‘Unforgettable’ Will Be Back on CBS

UNFORGETTABLE (CBS)

Back on June 21, we reported that CBS was in discussions to bring back Unforgettable, the network’s new drama that was canceled in May after airing only one season. And now, news comes from Deadline that CBS has indeed picked-up the show for a 13-episode order with a targeted return set for next summer.

After the show was canceled, Sony Pictures TV, which co-produces the series with CBS TV Studios, began to shop ‘Unforgettable’ to other networks (it looked like, for a short time anyway, that Lifetime was very interested in picking up the show), but was also pursuing renewal negotiations with CBS. Given how well the show actually performed in the ratings during its freshman run, averaging 12.1 million viewers weekly and maintaining high percentages in the much-coveted 18 to 49-year old viewers, its cancellation came as quite a surprise. But now, the show will be back, becoming the highest-profile original scripted series to air on CBS during the summer. [Maybe this will spur the major networks to try more original scripted programming in the summer and start leaving behind reality programming, just my hope!]

‘Unforgettable’ centers on Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery, formerly of ‘Without a Trace’ fame), a New York detective with the ability to visually remember everything, who works for a team led by her ex-partner and boyfriend, Lt. Al Burns (Dylan Walsh, formerly of ‘Nip/Tuck’ fame).

Again, the second season of ‘Unforgettable’ is set to return to CBS sometime next summer.