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‘Matlock,’ ‘Elsbeth,’ Wayans Comedy Land CBS Series Orders

CBS has picked up to series three of its four pilots, handing out formal orders to the Kathy Bates-led Matlock reboot, The Good Fight spinoff Elsbeth starring Carrie Preston, and the father-son comedy starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. that is now titled Poppa’s House. Matlock, Elsbeth and Poppa’s House are the first scripted series orders […]

CBS’ ‘Matlock’ Reboot Adds Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter is joining the cast of CBS’ Matlock reboot. The pilot, a reworking of the 1986-95 legal drama that starred Andy Griffith, features Kathy Bates in the title role of a septuagenarian lawyer who joins a prestigious firm and racks up courtroom wins. Ritter joins a cast that also includes Skye P. Marshall, David […]

‘Good Fight’ Spinoff ‘Elsbeth,’ ‘Matlock’ Reboot With Kathy Bates Nab CBS Pilot Orders

CBS is adding two famed attorneys to its roster. Matlock, one of television’s most iconic crime dramas, is getting a new life at CBS. The Paramount Global-backed broadcast network has handed out a pilot order for a new take on the former defense attorney formerly played by Andy Griffith. Kathy Bates will take on the […]