'Unforgettable' Un-Cancelled

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June 29th, 2012

The CBS Twitter feed tweeted the news late Friday that Unforgettable will officially return for a second season as a summer series next summer (2013).  It will have a 13 episodes.

 
  • LJ

    I’d rather it was CSI Miami, but I’ll take it.

  • Sid

    I don’t mind, I actually like this show.

  • The End

    @LJ

    Is this can come back, anythings possible.

  • Tony

    My guess is this will return before May 2013. CBS is getting nervous with their new dramas.

  • Joseph

    I like it ,
    CBS has a lot of shows that get cut that would have been brought back for another season on any other Network,
    The fact that they were able to work out a deal to bring back a series on the bubble for a 13 episode story arc for next summer is a good thing ,
    My hope is that this become more then the norm then the exception so that each season 1 – 2 shows that would have ended instead get moved to the following summer.

  • Joseph

    @Tony,
    Not thinking they are nervous , but if CBS wants to show something other then repeats in the summer why not move a show there that you know will have an audience?

  • Bill

    The stars of this show need to thank Missy Peregrym and Rookie Blue for making summer cop shows fashionable.

  • Clarke

    Unbelievable. I am thrilled. I am in shock. I was so upset when this show was cancelled and I think it is vastly underrated.

    Thank you so much CBS! The summer needs more original dramas, I am getting sick of repeats and reality shows. I just hope people will possess some of Carrie’s memory skills when the show comes back next year and remember to tune in.

  • Nick

    Here is the reasoning behind this:

    1. Summer reality shows aren’t in the best shape. Dogs in the City will soon be out the doggie door to CancelationLand. You just have to look at the ratings for Take Me Out and The Choice to see what their new reality 3 will be like. They’ve pretty much only got Big Brother.

    2. They don’t want to spent money on promoting a brand new scripted series, so must either import an international one or pick from their regular season ones

    3. They are not about to take a hit like POI or NCIS and purposely slash its ratings in half. They are looking for a show with a small, loyal audience that could survive summer, but was not a key part in the fall schedule. That leaves them with Unforgettable, ROB, HTBAG, A Gifted Man, CSI: Miami, and Rules of Engagement. They aren’t gonna use flops like HTBAG and AGM. Rob and Rules are very lead in-dependent, so they wouldn’t work. They were left with CSI:M and Unfforgettable. I guess Unforgettable was just the cheapest option.

    I am going to check this out. If I can find the DVD, I will see if this is worth watching.

  • JJ

    Are there actually people who are able to tell one CBS show from another? As far as I can tell it doesn’t really matter which show is kept or cancelled as long as the bright colors and loud noises are there to keep the slack-jawed CBS viewer conscious.

  • NEK38583

    I really like this show, but I don’t understand the reason behind it. It is going to be really hard to ever get enough episodes for syndication. So, it makes me wonder what the point is. Unless, it has already been sold into syndication.

  • GARY

    You people are ignorant. Its coming back because it was the most watched show to be cancelled. It averaged about over 10 million viewers while holding down a 2.0 rating and above. On any other network that would be a hit. You idiots act like this show was a bomb. Its a decent show and enjoyable, and over 10 million people a week agree with that. So all you haters are just plain ignorant.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    More proof of my theory that the goal at all the networks now is to continue airing the low hanging fruit in lieu of developing new shows…

    They’ve basically given up trying to figure out what sells and are now trying to just run out their already committed expenses in the hopes that one or more of these shows will somehow turn a profit or at least reduce their overall costs…

  • bsp

    Un-worthy!

  • Montecore

    Now all they have to due is ‘un cancel’ Prime Suspect, it was a much better show!

  • Jay S.

    Body of Proof now has company as a “no-shot at renewal” show from last season that’s coming back.

    We just have to face it – the ratings are not quite as all-powerful as they used to be in predicting renewals.

  • vikrammangat@yahoo.com

    The show is nowhere near syndication and will never get there at this rate. Does Sony expect dvd’s to sell? These shows typically never sell.
    Was the site around when CBS uncancelled Jericho?

  • Ogla Sungutay

    WISE decision!

  • David Howell

    So a crucial CBS franchise show and former megahit gets an unannounced series finale at 10:54p ET. A one-season flop gets a proper wrap-up.

    I thought CBS were meant to be the network that didn’t make epic-fail decisions like that.

    (And I say that while being aware that Unforgettable would still have been renewed on “#1″ network FOX with the 10pm ratings it got for CBS, and it’d have probably been NBC’s top scripted show. If anything, I might have half-anticipated a network transfer, possibly to cable a lá Cougar Town. But this?!?)

  • David Howell

    Although, in retrospect, having seen the arguments upthread, this might actually be CBS addressing their vulnerability in unscripted shows. CBS dominate scripted television now – the only scripted shows I can think of on other networks that’d even have been likely renewals on CBS are MF, OUAT, Grey’s, and New Girl – but their unscripted slate is limited to begin with, and the only summer hit they have is BB.

    But, I repeat, why Unforgettable? CBS piloted two British game show formats (“The Cube” and “Secret Fortune”), complete with big-name hosts (NPH did the “Cube” pilot!), in the last couple of years and turned them down. While admittedly “The Cube” is very expensive for an unscripted show (its presentation is filled with Matrix-esque camera effects), “Secret Fortune” isn’t, and (once the slightly confusing finish to the endgame is sorted) would be a much more cost-effective placeholder for a summer 1.0 than “Unforgettable”.

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