CBS is stepping in to try to right the Monday ship, which has been destabilized by lackluster performances from most of the network’s new shows. For starters, flailing freshman We Are Men is being pulled after two airings. The half-hour vacancy will be filled by Mike & Molly, which will rejoin the Monday lineup on November 4, anchoring the second hour at 9 PM with its fourth season. The slot’s current occupant, 2 Broke Girls, will slide to 8:30 PM, replacing Men, as of next Monday, with two repeats of The Big Bang Theory and another program airing at 9 PM until Mike & Molly comes on. For now, there are no changes planned at 10 PM where new drama Hostages has flopped, dropping to a 1.2 Live+Same Day rating in its third airing this week. The network brass want to wait for Live+7 numbers on the heavily serialized drama — it received a 50% Live+3 lift in Premiere Week (that dropped to 40% in Week 2) — before making a decision. Additionally, they want to see if improving the 8-10 PM portion of the Monday lineup would help Hostages in any way. The single-camera We Are Men simply didn’t work. CBS put it behind How I Met Your Mother because of pilot testing that showed Men had a younger …
CBS Makes Monday Changes: ‘We Are Men’ Cancelled, ‘Mike & Molly’ Slotted At 9 PM, ‘2 Broke Girls’ Moved To 8:30 PM
Nicholas Gonzalez will recur on new Fox drama Sleepy Hollow as Luke, Abbie’s (Nicole Beharie) ex-boyfriend who works for the Sleepy Hollow Police Department. He is with Pakula/King & Associates and KLWGN.
Bre Blair (Legit) has been cast on new CBS comedy We Are Men, playing Jerry O’Connell’s beautiful and sexy wife who is unapologetically trying to divorce him and take him for everything he has. Blair, repped by SDB Partners and Lisa Disante-Frank, will next be seen opposite Michael Douglas in Last Vegas.
Hunger Games‘ Meta Golding has been cast in the new CW drama The Tomorrow People, playing a sexy intimidating new partner to series lead Robbie Amell. She is with IFA and A Management.
Stephen O’Reilly and Kimiko Glenn (Holding Patterns) have been cast in the second season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. O’Reilly, managed by Michael Gasparro at TMT Entertainment, will play Christopher, the charming fiancé of Lorna (Yael Stone) who had been discussed throughout season 1, but never appeared on screen. O’Reilly recently completed NYU’s Graduate Studies program and then appeared on Girls. Glenn, repped by Buchwald and Station3 Entertainment, will play Brooke Soso.
The Crazy Ones stars Robin Williams as larger-than-life advertising genius Simon Roberts whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss. The image features Williams playfully posing with illuminated light bulbs.
EXCLUSIVE: Frasier and Desperate Housewives alum Bob Daily has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS single-camera comedy series We Are Men as an executive producer. The project, created/executive produced by Rob Greenberg, stars Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Chris Smith as four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. (Check out the trailer here.) We Are Men is assembling a very strong group of writer-producers. In addition to Daily, Tad Quill was just signed on as a consulting producer. Daily, repped by WME, most recently executive produced/ran NBC’s Robert Padnick comedy pilot.
EXCLUSIVE: Tad Quill has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS single-camera comedy series We Are Men as consulting producer. The project, created/executive produced by Rob Greenberg, stars Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Chris Smith as four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. (Check out the trailer here.) The deal expands Quill’s relationship with CBS TV Studios where he created and executive produced a comedy pilot for CBS starring Matthew Broderick this season. Before that, ICM Partners-repped Quill created and executive produced the NBC comedy series Bent and also worked on Samantha Who?, Scrubs and Spin City.