February 1, 2012

THE SKED: CBS Schedules NYC 22

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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CBS was so confident in its returning schedule this season that it barely ordered any back-up shows (and it wasn’t far wrong).  Its sole midseason drama, the high-profile cop drama now known as NYC 22 (after previous flirtations with Rookies and The 2-2) will hit the network’s schedule starting April 15 on Sundays at 10PM.

NYC 22 won’t actually dislodge any existing CBS show, as CSI Miami will have exhausted its 19-episode order for the season by the time tthe new series debuts.  (It appears, at least for now, that CBS will keep The Good Wife on Sundays as NYC 22‘s lead-in.)  Created by big-time novelist and screenwriter Richard Price (Sea of Love, The Color of Money, Clockers, etc) and with Robert DeNiro as one of the executive producers, NYC 22 had a promising but not completely successful pilot (see our pilot report Here)–however, in the months since it was produced, there’s been plenty of time to improve the show, so let’s hope for the best.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."