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Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
How CBS' Kevin Can Wait and Man with a Plan explain the second lives of Last Man Standing and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Kevin Can Wait had slightly better ratings than Man with a Plan, so why did CBS cancel Kevin and renew Man? Vox's Todd VanDerWerff explains that CBS had a financial incentive to keep airing the Matt LeBlanc comedy, because it's owned by CBS Television Studios, whereas Kevin Can Wait is owned by Sony TV Studios. The same goes for Last Man Standing -- which is owned by 20th Century Fox and is being revived by Fox -- and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is owned by NBC Universal, and was picked up by NBC the day after it was canceled by Fox.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
CBS renews Criminal Minds, Life in Pieces, Celebrity Big Brother, Man with a Plan and Instinct
Criminal Minds was picked up for a 14th season, Life in Pieces for Season 4, Celebrity Big Brother for a 2nd season, Man with a Plan for Season 3 and Instinct for Season 2. It's yet to be determined if Season 14 will be the last for Criminal Minds.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 2:31PM EDT
CBS renews 11 shows, leaving Criminal Minds on the bubble
Being renewed are MacGyver, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Madam Secretary, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. Missing from the list is Criminal Minds, which is ending its 13th season. CBS says a decision on Season 14 will made around the time of the network's upfronts. Other CBS shows that remain on the bubble include Elementary, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Living Biblically, Scorpion and Kevin Can Wait.
# TOPICS: CBS, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Bull, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 (2010 series), Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Living Biblically, MacGyver (2016 series), Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
Kevin Nealon on SNL co-star Al Franken: “Unfortunately, Al became a sacrificial lamb to the Democratic Party and he had to step down”
The Man with a Plan star says of the disgraced U.S. senator, whom he first met when he joined Saturday Night Live in 1986: “You know what? What he did was juvenile. Of course it was juvenile. He’s a comic at heart. That doesn’t make it right, but in no way does it compare to what Roy Moore and Donald Trump have done (per) some of the allegations.”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
CBS picks up full seasons of Superior Donuts and Man With a Plan
The sophomore comedies have been averaging 5.1 million viewers and 5.4 million viewers, respectively.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Jenna Fischer looks back at getting fired from CBS’ Man With a Plan
The former Office star didn’t learn that she would be dropped in the role of Matt LeBlanc’s wife until the day of CBS’ announcement picking up the show. She recalls being told, “they’re picking up the show but focus groups didn’t love the chemistry between you and Matt LeBlanc — they didn’t believe you as a couple — and since it’s Matt’s show they’re obviously not replacing Matt. So they’ll be replacing you.”
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 2:48PM EDT
CBS effectively cancels Me, Myself & I, replacing it with Man With a Plan
The Bobby Moynihan comedy aired six low-rated episodes, but all 13 episodes of its initial order will be filmed to be shown at a later date.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Episodes' series finale was written before Matt LeBlanc signed on for CBS’ Man With a Plan
Says co-creator Jeffrey Klarik: “You’re not going to believe this, because so much of this was based on our lives, but this was all written before we found out about Man With a Plan, and then we just thought, ‘Oh my God, nobody’s going to believe this.’”