May 16, 2009
Best Development Season...EVER!
CBS: Looking Good for Three Shows; Bubble May Have Burst for "Eleventh Hour"
CBS is moving closer to picking up its 2009-10 roster of dramas.
The network has given producers of "Three Rivers," "The Good Wife" and "NCIS: LL Cool J" authorization to begin staffing writers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. While not a guarantee of a pickup, it's almost always followed by a pickup.
There's also buzz that current CBS dramas "The Unit" and "Eleventh Hour" have been spotted on the corner of "Harper's Island" and "Swingtown" (read: they're dead). While "Eleventh Hour" has been a longshot at renewal for months now, the fate of "The Unit" has been far less certain. Indeed, Variety reported last night that things were looking up for the 20th Century Fox TV show-- so maybe it's not wise to count it out just yet.
A CBS rep, citing the network's policy against saying anything of consequence in the days leading up to the upfronts, declined comment.