The Morning Update for Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Thursday, May 19, 2016:


It’s Official: CBS All Access Orders ‘Good Wife’ Spinoff Starring Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo
Creators Robert and Michelle King are set to co-write the first episode but will not run the series.

TBS: Behind Network’s Plan To Air Two Seasons Of Comedy Series A Year
TBSrenewed two of its new comedies,Angie TribecaandDetour, for a second season before they had premiered. As a result of the early pickups, both will air two 10-episode seasons in 2016. Reilly felt having 12-14 months between seasons, especially for a comedy, makes it harder to keep fans engaged and get them back for the new cycle. Under the new plan, TBS comedies end up producing close to the broadcast season of 22 episodes a year, airing in two batches.

20th Century Fox TV Nets 12 New Broadcast Series Orders, Returns 16
Twentieth Century Fox Television has finalized its upfront sales, landing 12 new broadcast series orders for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The studio will also have 16 returning shows for the season. For the development season, 20th Century Fox Television has converted 71% of its pilots to series orders.

Warner Bros. Lands 9 New Broadcast Series Orders
Warner Bros. Television Group has landed nine new series orders for the upcoming 2016-17 broadcast season. The company — which includes Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures and Warner Horizon — will also return 23 series for the season.


(sched) The CW fall TV 2016 schedule: ‘Supergirl’ stays on Monday, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ move
The CW’s schedule for fall 2016 has “Supergirl” at 8 o’clock on Mondays, the same spot it occupied during its first season on CBS. It also gives The CW a DC comics show at 8 on four nights of the week, with “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” all staying put on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

(opinion) (sched) Spotted Ratings: 2016 Upfront Answers: The CW
I thought this schedule was gonna be hard to screw up, but I’m worried that they may have gone and done it by putting No Tomorrow after The Flash. Again, I definitely want to wait for the trailer, but that really seemed like the last show that would be getting that lead-in.

Variety: 10 Things We Learned From the CBS Upfront Presentation
The CBS programming machine was well oiled at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday as the network unveiled its 2016-17 lineup. Some of the shows looked better than others, some of the clips played better than others, but one common trait was undeniable — they all looked like CBS shows.

THR: CBS’ New Show Trailers: A Critic’s Ranking
From a Kevin James multicam to a Michael Weatherly procedural, CBS new shows belong on CBS.

CBS Boss Glenn Geller Defends Lack of Diversity on Fall Schedule
New entertainment president Glenn Geller defended the network’s lineup during a press conference with reporters. “Our new series are more diverse this year than last year,” he said, referring to the ensembles of shows like “Bull,” “Pure Genius” and “The Great Indoors.” He also pointed to another series that’s being held for midseason, “Doubt,” which features a female lead, Katherine Heigl, as well as transgender actress Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”).

The ‘CSI’ Franchise May Return To CBS
“We are incredibly proud of all CSIshows, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said during CBS’ upfront press breakfast. “It may come back in another incarnation.” The producers of the billion-dollar drama franchise also have been open to revisiting it and, after a break, that may happen.

Variety: 10 Things We Learned From the Turner Upfront
Time Warner’s Turner TV unit reached out to Madison Avenue with a unique proposition Wednesday morning in midtown Manhattan: Work with us to run fewer commercials – and consider paying more for them. Both “Animal Kingdom” and “Good Behavior,” two new dramas slated for TNT, will contain ten additional minutes of show content and 50% fewer ads than the typical program, according to Reilly.


‘Supergirl’ Could Lose Calista Flockhart as Series Regular in Season 2
With “Supergirl” moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Flockhart’s status on the show, where she plays Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) boss Cat Grant, was called into question. Discussions with the LA-based actress “are ongoing,” Pedowitz said on a conference call with journalists prior to the network’s Upfront presentation Thursday.


Universal, Dwayne Johnson, James Vanderbilt Plot Robert Ludlum Cinematic Universe
Universal Pictures is teaming up with screenwriter James Vanderbilt and his partners at Mythology Entertainment, Brad Fischer and William Sherak, as well as Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner of Captivate Entertainment to craft a series of movies based on the works of Robert Ludlum.


European Union Mulls 20% Content Quota for Netflix and Amazon Prime
The European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, is mulling a move to impose a 20% European content quota on video streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Netflix Orders First Original Series from Argentina: Daniel Burman’s ‘Edha’
Netflix has ordered its first original series from Argentina, the 13-part dramatic thriller “Edha,” created and directed by film-TV helmer Daniel Burman. “Edha” is billed by Netflix and Burman as a story of dark secrets and overpowering attractions. It centers on Edha, a young, goimg-places fashion designer and single mother.


CNN Orders Three New Series From Producers Dwayne Johnson, Sean Hayes and Tom Hanks
Each of the eight-episode unscripted series will debut in 2017.


DMD shops ABC pair
LA SCREENINGS: Disney Media Distribution (DMD) will have two new ABC shows on its slate for buyers next week – a comedy (American Housewife) and a drama (Still Star-Crossed) – plus a summer miniseries (When We Rise) and two cable dramas (Dead of Summer, Beyond).

ABC crowns more Janet King
Australian pubcaster ABC has renewed legal drama Janet King for a third season. The latest eight-episode run of the Screentime Australia thriller will go into production this year for a 2017 release. The series focuses on the life of a senior crown prosecutor who, determined to prove she still has her edge, returns from maternity leave to find her workplace even more demanding than when she left.


THR: How Can Bob Iger Fix His ESPN Problem?Some analysts predict — or advise — Disney to right its TV ship by launching a standalone online service, like CBS All Access or HBO Now, given the popularity of its shows on cable as well as on its ABC broadcast network. "They’re leaving money on the table by licensing to Netflix," says Tony Wible of Drexel Hamilton. "Disney is one of the few that should be able to thrive in a digital world, not be harmed by it."


(feature) Vulture: The Business of Too Much TV
Between 2009 and 2015, the number of scripted shows nearly doubled, from just over 200 to an estimated 409 last year. Netflix alone says it will produce 600 hours of original television and spend $5 billion on programming, including acquisitions. This dramatic surge in TV production has touched nearly every aspect of the industry, from actors and showrunners to those responsible for production logistics for all of the new programming ordered from an ever-expanding roster of networks. To find out how Peak TV is shaping — and reshaping — the television industry, Vulture interviewed nearly two dozen people involved in the business: writers, producers, actors, directors, executives, agents, and even a caterer.