The Walking Dead‘s Dallas Roberts has joined the upcoming second season of CBS‘ drama Unforgettable, joining returning cast members Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin. Roberts, repped by UTA and Circle Of Confusion, will play Eliot, who is in charge of the Major Cases Section of the NYPD. This expands Robert’s relationship with CBS — he also has a recurring role on The Good Wife. Tapped for recurring roles on Unforgettable are James Laio as Jay, a detective with expertise in a wide range of technical subjects in the Major Cases Section of the NYPD; and Tawny Cypress as Murray, a former decorated FBI agent who begins work at the Major Cases Section of the NYPD. Unforgettable, from Sony TV and CBS Studios, returns July 28.
CBS has set the bulk of its summer schedule, locking in premiere dates for the second season of Unforgettable, the new Steven Spielberg-Stephen King drama Under The Dome, the remake of hit UK reality format The Great British Bake Off and an expanded version of veteran Big Brother. “This is our most aggressive summer so far with original programming,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said today.
The 13-episode Under the Dome, set in a small town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, will open Monday, June 24 and will air in the Monday 10 PM slot. Repeats of Hawaii Five-0 will move to Friday 9 PM for the summer. Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, returns for its second season on Sunday, July 28 at 9 PM., replacing (usually very low rated) summer rebroadcasts of The Good Wife, which is getting off the schedule.
Bake Off will premiere on Wednesday, May 29 at 8 PM. The series features skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges. Big Brother will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier than previous years on Wednesday, June 26 at 9 PM. Once again, it will air three times a week, Tuesdays (9 PM, beginning July 2), the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen will be broadcast on Wednesdays (9PM, beginning July 3) and Sundays (8PM, beginning June 30). The Wednesday live eviction show will move to 8PM on July 17 after the reality baking series completes its season order. NCIS: Los Angeles will move to Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning July 2. Here is CBS’ summer schedule:
EXCLUSIVE: It looks like procedural drama Unforgettable will indeed not go forgotten. I’ve learned that CBS, which cancelled the series starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh in May after one season, is in discussions to bring it back with a 13-episode order targeted for next summer. The network declined comment.
Following the cancellation by CBS, Sony Pictures TV, which co-produces Unforgettable with CBS TV Studios, began actively shopping the series to other networks, including TNT and Lifetime. Unforgettable centers on Carrie Wells (Montgomery), a New York detective with the ability to visually remember everything, who works for a team led by her ex-partner and boyfriend, Lt. Al Burns (Walsh). Unforgettable would mark the highest-profile summer original scripted series to air on CBS in a long time. The network recently ran another crime procedural, Canadian import Flashpoint, in the off-season.
EXCLUSIVE: Jane Curtin is joining the cast of CBS’ freshman drama series Unforgettable as a new regular. The crime procedural stars Poppy Montgomery as former Syracuse, NY police detective Carrie Wells recruited by the NYPD’s Queens homicide unit who has rare medical condition that allows her to visually remember everything. Curtin will play Jane Webster, an acerbic and demanding Inspector who was running the Medical Examiner’s office in Manhattan until being demoted to the Queens PD for mouthing off one too many times. Although she is a brilliant forensic pathologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of New York crime, she refuses to be pigeonholed as merely a crime fighter, and even teaches a course in Romantic Poetry at New School.
Almost a week after word first surfaced that CBS was making pickup calls to the producers of freshmen Person Of Interest and Unforgettable, the network has made the full-season …