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CBS’ Cancelled ‘Made In Jersey’ Resurfaces On Saturdays

By | Sunday November 4, 2012 @ 11:54pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS’ freshman drama Made In Jersey, which was pulled after two low-rated airings on Friday, is getting slotted on Saturdays. The network has scheduled Made In Jersey originals on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, at 8 PM. CBS followed a similar route last fall with comedy How To Be A Gentleman, which also was cancelled after two low-rated airings on Thursday. It too was relocated to Saturdays before CBS pulled it permanently after one outing on the low-trafficked night.

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CBS Drama ‘Made In Jersey’ Cancelled, ‘Undercover Boss’ To Join Friday Lineup

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 11:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Made In Jersey Cancelled CBSWe have the first official casualty of the 2012-13 season. CBS has pulled low-rated new drama Made In Jersey off the schedule after two airings. Starting November 2, just in time for the November sweep, unscripted series Undercover Boss will return to CBS’ Friday lineup in the 8 PM slot it occupied last spring.

Effective immediately, CSI: NY will move back to the 9 PM hour where Made In Jersey had aired. In the next three weeks, NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 repeats will air in the 8 PM hour. Undercover Boss, which just won an Emmy for best reality series, performed well on Friday in the spring. Meanwhile, Made In Jersey faltered this fall, opening overwhelmingly and then falling a steep 27% to a 0.8/3 last Friday, prompting our prediction that CBS would likely summon Undercover Boss on the night soon. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Shark Tank’ Up To Top Night, ‘Made In Jersey’ Falls, ‘Grimm’ Steady

By | Saturday October 6, 2012 @ 9:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With ABC’s Friday lineup in full force after a pre-emption for a Last Resort rerun last week, the network easily won the night in adults 18-49 to go 2-for-2 since the beginning of the season. (ABC and CBS finished tied in the demo last Friday). ABC was buoyed by Shark Tank (1.7/6 in adults 18-49), which rebounded after a Premiere Week dip, up 13% to rank as the top program of the night in 18-49. For the rest of the night, it was steady wins the race for ABC, as the network didn’t win another time period but its shows — What Would You Do? (1.4/5) and 20/20 (1.2/4) — stayed competitive to secure ABC’s nightly victory. Read More »

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CBS’ ‘Made In Jersey’ Aims To Confront Stereotypes: TCA

By | Sunday July 29, 2012 @ 3:45pm PDT

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

At today’s TCA panel on CBS’ new legal drama Made In Jersey, creator and co-executive producer Dana Calvo, who is from New Jersey, said the idea is to get beyond the Jersey stereotypes of Real Housewives of New Jersey or Jersey Shore. “I’m from New Jersey, so I know that people from new Jersey are not what you see” on those shows, Calvo said. “This is sort of a valentine to a state that I don’t think gets a lot of good press.”

Related: CBS’ ‘Partners’ Creators Cope With Complicated Back Story: TCA

Calvo said that she and executive producer Kevin Falls were inspired by the wacky family dynamics in the film The Fighter. The lead character in Made In Jersey, portrayed by British actress Janet Montgomery, is a working class girl competing with more sophisticated colleagues at a New York law firm.

Added Calvo: “If one more person asks me what exit I live off of, I’ll kick them in the neck.” She added that she does not feel defensive about stereotypes but wants to “swat them down and get on with it.“ Said actress Montgomery of her character: “We don’t want to … Read More »

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CBS Unveils Key Art For Its New Fall Series

By | Sunday July 29, 2012 @ 8:42am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has released the key art designs for its four new fall series: dramas Elementary, Vegas and Made In Jersey and comedy Partners. The image for Elementary, a contemporary take on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson set in New York City, features stars Jonny Lee Miller (Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Watson) with the tagline “New Holmes. New Watson. New York.” Partners, about two life-long best friends and business partners — one straight (David Krumholtz) and one gay (Michael Urie) — and their significant others (Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh), actually uses a line creators Max Mutchick and David Kohan used to pitch the show: “Four Friends. Three Couples.” The key art for Vegas, set in 1960s Las Vegas as it begins its rise as a gambling and entertainment mecca, showcases stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, while Made In Jersey is all about its lead, Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery), a young working-class woman from New Jersey who uses her street smarts to succeed at a top New York law firm. (Click on images for larger view)

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CBS Releases Trailers For ‘Elementary’, ‘Made In Jersey’, ‘Partners’, ‘Vegas’

By | Friday May 25, 2012 @ 12:03pm PDT

CBS released full trailers today for the network’s new series that were announced last week. Trailers were shown to press covering CBS’ upfront presentations but were not made available for general release until today.

CBS’ Elementary
Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta. Directed by Michael Cuesta (pilot):

CBS’ Made In Jersey
Produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls, Julia Franz and Mark Waters. Written by creator/co-executive producer Dana Calvo (pilot). Directed by Mark Waters (pilot):

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Kevin Falls Re-Ups With Sony Pictures TV

By | Tuesday May 22, 2012 @ 1:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kevin Falls Franklin & BashEXCLUSIVE: Franklin & Bash co-creator Kevin Falls has closed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV, where he has been based for the past four years. Under the deal, he will continue as executive producer/co-showrunner on Sony TV’s TNT series alongside co-creator Bill Chais. The light legal drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer returns for its second season June 5.

Falls also serves as executive producer/showrunner on Sony TV’s upcoming CBS legal drama Made In Jersey, which launches this fall. WME-repped Falls previously worked as a writer-producer on Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing and Sports Night, sharing in three best drama series Emmys for The West Wing. He also created the NBC series Journeyman starring Kevin McKidd.

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CBS First Look Teasers: 2012-13 New Shows

By | Wednesday May 16, 2012 @ 2:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NOTE: The network will release full trailers of all its shows in the next few days. CBS did provide behind-the-scenes featurettes of the fall-premiering shows, noted below.

Related: CBS’ 2012-13 Schedule: ‘Two & Half Men’ Moves To Thursday, ‘Mentalist’ To Sunday

CBS’ Partners – Comedy
Produced by Warner Bros Television. From executive producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Directed by James Burrows (pilot). Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

CBS’ Elementary – Drama
Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta. Directed by Michael Cuesta (pilot):

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