TCA News: CBS on TWO AND A HALF MEN move to Thursday nights after THE BIG BANG THEORY

Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in TWO AND A HALF MEN | ©2011 CBS/Warner Bros./Matt Hoyle

After being one of the anchors on Monday nights for nine seasons, the CBS sitcom TWO AND A HALF MEN is moving to Thursdays at 8:30 after THE BIG BANG THEORY this fall. The series, which stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones alongside Ashton Kutcher (who joined the show last season after Charlie Sheen’s departure) is still considered a very important asset to the network and at today’s Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the time slot change. “We had a very strong comedy development and we had some difficult choices to make,” […]Read On »

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TCA News: CBS discusses cancelling CSI: MIAMI and changes coming to CSI: NY

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With CSI franchise being a major player on CBS for over a decade, it was inevitable, with three iterations, that one of them would eventually be cancelled. And this Spring, CBS made the hard decision to cancel CSI: MIAMI. At today’s Summer 2012 CBS Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about what led to MIAMI’s fate. “First of all, saying goodbye to a CSI this year was a very big deal,” says Tassler. “That [franchise] has been extraordinarily successful for us. I have a great deal of affection for the show. What we looked at was Friday night […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC talks about not picking up fantasy pilot GOTHAM

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One of the more ambitious pilots ABC had in consideration this season was GOTHAM – a story of a female detective investigating an improbable murder that leads her to realize New York has a secret, magical underworld that the rest of the world doesn’t know about. While speaking to the press at the 2012 ABC Summer Press Tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the decision to not pick up the Michael Green created series for the fall schedule. “Michael Green is one of my favorite writers,” says Lee. “He’s really an amazing writer and we had a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC talks about the MODERN FAMILY actor contract negotiations

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With the cast of MODERN FAMILY trying to hash out new, lucrative contracts for the current season – and potentially delaying the fourth season of the show, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is confident the dispute will be resolved. “I expect the season to start on time,” says Lee at the 2012 ABC Summer Press Tour. “We’re in the middle of negotiations at the moment and we’re hopefully optimistic we’ll be able to resolve it.” Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE SUMMER TCA’S LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW! Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC discusses the state of their Thursday night comedies THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK, and PARKS AND RECREATION

Amy Poehler in PARKS AND RECREATION - Season 4 - "Win, Lose, Or Draw" | ©2012 NBC/Tyler Golden

As NBC begins to transition from its aging comedy series to finding the next big breakout hits, change is inevitable. And even though THE OFFICE, PARKS AND RECREATION, COMMUNITY (now on Fridays) and 30 ROCK are critics darlings, ratings have been on the decline and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says they are looking to find broader based shows to fill those holes if and when those series go off the air. “The Thursday night shows are great shows,” says Greenblatt speaking at this week’s NBCUniversal Summer 2012 Press Tour. “They’re award-winning and incredibly sophisticated and clever, and we couldn’t […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC discusses the addition of Howard Stern to AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, Sharon Osbourne’s cryptic tweet and its ratings decline this season

Nick Cannon, Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Season 7 | ©2012 NBC/Mark Seliger

While AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has proven to be a perennial summer favorite on NBC in the summer, the ratings have not been as strong as they have been in summer’s past and at today’s NBCUniversal Summer 2012 Press Tour, this decline was discussed. “The show is still number one and likely to end the summer as the number one show this summer,” says Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment President of Alternative and Late Night Programming. “I think that we debate frequently the ratings of all our shows and as we discuss AGT this summer, we look at what we’ve asked of […]Read On »

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Breaking News: FRINGE Season 5 finale will have closure says executive producer – TCA 2012

Blair Brown, Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season 4 - "Brave New World - Part 2" - Season Finale | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Two weeks ago, the FRINGE actors and executive producer J.H. Wyman descended upon Comic-Con to give the scoop on FRINGE Season 5. While they were tight-lipped about giving away any major spoilers, today at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour, executive producer spoke about how he wanted to end FRINGE Season 5 – and it won’t be open-ended. “I’m not interested in anything open ended,” Wyman admits. “It would cause me frustration. I wouldn’t be satisfied. Here’s what’s really cool about FRINGE, and one of the things we did do right — the way we chose to tell the story, […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The scoop on GLEE Season 4 and how it will balance Ohio and New York storylines – TCA 2012

Lea Michele in GLEE - Season 3 - "Nationals" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

With GLEE entering its fourth season with storylines set in Ohio and New York, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly reveals this new structure has worked out quite nicely with the three scripts he’s read so far. “I’m very happy with how seamless it is,” says Reilly. “There is a thematic linkage between the two. I think it’s going to be an event for fun for the audience not knowing who is going to show up when. We have a core of returning character we will be servicing every week and limited deals with some actors joining here or there.” Reilly […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: Fox talks about the decision to renew FRINGE for a final season

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble in FRINGE - Season 4 | ©2011 Fox/Andrew Matusik

While Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly admits that the network has history of cancelling low-rated genre shows despite huge fan bases, he admitted today at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour that he was pleased he was able to give FRINGE a final 13-episode Season 5 send-off. “I don’t like to pull the plug on any show, and many of our failed shows have millions of fans,” says Reilly. “We have a checkered history with genre at best, because we’re one of the only networks who have consistently tried genre. FRINGE has a particular fan base and the FRINGE producers […]Read On »

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TCA News: The Scoop on WILFRED Season 2

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 1 - "Sacrifice" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

At today’s TCA session for the FX Network, details were revealed on the second season of the popular comedy WILFRED starring Elijah Wood as Ryan, who may or may not be hallucinating that his girlfriend’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) is talking to him and getting him in massive trouble. Creator and star Gann reveals that Season 2 will “continue to explore Ryan’s journey toward enlightenment with Wilfred leading the way and tripping him up along the way as well.” As for resolving Season 1’s cliffhanger, executive producer David Zuckerman says that will be resolved pretty quickly at the start of […]Read On »

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