CBS picks up ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ ‘Madam Secretary,’ ‘Stalker,’ Matthew Perry’s ‘The Odd Couple,’ ‘Battle Creek,’ ‘Scorpion’ and ‘The McCarthys’

05.09.14 4 years ago

CBS picks up “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Madam Secretary,” “Stalker,” Matthew Perry”s “The Odd Couple,” “Battle Creek,” “Scorpion” and “The McCarthys”
“How I Met Your Dad” is missing among the five dramas and two comedies CBS just picked up.

NBC orders Ellen DeGeneres' gay-straight relationship comedy “One Big Happy” to midseason, plus Krysten Ritter in '60s space comedy “Mission Control”
Elisha Cuthbert will play a lesbian who got pregnant with the help of her best friend, Nick Zano. Ritter will play a brilliant aerospace engineer who has to deal with male chauvinism in the '60s. UPDATE: Kate Walsh's “Bad Judge” also gets NBC pickup.

NFL Draft attracted 9.9 million viewers, beating “American Idol”
Only 7.1 million viewers watched last night”s “Idol” results show.

“Nashville” closing in on a Season 3 renewal
Negotiations, according to Deadline, are now over the number of episodes.

“Parenthood”s” future dependent on pay cuts
NBC is reportedly trying to get producers and the sprawling cast to take a cut in pay to bring back the family drama for a 6th season.

“Glee” honcho may revive “Funny Girl” on Broadway with Lea Michele
“I have the rights to it,” Ryan Murphy says of the idea of making his “Glee” storyline come true. “It”s something that we”re talking about. I”ve never done Broadway. I”ve always wanted to. Right now, we”re just sort of testing the waters with different people.”

See pics from ABC”s new shows
From “Forever” to “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Check out Fox”s “Hieroglyph”
Here”s the first look at the action-adventure drama set in ancient Egypt.

3 J.J. Abrams shows were canceled this week: “Believe,” “Almost Human” and “Revolution”
Abrams” “Person of Interest” did get renewed, but his Bad Robots production company is cutting down on broadcast pilots. In fact, for the first time since 2009, Abrams won”t have any new shows on the fall schedule.

“Community” fans should be happy they got 5 seasons – it was born to be canceled
“It was the sort of show born to be cancelled – that is, rewarding intense attention, willing to take risks and fail, unafraid to shift tones and go dark – and yet it ran five seasons,” says James Poniewozik. PLUS: Joel McHale grateful to have been “on the coolest show ever,” 29 times “Community” was TV”s funniest show, fans are devastated on Twitter, and “Community” was the most meta-textual half-hour comedy in network TV history.

“The Mentalist” season finale has been in the works for quite some time
Says creator Bruno Heller: “There is a genuine feeling there between the two characters that had to be honored, one that was just natural and organic.”

ABC”s wants to pay less for “Last Man Standing” – negotiations are impacting 2 other pilots
“Fresh Off the Boat” and “Cristela” are tied to “Last Man Standing” because they all come from 20th Century Fox TV. If ABC gets its license fee reduction, all three may be picked up.

Sherri Shepherd”s husband files for divorce
“The View” star”s marriage is ending after less than three years.

Bette Milder made Barbara Walters cry by singing to her
Midler broke into “The Glory of Love” this morning on “The View.”

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