Saturday, April 20, 2024

CBS Renews NCIS For Season 225, Plus, Of Course, 60 Minutes, NCIS Hawai’i, 48 Hours and More, Plus Notes on a Hilarious “Bachelor”


“NCIS” is coming back for its 400th season. Actually it’s 21st, and third without Mark Harmon.

CBS also renewed a bunch of shows including NCIS Hawai’i, both 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, CSI: Vegas, The Amazing Race, Tough as Nails, and Lingo.

CBS is easily the most stable network, They’ve already renewed 19 shows for the 2023-24 season including Young Sheldon, Ghosts, The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, So Help Me Todd, The Equalizer, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International.

Still awaiting word are Blue Bloods and East New York. The former has been on the air forever and still does good numbers. East New York is one show I’d like to see come back. Even though it’s a fantasy, it’s pretty damn good. It’s a perfect Sunday night show.

Last night on ABC I caught “The Company You Keep,” which is very well cast and has a lot of potential. It’s a terrible title, but there’s nothing we can do about it now.

Before “Company” came the most howling out loud funny episode of “The Bacheor” ever. The whole gang was in London for romantic getaways when the Bachelor– let’s call him Chip — came down with COVID. The 20 attractive young women, who together have not a brain cell, immediately complained about not getting their “alone time” with him! Not one of them asked if he was ok, if he symptoms, were they exposed? Nothing.

This went on for an hour and it just got funnier and funnier. Not one of these girls suggested that since they were in London they could go clubbing, to a museum or theater, dinner, or to like Westminster Abbey. They went on a double decker bus tour and were surprised when it started raining. Meantime, “Chip” slept and isolated, and worked on his large teeth.

It’s the best. Watching it is better than being on drugs

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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