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Ransom holds you hostage!
January 1st, 2017 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8pish, Ransom debuts on CBS and this drama is worth paying for.
Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) owns a negotiation company that knows how to get anyone out of hostage situation.
On tonight’s season premiere, Maxine (Sarah Green) is turned down for a job at the company, and she won’t take no for an answer. When she hears there is a hostage situation going on, she steals a business card and worms her way on to the scene. Once she is up there, her knowledge of languages helps Beaumont come up with a way to stop the hostage taker before he hurts anyone. A plan that works, and everyone gets out of there alive.
Even though Beaumont’s team doesn’t trust Maxine, he does. That is why he brings her on to his next case. A family gets a call that someone has their son who has been missing for several years. All the kidnappers want is $5 million from the family. Now, it is up for them to get the kid back before it is too late.
Tonight’s season premiere is full of so many twists and turns, you will be held captive from the first minute until the last one.


Bang, zoom, pow, right in the kisser to The Honeymooners’ remake
December 15th, 2016 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

In the age of reboots on television, some schmuck thought it was a good idea to bring back The Honeymooners. That’s right, they are screwing with one of the most beloved sitcoms for what?
If just hearing about it makes you want to send it to the moon, then finding out what it about will really make you want to scream. Here’s how The Hollywood Reporter described it, “The new take centers on two couples — best friends and neighbors like the original — who contend with a new dynamic when one couple remarries after divorcing four years earlier.” Isn’t that like so many other sitcoms? So why call it The Honeymooners?
Are you upset about it as I am?


So that is what The Dick Van Dyke Show’s living room looks like in color?
December 9th, 2016 under CBS, Old Hollywood. [ Comments: none ]

I like so many people grew up watching The Dick Van Dyke Show as a kid and wondered what their house would like in color as compared to black and white. Well, CBS is using their magic and they are colorizing two episodes from the series this Sunday night at 8p.
Here is a sneak peek of what we can expect and I almost feel over my ottoman in excitement. Who knew it was bright green? I swore it was grey. But then again, I thought everything in their house was grey for some reason…


I Love Lucy was broadcast TV’s most watched program yesterday!
December 3rd, 2016 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

Even though CBS aired an I Love Lucy episode yesterday that is over 61 years old, it still managed to beat a slew of new shows on broadcast television in the ratings.
Which makes you think the networks might be doing something wrong if people would rather watch something that is older than them than something that is shiny new.
Maybe they should focus on making TV shows like they used to and stop making shows they think we want to see that we really don’t.
What do you think?


Did CBS pull the plug on both medical dramas?
November 30th, 2016 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

CBS has 8 comedies, more procedurals than I care to count and 2 medical dramas. But that is all about to change. Come this Spring both Code Black and Pure Genius are off the lineup. The freshman show is no surprise, but the sophomore one is. It seemed like adding Rob Lowe was helping them, but I guess not enough. Making it look like CBS is signing a DNR for it.
Another surprise is the overrated McGuyver will not air in May. That is normally a sign that show won’t be back for another season. Anything can happen because I would be surprised if they bring back Elementary for a 6th season. I am shocked that Doubt, a legal drama, didn’t get the Sunday at 10p slot. It is a perfect fit with Madam Secretary. Much better than with Criminal Minds, but what do I know. On the Criminal Minds front, where is that spinoff Beyond Borders?
When it comes to Training Day, it is the only pilot I shut off after 5 minutes and won’t be tuning in to see how it ends.
Oh and here is the new lineup with all of the changes. How do you feel about it?

Wednesday, Dec. 21
8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT UNDERCOVER BOSS (8th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 1
RANSOM (Series Premiere)

Saturday, Jan. 7
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT RANSOM (Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 22
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT HUNTED (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 25
8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT HUNTED (2-Hour Episode)

Thursday, Effective Feb. 2
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT TRAINING DAY (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Effective Feb. 15
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT DOUBT (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 8
8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT SURVIVOR (2-Hour Premiere)

Friday, April 21
8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT THE AMAZING RACE (2-Hour Premiere)


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