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CBS Boss on CSI Shakeup, Suspect Behavior's Demise, Good Wife Character Transformation

"Wrongful Termination"--Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Lockhart/Gardner represent a small drilling contractor in a dispute against a major oil conglomerate which is going well until a South American dictator takes over the case.  Meanwhile, the election results are in, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, April 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher and Two and a Half Men weren’t the only hot topics at CBS’ opening day of the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Wednesday.

Eye entertainment president Nina Tassler also fielded several questions about the high profile casting shakeup at CSI that resulted in Laurence Fishburne’s exit and Ted Danson’s arrival. READ MORE


Breaking: CBS Cancels Criminal Minds Spinoff, Renews CSI: NY

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Another one bites the dust: CBS has canceled Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior after one season.

The news was better for fellow in-limbo …READ MORE


Ratings: Criminal Minds Spinoff Behaves Well, Sunshine Dims More Than Some

"Two of a Kind -- OSC of the CBS series CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network.
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior overcame middling reviews to post strong numbers in its Wednesday premiere. The CBS spinoff not only slightly improved upon its mothership lead-in, but with 12.9 million viewers and a 3.3 rating delivered increases of 4 percent and 41 percent over time-slot predecessor/placeholder Blue Bloods.

The news was not nearly as good for another midseason newbie … READ MORE


CBS Midseason: What's New? What's Moved?

"Brothers" - When Erin tries to take down a gang leader using his law-abiding brother as bait Charles Rosselin (Bobby Cannavale), the family debates her methods, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Nov. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS©2010 CBS BROADCASTING INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.SCREEN GRAB: BEST QUALITY

CBS on Tuesday announced its midseason game plan, and given the network’s embarrassment of riches, none of the changes merits any cause for alarm. Kicking things off … READ MORE


Exclusive: True Blood Vamp Visits Criminal Minds Spinoff

Fresh off her head-turning role as Bill’s maker Lorena on True Blood, Mariana Klaveno has booked a guest stint on CBS’ forthcoming spinoff Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. The actress will play Veronica, a spotlight-hungry hellraiser who excels at manipulating the opposite sex. Sounds like Lorena minus the fangs.

This marks the Minds franchise’s second piece of inspired guest casting in less than a week. As I reported, Friday Night Lights MVP Adrianne Palicki will channel her inner Juliette Lewis in an upcoming episode of Minds: Original Flavor loosely inspired by Natural Born Killers.

This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.