CBS has picked up 5 of its new titles for full seasons.
Hawaii Five-O with Alex O’Loughlin (TEN).
Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck (TEN).
The Defenders with Jim Belushi (TEN).
Mike & Molly by Chuck Lorre (Nine).
S#*! My Dad Says with William Shatner (Nine).
TEN has three of the titles, which it adds to Raising Hope from FOX.
David Mott, chief programming officer said, “I’m thrilled but not surprised. For the past two years we have arguably had the strongest programs to come out of the US as part of our output deals, most recently Modern Family, The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles and Glee. This year is the same.”
“Hawaii 5-0, The Defenders, Raising Hope and Blue Bloods have all struck a chord with the US and they should, they represent good drama and big entertainment. Their inclusion in our 2011 schedule complements our existing proven performers, both from the US and domestically.”
Meanwhile FOX is developing a spin-off from Bones to be based on The Locator series of two books written by Richard Greener. Walter Sherman aka “the Locator” is described as an eccentric, obstreperous and amusing reclusive man in his late 20s-30s with highly sought after abilities to find anything.