CBS orders two more ‘Harts’

CBS has ordered two additional episodes of “Harts of the West,” the Saturday drama from the Kushner-Locke Co., increasing the total order to 15 hours.

“Harts” has been a borderline performer ratings-wise, averaging a 10.0 rating , 17 share in Nielsen season to date, 29% off from its lead-in, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”

Separately, Kushner-Locke announced casting on two movies in development at CBS, with Lorraine Bracco to star in “Getting Gotti,” the story of the New York attorney who prosecuted the mafia don; and Robert Urich joining Richard Thomas in “To Save the Children,” a fact-based movie about a hostage crisis in Wyoming.

K-L confirmed that Robert Blake, announced previously to play John Gotti in that project, is no longer attached to the movie and that the role has yet to be recast. The company is also in production on “Andre the Seal,” a feature starring Keith Carradine and Chelsea Field that will be released by Paramount this summer.

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