A week after the networks announced their schedules for next season, the one show that was still awaiting its fate found out its future today. Limitless’ Producer Craig Sweeny Tweeted, “I’m truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched.”
You didn’t need to take a magic pill to figure out that even though CBS tried to shop Limitless around, no one was going to buy it. It had a loyal fan base, just not enough of one.
I could never get into the show because of the show’s lead. I know this is a stupid reason not to like an actor, but Jake McDorman’s beard drives me crazy. It is so light you can’t tell if he has one or he doesn’t; so I would fixate on this and couldn’t get past it. It drives me crazy.
CBS might be the #1 network, but is broken. Since it is broken, they decided to fix it.
They decided to go back to comedies on Monday after taking a season off. Plus, they are going back to 2 hours of sitcoms after taking 2 seasons off. Long live sitcoms.
Sad news is NCIS: LA is moving to Sundays at 8p. I think that is a bad slot for the show. The other NCIS spinoff NCIS: NoLA is moving to 10p on Tuesdays to make room for an NCIS original who left the show. Wednesdays remains the same. Thursdays, watch Life in Pieces fall hard without the help of The Big Bang Theory. On Fridays, they are giving up on reality at 8p and putting MacGuyver there. Sundays is just there.
I don’t think is a fix, but we shall see.
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (N)
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP)(Starting in October)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (N) (Starting in October)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (NTP)
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (NTP)
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (Starting Oct. 27)
9:30-10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (NTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (N)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
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CBS is the only network with shows in limbo and today they crossed 4 of them off of their list. The Eye renewed The Odd Couple, Undercover Boss, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
I am really happy that The Odd Couple is coming back because it so funny and had a much a stronger second season. Plus, did well in the ratings without any promotion. It’s their new Yes Dear, Still Standing and Rules of Engagement. In other words, their safety sitcom that never seems to get cancelled. I am also glad that they bringing back Undercover Boss because it is the most positive show on television.
When it comes to the other dramas, they were so not for me.
The two shows we still don’t know about are Limitless and Rush Hour. There are rumors that Limitless is most likely going to be cancelled and the studio is shopping it around. I wonder if maybe CBS is thinking of switching the show over to their app where they be airing the new Star Trek series and possibly The Good Wife spinoff.
CBS picked up Life in Pieces yesterday (for some stupid reason because it’s heinous), and today they cancelled CSI: Cyber and Supergirl. But before you get too upset, Supergirl is flying over to The CW for its second season.
The expensive show is going to have its budget cut. According to Deadline, they will be move production from LA to Vancouver. I am sure this is only one of the many budget cutting changes ahead for the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some casting changes to help lower the budget.
I don’t know where The CW is going to put it because they picked up all of their shows except for Containment, which they just cancelled. On that note, today they also picked up three pilots to series Riverdale, Frequency and No Tomorrow. For a network that only has 10 hours of programming, I don’t know how they are going to fit in 15 hours of scripted television. That should be fun a job for the bosses to figure out.
UPDATE: NBC picked up Chicago Justice, while ABC cancelled Nashville and Agent Carter. The news wasn’t all bad at ABC, they picked up The Real O’Neals, The Catch and American Crime.
CBS announced today that NCIS: LA and NCIS: NoLA will be back on their lineup in fall along with NCIS. Those three shows and The Big Bang Theory will be joined by Scorpion, Survivor, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Elementary, Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary.
What’s missing from the renewals, all the new shows Supergirl, Limitless, Code Black, Life in Pieces and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. On that note, Criminal Minds is also missing, as is the last CSI show from the franchise, CSI: Cyber. The only reality show not on there is Undercover Boss and I hope that makes it back because it is an important show for CEOs to watch.
There are four other shows that were not mentioned today and they were already cancelled. They are Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, The Good Wife and Angel From Hell.
Granted there’s also no mention of Rush Hour and The Odd Couple, but they have yet to air this season. I am rooting for both to get picked up.
What do you think of the lucky 13 shows that will be back on CBS next season?
After months of waiting to find when Person of Interest would be back on CBS with all new episodes, fans finally got an answer today. The show returns on May 3rd and ends its 5 year run on June 21st.
This wasn’t CBS’s only news, they also announced the season finales for all of their shows.
You can put the dates in the calendar; but their schedule is so confusing, I am just letting my DVR do all of the work.
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NCIS is in its 13th season and it is still the #1 drama and #1 scripted show on television in America and the world. So what I am about to tell you, should not surprise you. CBS picked it up for two more seasons today. As soon as the show’s lead Mark Harmon signed on the dotted line, so did they. Which you can’t blame them, can you?
What about the show’s two spinoffs NCIS: LA and NCIS: NoLA? We don’t know yet, but I am sure at least one if not both will be back.
Not many shows can say they were cancelled not once, not twice, but three times. Today, Unforgettable gets that strange and awful honor.
After its first season, CBS announced that they cancelled the show about a cop who remembers everything. Then a few weeks later, they picked it up for another season and moved it to summer. After two seasons of airing in the summer, they pulled the plug on the drama again.
Then a few months later, A&E announced they picked it up for a fourth season. Now that show aired all of its episodes for this season, Deadline reports it cancelled once again.
Since this is a Sony show, I really hope they pick up for a 5th season. I want to know if Al lives. Don’t you hate when a show ends on a cliffhanger and then gets cancelled?
CBS has cancelled cancelled Angel From Hell after just five episodes according to The Hollywood Reporter. Why did I say cancelled cancelled? Because this is only the second show this season to be pulled from the lineup before all of their filmed episodes aired. The other show was ABC’s Wicked City.
The show’s star Jane Lynch confirmed the news on Twitter with, “Oh my newly minted #anghellions. Thank you for supporting our show! It is so sad but what a joy was had. 😇💋”
Is the news a surprise? No, the sitcom was from Hell. It was truly awful and I like the cast. This was just a really bad unfunny show.
So what will be replacing it on Thursdays at 9:30p? A Big Bang Theory repeat this week and then 2 Broke Girls will air their remaining episodes for this season in that slot.
The Good Wife is not on tonight because the Super Bowl is on instead, so CBS thought this would be the perfect time to announce that the critically acclaimed drama is indeed ending this season on May 8th. The news is not a surprise because their have been hints about it. A few weeks ago at CBS’s TCA Winter Press Day, they announced that the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King, are leaving and the show’s star, Julianna Margulies, recently joked at an event that she would be out of work in April.
Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios has this to say, “It’s never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television,” adding, “But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show’s final run while at the top of its creative game.”
While The Kings promised, “We’re looking forward to using this seventh season to bring Alicia’s story to its natural conclusion.”
Are you sad the show is ending or do you think this feels like the right time to bow out?