Recently at the CBS TCA Winter Press Day the network announced that Robert and Michelle King, who created The Good Wife, are leaving the critically acclaimed drama at the end of the season. Many fans of the show wanted to know if it would go on without them.
Yesterday, when the couple was being honored at the Casting Society of America’s third annual Artios Awards, Julianna Margulies came to surprise them. According to Vulture, she told the audience packed with casting directors, “They (The Kings) didn’t know I was going to be here. They think I’m here for them, but I’m unemployed come April, and I think you haven’t seen me in a while, at least not in person, so I thought I should show up.”
Does that mean the show is over? We will either have to wait until CBS makes it official or until the season/series finale airs. Whichever one comes first and I think it might be the latter if it airs before the upfronts. Either way, we probably won’t have a verdict until May.
Are you objecting the news or do you think it is sustained?
First off, I really like Jane Lynch, but I really hate Angel From Hell. The CBS comedy that debuts at 9:30p lives up the last two words in its name.
Allison Fuller (Maggie Lawson) is an uptight Dermatologist, whose life is falling apart around her but she doesn’t see it. So her Guardian Angel, Amy (Jane Lynch), is going to make herself known to her and try to fix her life. Only thing is Amy is a wisecracking mess who seems like anything but an Angel. Thus the name. In fact, it seems like whenever Amy tries to help her, she makes things worse.
Lynch is fine in smaller increments, but as a lead on this show, it is too much. I liked Lawson on Psych, but she is not good fit for this show. Which leads to it seeming like there is no chemistry between to the leads, and that hampers it even more.
I wish I could say it gets better, but the second episode is just bad. So watch it if you want.
You would think that because CBS airs football on Thursday and Sunday nights that they would know something about their fans, and you would be completely wrong. First they announced that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is going to follow the Super Bowl, and they are so not the audience for that show. Then today they along with Pepsi announced that Coldplay is going to play the halftime show. Are they trying to put us to sleep?
Seriously, why are they trying to make Coldplay a thing? They were never a thing. Even at the height of their career, only a few people really thought wow, I love their music. They suck. They are boring. Football fans would rather watch the Puppy and Kitten Bowls over Coldplay. The only way men will care about Gwyneth Paltrow’s uncoupled man is if they have hot women dancing with them. Otherwise, expect people to ignore the lackluster performance.
Seriously, why hasn’t anyone asked Bon Jovi to do it? Now that is a band that could get the stadium rocking!
CBS‘s schedule is broken, so they are trying to fix it by moving things around on Wednesdays and Thursday.
I like that 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly will be paired together because they are CBS’s funniest comedies. I just wish it wasn’t only happening for a few weeks. Maybe they know that they will be using it to replace Angel From Hell when it fails miserably. But then again only one new fall show didn’t air all of its ordered episodes, so maybe they will stick with the comedy that is hell to watch until the end of the episode order.
Now the really bad new comes for fans of Person of Interest, the show still doesn’t have an air date. I have a feeling CBS will hold it for summer since they have some holes to fill due to the cancellation of Under the Dome and Extant. Personally, I am bummed that Rush Hour doesn’t have a start date because I enjoyed it so much more than Limitless.
It’s funny, I used to be a huge fan of CBS shows, but now I am down to watching just Supergirl, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Odd Couple and Blue Bloods. I guess I am just too young for them. Are you a person losing interest in them too? See what I did there?
CBS Wednesday, Jan. 6
8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT 2 BROKE GIRLS (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT MIKE & MOLLY (6th Season Premiere)
CBS Thursday, Effective Jan. 7
8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT LIFE IN PIECES
9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT MOM
9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT ANGEL FROM HELL (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT ELEMENTARY
CBS Friday, Effective Feb. 12
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT THE AMAZING RACE (28th Season Premiere)
CBS Wednesday, Feb. 17
8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT SURVIVOR (32nd Season Premiere)
CBS Wednesday, Feb. 24
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CODE BLACK (Season Finale)
CBS Wednesday, Effective March 2
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (Series Premiere)
CBS Thursday, Effective April 7
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT THE ODD COUPLE (2nd Season Premiere)
The last new fall show to find out its fate was Supergirl, but today she knows how many more episodes she is doing this season. CBS announced today that they picked up 7 more episodes from the superhero show, which is two short of the normal full season order. Normally, I would be concerned, but the positive family show (which I think is pretty much the only one they have) started later than all of the others. So it kind of makes sense why they would be doing a few less episodes. Although I think it is deserves more episodes than several of CBS’s other dramas and comedies. Please, Life in Pieces would’ve been cancelled if it was following the declining The Big Bang Theory. Seriously, who watching that unfunny comedy?
We know that Supergirl is The Bomb and tonight at 8p on CBS we find out how she handles bombs while babysitting her boss’ son Carter (Levi Miller).
When Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) goes out of town, Kara (Melissa Benoist) offers to take care of her son, who has a crush on Supergirl. Sounded like a good idea until someone targets Maxwell Lord’s companies with bombs. How will she handle being a nanny and Supergirl at the same time?
It will get really tough when someone plants a bomb at the airport and also on a train event that Lord is hosting at the same time. To make things even more complicated, Carter wiggles his way on to the doomed train. Which bomb will Supergirl choose? Will she put Carter’s life over all of the people at the airport? It is a tough decision and we will find out if she makes the right one. Either way, there will be consequences for her actions. You will have to tune in to see what that means in this exciting episode!
Then at 9p, Scorpion starts off with an intense ride through Los Angeles, so that Walter (Elyes Gabel) can pick up his parents, who he hasn’t seen in years because he doesn’t have a good relationship with him, at LAX. They flew in to say goodbye to Megan (Camille Guaty), who is close to the death. When they arrive at the hospital, someone is being rushed to the infectious disease ward.
Shortly after they get to Megan’s room, the hospital is put into lockdown and Scorpion is separated throughout the hospital. Walter, his parents, Paige (Katharine McPhee) and Sylvester (Ari Stidham) are in Megan’s room while Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) are trapped in the cafeteria with another victim and a woman who is about to give birth. Since the hospital is on lockdown, they are all stuck where they are located. If they can’t leave their positions how are they going to stop the spread of this quick moving deadly virus?
Walter only wants to get back to the warehouse, so that he can work on something that might save his sister’s life, but he can’t leave the building. Happy finds a way to open the doors to their ward, so that Paige and him can try to stop the spread of the contagion. While doing so, they find themselves trapped in a room and they can’t get out. Now, all Walter wants to do is be with his sister before she dies.
Back down in the cafeteria, Toby is also trying to find a way to contain it and help a woman give birth. Just when he thinks he knows what the virus is, he realizes it is worse than they thought. It is even more deadly with no cure. It looks like this is not only the end for Megan, but for Scorpion too.
Will they be able to stop the virus before it kills them? Will Walter make it back to see his sister before it is too late?
Tonight’s episode is not only emotional because of Megan’s condition, but also because they are all on a race of time to stop something that appears to be unstoppable. I have to say that tonight’s episode is the best one of the show’s run, and they have done a lot of great episodes that keep us entertained from the beginning until the end. I don’t know if tonight’s show is so great because they added a lot heart to it due to Walter about to lose his sister and Sylvester is about to lose his new wife, but it doesn’t hurt. What will hurt are you eyes and nose because you will be crying a lot tonight. So have the tissues ready because you are going to need them during this spectacular episode.
NBC only had one new comedy debut this fall and they just cut Truth Be Told‘s episode order down to 10 from 13. The news is no surprise because it got very poor ratings. Not only that, truth be told, it sucks. I wanted to like it because I like Mark Paul Gosselaar and the show’s creator DJ Nash, but I couldn’t even fake a chuckle while suffering through the premiere. Seems I wasn’t alone because it got it’s episode order cut after just two airings.
Personally, I am surprised that NBC is going to keep it on the air for all 10 episodes. I think they would be smarter to extend Undatebale Live to an hour leading in to Grimm. Now, both shows will be hurt by Truth Be Told. But what do I know, I am just a viewer who likes the bread in that Friday sandwich.
UPDATE: Seems whenever one show, basically, gets cancelled, another one gets a full season pick up. Hours after Truth Be Told was told the harsh truth, The Grinder was given news I won’t object to. Fox announced today that they picked up the comedy for a full season. No word about Fox’s other new fall comedy Grandfathered, which airs beforehand, but the writing is pretty much on the wall. I am sure Fox will let it air all 13 episodes before replacing it with New Girl sometime next year.
UPDATE 2: For some reason, CBS picked up Life in Pieces for a full season. A decision I am sure they will quickly regret the one time they air after a The Big Bang Theory repeat. Then the true rating numbers will be told.
My theory why they renewed the least funny sitcom of the fall, is they are hoping it will get them awards since TBBT’s time doing that is pretty much dunzo.
What this news means for The Odd Couple, Mike & Molly and Angel from Hell (which is almost as awful as Life in Pieces) is unknown at this time.
The good news is that CBS ordered the back 9 episodes for Limitless, the bad news is that NBC’s The Player had its episode order count cut down to 9 from 13. The news is not really a surprise for either show.
When it comes to The Player, I didn’t hate it. It just wasn’t the type of show I watch and I guess others felt the same way.
When it comes to Limitless, I stopped watching it midway through the second episode. While I got bored with that show, others did not. Thus, why it will be around until May.
How do feel about today’s TV news?
UPDATE: The well has run dry for Blood & Oil because ABC cut their episode order down to 10 from 13. Not shocking at all because the show was treacherous to watch.
CBS announced today that they are holding Angel From Hell until midseason and 2 Broke Girls will be back on November 12th.
No reason was given for the change, but here is my theory. Angel From Hell is painfully awful and with Life in Pieces being a disappointment, they don’t want to have their two new comedies off the air by the new year. Instead, they want to build up their Thursdays, when football season is over, and air 3 shows that have proven to do well for them. The Big Bang Theory will start off the night at 8p, followed by the unfunny Life in Pieces, Mom and 2 Broke Girls. Sadly, Mom and 2 Broke Girls are not a good fit with each other, but hopefully people won’t notice that. That’s because to me, 2 Broke Girls is the only CBS comedy on Thursdays to watch. Sorry, but TBBT has gotten really tired. Too many characters and they lost the feeling they had before they added Bernadette and Amy.
Now, at this point, Angel From Hell is slated to air in February. That makes me think that CBS will order enough episodes of LIP to get them through then. That is unless it completely plummets on Thursdays night.
I don’t know why CBS is trying to save this show because they still have The Odd Couple and Mike & Molly waiting in the wings. Two comedies that are a million times funnier than AFH and LIP combined.
What do I know, I am just a viewer.
Code Black is the newest medical drama on television and the show that debuts on CBS tonight at 10p is a lot like ER on 5 Red Bulls.
When I watched Code Black at the beginning of the summer, I hated the show. I thought it was all action and no emotion. As in there are so many cases that you can’t emotionally get involved in any of them, so how can you get emotionally attached to the show. Then I re-watched it, and I was able to get more emotionally involved with some of the cases. I think if they eliminate at least one case per episode, the show has a chance of becoming a hit. If they keep it at this rate, I think people will get tired of it because it is exhausting.
Code Black follows four first year interns (Benjamin Hollingsworth, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra and Harry Ford) working at Angels Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. It is one of the busiest ERs in the country. Code Black is when there are more patients than resources and that happens about 300 times a year there. Each week they will have to deal with being at Code Black and try not to kill any of their patients.
They will have help from Mama (Luis Guzman), a caring senior nurse, and Papa (Marcia Gay Harden), a tough doctor who will do anything to save her patients. There there is their cousin, Dr Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), who is the calm one in the storm. But the kids always listen to their parents, who are the best actors on the show and keep it from going flatline.
So if you want a medical drama on Speed, then Code Back is for you. I think that Code Black is on life support for the time being and it can either way. It is up to you, to help decide if CBS should pull the plug or not.