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CBS' Thursday Night Football: What you will see, won't see, and might see

CBS is playing ball on Thursdays, thanks to the weighty acquisition of Thursday Night Football for the network’s fall season. But what will its football tailgate plans entail?

During the network’s day on the Television Critics Association press tour, CBS chief Les Moonves, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft, and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus took to the stage for a Thursday Night Football Panel, revealing details about the network’s plans for airing the buzzy weekly event.

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CBS fall programming: Too white? (And what does Morgan Freeman think?)

The hot-button topic at this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour is diversity on fall TV. The question: Should CBS take a page out of ABC’s book this season?

CBS chief Nina Tassler preceded the Q&A portion of her panel by mentioning her network’s diverse line-up. That caught the ear of several critics who vocalized their concern that, unlike ABC’s Black-ishCristela, and Fresh Off the Boat, CBS’s comedies all appeared “extremely white.” (For the record, that’s MomMike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half MenThe Millers, and The Big Bang Theory.)

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'Big Brother': Julie Chen on first evictions of the season and game changes

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Big Brother’. 

EW: Two evictions in, do you think the game changes have been effective?
JULIE CHEN: I absolutely think the game changes are effective. With two less people, it’s only going to get tougher to decide who the two HOHs nominate. It almost forces people to play hard or be eliminated. Plus you are going to have a lot of upset people every week with 4 nominees. Even if you win battle of the block, you are going to be mad you were nominated and then you’re going to want payback! This game just gets more intense. READ FULL STORY

Mark-Paul Gosselaar to star opposite Mark-Paul Gosselaar on 'CSI'

Mark-Paul Gosselaar will play a notorious serial killer on CSI this fall.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar will also not play a notorious serial killer on CSI this fall.

Confused? Here’s the deal: EW can exclusively reveal that the Franklin & Bash star (who, let’s face it, you still know best as Zack Morris on Saved By the Bell) has booked an arc on CBS’s venerable procedural—and that he’ll be playing twins named JAred Briscoe and Paul Wintrhop. One of the brothers is an unrepentant murderer about to be executed for his crimes; the other, according to CBS, is “a real estate magnate and a pillar of the community who insists on his brother’s innocence.” Neither, presumably, has a cell phone that looks like this.

The fifteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 on CBS.

Taye Diggs will guest star on 'The Good Wife'

Still mourning the loss of Will Gardner? (If so, you’re not alone.) This, though, may make your grief a bit more manageable: Taye Diggs is joining The Good Wife as a guest star in the upcoming season.

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'Reckless' could use a little less recklessness

Much like viewers want to watch Christmas movies in December, June is the time for beaches, minimal clothing, and sweat. And by those requirements alone, Reckless will meet your summer quota.

Set in Charleston, South Carolina, Reckless follows two lawyers through all of the town’s scandals. Lawyer no. 1 is good old Southern boy Roy, played by Cam Gigandet, who drives his boat to work each day, knows how to rock a suit, and says things like “bless your heart.” Then there’s Jamie, the Yankee lawyer who’s new in town and favors short dresses and high heels. Add in some crooked cops and a city-wide sex scandal, and it certainly sounds like you’ve found your new summer show. Unfortunately, however, Reckless falls short in its delivery. READ FULL STORY

Shawn Hatosy previews his 'perverted' character, Cam Gigandet's abs on CBS' 'Reckless'

Shawn Hatosy went from playing a cop on TNT’s Southland to playing a cop on CBS’ Reckless, but the two roles couldn’t be more different. For one thing, Southland‘s Sammy Bryant was generally a good guy. The same cannot be said for Reckless‘ Terry McCandless. “I play a cop who is pretty perverted,” Hatosy said. “He is a hateable character. I mean, his name is Terry. That’s pretty hateable right off the bat, you know? And then he’s just a jerk,” Hatosy joked.

But moving from the good guy role to the bad guy role wasn’t the only change for Hatosy. With Reckless set in Charleston, South Carolina, the new gig required him to relocate to the South, where things don’t quite work the same as in the City of Angels. “That’s one of the things that excites me as an actor, to be able to play somebody like Sammy in a world that is so just rooted in authenticity, to this world, which is Southern and the type of show that it is just completely, completely different,” he said. READ FULL STORY

'Under the Dome': Stephen King reads opening of season 2 premiere script

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As fans of his audiobooks know, the best way to experience Stephen King’s writing is to hear the author bring it to life with his own voice.

Below, the iconic novelist and screenwriter reads from his premiere script for season 2 of CBS’s sci-fi thriller Under the Dome. Be warned, this video is brief — just the start of the scene. For what happens next you’ll have to watch CBS when Dome returns on June 30. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother': New season will (finally!) be in HD

Big Brother is veto-ing standard definition.

The new season of the CBS reality show, which will begin airing its 16th cycle on June 25, will finally be broadcast in high definition, EW has confirmed. Big Brother was previously the only regularly scheduled primetime program still shown in standard definition. READ FULL STORY

Fall's five toughest time slot battles (and which shows will win)

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With 25 new shows flooding the broadcast schedule this fall — and networks making all sorts of crafty time slot changes for existing shows — the TV chessboard has once again been dramatically rearranged. Let’s run down some of the most intriguing new rivalries in the making and determine–

What? What did you say? “Time slots don’t matter”?! Okay; usually, now’s the time I’d explain why that assumption is wrong. Yet because DVR playback and streaming have become so prominent, even those who are paid to obsessively dissect broadcast network scheduling strategy are agreeing that time period almost doesn’t matter nowadays. Except, of course, those times when it does — like how The Voice is used to help fuel The Blacklist, or how The Big Bang Theory seems to crush rival comedies into only having five seasons and no movie. But even if the impact of shows on other shows has waned considerably, somebody has to win each of these slots. So let’s have some fun and look at some of this year’s most intriguing showdowns (the full fall schedule is below for reference): READ FULL STORY

CBS' new fall shows: A snap judgment

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What’s the best new show coming to CBS? Well, we have high hopes for Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek, but as CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler explained during the network’s upfronts presentation, that doesn’t premiere until midseason. For fall, CBS knows what you want: More NCIS! Your guide to non-NCIS offerings also appears below. READ FULL STORY

CBS fall schedule revealed: 'CSI' to Sundays; '2.5 Men' ends run

The CSI franchise — which includes the new spinoff CSI: Cyber — moves to Sundays after The Good Wife, and The Big Bang Theory will start off the season on Mondays to help launch fall, according to CBS’ new schedule released today.

NFL Football will debut on Thursdays this fall with a total of eight games. Afterwards, the Eye’s winning comedy lineup will return Oct. 30, which includes TBBT at 8. The Amazing Race moves to Fridays.

And this will be the final season of Two and A Half Men. A “season-long event” is planned for the Chuck Lorre comedy.

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CBS orders 'NCIS' spinoff, 'The Odd Couple'

CBS gave the go-ahead to another NCIS spinoff, along with a retelling of the classic comedy The Odd Couple that will star Matthew Perry.

Tea Leoni will also debut on CBS this fall as the Secretary of State while Laurie Metcalf returns in a family sitcom about a raucous Boston clan.

What’s missing from this round of pickups? There was talk of a CSI spinoff that would have starred Patricia Arquette as a special agent in charge of the FBI’s cyber crime division. 

CBS, which has already issued verdicts on most of its shows save The Crazy Ones, Intelligence and The Mentalist, will present its fall lineup Wednesday in New York.

Here’s what’s planned (so far) for the 2014-15 season: READ FULL STORY

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