When you’re number one, not much tweaking is required. CBS has finished on top 12 out of the last 13 years. With that in mind, the eye network still plans on rolling out seven new shows in hopes they maintain their crown.
Arguably, one of the most anticipated shows is Supergirl featuring Glee alum Melissa Benoist in the titular role. Based on the trailer, it appears Greg Berlanti is going more in the vein of The Flash as opposed to Arrow. It’s more lighthearted and dare I say campy. Calista Flockhart, IMHO, steals the spotlight in the trailer.
Other new offerings include, Rush Hour and Limitless which are both based on feature films. The latter starred Bradley Cooper, who’s now one of the producers. He won’t reprise his role but he’s agreed to play a recurring character. Jane Lynch books her first post-Glee gig in the comedy Angel From Hell.
With regards to veteran programs, CBS decided to yank the once-dominate CSI. It’ll end its run with a special two-hour movie featuring the returns of original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. Fans of 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Odd Couple will have to wait til midseason, as well as Person of Interest viewers.
Check out CBS’ new schedule below, along with the trailers and descriptions of their shiny brand new shows.
For the most part, the broadcast networks have revealed the fates of their shows heading into next week’s exciting upfronts week. I’m sure the remaining shows in limbo will learn the verdict this weekend.
For a television addict like myself, it’s my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to see what they think will become the next breakout hits next season. Until the big unveiling, check out below to see if your favorites are returning for the 2015-16 season.
After last night’s episode, Survivor revealed a major twist for Season 31 being filmed in Koh Rong, Cambodia. 32 former players, ranging from Season 1 to Season 30, who’ve played the game only once and never won the game, will get a second chance to compete for the $1 million prize and the title of Sole Survivor. This isn’t anything new, but here’s the twist.
Fans will vote for their favorite heroes, villains and underdogs and ultimately decide who will earn a place on the cast. The top 10 men and women vote-getters will receive their second chance at the title. The results will be revealed live during the Survivor: Worlds Apart season finale live reunion show on Wednesday, May 20.
Personally, I love this idea. But I wish producers would’ve taken it a step further and only made first boots eligible for the vote. Don’t you think?
I fancy myself as a hardcore Survivor fan and have never missed an episode. With that being said, I don’t remember half of the eligible castaways. Check them all out below and see if you find yourself in the same boat.
It’s official folks. Supergirl becomes the eye network’s first new series order for the 2015-16 season. I guess producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) wowed network execs with his depiction of the superheroine.
Supergirl follows Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s cousin, at age 24, when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, after leaving Krypton and hiding her powers.
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I don’t watch either of these shows, but I’m sure some of you do. If not, plenty of other people are because both received good news this week.
Chuck Lorre may have bid adieu to Two and a Half Men this season, but he’ll still be plenty busy next season. CBS issued early renewals to both Mike & Molly and Mom, both of which are executive produced by Lorre. The Melissa McCarthy comedy will enter its sixth season, while the Anna Faris series will notch its third.
Clearly, the eye network is obsessed with the 62-year-old producer. He’s also the showrunner for The Big Bang Theory which has been picked through the 2016–17 season.
Do you watch either Mike & Molly or Mom? Excited about their renewals? The only sitcom I watch on the network is 2 Broke Girls and that’s only because I haven’t been able to break up with it yet ;)
Warner Bros. just released the first shot of Melissa Benoist in full superhero attire for the CBS Supergirl pilot. It’s not as cheesy as I expected.
Designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, the costume isn’t as bright and doesn’t show as much skin as previous versions. No crop top here. In addition, it appears Atwood took inspiration from the texturized feel of Henry Cavill’s costume in Man of Steel.
“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” says Atwood.
She also designed costumes for Arrow and The Flash. Check out her latest creation below and weigh in afterward.
CBS is keeping it in the superhero family for its DC Comics series, Supergirl. The network has tapped two stars who’ve previously donned the red cape to appear in the pilot.
Dean Cain played the Man of Steel in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman back in the 90s on ABC. Meanwhile, Helen Slater played Supergirl in the campy 1984 feature film. Coincidentally, both the 48-year-old actor and 51-year-old actress appeared in another Superman spin-off, Smallville on The WB. No word on what roles they are playing.
They join Glee alum Melissa Benoist who plays the female superhero in the new CBS offering. Supergirl is slated to premiere on CBS this fall. Find out who else is starring in the show below and also check out a photo of Benoist and Slater together on set.
A star-studded roster came together to honor one of music’s living legends last Tuesday after the Grammys. Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande were just some of the great talent assembled for Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute.
Bey opened the show, covering Wonder’s “Fingertrips,” “Master Blaster,” and “Higher Ground” with Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. by her side. Confession time. The more I see Ed Sheeran, the more my inexplicable crush on him grows. Seriously, I can’t get enough of the 24-year-old ginger. Beyonce should really consider booking some time in the studio with Ed for her next album. They sound fantastic together.
Other highlights include Gaga playing the piano to perform “I Wish” and Grande teaming up with Babyface to duet on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
Wonder, himself, took to the stage to perform a medley of his hits including “Contusion”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, “Ribbon in the Sky”, “Overjoyed” and “Superstition.” The celebration ended with a star-studded performance of “Happy Birthday.”
Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, John Legend and Ne-Yo also took to the stage. Check out some of the performances below.