…is looking very good.
I just saw some encouraging words today at Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily.
According to this report, the President of CBS, Les Moonves, has screened all the fall pilots. He apparently wants a medical drama and no wonder with other medical shows getting cancelled or tanking in ratings. The competition against Three Rivers (Miami Trauma) is looking kind of soft.
MIAMI TRAUMA (Warner Bros/CBS-Paramount) is Jerry Bruckheimer’s medical show, and I’m told Les wants a medical show. But this may not be the one because sources say it was a “soft screening” and is in competition with Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS (CBS-Paramount/Deuce Three) is looking likely to be the medical drama Les wants (and wants more than rival Miami Trauma). CBS liked what they saw And the network loves star Alex O’Loughlin. Not only might he bring his small but rabid Moonlight fanbase, but he recently starred in a Criminal Minds sweeps episode. And I hear CBS Films just put him in the feature film Plan B opposite Jennifer Lopez. Insiders are betting this show with a 24 splitscreen feel will go.
The early news is GOOD news!