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CBS orders three new drama series, cancels B Positive plus three other shows

Sitcom B Positive ends after two series

CBS is taking a trio of new dramas to series, while cancelling four other shows including Magnum PI and B Positive.

The US network has ordered cop drama East New York (Warner Bros Television), created by William Finkelstein and Mike Flynn. The show is about a deputy inspector who leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting.

CBS has also commissioned Fire Country (CBS Studios), which is inspired by star, co-writer and executive producer Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in northern California fire country.

Also on tap is So Help Me Todd (CBS Studios), a drama about a talented but directionless private investigator who reluctantly takes a job with his mother, a successful attorney reeling from her recently ended marriage.

Paramount Global Content Distribution is handling international distribution on Fire Country and So Help Me Todd.

CBS had ordered five drama pilots and four comedy pilots earlier this year. Three of the five drama pilots were taken to series, while CBS chose not to pick up any of the comedies.

In addition to the Magnum PI reboot, which ran for four seasons, and sitcom B Positive, which ends after two, the network also cancelled medical drama Good Sam and sitcom How We Roll after a single season.

In recent weeks, CBS has renewed FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted, The Equalizer, Blue Bloods, The Amazing Race, CSI: Vegas, Ghosts, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Neighborhood, Young Sheldon, Secret Celebrity Renovation, Tough as Nails and Survivor.

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