Summer 2012

TCA 2012 News: The CW addresses the reason for bringing DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG to the CW


In 2008,  Joss Whedon creating DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG for streaming on the Internet and DVD, now it will get a formal network airing on the CW this fall. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, having the project air on network TV was a no brainer for The CW President Mark Pedowitz who spoke about the decision at today’s Summer 2012 TCA Press Tour. “I’ve been a big fan of DR. HORRIBLE and I actually tried to acquire it when I was at ABC Studios for the ABC Digital player,” says Pedowitz. “We primarily are going to […]Read On »


News: The CW discusses renewing SUPERNATURAL for an eighth season – TCA 2012

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "Out With The Old" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

With SUPERNATURAL still going strong, the CW Entertainment President Mark Pedowitz spoke today at the 2012 TCA Press Tour about the reasons for bringing it back for an eighth season. “There was no question about it – the guys are great, the show is great and we felt that it deserved another crack,” says Pedowitz who also notes it served as a perfect companion to their new series ARROW. “”We did so well when SMALLVILLE was there [before SUPERNATURAL],” says Pedowitz. “We’re big believers in the show. And in terms of Sam and Dean, there will be a lapse of […]Read On »


Breaking News: The CW talks about the status of BATTLE ROYALE as a TV series and THE SELECTION – TCA 2012

BATTLE ROYALE movie poster | ©2000 Tartan

The 2000 Japanese movie BATTLE ROYALE has been discussed as a possible series to be developed for the CW, but at today’s 2012 TCA The CW Press Tour, The CW President Mark Pedowitz says they’re only in the discussion stages right now. “It’s amazing what happens when you just have a phone call and a discussion,” says Pedowitz. “We’d love to do it. Hopefully we’ll be able to make a deal with the producers, and we’ll see where it goes. At this point in time it’s just a discussion for development.” BATTLE ROYALE (about ninth graders fighting to the death […]Read On »


Breaking News: The CW gives the scoop on why RINGER was cancelled – TCA 2012

Sarah Michelle Gellar in RINGER - Season 1 | ©2011 The CW Network

At Today’s Summer 2012 TCA The CW Press Tour, The CW President Mark Pedowitz discussed why it was decided to cancel the Sarah Michelle Gellar soap opera RINGER. “It was a combination of the complexity of the stories, and again, as The CW is an aggregation, it was not performing as well as we hoped on the digital online space and social media space,” says Pedowitz. “That said, the fans are still writing me. They want it desperately. Sarah Michelle and I have had many discussions since May. She’s happily pregnant now. I’m waiting for her to give birth. And […]Read On »


Breaking News: The scoop on ARROW reinventing the Green Arrow for the CW and why SMALLVILLE’s Justin Hartley wasn’t cast – TCA 2012

Stephen Amell in ARROW - Season 1 | ©2012 The CW/Kharen Hill

At today’s Summer 2012 TCA The CW Press Tour, ARROW executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke about reinventing the Green Arrow mythos for the new CW series based on the DC Comics in addition to why SMALLVILLE star Justin Hartley wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Oliver Queen for the new series (which went to “This is such a different take and look at the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot just five years after the last SPIDER-MAN movie,” says Guggenheim. “We wanted to chart our own course and our own destiny. Justin is a terrific Arrow and [ARROW executive producer] Andrew [Kreisberg] […]Read On »


TCA News: CBS addresses (briefly) its lawsuit against THE GLASS HOUSE

The cast celebrates on THE GLASS HOUSE | ©2012 Nicole Wilder /ABC

With the high profile lawsuit between CBS and ABC regarding their BIG BROTHER rip-off THE GLASS HOUSE resulting in that series still allowed to air, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler  briefly touched upon that copycat series at today’s Summer 2012 TCA CBS Press Tour and why it was necessary to protect their intellectual property with BIG BROTHER. “[The lawsuit] is on-going, so I can’t discuss it right now,” says Tassler. “The message needs to be communicated though that we’re incredibly protective of our brands and creative infra-structure of the shows themselves.” Related: MORE NEWS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE SUMMER TCA’S […]Read On »


TCA News: CBS discusses picking up UNFORGETTABLE for a second season for next summer

Poppy Montgomery in UNFORGETTABLE - Season 1 | ©2011 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

When CBS announced its Fall 2012, one notable series was absence – the freshman procedural series UNFORGETTABLE. However, a deal was recently struck for the series to return in the Summer 2013 for a second season and CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the summer pick-up at today’s Summer 2012 TCA CBS Press Tour. “It was a tough decision and we had a strong schedule and strong pilots, but he had strong research on the show,” explains Tassler. “We saw this as an opportunity to put it on for next season.” While ratings for summer shows are different from […]Read On »


News: CBS talks about Football overruns on Sunday night programming – TCA 2012

THE MENTALIST Season 3 | © 2011 Paramount Home Entertainment

With football continually causing overruns into Sunday night programming for CBS, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler addressed some ways they will handle letting fans know when their favorite series 60 MINUTES, THE AMAZING RACE, THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST. “What’s most important is making sure the fans understand and we’re sensitive to the overruns on Sundays,” says Tassler. “They’re great for us and our numbers are up the entire night, but we’re continually developing new ways of notifying viewers when the show is going to be premiering later that night. We’re very sensitive of how that impacts the show.” […]Read On »


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 »


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

David Caruso in CSI: MIAMI - Season 9 | ©2006 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Andrew MacPherson

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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