Hiatus a sign of things to come?
One of the most frustrating things for loyal TV viewers is when their favorite show is on a hiatus. There are several network series that are currently on hiatus including NBC’s “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and “Chase”. While some shows have a good chance of returning, other however won’t be so lucky. Earlier this month reports surfaced that “Chase” starring Atlanta’s own Kelli Giddish got the ax from NBC. The police drama was pulled from the network’s primetime scheduled and replaced with “Minute to Win It”. NBC ordered a full season of the show but quickly reversed itself and cut it down to just 18 episodes. Currently there are five unaired episodes of “Chase”. There is no word as to when or if NBC will broadcast the remaining episodes.
On to some good news, well sort of…
NBC is reportedly retooling the new “Law & Order: Los Angeles “. The show wasn’t meeting NBC’s expectations so the network pulled the spin-off so the show’s creator Dick Wolf could make some changes. Among the changes being made, Alana De Le Garza is reportedly being brought on to reprise her “Law & Order” role of Connie Rubirosa. De La Garza starred on the original “Law & Order” for a total of four seasons. Producers are hopeful that adding the character may lure viewers loyal to the original. You can also expect to see some major cast changes when the show finally returns from hiatus. NBC hasn’t announced an air date for new episodes, however reruns of “Law & Order: Los Angeles” have been airing on Saturdays.
Horatio is back
“CSI: Miami” finally returns with six new episodes after more than a month on hiatus. The crime drama has been plagued lately with rumors of cancellation. This is the show’s ninth season on CBS. However Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions haven’t faired well lately. With the cancellations of “Chase” on NBC, “The Forgotten” and “The Whole Truth” on ABC and “Miami Medical” on CBS; has the producer stretched himself too thin? Will the “CSI” franchise remain intact? We’ll just have to wait and see. “CSI: Miami” airs tonight at 10 P.M. on CBS, WGCL-TV Atlanta Comcast channel 9/809.
“The Event” is…
Fans of the NBC sci-fi drama “The Event” can finally exhale. The show is scheduled to return on March 7. The show left viewers trying to figure out what is the big event? A new promo airing seems to answer that question. The event turns out to be the extinction of the human race. “The Event” stars Laura Innes (E.R.) as the leader of a group of aliens sent to earth for a yet to be revealed reason and Blair Underwood (L.A. Law) as U.S. President Elias Martinez who is determined to stop whatever the aliens have planned. “The Event” returns with a new 2-hour episode on March 7 at 9 P.M. on NBC, WXIA-TV Atlanta Comcast 6/806. Check you local listings for specific channel information.
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