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'Walking Dead' alum Dallas Roberts talks new 'Unforgettable' role (and his hilarious 'Law & Order' guest history)
Fans of CBS’ resurrected cop show Unforgettable, which returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET for a second season, will notice a few changes: Det. Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), her perfect memory, and her ex-boyfriend/current partner Al Burns (Nip/Tuck‘s Dylan Walsh) are being poached by the Major Crimes Section of the NYPD. (Acerbic medical examiner Joanne Webster, played by Jane Curtin, also makes the move, at Carrie’s insistence.) Their new technologically superior office will be in Manhattan, not Queens, and their boss is now the ambitious Eliot Delson, played by new series regular Dallas Roberts, best known as The Walking Dead‘s Milton and The Good Wife‘s Owen, and Rubicon‘s Miles Fiedler.
Roberts stopped by EW to chat about his new role and, since he’s joining a New York-set procedural, get quizzed on his five different guest appearances across the Law & Order franchise. He also shares the story of the fan first that happened to him on the walk to our office, along with his memory of writing a fan letter to Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman) when he was a teen and Reubens phoning him.
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Just a few weeks ahead of the second season premiere of Unforgettable, CBS has made all 22 episodes of the show’s first season available on CBS.com, via the CBS app.
The move, says the network, is part of an effort to familiarize viewers with the characters and their history ahead of the show’s return on July 28. READ FULL STORY
Unforgettable star Dylan Walsh was waiting for movers to arrive and help him pack up his New York City apartment — following the cancellation of his show — when he got a phone call: Unforgettable was coming back from the dead.
“I loved doing it, I loved being in New York, and there was something about packing up my apartment that didn’t feel right yet. I feel like we still had something left to do,” he remembers thinking. And they did — but it would happen nearly a year after concluding the show’s first season, a product of both the show being slated for a summer return and star Poppy Montgomery’s pregnancy.
For the record, Walsh did move out of his apartment, only to return months later with a renewed excitement for the show. “Now I’m back, I live in Brooklyn, the show is up-and-running, [we have] a few tweaks here, a few changes there, and I think it will be more appropriate for summer,” he says. “It’s kind of a lighter show than it was. It got a bit gloomy at times in the first season. It’s rare in this business to get a chance to retool something — that fit pretty good the first time around — but a chance to relaunch something.”
Among the changes? For one, Carrie and Al are now members of a task force that will deal with a variety of crimes — not just homicide as they previously did. “It gives the show a rush of adrenaline,” Walsh says. Tawny Cypress, pictured above in an EW exclusive photo, Dallas Roberts, and James Laio also join the cast.
For more on the show’s second season, premiering July 28 on CBS, check out two more exclusive photos below. READ FULL STORY
More than any year in recent memory, the survival of shows this season did not hinge on ratings.
You had Fox’s Fringe getting renewed for a final GTFO season with only 4.2 million viewers and slight 1.6 average rating. Then you had Terra Nova getting axed with 10.8 million viewers and a 3.6 rating. The biggest mitigating factor was a show’s cost — which usually rises along with its age — along with the difficulty of a time period, who owns the program, how intensely critics and fans feel about the series and, believe it or not, whether a network’s executives like the show. Here are the top nine highest-rated canceled shows this season:
1. Rob (CBS: 12 million viewers, 3.7 adults 18-49 rating): A 3.7? If NBC had a freshman comedy with a 3.7 average, it would run the show five nights a week this fall (Community was renewed with almost half this rating). Bully for CBS that their table scraps have these kind of numbers. The issue here was Rob Schneider’s comedy was shedding too much of its massive Big Bang Theory lead-in, and was trending the wrong direction. CBS suspects the time slot can do better. READ FULL STORY
A Gifted Man is going to the TV afterlife.
The CBS medical drama, Rob Schneider’s sitcom Rob and crime procedurals NYC-22 and Unforgettable were also cancelled. “So…shocking to no one: A Gifted Man is done,” star Patrick Wilson tweeted. “Found out via email … and not from the network. Stay classy. Thanks to AGM fans! Great cast/crew … Thanks for the AGM love…but now that it’s ‘official,’ I couldn’t be happier. As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for.”
Gifted Man wasn’t terribly rated by some Friday show standards (ahem, Fringe), but with with 8.6 million viewers and, more importantly, a 1.4 adult demo rating, it was low-rated by CBS standards. Unforgettable was far from a sure bet for cancellation with its hearty 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5 average. READ FULL STORY
Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off. Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY
When Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights, Justified) signed on for CBS’ Poppy Montgomery procedural Unforgettable, producers told him the show would eventually get around to every character’s backstory and tonight, 16 episodes in, his Det. Roe Saunders has the light shined on him. As Rankin tells us in the video interview below from his dressing room, Roe shoots a man who may or may not have been armed. The man’s father ends up taking hostages in the precinct and demanding to see the cop who killed his son. Roe is on temporary leave pending an investigation, but finds it hard to stay away — and that gives Rankin the meatiest scenes he’s had on the show. READ FULL STORY
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