Tuesday, May 28, 2024

CBS Dumps “Training Day” to Saturday Night Following Death of Bill Paxton


“Training Day” is basically over.

Following the death of Bill Paxton, CBS is dumping the series by sending it to Saturday nights. The show wasn’t a ratings hit yet, but with time it might have built an audience. The chances of that are over, so that’s that.

“Training Day” is based on the Antoine Fuqua movie that brought an Oscar to Denzel Washington and a nomination for Ethan Hawke. Had it morphed into a success, the series would have been a sweet payoff to the original producers. But then came what no one would have predicted: Paxton dying. And that’s that.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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