CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt
The Equalizer, a 1980s drama reboot starring Queen Latifah, and the comedy B Positive with Thomas Middleditch are CBS' fall newcomers. The network's schedule, as with those of other outlets, is dependent on when the two-month TV and movie production halt to contain the coronavirus ends or at least eases. CBS isn't ignoring that reality but hopes to see taping resume sometime this summer, said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. We are optimistic we're going to have our shows on in the fall. We have five returning strong freshman shows, and that wasn't going to leave a ton of room for new shows," Kahl said.
'Love Island' Picked Up for Second Season by CBS
CBS is recoupling with Love Island. According to Kahl, CBS may look at a scheduling tweak for Love Island, which is broadcast five nights a week in the U.S., for the next season. The audience is learning how to play along with the show.Ratings have been modest for the inaugural season of Love Island in the U.S. Episodes will air Fridays at 9 a.m. PT on ETonline, ET Live and the ET YouTube channel. Love Island airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with the live finale on Wednesday, Aug. 7.