There’s a pair of CBS-related stories breaking on Wednesday, and they are each surprising for entirely different reasons.
“2 Broke Girls” – We’ll begin with the announcement that Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs are each getting set to call TBS their home away from home.
According to reports, the Turner network is set to pay over $1.5 million an episode for rights to the comedy, which would not even premiere on their network until 2015. The show has actually sold for a higher price than either “The Big Bang Theory” (also to TBS) or “Modern Family” (to USA), and that mixed with the fact that the show is only one season old make this announcement rather stunning at this given time.
“Mike & Molly” is also set to get a bid for off-network syndication soon, and it will be announced at some point in the coming weeks. (New episodes of this show will premiere on cable in 2014.)
“Unforgettable” – Ready for a surprise? In an effort to actually bring some new programming to their summer schedule, CBS is reconsidering their move to cancel the Poppy Montgomery series and place it on the summer — where it will get an opportunity to develop a fanbase against lesser competition.
Deadline is reporting that a season 2 of 13 episodes would premiere in the summer of 2013 — while there’s no word on the show’s future beyond this, it sees like a smart move for everyone involved. For whatever reason CBS has failed to get involved much in summer programming over the years, and it gives them something extra while the “Unforgettable” cast and crew get to keep their jobs.