Rookie CBS drama “Unforgettable” certainly lives up to its name. The network can’t seem to forget it. The Poppy Montgomery starrer was cancelled by CBS, but it looks like they’ve had a change of heart. The drama was resurrected from the television graveyard and renewed for a second season which will consist of 13 episodes. The Eye network announced the news via Twitter, “Hey #Unforgettable fans. It’s official, the series will return to #CBS for summer 2013.”
That’s right, the show won’t air during Fall or midseason, but instead during the summer months. To be perfectly honest, I think it’s a great move. ABC’s “Rookie Blue“, HBO’s “True Blood” and TNT’s “Dallas” have proven that viewers want more than reality television to occupy them during the dog days of summer. “Unforgettable” averaged 12.1 million viewers during its first season, making it one of the most-watched shows to be canceled. For the show’s sake, hopefully a few of those viewers will stick around for the second season.
Another show getting a second shot is “Devious Maids“. ABC originally ordered a pilot from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, but passed when presenting it’s 2012-2013 schedule. Enter Lifetime to the rescue. The network picked up the show for 13 episodes to be aired in 2013.
“We are thrilled to be getting into business with one of entertainment’s true visionaries,” said Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc and EVP Rob Sharenow in a joint statement. “This show and Marc Cherry’s unique story telling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime’s strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects.”
“Devious Maids” follows four Latina housekeepers who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Based on a hit Mexican telenovela, the show boasts a few familiar faces. Playing the four key maids are Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Dania Ramirez (Heroes), Roselyn Sanchez (Without A Trace) and Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty). Also attached to the project is Eva Longoria who serves as executive producer. Rounding out the cast are Susan Lucci (All My Children), Grant Show (Melrose Place) and Mariana Klaveno (True Blood).
Are you a fan of “Unforgettable“? Glad the show is coming back? Do you think Marc Cherry can replicate the same success with a show centered around four women again? Sound off below.