According to the Live Feed, CBS has officially picked up the highly anticipated 'Hawaii Five-0' reboot, starring Alex O'Loughlin, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae-Kim and Jean Smart. 'Hawaii Five-0'' is an update of the classic cop drama, which starred Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett.
Also returning to the small screen is 'Magnum, PI' himself, Tom Selleck, who will play a well-decorated chief of police for the NYPD in 'Blue Bloods.'
Meanwhile, CBS has also said yes to the comedy 'Mike & Molly,' from 'Two and a Half Men's' Chuck Lorre, about two people who meet at Overeaters Anonymous. Billy Gardell ('My Name is Earl') and Melissa McCarthy ( 'Gilmore Girls') star.
Rounding out today's pickup: 'Defenders,' a new legal drama starring Jim Belushi ('According to Jim').
CBS will announce its full schedule on Wednesday. Stay tuned to TV Squad for more updates.
More casting news after the jump.
Since this show is set in Vegas, I'm sure we'll see the inevitable crossover episode(s) between 'CSI' and 'Defenders,' especially if one of them needs a ratings boost or it's a sweeps month. Belushi's character will need help on a case and the only people who can find the evidence he needs is the 'CSI' team.
If 'Defenders' lasts half as long as 'According to Jim' it will last nine years.
Stuart Rosenberg is probably best known for directing big screen movies such as Cool Hand Luke, The Amityville Horror, Brubaker, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Drowning Pool, and Voyage of the Damned, but he had an impressive TV resume as well.
Rosenberg directed several episodes of the original Twilight Zone, as well as episodes of The Untouchables, Ben Casey, The Defenders, Rawhide, For The People, Naked City, Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theater, The Nurses, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He also directed the TV movie Fame is the Name of the Game, which led to the TV series The Name of the Game.
Rosenberg died last week at his home in Beverly Hills of a heart attack.
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