Why CBS’ Fall Lineup is so Radical

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Why CBS’ fall lineup is so radical
CBS is adding just one crime procedural, Limitless, while uncharacteristically adding two single-camera sitcoms (CBS has preferred multi-cam sitcoms in the past). “As a result,” says Josef Adalian, “for the first time in recent memory, CBS will have an even split between multi- and single-cam comedies during the fourth quarter. Plus, once Supergirl takes flight, there will be no comedy at all on the Eye’s Monday schedule, something the network says has never happened since it began programming the night back in 1949.”

Stephen Colbert impresses advertisers
Speaking at CBS’ upfronts, Colbert said he’ll pay tribute to Letterman every night: “We will do the best show we possibly can and occasionally make the network very angry at us.” PLUS: Did Colbert reveal “CBS Colbert”?, and Colbert recreates Kim Kardashian’s naked magazine cover.

Watch CBS’ new show trailers, including a long one for Supergirl
CBS also released trailers for Limitless, Life in Pieces, Angel From Hell and Code Black.

Lester Holt anchored tonight’s NBC Nightly News from a helicopter
According to NBC, Holt anchored tonight’s broadcast from a helicopter 1,000 feet over the Philadelphia train derailment.

The 2 Bachelorettes don’t find this season’s twist degrading
“When they told me there was two, I didn’t see it as degrading at all, because I don’t think it had to do with us being women,” says Britt Nilsson. Adds Kaitlyn Bristowe: “I wouldn’t have done it if I thought it was the most degrading thing in the world.”

Kris Jenner meets FX’s Kris Jenner
Jenner and Selma Blair met for the first time after Blair was cast to play Jenner in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries.

Will Steven Tyler return for Idol’s final season?
“Hey, they offer me enough money, even I’ll come back,” he jokes.

Arrow boss promises the season finale will “blow up” the show
“I’m a big fan of the shows that can blow themselves up and then reconstitute themselves,” says showrunner Marc Guggenheim.

Royal Pains nabs Vanessa Williams
She’ll guest on the USA series as a generous benefactor named Olympia Houston.

Watch a sneak peek of Masters of Sex Season 3
Season 3 debuts on July 12.