No, I'm not drunk blogging, kids The Huffington Post is reporting Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola has been hanging out on the set of The Young and the Restless. According to the site, Coppola is very interested in the multi-camera format and has been in the control room to see up close how the number one daytime drama comes to life.
I'm enjoying being at The Young and the Restless. The people are wonderful. I'm learning a lot.
CBS isn’t exactly known for its edgy programming. The network is mainly comprised of crime procedurals which keep the network number one in ratings and sell well in syndication.
As a result, viewers know what they’re going to get when they tune in to a CBS drama. Typically, some horrible crime will be committed, an investigative force will do everything to solve it, the bad guys fall and the good guys win — all in 44 minutes.
Spoofs galore exist about the CSI and/or NCIS franchises, and their repetitive (and sometimes cheesy) content, but the fact remains millions of people keep tuning in. CBS is laughing all the way to the bank.
However, CBS may no longer be content existing as just popular TV. Perhaps they are looking for the critical prestige heaped on other networks and cable stations?
Season 4 of Downton Abbey premiered last night in the UK. Roughly 9.5 million viewers tuned in to catch up with the Crawleys. This outing was up from last year's premiere of 8.6 million viewers.
This season finds Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) dealing with being a new mother, and recent widow. Will she be able to rebuild her life, or will she fall apart sans Matthew (Dan Stevens)?
Downtown Abbey airs on a delayed schedule in America, and will air in January on PBS. READ MORE