Premiere

CBS’ new series “I Get That a Lot” featuring celebrities tricking ordinary people into believing that they aren’t celebrities will premiere on Wednesday, January 6, at 8:00pm.
Some confirmed celebs that will be in the first episode include Paris Hilton, Julie Chen, Tony Hawk, and Rachel Ray.
The last thing we need is another MTV/VH1 type television show, but I already know that I’ll be adding this one to my list of guilty pleasures to watch.

CBS’s ‘Three Rivers’ Dries Up

This one saddens my heart. I can see how it didn’t do so well since it took me a few episodes to actually get into it, but I was really starting to like the young, quirky transplant coordinator named Ryan. By no means does it live up to the ER standards, but I felt that it had potential to be really good. 
“As expected, CBS has pulled the plug on “Three Rivers,” the first-year hospital drama starring ex-”Moonlight” vampire Alex O’Loughlin. The network will stop showing the first-year medical drama, effective immediately.”
Story by Josef Adalian. Read more here…

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