Word came down today (May 17) on CBS's new fall series. The CRIMINAL MINDS spin-off, which was generally disliked by MINDS loyalists when the pilot aired, has been picked up by the network. On April 7, an episode called "The Fight," introduced the cast of the new series, which is led by Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker. While Mr. Whitaker was a wonderful "Last King of Scotland," he does not have the charisma to be lead actor in a weekly series.
Also picked up for the 2010-11 season was the new HAWAII FIVE-O, based on the Jack Lord series of the 70's. Starring the very charismatic ALEX O'LOUGHLIN, this one looks promising. "Three Rivers," his quickly cancelled series from earlier this season, suffered from poor writing and a cast without chemistry. Alex himself was the series' one redemption. A native of Australia, Alex earned himself a solid fan base in the USA with the cult favorite series, MOONLIGHT, and his guest starring stint on "The Shield." Looking forward to this one.