Time to revive those old “come home to CBS” promos. Hours after snagging Marg Helgenberger for a fall pilot, CBS just lured The Unit star Dennis Haysbert back to play a detective in the drama Backstrom.
From Hart Hanson (Bones), Backstrom is based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, and irascible detective who tries to change his self-destructive… Continue reading Dennis Haysbert returns to CBS for fall drama pilot
ABC’s country-music drama Nashville was supposed to be the giant new hit. Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy The Mindy Project was expected to make a perfect successful companion for New Girl. And didn’t we all think NBC’s Chicago Fire would be extinguished by now?
Man makes plans; fall laughs.
Here’s seven hits and misses from the start of the 2012-13 season:
Who would have guessed the magic formula for… Continue reading 7 Fall TV Winners and Losers
What does creatively take for a new TV drama series to become a widespread hit? How intensely exciting, how amazingly written, how compellingly acted, how many spectacular special effects does it require to sustain the interest of 10 million-plus viewers?
I was thinking about that when I saw this photo on Reddit. It’s from 1963 and was taken of a crowd watching a Paris puppet show, “the moment the… Continue reading Fall TV: Are you not entertained?