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May 8, 2015 Posted by tlforeman in News

CBS Cancels 'Stalker', 'Battle Creek' & 'The McCarthys'

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Let the network bloodbath continue! CBS has just announced the cancellation of three freshman series Stalker, Battle Creek and The McCarthys.

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'Mom' Adds Jaime Pressly As Series Regular

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Emmy Award-winning actress Jaime Pressly has been added as a series regular, beginning next season, to the cast of the critically-acclaimed series, MOM, which airs Thursdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pressly, who began guest-starring on the series this season, plays Jill, a rich, self-obsessed divorcee who has been through rehab a few times and is working hard on her sobriety with the help of her friend and sponsor, Christy (Anna Faris). CBS announced yesterday that MOM has been renewed for a third season.

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CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates For 'Extant', 'Under the Dome' & More

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CBS today announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programing that includes the new drama ZOO, returning event series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, and the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER.

ZOO, a new drama based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, will premiere Tuesday, June 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). In the series, a wave of violent animal attacks against humans begin taking place across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist (James Wolk) is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.

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CBS' 'Extant' Adds Jeffrey Dean Morgan As Series Regular

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The casting changes continue to happen for the CBS summer series that stars Halle Berry.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as a series regular in Extant, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

Morgan will play JD Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter. He is free-wheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless, mostly because he's got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (Halle Berry) enters his life.

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Interview: Ophelia Lovibond

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Currently in its third season, the CBS hit series Elementary has changed the dynamic with its main characters. Although Sherlock and Watson still work together on cases, Watson has moved into her own place and now takes on her own cases outside of the work she does with Sherlock. Adding to the change in the dynamic, the series has introduced a new character, Kitty.

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CBS Renews 'Scorpion', 'Madam Secretary' & 'NCIS: New Orleans'

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There is a lot to smile about for CBS these days. The network announced early renewals for three of its freshman dramas. Getting second season orders for the 2015-2016 broadcast season are Scorpion, Madam Secretary and NCIS: New Orleans.

The three freshman dramas are the top three new series this season and all have done extremely well for CBS. All three rank among network television’s top 10 series, and are produced by CBS Television Studios.

“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”

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CBS Announces March Debut For Dramas 'Battle Creek' & 'CSI:Cyber'

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Continuing to provide more original programming year-round, CBS announced today March premiere dates for two new dramas, BATTLE CREEK and CSI: CYBER.

BATTLE CREEK, from Emmy Award winners David Shore (“House”) and Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”), will premiere Sunday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), two weeks following CSI's season finale in the time period. The series stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain and humor as they clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Mich.

CSI: CYBER, the next generation in the successful global CSI franchise, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, premieres Wednesday, March 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Freshman drama STALKER, which has won its time period every week against regularly scheduled competition, will return to the schedule later this season.

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Interview: Mariana Klaveno

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The new freshman CBS drama Stalker has definitely resonated with its audience and that didn’t go unnoticed by the brass as CBS. The series was recently given a full season order by the network and continues to perform well in its Wednesday night timeslot.

Stalker is a psychological thriller about detectives who delve into the minds of stalkers to protect their targets from future incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. One of the stars bringing the show to life is actress Mariana Klaveno who plays Detective Janice Lawrence.

You may know Mariana from memorable appearances on shows such as True Blood, Dexter, Devious Maids and Hawaii Five-0. Mariana sits down with us to discuss her character on Stalker, the importance of strong female characters and how being on the series has made her more aware of her surroundings.

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CBS Cancels 'The Millers'

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Although there are some bright spots, It's been tough for half hour comedies to gain any traction this season and many are paying the price. Bad Judge, A to Z, Selfie and Manhattan Love Story have all been recently cancelled due to poor ratings. Well, you can add another one to that list. CBS has announced they are cancelling its sophomore comedy The Millers.

According to Deadline, the series will shoot one more episode then shut down production completely. While the show is still set to air this coming Monday's episode, it is unclear what will happen with the episodes already completed.

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CBS Gives Full Season Orders To 'NCIS: New Orleans', 'Stalker', 'Madam Secretary', & 'Scorpion'

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Fans of the four new freshman dramas at CBS have something to celebrate right now. CBS has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas, including the #1 and #2 new series of the season, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and SCORPION, Sunday's #1 scripted broadcast, MADAM SECRETARY, and the time period-winning suspense thriller STALKER. These pick-ups include three of the top four new shows launched on television this season, and three series that rank among the top 15 of ALL prime time programs.

The four freshman dramas, along with the Network's returning hit series and NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, have helped CBS win the first four weeks of the season for the sixth consecutive year, with growth of +5% over the comparable period a year ago.

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