DOUBT Preview: Katherine Heigl Stars in CBS’ New Legal Drama


Katherine Heigl returns to TV in DOUBT as as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan. Billy (a paediatric surgeon) has been arrested for murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. As she falls deeper, Sadie is forced to hide her growing feelings from her coworkers, including Albert Cobb, who thinks he knows everything about her.

Also working at the firm is Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon, a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Wirth; and Nick, a former felon who earned his degree while serving time. They all consider it a privilege to work for Isaiah Roth, a revered legal lion and “lefty” legend, whose approval is their holy grail.

DOUBT will premiere midseason on CBS.

THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY Preview: Revisiting the Case 20 Years Later


Twenty years ago, the case of JonBenét Ramsey fascinated North America. The six year old girl (who competed in many children’s beauty pageants) disappeared from her parents’ home the day after Christmas. Her parents frantically called the police to report that their daughter had been kidnapped and a ransom note had been left behind. But eight hours later her body was found in the basement of the family home. Both of her parents were suspects in the case, but it has never been solved.

Now CBS has reunited some of the original investigators of the case — including former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald. They are joined by several new investigators, including former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke.

By re-examining the cast 20 years later, can this group finally figure out who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Tune in to THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY on Sunday, September 18 (8:30-10:30 p.m. ET/8:00-10:00 p.m. PT). After the premiere, the limited series continues on Monday, September 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and concludes Sunday, September 25 (8:30-10:30 p.m. ET/PT).

DVD Release Dates: Network and Cable Shows


While some have already been released, box sets for fall/winter TV shows really start coming out on August and throughout early fall, so we’ve put together a handy list of all network and cable show DVD/Blu-ray release dates for you below. All dates listed below have been confirmed by the studio or are currently listed on Amazon. If anything changes or new dates are released, we’ll adjust accordingly. We’ve also included handy links for you to pre-order or order (in case the DVD has already been released) the box sets.

*Note, the dates below are US release dates and may not be the same in other countries*


CASTLE Season 8: August 23 (DVD)
THE CATCH Season 1: September 27 (DVD)
GREY’S ANATOMY Season 12: August 30 (DVD)
MODERN FAMILY Season 7: September 20 (DVD)
ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)
QUANTICO Season 1: September 13 (DVD)
SCANDAL Season 5: August 23 (DVD)


2 BROKE GIRLS Season 5: September 20 (DVD)
THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 9: September 13 – unconfirmed (DVD and Blu-ray)
BLUE BLOODS Season 6: September 20 – unconfirmed (DVD)
CODE BLACK Season 1: August 9 (DVD)
CRIMINAL MINDS Season 11: August 30 (DVD)
CSI: CYBER Season 2: August 30 (DVD)
ELEMENTARY Season 4: August 23 (DVD)
HAWAII FIVE-0 Season 6: September 13 (DVD)
LIMITLESS Season 1: September 6 (DVD)
MADAM SECRETARY Season 2: September 13 (DVD)
MIKE & MOLLY Season 6: October 11 (DVD)
MOM Season 3: August 30 (DVD)
NCIS Season 13: August 23 (DVD)
NCIS: LOS ANGELES Season 7: August 30 (DVD)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Season 2: August 9 (DVD)
PERSON OF INTEREST Season 5: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
SCORPION Season 2: September 13 (DVD)


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 3: August 23 (DVD)
EMPIRE Season 2: September 13 (DVD)
GOTHAM Season 2: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LUCIFER Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE X-FILES Season 10: June 14 (DVD and Blu-ray)


THE BLACKLIST Season 3: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
BLINDSPOT Season 1: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
CHICAGO Fire Season 4: August 30 (DVD)
CHICAGO Med Season 1: August 30 (DVD)
CHICAGO P.D. Season 3: September 13 (DVD)
GRIMM Season 5: September 27 (DVD and Blu-ray)
HANNIBAL The Complete Series: October 11 (DVD)
HEROES REBORN Event Series: April 12 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LAW & ORDER: SVU Season 17: September 13 (DVD)
SHADES OF BLUE Season 1: May 18 (DVD)
SUPERSTORE Season 1: August 23 (DVD)

The CW

THE 100 Season 3: July 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ARROW Season 4: August 30 (DVD and Blu-ray)
DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE FLASH Season 2: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
iZOMBIE Season 2: July 12 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE ORIGINALS Season 3: September 20 (DVD)
REIGN Season 3: September 27 (DVD)
SUPERGIRL Season 1: August 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
SUPERNATURAL Season 11: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 7: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)

Cable and Streaming Shows

THE AFFAIR Season 2: August 16 (DVD)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Hotel: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ARCHER Season 7: January 10, 2017 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 1: August 23 (DVD)
BATES MOTEL Season 4: October 18 (DVD and Blu-ray)
BITTEN Final Season: July 19 (DVD)
FEED THE BEAST Season 1: October 11 (DVD and Blu-ray)
GAME OF THRONES Season 6: November 15 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Season 1: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
GUILT Season 1: October 18 (DVD)
HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2: August 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
HOUSE OF CARDS Season 4: July 5 (DVD and Blu-ray)
KEY & PEELE Complete Series: August 2 (DVD)
THE KNICK Season 2: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LONGMIRE Season 4: September 13 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE MAGICIANS Season 1: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
NARCOS Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE NIGHT MANAGER Complete Series: August 30 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ORPHAN BLACK Season 4: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
PENNY DREADFUL Season 3: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
PORTLANDIA Season 6: October 11 (DVD)
ROOTS Miniseries: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ROYAL PAINS Season 8: July 19 (DVD)
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Season 1: June 14 (DVD)
THE STRAIN Season 2: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
TEEN WOLF Season 5, Part 2: October 18 (DVD)
VIKINGS Season 4, Part 1: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
VINYL Season 1: June 7 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE WALKING DEAD Season 6: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
YOU’RE THE WORST Season 2: August 30 (DVD)

More Details Emerge About CBS’s THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY Mini-Series


CBS is revisiting the case of JonBenét Ramsey in a new docuseries that’s set to air in mid-September.

Today the network announced that the six-hour mini-series will re-examine the case 20 years later with the original investigators.  The original investigators include former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald.  New experts reviewing the case include former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke.

The scope of the team’s investigation includes re-examining crucial evidence using advanced technology and forensics, meticulously recreating the crime scene by rebuilding full-scale replicas of key rooms from the Ramsey house, conducting extensive interviews and introducing new theories.

Following its premiere on Sunday, September 18 at 8:30-10:30 p.m., ET/8:00-10:00 p.m. PT), THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY continues on Monday, September 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and concludes Sunday, September 25 (8:30-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on CBS.

CBS Renews ZOO for Third Season and BIG BROTHER for Two More Seasons


CBS is dishing out renewals during its TCA appearance. In addition to releasing teasers for the fall season, the network has also announced that summer series ZOO is renewed for a third season. Season 3 of ZOO will air in the summer of 2017. The two-hour second season finale of ZOO airs Tuesday, September 6 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

In addition, CBS has renewed summer reality series BIG BROTHER for its 19th and milestone 20th seasons for broadcast in summer 2017 and 2018. The current season of BIG BROTHER airs Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).



CBS officially launches its fall season in mid-September, but the network already wants to get you excited about your favorite CBS returning shows. To do that, they’ve helpfully put together a short recap for the season finale and a preview of what’s coming up for their various fall returning shows.


NCIS: LOS ANGELES 8:00-9:00 PM (Premieres Sunday, Oct. 2)
Season Finale: The NCIS LA team traveled to San Francisco after the private school attended by Sam’s son was taken over by Sam’s arch nemesis, Tahir, and his mercenaries. Under the cover of night, Callen, Sam, Kensi and Deeks entered the school and apprehended Tahir.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, the NCIS team is under investigation by the Under Secretary of the Navy due to the identification of a mole in their department. With every move being monitored, the team is assigned a High Value Target case involving a Syrian terrorist.

MADAM SECRETARY 9:00-10:00 PM (Premieres Sunday, Oct. 2)
Season Finale: Elizabeth received word from Russia’s foreign minister that Henry’s trusted political operative, Dmitri Petrov, could be alive. However, in return for Petrov, Russia wanted the U.S. to return a notorious spy. Elizabeth got a reluctant President Dalton to agree to the deal, and she and Henry traveled to Finland to make the trade. Despite risking that it could all be a trick and he was actually dead, Petrov was released to Henry and they had a tenuous reunion. Also, President Dalton asked Elizabeth to run with him as Vice President in the next election, and Stevie decided not to rush into marriage after her boyfriend, Jareth, proposed to her.

Coming Up: This season, Elizabeth will encourage President Dalton’s campaign for re-election, but a proposed shift in foreign policy in response to climate change jeopardizes his candidacy. Henry and Elizabeth worry their family is being stalked after a series of incidents involving Jason terrifies the McCord family. Also this season, Henry returns to work for the DIA and reunites with Dmitri. Academy Award winner and MADAM SECRETARY executive producer Morgan Freeman directs the premiere episode and guest stars as Supreme Court Chief Justice Wilbourne in the episode. CBS News’ Jane Pauley returns to guest star as herself.

ELEMENTARY 10:00-11:00 PM (Premieres Sunday, Oct. 2)
Season Finale: Holmes and Watson formed a tenuous alliance with Holmes’ father, Morland Holmes (John Noble), to find the perpetrator behind an assassination attempt on Morland’s life. Together, they discovered that a clandestine international crime organization once run by Holmes’ former love and nemesis, Moriarty, was behind the attack on Morland’s life. To save himself and Sherlock, Morland orchestrated a secret power play that left him the new head of the crime syndicate, and he departed for London with plans to dismantle it from within.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, Holmes and Watson join the NYPD manhunt for a serial bomber who is active again after going dormant for six years. During the investigation, Watson seeks help from a former criminal, , Shinwell Johnson, whose life she saved when she was a surgeon. Nelsan Ellis joins the cast as Shinwell Johnson, a character who first appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1924 story, “The Illustrious Client.”


THE BIG BANG THEORY 8:00-8:30 PM (Premieres Monday, Sept. 19; Moves to its regular time period Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM, Oct. 27)
Season Finale: Leonard and Penny decided to have a “re-do” wedding ceremony so their families could attend. Problems arose the night before the event when Leonard’s divorced father (Judd Hirsch) hit it off with Sheldon’s mother (Laurie Metcalf).

Coming Up: In the season premiere, after Sheldon’s father and Leonard’s mother share an evening together, everyone deals with an awkward morning the following day. Also, Penny’s family arrives for the ceremony, including her anxiety-ridden mother, Susan (guest star Katey Sagal), and her drug dealing brother, Randall (guest star Jack McBrayer).

2 BROKE GIRLS 9:00-9:30 PM (Premieres Monday, Oct. 10)
Season Finale: When Max and Caroline discovered that Han was in hot water after amassing substantial debt that he couldn’t repay from gambling on women’s tennis, the girls rallied to help him.

Coming Up: Max and Caroline, now part owners of the diner, wait tables while putting the finishing touches on their newly converted Dessert Bar. Han vows to get side jobs in order to repay the girls their $25,000 and take back full ownership. Also, Max deals with the aftermath of her recent breakup with Randy, and Sophie and Oleg prepare for the birth of their baby.

THE ODD COUPLE 9:30-10:00 PM (Premieres Monday, Oct. 17)
Season Finale: Oscar and Felix were heading in different directions romantically. After a blind date with Felix’s ex-wife, Oscar realized how much he cared for Charlotte and showed up at her door, asking her to take him back. Also, after Emily landed the internship of her dreams in London, she and Felix agreed to try to make their relationship work long distance.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, three months have passed, and Oscar and Charlotte (guest star Teri Hatcher) are still happily together, while a heartsick Felix is driving them both crazy as he awaits Emily’s imminent return from London. After Oscar misses their anniversary, Charlotte teases him about not being romantic, and he plans a romantic night that will prove her wrong (with the help of special guest star Boyz II Men). But, when it looks like Emily might extend her stay in London and Felix really begins to fall apart, Oscar must decide whether or not to sacrifice his plans and try to save his best friend’s relationship instead.

SCORPION 9:00-11:00 PM (Special two-hour premiere; Premieres Monday, Oct. 3)
Season Finale: Team Scorpion rescued Toby from the deadly web that their unstable ex-Scorpion member, Mark Collins (guest star Joshua Leonard), built in order to manipulate Walter and the team. Back at the garage, Toby finally proposed to Happy, who was forced to admit she is already married and thus couldn’t accept. After Toby’s devastating predicament, Walter decided to drive to Lake Tahoe to declare his feelings for Paige, who was on a romantic vacation with Tim.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, Team Scorpion must put aside their personal and romantic troubles when anonymous hackers with unknown motives take control of targeted U.S. military aircraft and war ships and point America’s weaponry at its own cities.


NCIS 8:00-9:00 PM (Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20)
Season Finale: NCIS, alongside the FBI and MI6, continued their international manhunt for disgraced agent Trent Kort, after his attack on NCIS Special Agent Ziva David. Following the incident, the Mossad Director revealed to Special Agent Tony DiNozzo that he and Ziva had a daughter together, and DiNozzo resigned to spend time with her. Also, the NCIS team successfully located and killed Trent Kort.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, the NCIS team investigates a deadly car explosion in D.C. that connects to NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres (new cast member Wilmer Valderrama), who disappeared six months ago while on a deep undercover assignment in Argentina. Also, Gibbs asks NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn (new cast member Jennifer Esposito) to shadow his team after rejecting eight agents she instructed and referred for the open agent position. Also, Duane Henry joins the cast as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 10:00-11:00 PM (Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20)
Season Finale: While tracking stolen explosives, Pride and the team discovered Homeland Security Agent Russo was actually the mastermind behind an imminent threat to New Orleans. Special Agent Brody used her personal relationship with Russo to get close to him, clone his phone and obtain information needed to both solve the case and prosecute him. Pride and Percy boarded a riverboat and disarmed the bomb in the nick of time. In the aftermath, a formal investigation on Russo is initiated, and the team was placed on administrative leave.

Coming Up: After a sniper is at large during a crowded festival weekend, the NCIS team partners with several federal agencies on the case. The aftermath of the Russo case continues, as Brody decides to leave NCIS and FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (new cast member Vanessa Ferlito) is sent to investigate Pride and his team. @NCISNewOrleans


SURVIVOR 8:00-9:30 PM (Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21)
New Season: SURVIVOR returns with “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” where 20 castaways will be separated into two groups by their generation and forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other. Ultimately, one will be crowned the Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize. The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.

CRIMINAL MINDS 9:00-10:00 PM (Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28)
Season Finale: Hotch was apprehended at his home in front of his son for suspected conspiracy and, as the BAU raced to prove his innocence, they discovered a larger plot concerning a planned prison break by 13 serial killers, now on the loose.

Coming Up: Adam Rodriguez joins the cast as Luke Alvez, a new recruit to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force tasked with helping to capture one of the escaped killers from last season. Aisha Tyler, who plays Dr. Tara Lewis, becomes a series regular.

CODE BLACK 10:00-11:00 PM (Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28)
Season Finale: After an explosion at a presidential debate, the two wounded candidates were taken to Angels Memorial for treatment. Dr. Will Campbell threatened to report Dr. Heather Pinkney for using his prescription pad, and she threatened to accuse him of sexual harassment. Dr. Mark Taylor returned to help Dr. Leanne Rorish find money in the budget to keep Jesse Sallander and the other nurses from walking out. Dr. Mario Savetti confronted Dr. Angus Leighton about his Adderall abuse, and ended up going to his brother, Dr. Mike Leighton, when Angus refused to admit he had a problem.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, Col. Ethan Willis (new cast member Rob Lowe) joins the team as part of a program in which the Department of Defense sends doctors to hospitals to teach new techniques and technologies that they learned on the field of combat. Willis and Mike take a harrowing chopper to Malibu to help save shark bite victims; Campbell (new series regular Boris Kodjoe) has become the head of both the OR and the ER in order to save costs, causing strife between him and Leanne; and Jesse welcomes a new round of residents. Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Tyra and Nafessa Williams join the cast in recurring roles as new residents in the ER.


MOM 9:00-9:30 PM (Premieres Thurs., Oct. 27)
Season Finale: After all her hard work at school, Christy was distraught when she learned how much it would cost her to become a lawyer. She took Marjorie’s advice about applying for scholarships and was ecstatic when she actually got one. Bonnie sold Violet’s wedding dress and gave Christy the rest of the money she needed for her first semester of college. Also, Bonnie missed Adam while he was working in Croatia, and Christy reached a sobriety milestone and celebrated her third sober birthday.

Coming Up: In the new season, Christy and Bonnie continue to stay strong in their sobriety but will each face other challenges. Both of Christy’s kids engage in questionable behavior, with Violet’s bad judgment forcing her to move back home and Roscoe experimenting with pot. Also, Bonnie is delighted when Adam (new series regular William Fichtner) returns home, but his drinking becomes an issue for her, and Aunt Jeanine (guest star Rosie O’Donnell) returns and encourages Christy to quit school to become a real estate agent.

LIFE IN PIECES 9:30-10:00 PM (Premieres Thursday, Oct. 27)
Season Finale: At a party celebrating the launch of Matt and Colleen’s new children’s book, different family members made a series of surprise announcements that derailed Matt’s plan to propose to Colleen in front of the guests: Jen and Greg revealed they are pregnant with their second child – and that Greg is newly unemployed; John and Joan decided to remarry (after divorcing as a political statement to support gay marriage in the ‘70s); and Tyler surprised his family by eloping with Clementine, his high school girlfriend. Despite the chaos, Matt finally proposed to Colleen, and she tearfully accepted.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, Matt moves into Colleen’s apartment but faces some serious resistance from Colleen’s roommate; Heather and Tim reach out to Clementine’s parents (guest stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman) to get Tyler and Clementine’s (new series regular Hunter King) marriage annulled; John lands in the hospital after some medication results in an embarrassing side effect; and Jen and Greg are forced to reveal a secret when they walk into a surprise baby shower.


HAWAII FIVE-0 9:00-10:00 PM (Premieres Friday, Sept. 23)
Season Finale: In order to stop a meth epidemic on the island, McGarrett and Danny went undercover as drug pilots, but when McGarrett was seriously wounded, Danny was forced to break their cover in order to save his partner’s life and land their airplane on the beach. As McGarrett was wheeled into the operating room, Danny offered to donate half of his liver to his partner and best friend, thus saving his life.

Coming Up: In the season premiere, McGarrett refuses to listen to Danny’s pleas to take it easy while recovering from surgery after the body of a serial killer is left in the Five-0 headquarters with an ivory chess piece in his mouth. When a second serial killer is found dead with another chess piece, Five-0 goes on the hunt for the vigilante as fear grows that it’s not safe to travel to Hawaii. Also, MacGarrett finds comfort in talking to someone with a very special connection to the team. Rosalind Chao recurs as Governor Keiko Mahoe, and Claire Forlani recurs as Alicia Brown, a retired criminal profiler.

BLUE BLOODS 10:00-11:00 PM (Premieres Friday, Sept. 23)
Season Finale: When serial killer Thomas Wilder attached a personal message to his latest victim taunting Danny, their deadly game of cat and mouse became personal when Wilder decided to take a strike directly at Danny by abducting Nicky. Danny ultimately found Wilder and killed him in self-defense.

Coming Up: Danny’s world is turned upside down when Michael Lewis (guest star Michael Imperioli) from the Attorney General’s office obtains new evidence against Danny in the self-defense shooting case of Thomas Wilder. Also, Jamie and Eddie respond to a car crash involving a drunk driver who is a public figure, and Frank is asked by Grace Edwards (guest star Lori Loughlin), the wife of a slain police officer, to keep her only son out of the police force.

SCORPION Comic-Con Panel: The Cast and Producers Tease Season 3


SCORPION stars Katharine McPhee, Ari Stidham, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong — along with executive producer Nicholas Wootton – took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to tease what’s coming up for season 3.

The Season Premiere. Wootton said “you’re going to get a lot of resolution on a lot of things.” And, sadly, irresolution on a lot of things. The season premiere is pretty much a direct pick-up from the season finale and only a few hours will have passed. We’re going to see what happens when Walter goes up to Tahoe and what happens with Paige and Tim.

Happy’s Secret. Wong said her first reaction when she heard about Happy’s secret was “yes!” Wootton said that who Happy is married to is “really not who you are expecting. And it’s going to be a lot of fun”.

Paige’s feelings. McPhee says that Paige’s feelings about Walter are always there, but she’s had to put them aside because Walter can’t love her the way he wants to. So those feelings are a bit dormant now and she has had to learn to move on. She also said it’s going to be “an interesting interaction” when Walter shows up in Tahoe in the premiere.

Sylvester’s Grief. SCORPION is going to take Sylvester to different places instead of just giving him a new love interest in the new season. Meghan’s death is still a deep wound for him but we’re “going to see him come out of his shell in an interesting way”. Wootton hinted that politics might be that way, but it’s unclear if he was just joking.

Origin Stories. Will they show the origin stories of these characters? Wootton says it’s an idea they’ve been exploring since season 1. Unfortunately, there’s too much personal, romantic and action material they’re going to tackle this year, but it might happen in the future.

Cabe’s Romantic Life. There is a character who will cross paths with Cabe in “a romantic way” this season, although Wootton wouldn’t confirm whether Cabe will have a full-blown romance.

More Interaction in Season 3. Kaye Thomas says that all of the relationships for the characters are getting more intimate in season 3 and we’ll see characters who don’t normally work together interacting a lot more. McPhee also hinted that episode 3.03 is one of their favorite episodes of all of the seasons. “It’s very exciting and it’s very different”.  The characters will also be traveling to Bulgaria and Wootton says that they’re going to Ireland.

An Antagonist Group. One audience member asked if the writers had ever considered creating an anti-Scorpion group to act as antagonists for Team Scorpion. Wootton said there isn’t a big ongoing mythology aspect to the show (with the exception of personal stories carrying over from episode to episode), so they’ve been hesitant to tackle that kind of storyline. It could, however, come up in the future.

True to Real Life? While SCORPION was based on the life of the real Walter O’Brien, Wootton says that they’ve departed from his experiences early in the first season, especially as it relates to the relationships in the show.

SCORPION returns for its third season on Monday, October 3 with a two-hour premiere beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Netflix to Air New CBS STAR TREK Series Around the World (SPACE in Canada)


If you don’t live in the U.S. but you were interested in the new CBS reboot of STAR TREK have no fear, because Netflix will be broadcasting the show across the world.

Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of STAR TREK in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

Additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic STAR TREK television library – including STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.

In the U.S., the new STAR TREK will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

(Update) According to a Bell Media Press Release, “CBS Studios International and Bell Media today announced a licensing agreement for the new STAR TREK television series in Canada. With Bell Media’s acquisition of the exclusive linear television and subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights in English and French in Canada, each episode of the new STAR TREK series will be available simultaneously with its release in the U.S.

The rollout for the new STAR TREK series in Canada will mirror the launch in the U.S. The first episode will premiere on Canada’s most watched broadcast network, CTV, on the same night as CBS. All remaining episodes will initially be televised on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space (in English) and Z (in French), and then later exclusively on CraveTV™, Bell Media’s streaming video-on-demand service.”

BRAINDEAD: Can Laurel Save Her Friend?


Laurel, Rochelle and Gustav make a big discovery on this week’s BRAINDEAD thanks to Gustav’s cat: the bugs (or screwworms, as they’re calling them) are eating half of people’s brains. This discovery is courtesy of Gustav’s infected cat, who goes into an MRI machine. To learn more, Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel’s friend Abby to get an MRI herself.

Meanwhile, Laurel tries to tell the FBI about the screwworm, although they don’t seem to take her suggestion seriously. And when Gareth finds out that Laurel is hanging out with an FBI agent, he warns her to stay away from him. Finally, Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans.

BRAINDEAD airs tonight (July 11) beginning at 9:59 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).



CBS is hosting its usually Thursday TV block at San Diego Comic-Con in a few weeks, as well as a 50th anniversary panel for STAR TREK.

Here’s the details for all of the CBS shows coming to Comic-Con:

Thursday, July 21

CBS Television Studios Block – 12:00-3:00 PM (Ballroom 20)

Back by popular demand, Monday night’s top-rated drama series, SCORPION, returns to SDCC for the third year in a row with the stars and producers giving fans the intel on plots, story arcs and romances before anyone else. Fans can join series stars Elyes Gabel (“World War Z”), Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2”), Katharine McPhee (“Smash”), Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”), Jadyn Wong (“Broken Trail”), Ari Stidham (“Huge”) and executive producer Nicholas Wootton (subject to availability) for a panel discussion moderated by Patrick Gomez (@PatrickGomezLA) from PEOPLE magazine.

**A SCORPION signing with the cast will take place from 11:00-11:30 AM on Thursday at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

See how the other half kills with AMERICAN GOTHIC, CBS’s new summer series centered on a prominent Boston family that is reeling after a chilling discovery links someone in their midst to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, the mounting suspicion and paranoia threatens to tear the family apart. Get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s behind closed doors at the Hawthorne estate followed by a panel discussion with the stars and producer. AMERICAN GOTHIC stars Juliet Rylance (“The Knick”), Antony Starr (“Banshee”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”), Megan Ketch (“Jane the Virgin”), Elliot Knight (“Sinbad”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”) and Gabriel Bateman (“Lights Out”).

It’s Throwback Thursday at Comic-Con with some of your favorite CBS stars! Join Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Daniel Henney (“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) and James Wolk (“Zoo”) as they throwback to the early days of their careers and the most memorable moments from the sets of their shows. Don’t miss the fan Q&A when they will exclusively tease what’s ahead for their characters in the upcoming season. Kevin Frazier (@KevinFrazier), host of “Entertainment Tonight,” will moderate Fan Favorites.

Mac is back! The action-adventure drama, and hugely popular, MACGYVER is coming back to CBS this fall in the reimagining of the classic series. MacGyver creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. MacGyver and his team take on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Fans will be joined by series stars Lucas Till (“X-Men”), George Eads (“CSI”) and Executive Producers Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”) and James Wan (“Furious 7”) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a panel discussion. Michael Yo (@MichaelYo), correspondent for “The Insider” will moderate.

Friday, July 22

THE BIG BANG THEORY (Presented by Warner Bros. Television) – 10:00-11:00 AM (Ballroom 20)
Inside THE BIG BANG THEORY Writer’s Room — THE BIG BANG THEORY’s writers return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season nine and behind-the-scenes of TV’s #1 scripted series/comedy! From the wedding and the baby news, to “Shamy’s” big night, find out what goes into making the hit series each week and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 200 episodes! Join the show’s executive producers and writers for a lively discussion and special video presentation.

Saturday, July 23

Sept. 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of STAR TREK. What began as a TV show became a window into the future and a reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams. By envisioning a world where technology and science improve the human condition and where peace and unity transcend conflict and separation, STAR TREK has inspired children, parents, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and viewers around the world. It’s also spurred countless real-world innovations and “firsts”… giving a name to a Space Shuttle (the Enterprise), launching one of the first and most passionate worldwide fandoms and featuring the first interracial kiss on U.S. television. Join William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner. The conversation will be moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new STAR TREK television series coming to CBS All Access, following its CBS Television Network preview in January 2017.