I remember when sharing all the upfront news in May, after CBS Announced their cancellations and renewals, that more fans were devastated about “Unforgettable’s” cancellation than any other show announced by the network. Well, I have good news to share this time. “Unforgettable” has been un-cancelled!
CBS originally cancelled the bubble drama because there was no room for it in their tightly packed fall schedule. That hasn’t changed, but now they realize they have plenty of room in the summer schedule. “Unforgettable,” starring Poppy Montgomery as a detective who remembers practically everything, will be back for 13 episodes in the summer of 2013.
This is a trend that is often done by cable networks, and now the broadcast networks are seeing the value as well. Programming year round is now a necessity. It’s less risk and will please a set of loyal viewers more if they go with bringing back a bubble show ran than starting with something new.
Congratulations “Unforgettable” fans!
“Revolution” is picking up two familiar faces to be part of their regular cast. Elizabeth Mitchell, who among her many credits is best known for playing Juliet on “Lost,” will take over the role of Rachel Matheson from Andrea Roth. Daniella Alonso, a recurring character in “Friday Night Lights” and “One Tree Hill,” will play Nora. Seems she and Billy Burke’s character, Miles, have a romantic history.
“Revolution” premieres on NBC Monday, September 17th at 10 pm.
TNT announced something yesterday that made me smile. They have renewed their brand new reboot of “Dallas” for a second season. The order is for 15 episodes. I was one of those that couldn’t believe they would consider bringing back “Dallas” from the ashes, but I have to admit, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this show. It’s a very clever reboot and perfect summer fare. There’s a lot of story to tell with this new backstabbing generation woven in with the original cast members and it’s my new guilty pleasure. It seems many others agree with me, since the show has been averaging 6.9 m
million viewers, making it basic cable’s number one new show. TNT is showing everyone this is how you do a reboot!
Below is the TNT press release. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Ewings to Return to Southfork as TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Series Dallas,
From Warner Horizon Television
Basic Cable’s #1 New Series Averaging 6.9 Million Viewers
TNT has renewed the hit series Dallas for a second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama, which ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series, is currently averaging 6.9 million viewersin its first season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for its second season, which is slated to air in 2013.Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), TNT’s Dallas marks the return to Southfork of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, who bring with them their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The series stars Josh Henderson as John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing; Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher , Bobby’s adopted son; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend; Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s wife; and Brenda Strong as Bobby’s wife, Ann. They are joined by the original series’ iconic stars: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman&nbs p;as J.R. Ewing.”Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With Dallas’ top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it’s clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”
Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. Shot on location in the title city, Dallas was developed by Cidre and created by David Jacobs.
Dallas scored cable’s #1 scripted series premiere for the year-to-date for its June 13 debut, drawing 7.8 million viewers in Live + 3 for the two-hour launch. The show’s first two weeks have averaged 6.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with Live + 7 data still to be counted. With Dallas ranking as basic cable’s top new series for the year-to-date, this marks the third consecutive summer TNT has claimed the #1 new show, following Rizzoli & Isles in 2010 and Falling Skies in 2011. Among key demos, Dallas is averaging 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54 for the season-to-date.
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer’s The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.