November 17, 2008 |
By spring 2007, the CBS drama "NCIS" looked to have run out of luck. The show, about a team of special agents who investigate Navy crimes, had become a stalwart of the CBS lineup, even though it never attracted the media buzz enjoyed by many far less popular shows. But a poisonous rift with star Mark Harmon led to the sudden and unceremonious departure of co-creator Don Bellisario, who happens to be one of the most successful producers in TV history (his credits include "Magnum, P.I."
February 27, 1993 |
The Final 'Leap'?NBC's low-rated, science-fiction drama "Quantum Leap," praised by critics for its social conscience and kept on the air by a core of loyal fans, may soon be leaping from network television for good. Creator Don Bellisario is preparing to shoot the season's final episode with two endings--one to be used in case NBC cancels the series, which ranks 81 out of 127 prime-time TV shows this season.
January 17, 1992 |
"Tequila & Bonetti" is "Turner & Hooch" meets "Look Who's Talking." Premiering at 9 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), this is another of those series about unlikely crime-fighting teams. Highly unlikely. Nico Bonetti (Jack Scalia) is a tough, single New York cop on loan to a California beach community's police department, where his new captain (Charles Rocket) is an aspiring screenwriter who teams him with a widowed rookie (Mariska Hargitay) and a dog named Tequila.
July 19, 2007 |
CBS has been lamenting since last season that its very popular shows don't get a lot of water-cooler buzz. But we must say Wednesday morning's press tour executive session with President of Entertainment Nina Tassler was kinda juicy!