Breaking News: Why HAWAII 5-0 is moving to Friday Nights in the fall – TCA 2013

Alex O'Loughlin in HAWAII FIVE-0 - Season One - "Heihei" | © 2010 CBS/Neil Jacobs

After three seasons on Monday nights, CBS will be moving their hit series HAWAII 5-0 to Friday nights. At today’s CBS Summer TCA press tour, CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves offered his reasoning for the move. “We didn’t have a lot of space for new 10 o’clock dramas,” says Moonves. “We saw HOSTAGES and fell in love with it.  We said ‘that’s going to be very powerful.’  In addition, HAWAII 5-0 skews a little bit older.  So we figured with BLUE BLOODS doing extremely well, Friday night has become more a total viewer show than a demo […]Read On »

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Breaking News: HOSTAGES is a CBS experiment in shorter episode runs and a more serialized format – TCA 2013

HOSTAGES Season 1 poster art | ©2013 CBS

With the new CBS fall drama HOSTAGES, CBS is now embracing the concept of shortened episode runs and more serialized storytelling according to CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves. “HOSTAGES, more than anything else, is a very different kind of show,” says Moonves of the series a surgeon (Toni Collette) whose family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent (Dylan McDermott). “We’ve generally avoided serialized shows in those shortened orders, although we watched with great interest at the success of, obviously, a 24. THE FOLLOWING did very well. So when the [Jerry] Bruckheimer people brought us […]Read On »

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