Bensinger, DeKnight to run 'Laughlin'


Tyler Bensinger and Steven DeKnight have been upped to showrunner/executive producer status on CBS' upcoming drama "Viva Laughlin," sources said. There had been rumblings that the network and studios were going to bring in someone to run the show alongside executive producer Bob Lowry, who adapted the series based on BBC's "Viva Blackpool!" for the U.S. Bensinger and DeKnight were co-executive producers on the show. Lowry is remaining on the show -- from Sony Pictures Television, BBC Worldwide Prods., CBS Paramount Network Television and Seeds Prods. -- as an executive producer.