Friday, June 29, 2018

RIP "L.A. Confidential" reboot

I would have subscribed.

When the upfronts were announced in May, the bad news was that CBS passed on the L.A. Confidential reboot. The good news was that they were trying to find another home for it, and given how highly regarded the new pilot was, things were looking good.

Now comes news that it was all for naught: Efforts to Find CBS Pilot a New Home Fail. Apparently they were trying to get it onto the CBS All Access subscription service but a deal couldn't be reached.

And that is such a bummer. I would have tuned in regardless of where it aired, even with the additional cost of a subscription service. It's all the more annoying that CBS passed on this but picked up the Magnum P.I. reboot no one was clamoring for. L.A. Confidential could have been a real stand-out series for them, all the better for being a bit darker than the standard CBS fare. Far be it from me to tell you how to run your network but I just don't understand the thinking on this one.

Boo on you CBS.

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