Patty Hearst CBS Series

TVLine Items: CBS Eyes Patty Hearst Series, Knight Exits Y&R and More

One true-crime project just isn’t enough for CBS.

The Eye network is developing a limited series about the 1974 abduction of Patty Hearst by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army, written by Jonathan Tolins (Grease Live!, Queer as Folk), our sister site Deadline reports.

As reported in April, CBS is also working on a true-crime anthology series, the first season of which will focus on the murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.

Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, did a wink-wink cameo to her kidnapping during Season 3 of Veronica Mars.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The Young and the Restless‘ Michael E. Knight will exit his role of Dr. Simon Neville after a few more episodes, TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan reports.

* The third round of announced presenters for this Sunday’s Tony Awards (airing at 8/7c on CBS) includes Christian Borle (Smash), Nikki M. James (The Good Wife), Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary), Chita Rivera (Chicago), Keri Russell (The Americans), Aaron Tveit (BrainDead), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (BrainDead), movie star Meg Ryan, legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical artists Common and Josh Groban.

* Fox on Friday released a new teaser for its upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, starring Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Press PLAY on the video below to watch Cox pay lip service to the project.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Glad that Michael E. Knight is leaving Y&R and I really hate his character of Dr. Neville. Young and the Restless has been up and down so far this year since Sage’s death, Victor in prison, Billy facing a romantic crisis between Phyllis and Bethany, Hunter King promoted to series regular on Life in Pieces and most importantly a showrunner change. Also, what does it mean for Justin Hartley now that This Is Us won’t debut in the Fall.

    • bigdede says:

      I think Justin is a goner. It would be different if This is US was a CBS show. I’m happy Hunter got promoted. She is a great actress and I wish they would have kept her as a vixen like she was when she was trying to seduce the good looking Kyle. But they have made Summer so annoying she’s hard to watch. I just hope we don’t lose Luca since she’s leaving or going recurring. Hopefully this means the actor who plays Noah will be put back on contract. So glad Sage died and I’m loving Phyllis and Billy. I’m not liking what they are doing to Hilary and Devon. Neil is just so hard to watch and I blame him for putting Dr. Neville on us. He should not be with the divine Ashley!! YR need to bite the bullet and just hire Ted King as Luca’s daddy and Ashley’s future love interest. And bring on a REAL love interest for Mariah.

  2. bridyyc says:

    It’s only news it Andrew Lloyd Weber is presenting a lifetime acheivment award to Patti Lupone

  3. Sue Cugini says:

    I’m sorry to Dr. Neville go; he is one of the few characters who isn’t evil or totally whacked out. Yes, he may be socially awkward, but basically he is a good guy and I rather liked him with Ashley.

  4. Moana Davis says:

    I hate to see Michael E. Knight leave the show. Simon Neville is the best part of the show these days.