Could ‘Unforgettable’ Get a Second Chance on Cable?

It looks like the recently canceled CBS drama Unforgettable could possibly be getting a second chance via cable.

According to a report at Deadline, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios, the producers of the CBS drama, have had “preliminary conversations with TNT and Lifetime about potentially picking up the series”.

‘Unforgettable’ was one of the ‘closest calls’ of this TV season at this week’s upfront presentations to the New York advertisers simply because the show averaged 12 million viewers and a 2.5 among adults 18 to 49 years old. The ‘excuse’ (for lack of a better word) for the show’s cancellation is not a question of “what went wrong with (the show) but what went right with the new pilots”, according to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

The series centered on Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), a New York detective with the ability to visually remember everything. She rejoins the force and uses her ability to solve crimes. The cast included Dylan Walsh, Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Daya Vaidya.

It would make sense for either cabler to pick up the series should a deal be made because TNT has had success with female-lead cop shows as well as the network’s rescue of ‘Southland’ (from its cancellation at NBC) while Lifetime has recently attempted to launch two female-based dramas (‘The Protector’ and ‘Against the Wall’) that only lasted one season, but perhaps a third time is the charm.

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  • grut5656

    Like unforgettable.sorry its cancelled. I also liked protector and against the wall both gone. Along with memphis.

  • Ryetyemom

    I’d rather have Awake renewed than this show.

  • G’Town Dorm

    PLEASE SOMEONE PICK UP UNFORGETTABLE – YOU’LL GET 13 MIL + VIEWS (A GREAT MARKGET SHARE) AND PEO WHO WILL BUY PRODUCTS AND KEEP SHOW ALIVE.
    CBS BLEW IT – IT IT AIN’T BROKE – DON’T FIX IT.  THE CALLER EPISODE WERE LIKE THE BEST TV EVER AND FOR A SHOW THAT WAS NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD YEAR ONE – WHY WOULD CBS NOT LET IT FLY.  BIG MISTAKE FOLKS.  HOPE TNT AND LIFETIME ARE READING THESE POSTS AND TWITTER, AS WELL AS FACEBOOK.  UNFORGETTABLE IS A WINNER.