An entertaining serialized plot with plenty of twists, nudity and violence, but not the same grim streak or stuffiness of something like "The Borgias."
A Gifted Man
The Empire State continues to outpace the Golden State when it comes to production incentives.
Neal Baer is working the late shift for CBS, fielding a detective drama dubbed "Nightcrawler."
The amiable diversion from north of the border wins no points for originality, but boasts a winning lead in Erica Durance.
Banking on its bench strength, CBS is again going light on new series, giving greenlights Sunday to two comedies and four dramas for the 2012-13 season.
Being a prolific writer is part of a showrunner's job description.
Margo Martindale ("Justified"), Zoey Deutch ("Ringer") and Rachel Brosnahan ("The Unborn") are in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon Entertainment's "Beautiful Creatures."
CBS became the first broadcaster to announce renewals for the 2012-13 season, bringing back 18 series Wednesday.
In its series premiere Friday, CBS' ''A Gifted Man'' matched the 18-49 demo performance of the season premiere of ''Medium'' in the same 8 p.m. timeslot, but drew more than 50% more total viewers.
The series features Patrick Wilson as the self-absorbed neurosurgeon who experiences a belated spiritual epiphany, unlocking do-gooder impulses that transform him from talented bastard into something…