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CBS picks up five of their dramas for next season
April 15th, 2021 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

We are getting closer to the upfronts, so that means it is time for the networks to decide which shows will be back and which ones will not.

CBS already announced that they picked up The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and The Equalizer for another. Today, they added five more shows to the list. They are NCIS, Blue Bloods, Magnum P.I., Bull, and S.W.A.T.

Every year, we wonder if NCIS will be back or if Mark Harmon is ready to retire. He will be around for the 19th season. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, we do not know how many episodes he will appear in.

CBS already announced that Mom, McGuyver, and NCIS: NoLa are ending this year. Will All Rise, NCIS: LA, B Positive, Clarice, SEAL Team, The Unicorn, and/or United States of Al join them? We will find out soon enough.

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Sheryl Underwood addresses Sharon Osbourne’s departure on The Talk
April 12th, 2021 under CBS, Talk Shows, The Osbournes. [ Comments: none ]

Today, The Talk does its first live episode in over a month. They went on hiatus because the hosts got into a heated discussion over race issues. The discussion was so heated that Sharon Osbourne left the show.

During their first episode back on CBS this afternoon, they will address the situation. “It’s time for an episode of ‘The Talk’ that will be unlike any other we’ve had before.” Underwood continued with, “As you may know, during our break, Sharon decided to leave ‘The Talk.’ We need to process the events of that day and what happened since, so we can get to the healing. Over the next hour, we will honestly discuss what occurred and explore some of our feelings. And we’ll also show you how anyone can become more comfortable discussing important issues and having difficult conversations. By the end of the hour, we want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward.”

Hopefully, they will get people talking and in a good way. We need to listen as well as talk. We seem to forget that. We think we are the only ones who know what we are talking about, and that is not always the case. In my case, it is. I am always right.

UPDATE: The Talk’s Elaine Welteroth also commented about what happened on March 10. She did not hold back.

“I think when you go back and watch what happened in that episode, you will see two Black women walking the same tightrope that Black women are walking every single day in the workplace,” Welteroth said. “As Sheryl said, we knew we had to stay composed in that situation, even in the face of someone who was A, not listening, and B, who went off the rails into disrespect when we were maintaining our respect within the context of this very complex, charged, emotional conversation.”

Welteroth went on to say this is the first time that she was able to address the situation publicly because of the investigation that was going on due to the heated discussion. She calmly and eloquently expressed herself and was able to get her point across.

UPDATE 2: To see how Sharon Osbourne responded, then click here!

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MacGyver cannot create a contraption that will get him out of this
April 7th, 2021 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]


CBS announced today that MacGyver will not be back for a 6th season. Instead, its season finale on April 30th will now serve as its series one.

“All of us at CBS are extremely grateful for the incredible work and dedication from Lucas [Till] and the rest of the cast, as well as Monica [Macer], the writers and the entire crew,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “The MacGyver team traveled far and wide to repeatedly save the world with little more than bubble gum and a paper clip and made this show distinctly their own. We’re gratified we get to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters in the thoughtful manner this series deserves.”

Is the news a surprise? Nope, the fact that it lasted this long is. It never caught on, and its ratings have never been good.

I guess CBS is saying out with the reboots and in with CSI.

Are you going to miss it?

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CSI is coming back to CBS
March 31st, 2021 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

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As if two (most likely three) NCISes and three FBIs were not enough for CBS, they are bringing back CSI for another season. William Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Wallace Langham are back for the sequel, which will debut next season. The series also stars Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon.

CSI: Vegas will focus on an existential threat that threatens to destroy the Crime Lab. Therefore, they bring back old school members Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle to use their knowledge to work with a new team and use the updated technology to protect and serve Vegas.

“Twenty-one years ago, we launched ‘CSI’ and watched in awe as this new cinematic series launched an entire genre and became a groundbreaking juggernaut that still has global resonance today,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of forensic criminalists to the ‘CSI’ brand and unite them with the legendary characters from the past who we still love, including the extraordinary Billy Petersen and Jorja Fox. Crimefighting technology has advanced dramatically over the last several years, and combined with classic ‘CSI’ storytelling, we can’t wait to watch this new ‘CSI’ team do what they do best: follow the evidence.”

If I were CBS, I would have comedy Mondays, NCIS Tuesdays, reality Wednesdays with Blue Bloods, FBI Thursdays, and rebooted Fridays. They should pair their like shows together. I never understand why they don’t do that.

Are you excited that CSI is back after being off the case for five years?

What I want to know is which The Who song they will use for the theme song. Which one do you want them to use? Who Are You, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Baba O’Riley, and I Can See for Miles were already taken by the four former CSIs, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and CSI: Cyber.

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CBS’s bad month continues
March 25th, 2021 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]

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CBS is not having a good month. First, it started off with Sharon Osbourne getting into an intense debate with her co-hosts on The Talk. It was so intense that they have only recorded one new episode since it happened two weeks ago. Then there are reports that Thomas Middleditch, the star of B-Positive, has been accused of sexual misconduct at a club. Now comes the news that the creator of the show All Rise has been fired for unprofessional conduct in the writers’ room.

“Warner Bros. Television has relieved All Rise executive producer Greg Spottiswood of his duties, effective immediately,” the studio said in a statement to Deadline. “Executive producer Dee Harris-Lawrence will continue to serve as showrunner of the series, working closely with fellow executive producers Michael M. Robin and Len Goldstein. We remain committed, at all times, to providing a safe and inclusive working environment on our productions and for all employees.”

According to Deadline, this was the second time that Spottiswood has been accused of this. Last year, five of the seven writers quit because they allegedly did not like how he was portraying people of color on the legal drama. They hired a coach to work with him and new writers and an EP for this season.

The site says that his conduct did not change, and it made things uncomfortable for the writers. Therefore, CBS opted to let him go.

Even though the writers’ room is done for the season, production is still going on for the final three episodes. As of now, CBS has not made a decision to renew or cancel this show. However, it is going on without him for now.

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