Eleventh Hour didn't make it this year despite a charismatic lead in Rufus Sewell. That is no excuse not to see more to him, so without further ado, here's what to expect in the future... The first is the rather disturbing indie thriller " Downloading Nancy ", which hits theaters on June 5: When Albert Stockwell (Sewell) came home from work one day he found a note from his wife of 15 years, Nancy (Maria Bello), saying she had gone to see friends. It was a lie. After waiting several days Albert realizes that his wife is missing. The second is an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall Of The House Of Usher", it will be shot in 3-D bearing a simplified title: "The Ushers". Originally published in 1839, "Usher" tells of the mysterious goings-on in the house of Roderick Usher, who has recently buried a sister whose presence still haunts the house. Besides Sewell it will also star Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott, Gian Marco Masoni wrote the screenplay. Downloading Nancy trailer Click me!
With CBS being as strongly of a performing network that it is, most of its long running series will be returning for Fall. However, there were still a few casualities of both freshman and long-running series. Here are the CBS series that have been chopped: Worst Week - The freshman comedy about a guy that couldn't catch a break with his fiance's parents could not catch a break itself. The series was given a prime slot in CBS's Monday night comedy lineup and did not manage to break out as a new hit. 15 episodes aired. Eleventh Hour - Also a freshman series starring Rufus Sewell, Eleventh Hour focused on a special science adviser to the US government that solved crimes of a paranormal nature (ummm, Fringe for CBS, perhaps?). According to Wikipedia, the series averaged over 12 million viewers for the season, which is by no means a flop, but with breakouts like The Mentalist , the network decided they could do better for Fall. 18 episodes aired. The Unit - Sunday night companion to Cold Case , it was rumored for awhile that this series would not survive. Averaging 9 to 11 million viewers, it was CBS's second lowest performing drama and perpetually on the bubble. 4 seasons aired. Harper's Island - This limited edition crime mystery was designed to exist as a single, 13 episode run. However, if the series broke out as a hit, the creator explained that additional cycles could be run with a new cast (since mostly everyone is dying) and a new mystery. Alas, it did not break out. The remainder of the 13 episode order is airing on Saturday nights. Without a Trace - Perhaps the most perplexing of all of the CBS cancellations, Trace - about an FBI unit that searched for missing persons - performed admirably for the network for 7 years! In fact, in its heyday, the show grabbed almost 19 million viewers on Thursday nights and trounced NBC's ER . Since moving out of that slot, numbers have decreased, though the show was still the 16th best performing show of the season (according to Nielsen). However, it was determined that the aging show had become too expensive to produce. 7 seasons aired. Leave your eulogies for your favorite departed CBS series here. Which was your favorite? Which had unsatisfying endings? Also check out the CBS Fall Schedule
CBS announces their official Fall lineup tomorrow, but much of their schedule has already become available. The network renewed a handful of comedies today including Rules of Engagement and considered-on-the-bubble series Gary Unmarried and The New Adventures of Old Christine . The network also renewed dramas Numb3rs and Cold Case earlier in the week. We reported earlier today that unfortunately the long running procedurals Without a Trace and The Unit will not be returning, nor will freshman series Eleventh Hour . CBS has also already greenlit an NCIS spinoff, 3 additional dramas and a comedy starring Jenna Elfman. They are also likely to pickup Medium , which wasn't renewed today by NBC. Their official schedule will be revealed tomorrow. Source
" Eleventh Hour ", the CBS crime drama, is close to wrapping up its first season. On April 2, the series will wind down with the episode called "Medea" which preview is available. A high level FBI agent is accused of stealing a woman's child and Dr. Hood is the only one who believes it. Helen Slater (" Smallville ", " Supernatural ") guest stars. Run at 10/9c, "Eleventh Hour" will face a stiff competition from " ER " which is also having a finale on the same time slot on NBC. In the past few weeks, "Eleventh" have ruled the Thursdays 10/9c ratings, on top of "ER" but the medical drama is having its show finale after 15 years of airing on TV. Also, there has been no word yet on whether "Eleventh Hour" will be ordered for a second season. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source here
Some wee-hour feedings are in store for an Eleventh Hour star. Actress Marley Shelton, who plays Special Agent Rachel Young on the FBI drama on CBS, is expecting a baby with her producer husband, Beau Flynn, this fall, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. The Los Angeles native, 34, married Flynn in 2001 at a Gatsby-themed wedding, where the couple wore matching "M&B" "tattoos" made out of Swarovski crystals. This will be their first child together. Source here
Thursday's ratings snapshot: * 8 pm/ET American Idol 's lucky number was (Top) 13, as it won the night with an audience of 21.24 million total viewers, a 6 percent dip from Wednesday's results show. Survivor placed a distant second with 11.98 mil (down 300K week-to-week), followed by Ugly Betty (slipping 430 thou, to 6.38 mil). NBC's Earl (5.55 mil) dropped 17 percent from its last fresh outing, while Kath & Kim (4.16 mil) saw a decent gain. * 9 pm CSI nipped at Idol's heels for best-of-night honors, surging 17 percent to deliver 20.8 million viewers. That's the procedural's biggest draw since Grissom said goodbye. (Um, thanks, Taylor Swift...?) With Grey's taking a knee (and goosed by Idol's overrun), Hell's Kitchen cooked up a second-place finish with 8.63 mil. The Office (8.63 mil) dipped 270K, while 30 Rock leaped 17 percent to hit 7.35 mil. * 10 pm Eleventh Hour was No. 1 in viewers (with 12.15 mil, up 420K), while ER (8.789 mil) topped the demos. Source here
Thursday's ratings roundup: * 8 pm/ET Survivor: Tocantins inched up slightly from its premiere to win the hour with 13.67 million total viewers. Bones cinched second with 9.5 million (down 12 percent from its fresh eppy), while Ugly Betty settled for third (7.65 mil). NBC's My Name Is Earl (6.72 mil) gained 420K, but Kath & Kim (5.13 mil) scared off another 350 thou. * 9 pm CSI topped the hour with 16.85 million viewers, dropping 930K. Grey's Anatomy 's scalpel-vs.-scalpel and fist-vs.-fist showdowns drummed up 15.39 mil, a week-to-week increase of 310K and the series' biggest audience since Nov. 20, 2008. (Was it just me or did Addison seem a bit, um, turned on by the boys' donnybrook?) * 10 pm With the Grey's crossover over, Private Practice plunged 20 percent yet still edged out Eleventh Hour - 11.37 mil to 11.23 mil. (Who took my Twitter challenge and spotted Private Practice's second, non-Anya Buffy alum?) ER delivered 7.44 mil, up 190K. Source here
Take a first look at ELEVENTH HOUR "Minamata" airing this Thursday, February 19 at 10pm on CBS.
Watch a sneak peek at ELEVENTH HOUR Season 1 Episode 10, "Flesh" airing this Thursday, January 15 at 10pm on CBS.
CBS has ordered additional scripts of new drama Eleventh Hour . 5 more scripts have been ordered, bringing the Season 1 total to 18 episodes. This will keep the show around until April 19th, where it was announced today that midseason series Harper's Island will take its slot ( CBS Midseason Schedule ). Besides, The Mentalist , Eleventh Hour is Fall's most popular new series. Source: TV Guide