360° Coverage : CBS Boss Teases HIMYM, Men Futures, Talks Jennifer Esposito

1 Updates
CBS Boss Teases HIMYM, Men Futures, Talks Jennifer Esposito
Photo Credit: TV Guide

CBS Boss Teases HIMYM, Men Futures, Talks Jennifer Esposito

Jan 12 2013, 2:50pm CST | by

Fans of CBS' comedies How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men can't rest easy quite yet, but could have good news soon. "We will be happy to be reporting in a few days that things will be...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

CBS Boss Teases HIMYM, Men Futures, Talks Jennifer Esposito

Jan 12 2013, 2:50pm CST | by

How I Met Your Mother | Photo Credits: CBS

Fans of CBS' comedies How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men can't rest easy quite yet, but could have good news soon.

"We will be happy to be reporting in a few days that things will be resolved," CBS chief Nina Tassler told reporters at the winter TV previews Saturday about the possibility of a Season 9 renewal for HIMYM. "We're confident and excited that things will work out. Almost everything is complete."

CBS sets summer return dates for Big Brother, Unforgettable and Stephen King's Under the Dome premiere

Similarly, she said that both the network and Warner Bros. are interested in an 11th season of Two and a Half Men. As for star Angus T. Jones' participation in the wake of his video rant against the sitcom , in which he called it "filth," Tassler said, "We'd like him to be part of it next year, and he would too. Warner Bros. said they would also. He made his public apology, and we've moved on." The network has "not yet" secured co-star Ashton Kutcher for another season.

CBS has every reason to sound confident about its future. Although it finished as the No. 2 network in the 18-to-49 demographic for 2012, it was only down one-tenth from the previous year. It still can boast to be the most-watched network with 17 of the top 30 shows on broadcast TV overall -- four out of the top five comedies and the top seven dramas. Not too shabby.

Check out more scoop on CBS from Tassler:

The Big Bang Theory : The sitcom recently drew 20 million viewers, has enjoyed series highs over the last two episodes and even beat out ABC's Modern Family in the 18-to-49 demographic. Tassler agreed that the sitcom's strong syndication has likely given it a bump on broadcast.

Check out the scoop on CBS' midseason shows

Golden Boy : Tassler says the midseason cop procedural is "a great fit" to lead in to Blue Bloods and that although it had been developed as a single-star vehicle, the chemistry between star Theo James and Chi McBride was so undeniable, the show has evolved into a two-hander.

Elementary : The Sherlock Holmes update is the most-watched new show, with 59 percent live viewing and a young median age of 36 viewing it online. Both Elementary and Vegas were vying for the top new show throughout the season, but CBS decided to go with Elementary to air after the Super Bowl for its "appeal to all viewers."

Stephen King 's Under the Dome: CBS treated critics to a first look at the development of the series based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, in which an invisible dome inexplicably encapsulates a small town and cuts the residents off from the rest of the world. Writer Brian K. Vaughn says that the series will explore "the mundane ... colliding with the fantastic." The tagline reads: "No one gets in. No one gets out." The science-fiction story will be told in 13 episodes this summer beginning June 24, and Tassler promises that "there will be a key piece of information that the audiences will have by the end of the summer."

Person of Interest : Speaking of sci-fi-tinged series, Tassler noted that it was having a great year and is the fastest-growing sophomore show on network TV. To illustrate how the network makes decisions to renew a series based on story, not just numbers, Tassler detailed how CBS felt that Taraji P. Henson 's character Carter was marginalized and left out of the loop last season. In response, the producers proposed that Carter learn about "the machine" by the end of the season. CBS thought it should be sooner, and so the conversations went back and forth until it was settled that she'll learn all by Episode 9 of this season. "It was a turning point," said Tassler. "It had the bones, and we knew it was going to be successful, but it needed creative adjustments."

From American Idol to The Following : All the news on Fox's midseason

Jennifer Esposito: Tassler denies that CBS is tough on its actors and points out that the network employs them for many years. In regards to Jennifer Esposito's controversial departure from Blue Bloods , Tassler said, "We're sorry to see her go. We tried to resolve it, but it didn't quite work out. We wish her the best."

Friend Me : There are no decisions yet about the future of Friend Me, a midseason comedy that was left in limbo after its creator Alan Kirschenbaum committed suicide last October . "As many of you know, it was a very painful situation toward the end of production," said Tassler. The tragedy slowed things down, but Tassler said CBS will look at it again after post-production to make a call.

 

View original CBS Boss Teases HIMYM, Men Futures, Talks Jennifer Esposito at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
Matt Lauer Extends Agreement to Host NBC&#039;s &quot;Today&quot;
Matt Lauer Extends Agreement to Host NBC's "Today"
Matt Lauer has signed an extension deal with NBC to stay as host of "Today" show.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Toll hits 682 in Gaza Strip
Gaza, July 24 (IANS) The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, which started July 8, has grown to 682, authorities said Wednesday. Israeli airstrikes and tank shelling as part of the 'Operation...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock 'best friends'
Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock have reportedly become the ''best of friends''. The 45-year-old star and the 49-year-old actress have struck up a close relationship after meeting at mutual pal Gwyneth Paltrow's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
JWoww 'blacked out' during labor
Jenni 'JWoww' Farley has claimed she ''blacked out'' when she was giving birth to her daughter. The former 'Jersey Shore' star - who was induced 39 weeks into her pregnancy - admits her labor was ''way more painful''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lana Del Rey likes 'passionate love'
Lana Del Rey likes to have a ''passionate love''. The 29-year-old singer believes a large proportion of a relationship is based on sex and she admits she isn't interested in romance unless it is ''physical''. Speaking...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Yosemite and Apple’s best Macs yet are reportedly launching this fall
Apple will release the public OS X Yosemite beta on Thursday, with 9to5Mac reporting that the final version will be released as a free download via the Mac App Store at some point in late October, possibly alongside...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
US extends ban on flights to Tel Aviv
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday that all flights of the country's airlines to Tel Aviv will be prohibited for additional 24 hours over concerns on safety situation....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
New Photos Revealed iPhone 6 Lightning/Headphone Flex Cable and Rear Shell
The photos of the components of the iPhone 6 is continuing to be leaked, as the new images unveil lightning and headphone flex cable, accompanied by the rear shell.According to Mac Rumors, the images have been published...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Next iPad Mini Reportedly Containing 30% Slimmer Shape
The next version of iPad Mini will be thinner than ever, as a new report claims that the device will have 30% slimmer shape than its predecessor.The International Business Times stated that the upcoming iPad Mini 3 will...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Windows 9: One OS to rule all devices
Unlike Apple, which thinks merging iOS and OS X would be a “waste of energy,” Microsoft wants one single Windows operating system to be available to all its device users, whether they’re Windows Phone handset owners,...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
7 CEOs Who Took A Gamble And Scored
Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs got to where they are today by taking strategic gambles that turned into a big payoff. At the time each took their risk, others would have regarded their decisions as...
Read more on Apple Balla