Monday, May 16, 2016

CBS Renews 'Code Black,' 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,' 'The Odd Couple' & 'Undercover Boss'; Cancels 'Rush Hour'

CBS has made final decisions on five of its remaining six bubble series today - handing out renewals to Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Odd Couple and Undercover Boss but canceling Rush Hour after one season. 

CODE BLACK - The drama proved to be a consistent if a little lackluster performer last fall. Its freshman run was only expanded to 18 episodes instead of the traditional 22. But the season also averaged a 2.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic.

The drama stars Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Luis Guzmán.

Michael Seitzman created the drama. He executive produces with David Semel, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, David Von Ancken, Molly Newman, David Marshall Grant, Brett Mahoney and Ryan McGarry. ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios produce.

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS - The second attempt at a spinoff of veteran procedural Criminal Minds started with some horrendous reviews. And yet, that's not stopping CBS from canceling it like the previous Suspect Behavior spinoff. Its first season has averaged a 2.0 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10 million viewers.

The drama stars Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams and Annie Funke.

Erica Messer created the drama. She executive produces with Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper and Adam Glass. CBS Television Studios, ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company produce.

THE ODD COUPLE - The multi-camera sitcom has always been a scheduling afterthought. It didn't debut this season until April and has been double pumping episodes on Mondays and Thursdays. And yet, it has shown consistency. This season has averaged a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49 and 8.4 million total viewers.

The comedy stars Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Yvette Nicole Brown and Wendell Pierce.

Matthew Perry and Danny Jacobson developed the series, a remake of the comedy of the same name from the 1970s. They executive produce with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. CBS Television Studios, The Tannenbaum Company and Timberman-Beverly Productions produce.

RUSH HOUR - The hourlong action comedy based on the movie franchise of the same name got off to a weak start in late March and only dipped further in subsequent episodes. It's season average so far has been a 1.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 6 million total viewers.

The series starred Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia, Page Kennedy and Wendie Malick

Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence developed the series. They executive produced with Steve Franks, Brett Ratner, Toby Emmerich, Arthur Sarkissian and Jeff Ingold. Warner Bros. Television and Doozer produced.