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Nov 18, 2019. 21 comments

Writers quit Carol's Second Act after Patricia Heaton's husband is accused of sexual misconduct

Writers quit Carol's Second Act after Patricia Heaton's husband is accused of sexual misconduct

According to The New York Times, a pair of writers have quit CBS’ hospital sitcom Carol’s Second Act after one of them, Broti Gupta, filed a complaint against David Hunt, an executive producer on the show and the husband of star Patricia Heaton. Gupta accused Hunt of “touching her inappropriately on two occasions,” prompting her to go to human resources, with her saying she wanted him to “go...

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John Teti John Teti Nov 16, 2019. 22 comments

Tony Romo springs eternal

Tony Romo springs eternal
Block & Tackle Block & Tackle is John Teti’s column about pro footballPrev NextView All The young tongue

Since his 2017 debut, CBS football analyst Tony Romo has been the crown prince of the NFL announcing world. Upon his retirement from the Dallas Cowboys, the quarterback was hired to CBS’ lead announcing team (alongside Jim Nantz, the veteran play-by-play man) with little in the way of...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 15, 2019. 20 comments

Survivor’s “#MeToo moment” protected the game instead of the players

Survivor’s “#MeToo moment” protected the game instead of the players

At the end of Survivor’s 38th season, castaway Julia Carter wrote a lengthy blog post detailing her experience playing the game, particularly as a person of color. Among those experiences were multiple instances of racial slurs being used by her fellow castaways, a circumstance that was only addressed by her tribe when a white castaway objected on her behalf. The result was a healthy dialogue...

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Oct 23, 2019. 19 comments

CBS likes all of its new shows, especially Evil

CBS likes all of its new shows, especially Evil

It’s a good day to be a show on CBS, because Variety is reporting that the network has just granted full-season orders to all of its new shows except one—with the one outlier getting renewed for a second season, so it’s good news all around. Evil is the luckiest one out of the bunch, and though its first season is still only getting the planned 13-episodes of its initial order, it will be...

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Oct 04, 2019. 10 comments

Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren making TV pilot that's somehow not a wacky buddy sitcom

Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren making TV pilot that's somehow not a wacky buddy sitcom

Look, just bear with us for a second here. Pretend, for a moment, that you were Dolph Lundgren or Sylvester Stallone. (We’ll give you a minute to get your bearings. Damn, you’re big!) Now, imagine that you were invited to make a TV pilot alongside your old pal Dolph/Sylvester (whichever one you aren’t for the purpose of this delightful hypothetical), tapping into your decades-long...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Sep 27, 2019. 21 comments

The Unicorn pilot is indeed a rarity, because it's actually good

The Unicorn pilot is indeed a rarity, because it's actually good
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“Walton Goggins is a DILF” could be the logline for The Unicorn, a new sitcom from Living Biblically (yikes) and Trial & Error (excellent) alums Bill Martin and Mike Schiff. At least, that’s how some critics (myself included) referred to it upon seeing the first trailer, then at the show’s panel during the TCA press back in August...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 14, 2019. 18 comments

Viacom and CBS are merging again, because true corporate love never dies

Viacom and CBS are merging again, because true corporate love never dies

For the first time since they split up in 2005—which was nearly 14 whole years ago!—Viacom and CBS have announced that they intend to merge together into a single company… again. This comes from The Verge, which says the new company will be branded ViacomCBS and that current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish will become the CEO of the new company, with The Wall Street Journal saying this new/old union...

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Eric Thurm Eric Thurm Jul 10, 2019. 14 comments

The American Love Island doesn't quite land like the original

The American Love Island doesn't quite land like the original
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No one on Love Island is under any illusions about what they’re doing. The opening narration of CBS’ American import of the massively popular British show characterizes the show as “Big Brother meets The Bachelor,” but even that feels like too complex a description: Love Island is about a bunch of hot people sitting by a pool bonding...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 26, 2019. 17 comments

Good news, Lincoln Lawyer fans: The Lincoln Lawyer TV show is finally happening

Good news, Lincoln Lawyer fans: The Lincoln Lawyer TV show is finally happening

Eight years ago, in March of 2011, director Brad Furman released a Matthew McConaughey vehicle called The Lincoln Lawyer  (the use of “vehicle” there is a pun). Based on the Michael Connelly novel of the same name, the movie starred McConaughey as a slick lawyer who gradually learns that there are more important things in life than money. Five months later, ABC ordered a pilot script for a...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 17, 2019. 22 comments

Dick Wolf wants to do the first cross-network crossover, even though it's definitely been done before

Dick Wolf wants to do the first cross-network crossover, even though it's definitely been done before

You’ve heard of crossover episodes, where a character from one show pops up on another show, but have you heard of a cross-network crossover, where a character from a show on a totally different network pops up on another show? You probably have, but legendary TV producer Dick Wolf hasn’t. In fact, he seems pretty sure that he just came up with that idea, nearly 100 years after the invention...

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William Hughes William Hughes May 10, 2019. 19 comments

CBS renews a whole bunch of dramas, including SWAT, MacGuyver and Bull—wait, really?

CBS renews a whole bunch of dramas, including SWAT, MacGuyver and Bull—wait, really?

Proving yet again that Hollywood always looks after its people—provided said “people” are male TV stars with successful franchise track records who’ve been accused of repeatedly harassing their female co-stars—CBS issued a whole passel of drama series renewals today, including one for Michael Weatherly’s legal thriller Bull . If you’re familiar with the series—about a legal adviser who...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti May 06, 2019. 17 comments

A recent The Good Fight episode replaced a cut sequence with a weird censorship message

A recent The Good Fight episode replaced a cut sequence with a weird censorship message

CBS All Access’ The Good Fight—a follow-up to The Good Wife with a stronger emphasis on fighting—recently got renewed for a fourth season, but that vote of support from its streaming home doesn’t mean the show is one of those runaway hits that can get away with whatever it wants. According to TVLine, the most recent episode of The Good Fight actually got flagged for some kind of bad content...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Mar 18, 2019. 22 comments

Stephen Colbert admits that the first six months of his Late Show were "terrible"

Stephen Colbert admits that the first six months of his Late Show were "terrible"

Though his Late Show regularly trounces the former late-night champion over on NBC these days, Stephen Colbert’s transition from The Colbert Report didn’t go particularly smoothly at first. The Late Show was coming off of David Letterman’s legendary run at the desk, and while Colbert’s big-name guests helped him start off on a good foot , his decision to go much more political than The...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Mar 06, 2019. 23 comments

R. Kelly says he's only guilty of having too big of a heart

R. Kelly says he's only guilty of having too big of a heart

Last night, CBS released a clip of Gayle King’s new interview with R. Kelly, one that found the alleged abuser yelling into the camera that he’s “fighting for my fucking life!” Today, CBS aired more excerpts from the 80-minute interview, in which Kelly, who’s been charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse , asserts his innocence and claims that the parents alleging that their...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Mar 06, 2019. 14 comments

R. Kelly has denied the assault allegations, in case anyone gives a shit about what he has to say

R. Kelly has denied the assault allegations, in case anyone gives a shit about what he has to say

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but a man accused of sexual assault is not only denying that he did anything wrong but implying that it’s absurd to even think that he could’ve possibly done anything wrong and that he is the real victim here. The man this time around is R. Kelly, who sat down with CBS’ Gayle King for a dramatic interview that will air tomorrow morning. This all comes...

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William Hughes William Hughes Feb 23, 2019. 24 comments

We will never be free of Young Sheldon

We will never be free of Young Sheldon

Ensuring that Sheldon Cooper’s grim rulership over the TV airwaves—a veritable Bazingoligarchy, if you will—will never truly expire, CBS announced today that it’s renewing its Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon for another two seasons on the air. The Iain Armitage-starring single-cam is the second-highest-rated comedy on network TV right now, trailing only behind its parent show, because...

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Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Feb 16, 2019. 6 comments

Ken Jeong will star in a CBS comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan

Ken Jeong will star in a CBS comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan

A Crazy Rich Asians reunion didn’t happen in the list of this year’s Academy Awards nominations , much to the rightful dismay of fans, but there is one in the works for CBS. Author Kevin Kwan will co-write and executive produce a new multi-camera comedy pilot titled The Emperor Of Malibu, which will star Ken Jeong.

Jeong will return to broadcast comedy to play Gerry, a Chinese tech...

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Tamika Jones Tamika Jones Feb 01, 2019. 14 comments

Frankenstein is on the case in a new pilot for CBS

Frankenstein is on the case in a new pilot for CBS

With pilot season in full swing, networks are looking for the next crop of shows to air during their primetime lineups—and, as EW reports, CBS recently ordered a detective-show pilot simply called Frankenstein. The CBS drama doesn’t focus on Dr. Victor Frankenstein, necessarily; instead, it follows a San Francisco detective who is killed on the job and resurrected by the infamous doctor....

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William Hughes William Hughes Jan 31, 2019. 13 comments

Let's celebrate the anniversary of Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz gloriously fucking up The Late Late Show

Let's celebrate the anniversary of Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz gloriously fucking up The Late Late Show

Although Adam Pally’s comedic talents are obvious and prodigious—from starring roles in stuff like Happy Endings and The Mindy Project, to semi-regular appearances on all your favorite podcasts—one thing he is decidedly not good at is faking enthusiasm. That’s something that the organizers of The Shorty Awards found out to their detriment last year, when Pally’s eye-rolling attempt to present...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jan 14, 2019. 19 comments

Anthony Scaramucci finally achieves celebrity status, at least according to Big Brother

Anthony Scaramucci finally achieves celebrity status, at least according to Big Brother

As one of the few members of the Trump White House who actually managed to get fired before he could do any real damage to the country, Anthony Scaramucci has been able to hold onto his 15 minutes of “fame” a little better than some of his colleagues (for example, remember Sean Spicer? Because we had to Google “SNL Melissa McCarthy” to remember that asshole’s name). Still, Scaramucci’s status...

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