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2019-08-18 02:08 PM
reidw @ExDilbert : I think you've also missed another aspect of TV shows that either make them or break them. Namely: Family. The shows that have a family vibe do well. Those that do not usually fail no matter how good their stories and actors are. The audience expects a family structure. No matter how unorthodox, there always has to be father, mother or sibling role no matter how unorthodox the roles are. Season one of Star Trek Discovery failed to do that and the absence of that dynamic nearly sank the series. Season two did starting with Pike as dad, Saru older brother etc. It succeeded because we finally had a family. In the case of Instinct, I would say it was a case of a family too far. The audience was not ready for a gay couple that acted so naturally like a heterosexual one.
2019-08-18 12:27 PM
ExDilbert The gay couple aspect would not play well in many places either though I doubt that would be a big factor in large urban areas where most of the US population lives. I find that the whole family/significant other/son/daughter/adoption subplots written into many shows these days detracts from most, if not all, of them. If I want to watch that type of programming then I'll watch a family oriented drama. Writing such subplots into other types of shows is becoming more of a crutch for lazy writers and producers with limited budgets. It is symptomatic of a general decline in the quality of programming on network TV. The big production money and higher priced talent is being siphoned off to premium specialty channels and streaming services.
2019-08-18 11:03 AM
reidw RE: Instinct. A shame but i'm not surprised. About the only summer dramatic series that I have enjoyed this season. Good cast and intriguing whodunit stories but I suspect its running subplot about adopting a baby probably affected its ratings in the more conservative parts of the United States.
2019-08-17 11:20 PM
Dr.Dave Instinct has been canceled by CBS after 2 seasons (Deadline) Two episodes will air this Sunday at 9 and 10 PM ET, with the series finale on August 25 at 9 PM. (all simsubbed on Global)
2019-07-24 09:59 AM
reidw One of the best shows of 2018-19, summer or winter. Quality doesn't count at CBS anymore.
2019-07-23 10:49 PM
Dr.Dave Dana Delany, star of The Code, announced that CBS has not renewed the series for a second season. (Deadline)
2019-07-06 09:27 AM
Dr.Dave CBS has announced the remainder of Million Dollar Mile will air starting July 6 at 8 PM ET/PT. (Deadline)
2019-06-20 01:58 PM
Dr.Dave Arielle Vandenberg will host LOVE ISLAND, which debuts with a special 90-minute premiere, Tuesday, July 9 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. New one-hour episodes continue every weeknight through Wednesday, August 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). (Source)
2019-06-19 09:16 AM
Dr.Dave The Code will return to CBS and Global TV on Mondays beginning July 1.
2019-06-11 08:28 AM
BGY11 I really didn't like the characters in The Code, and dropped it a few episodes in.
2019-06-11 08:16 AM
reidw Bummer! Military shows don't seem to be very popular at the moment. That doesn't bode well for the return of JAG. The Code was a good show with an excellent cast, surprising story lines and some great combat scenes. One unforgettable character in Rami. CBS' on again, off again scheduling didn't help establish the series with the audience. Hopefully we'll get to see the last four episodes sometime this summer.
2019-06-10 04:44 PM
Dr.Dave CBS Drops "The Code" in Favor of "Magnum, P.I." Repeats | TheFutonCritic.com, effective this Monday, June 10 at 9:00/8:00c. No mention of what CBS will do with the remaining 4 episodes. Global will air a Bull and New Amsterdam repeat for the next 2 weeks.
2019-06-07 04:43 PM
Dr.Dave ‘The Red Line’ Canceled By CBS After One Season
2019-05-30 12:05 AM
Dr.Dave CBS will air the first season of the CBS All Access series THE GOOD FIGHT on Sundays, beginning June 16. Beginning Sunday, June 30, the drama will move to 10:00 PM for episode five and will remain in that time period until the 10-episode season concludes on Sunday, August 4. The previously announced season two premiere of INSTINCT will move to Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 PM, leading into THE GOOD FIGHT. The special limited summer network presentation will be edited for broadcast television.

"THE GOOD FIGHT" AND "INSTINCT" SUMMER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

Sunday, June 16
9:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD FIGHT (Episodes 1 & 2)

Sunday, June 23
9:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD FIGHT (Episodes 3 & 4)

Sunday, June 30
8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Sunday Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM INSTINCT (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD FIGHT (Episode 5)

CBS Press Release

Corus had the TV rights to the first 3 seasons and aired the series on W Network. It is unlikely they will simsub season 1 on Global since I think they only have the rights to the current season. Streaming is available in Canada on CBS All Access and Amazon Prime Video (Season 1 & 2).

EDIT: Global will simub The Good Fight after all.
2019-05-22 11:46 AM
Dr.Dave The U.S. version of LOVE ISLAND will premiere Tuesday, July 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. New episodes will air every weeknight (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) through Wednesday, August 7. Additional details including series host and the cast of Islanders will be announced at a later date. (Press Release)
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