Part one of CBS’ TCA session:
– Katie Couric isn’t leaving The CBS Evening News. And the viewers aren’t going to be watching her, either.
– CBS news executives talked about the presidential campaign and Obama’s first trip overseas and the fact conservative critics could be chirping because a similar trip by John McCain in March didn’t nearly gather much attention.
– An executive session with CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, and she dishes out about Swingtown, Chicago native William Petersen exiting CSI after the season’s tenth episode, and Moonlight (still?) She assured fans that there is no overhaul of The Price Is Right, unfortuantely meaning that Bob Barker won’t come back.
The preminum channel has a slew of projects on tap:
– The network ordered episodes a new drama titled Nurse Jackie starring The Sorpranos Edie Falco.
– Showtime renewed Lionsgate’s Weeds for two 13 episode seasons, but The L Word ends next year – but there are plans for a spinoff series.
– Lock ‘n’ Load is a new reality show based at a gun shop in Colorado, featuring people who buy guns and the people who sell them.
– Penn and Teller’s: Bullshit has been picked up for another season. Indeed.
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One brief note: The new syndicated strip The Doctors will have their sponsorship and promotional considerations handled by Creative Television Marketing.