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[02/24/11 - 10:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 24
Updates include: "Chase's" Amaury Nolasco to "Work It" for ABC; TBS axes "Glory Daze"; and Michelle Borth to lead ABC's "Combat Hospital."

[02/18/10 - 12:33 PM]
Award Winners 'Come Out of Hiding' for USA Network's Hit Series "In Plain Sight"
Rita Moreno, Allison Janney, Steven Weber, Tess Harper and Josh Cooke are all set to stop by on the new season, due next month.

[12/07/09 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 7
Updates include: NBC trims "100 Questions"; Cynthia Cidre to shepherd TNT's "Dallas" revival; and Jerry O'Connell replaces Sendhil Ramamurthy on NBC's "Rex."

[05/19/09 - 09:38 AM]
Season Two of the A&E Hit Scripted Drama "The Cleaner" Premieres on Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET/PT
Mia Kirshner, Rebecca Gayheart, Shirley Jones, Christine Lahti and Lori Petty are among the guest stars set for the new season.

[05/12/09 - 11:06 AM]
A&E Network Expands on Industry-Leading Original Programming Slate
Reality projects featuring Tony Danza, Bob Saget, Russell Simmons and Shaquille O'Neal are among the network's upcoming plans.

[04/14/09 - 08:45 AM]
Bravo Writes a New Chapter with Development of Scripted Series and Live Weekly Topical Show
New additions include "American Artist," "Design Sixx," "Kell on Earth" and "Launch My Line."

[02/05/09 - 03:00 PM]
The Highly Anticipated Feature-Length Prequel to the Series Phenomenon, 'Battlestar Galactica' Premiering Exclusively on DVD and Digital Download
"Caprica" will hit shelves on April 21 while the series itself will roll out in 2010.

[12/02/08 - 08:47 AM]
Sci Fi Greenlights 'Caprica' to Series
The network has ordered 20 hours of the "Battlestar Galactica" spin-off, including the two-hour pilot.

[10/27/08 - 07:02 AM]
A&E Picks Up Second Season of 'The Cleaner' Starring Benjamin Bratt
The series will go into production shortly on 13 all-new episodes slated to premiere sometime in 2009.

[10/22/08 - 11:14 AM]
Saturn Teams Up with CBS Interactive to Create New Original Web Series "Novel Adventures," Premiering Monday, NoV. 3
Daphne Zuniga, Paola Turbay, Ashley Williams and Jolie Jenkins also star in the project, which comes from "The Cleaner" creator Jonathan Prince.

[06/11/08 - 04:29 PM]
A Tidal Wave of Action This Summer on Usa!
USA further details its summer slate, including finale dates for its original series.

[06/05/08 - 02:39 PM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-Winner Jimmy Smits Joins the Cast of Showtime's Peabody Award Winning Series Dexter
Smits will portray Miguel Prado, "an ambitious, charismatic assistant district attorney who comes from one of Miami's most politically powerful and beloved families."

[05/28/08 - 07:11 AM]
A&E Network(R) to Launch First Scripted Drama Series in More Than Six Years
On Tuesday, July 15, at 10pm ET/PT, A&E Network will launch its first original scripted drama series in more than six years.

[05/19/08 - 05:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Polly Walker joins "Galactica" prequel while Katee Sackhoff heads to "Nip/Tuck"; Jeffrey Bell to run CBS's "Harper's Island"; and Michael Weston books an arc on FOX's "House."

[04/09/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
Updates include: Cole Hauser and CCH Pounder join CBS's "Tower"; Tricia Helfer signs with FOX; and Thomas Schlamme to helm "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" for ABC.

[03/21/08 - 02:38 PM]
CBS Nukes 'Jericho'
CBS made it official on Friday - "Jericho" won't be returning for a third season.

[02/13/08 - 09:40 AM]
CBS Announces Return of Original Episodes of Comedy and Drama Series
All but THE UNIT, CANE and SHARK are set to return in the next two months.

[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

[12/27/07 - 04:55 PM]
It's a Holly Jolly Holiday Week for CBS
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[12/27/07 - 04:50 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 17, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[12/19/07 - 02:24 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, December 18, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/18/07 - 04:10 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 10, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 10-16.

[12/17/07 - 02:39 PM]
Game Time Change: CBS Yanks New Episodes
With its first-run cupboards nearly empty, CBS has quietly pulled new episodes of "NCIS," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" from this week's schedule.

[12/04/07 - 01:46 PM]
Kelly Preston ('Jerry Mcguire') to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'The Tenth Circle,' Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Novel by Jodi Picoult
The movie, due in 2008, is "a powerful account of an American family and a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child."

[12/03/07 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 3-7
Updates include: Thom Beers, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun ink three-series/30-episode deal with NBC, the Wayans brothers land a comedy at VH1 and Connie Nielsen to topline A&E's "Danny Fricke."

[11/20/07 - 12:54 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 12, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 12-18.

[11/20/07 - 11:47 AM]
'Heroes,''The Office'And 'Sunday Night Football' Lead NBC's Week of NoV. 12-18
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 12-18.

[11/14/07 - 01:00 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 13.

[11/13/07 - 01:48 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 5, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 5-11.

[11/09/07 - 02:46 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards," to Be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Will Air January 8 on the CBS Television Network
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "House" and "Law and Order: SVU" to battle it out for favorite drama while "The King of Queens," "My Name is Earl" and "Two and a Half Men" are up for favorite comedy.

[11/06/07 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 29, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 29-November 4.

[11/06/07 - 12:57 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football ' Powers NBC's Week of OcT. 29-NoV. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 29-November 4.

[11/02/07 - 05:50 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 29-November 2
Updates include: Joss Whedon returns to FOX with "Dollhouse"; new deals for Tyra Banks, Matt Olmstead and Richard Shepard; plus Justin Bruening to topline NBC's "Knight Rider."

[11/01/07 - 10:20 AM]
Leigh Redman Upped to Vice President, Drama Development CBS Par Network TV
In her new position, Redman will work closely with McNamara and Maria Crenna, Executive Vice President, CBS Paramount Network Television, in developing new series in the drama genre for all broadcast networks.

[10/31/07 - 11:13 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 30, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 30.

[10/30/07 - 01:38 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 22, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 22-28.

[10/30/07 - 01:33 PM]
'Heroes,' 'The Office' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Pace NBC's Week of OcT. 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 22-28.

[10/29/07 - 04:14 PM]
CBS in November: The First Ever "Csi"/"Without a Trace" Crossover
CBS lays out its November sweeps highlights, which include MAJOR SPOILERS.

[10/29/07 - 04:14 PM]
CBS's "Numb3rs," "Cane," "Moonlight" and "The Unit" Among the Top Programs Benefiting from Live Plus Seven Day Dvr Playback Among Adults 18-49
CBS spins the live plus seven day ratings for the week of October 8-14.

[10/26/07 - 03:37 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 22-26
Updates include: CMT, MTV and VH1 to all "Name That Tune," Debmar-Mercury to revive "Trivial Pursuit," FOX eyes a "Prison Break" spin-off and loads of new casting news!

[10/25/07 - 10:25 PM]
Scripts Keep 'Reaper,' 'Money' on Track
The pick-ups, for three scripts each, leave only a handful of newcomers without any movement on said front.

[10/24/07 - 01:31 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 23, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/23/07 - 01:28 PM]
ABC Picks More 'Daisies,' Scripts Added to 'Carpoolers,' 'Moonlight'
Said news comes as the broadcast networks enter the last full week before the November sweeps period begins - a critical time for those series still awaiting word about their respective futures.

[10/23/07 - 11:55 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 15, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.

[10/17/07 - 12:55 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 16, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 16.

[10/16/07 - 02:10 PM]
NBC Places Four Shows in the Week's Top 10 in Primetime's Key Demo of Adults 18-49, with 'Heroes,' 'Law & Order: Svu,' 'The Office' and 'NBC Sunday Night Football'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 8-14.

[10/16/07 - 12:21 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 8, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 8-14.

[10/15/07 - 02:56 PM]
Final Live Plus Seven Day Ratings Reveal CBS as Premiere Week Winner in Viewers
"Grey's Anatomy," "CSI," "Heroes," "House" and "CSI: Miami" see the largest gains with DVR viewership added in.

[10/11/07 - 09:06 AM]
Tivo Announces Premiere Week Ratings
The ratings, generated using TiVo's Stop||Watch(TM) service, revealed that "Grey's Anatomy," with a total rating of 27.2%, was the most watched show in Total and Time-shifted viewing during premiere week.

[10/10/07 - 10:42 PM]
Nbc, CBS Stand by Their Newcomers
NBC's "Bionic Woman," "Chuck," "Life" and "Journeyman" as well as CBS's "Cane" get the go ahead to pen additional scripts.

[10/10/07 - 11:47 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 9, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/09/07 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 1, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/09/07 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 in 18-49 for a Second Week in a Row and Remains Tied for the Season-To-Date Lead
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/05/07 - 11:31 AM]
Tivo's Season Pass(Tm) Tallies Reveal Only Two Fall Premiere Shows Make the Top 50
"Private Practice" and "Bionic Woman" were the only two premiere shows that penetrated TiVo's Top 50 Season Passes, ranking at #18 and #43 respectively.

[10/03/07 - 01:27 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 2, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.

[10/03/07 - 01:26 PM]
Ncis and "The Unit" Post Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.

[10/02/07 - 11:59 AM]
The Eighth Season Premiere of "Csi" Is the Number One Show of the Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[10/02/07 - 10:33 AM]
With Break-Out Performances from New and Returning Series, NBC Ties for Premiere Week's Top Spot in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[09/26/07 - 10:32 AM]
Cane Raises CBS's Best Series Premiere in the Time Period Since 1999
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 25.

[09/24/07 - 10:23 AM]
The Premiere of CBS's New Drama "Cane" to Be Presented with Limited Commercial Breaks and Sponsored Exclusively by Chevrolet
The automaker will underwrite the entire episode, which will include limited commercial breaks to highlight its new fuel efficiency campaign.

[09/05/07 - 09:12 AM]
CBS Creates First of Its Kind Ad You Can Taste for the Fall Preview Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine
The network's "Cane" campaign will feature a "dissolving taste strip which will enable them to enjoy the full-flavor taste experience of a rum mojito, without any of the sugar, calories or alcohol."

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[08/22/07 - 03:22 PM]
Steve Carell, Kyle Chandler, the Cast of "Entourage," Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Katherine Heigl, Hayden Panettiere, Jimmy Smits, Jon Stewart, Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Walsh Confirmed Presenters for the 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The show, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, September 16 (8:00-11:00 ET Live/ PT tape delayed) on FOX.

[08/08/07 - 06:15 PM]
Fall TV Season Comes Into Focus as Otx Releases Early Awareness, Interest and Buzz for New Broadcast Shows
With more than six weeks until the official start of the fall season, the data suggests that NBC's "Bionic Woman" and ABC's "Cavemen" are generating the most awareness, interest and buzz.

[07/27/07 - 07:06 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 23-27
Updates include: Rob Thomas and David Greenwalt exit their respective showrunning gigs, HBO gives "Big Love" a third season and Brooke Langton to take over for Melissa Sagemiller on NBC's "Life."

[07/18/07 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Premiere Dates
"Kid Nation" and "Survivor" will get the jump on the network's traditional "premiere week" while "Viva Laughlin" will get a special post-"C.S.I." bow on Thursday, October 18.

[07/18/07 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Announces Its "New" Drama Development Team
Christina Davis and Robert Zotnowski have been promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment, jointly overseeing the Network's drama department, and Yelena Chak joins as Director, Drama Development.

[06/27/07 - 09:23 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cane" (CBS)

[06/22/07 - 07:32 PM]
Development Update: Week of June 18-22
Updates include: New cast members set for NBC's "Heroes" and FOX's "Prison Break," "Nip/Tuck's" Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon get hefty pay bumps, MTV moving into "Pageant Place" and the usual mix of casting news.

[05/16/07 - 07:05 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 Fall Primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup, which will win the 2006-2007 season in viewers and adults 25-54, continuing the Network's multi-year winning streak.

[05/14/07 - 02:24 PM]
CBS Picks Up 'Bang,' 'Power' Plus Four Dramas
Four dramas ("Cane A.K.A. Los Duques," "Moonlight A.K.A. Twilight," "Swingtown," "Viva Laughlin"), a comedy ("The Big Bang Theory") and a game show ("The Power of 10") were among CBS' first wave of series pick-ups at the start of upfront week on Monday.

[03/14/07 - 01:20 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 14
Updates include: Penn Badgley, Polly Walker, Jake Busey and Melissa McCarthy all snag pilots while CBS eyes a new game show and FOX tables "NSA Innocent."

[03/08/07 - 12:05 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 8
Updates include: Pilots for Kal Penn, Jeffrey Tambor, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hector Elizondo, Mia Maestro, Adam Goldberg and many more!

[03/02/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Geico's cavemen to star in new ABC comedy while Amber Tamblyn, Krista Allen, Robert Vaughn and Laura Harris all land pilot roles.

[02/28/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 28
Updates include: James Caan and Nikki Cox leave "Las Vegas," HBO greenlights "Generation Kill" and plenty of pilot casting news.

[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 22
Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.

[02/13/07 - 12:28 PM]
Smits' El Sendero Productions Carves a Path with Three New Projects
Among them: Jimmy Smits will star and executive produce Cynthia Cidre's drama pilot for CBS.

[01/25/07 - 12:58 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 25
Updates include: New deals for "SVU's" Hargitay and Meloni, Sony axes "Behrendt" and pilot orders from CBS and the CW.







CANE (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/07 - 12/18/07
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/13/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release) CANE is an epic drama about the external rivalries and internal power struggles of a large Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar business in South Florida. When the family patriarch, Pancho, is offered a lucrative but questionable deal by his bitter adversaries, the Samuels, to purchase thousands of acres of sugar fields, he's faced with a tough choice: Should he cash out of the sugar business and focus solely on rum, which would please his impulsive natural son, Frank, or protect the family legacy that he built from the ground up by not selling, and side with his adopted son, Alex, who mistrusts the Samuels and still sees value in sugar? Alex and Frank's approach to business is as different as their approach to life. While Frank might lose focus chasing women, Alex is deeply in love with his beautiful wife, Isabel, who is also Pancho's daughter. Married when she was just 17 years old, Isabel balances Alex by choosing not to involve herself in the business, focusing instead on their three children, Jaime, Katie and Artie, who are determined to forge their own paths outside the family. Jaime has a deep love for his father, but also yearns to make it on his own outside of the family business and when he's accepted to a reputable college he must face the decision to please Alex or stick by his beloved girlfriend Rebecca and choose a new life. Katie is their rebellious teenage daughter who looks and acts far older than she is. Henry, Pancho's youngest son, prefers to stand in the sidelines while his oldest siblings battle for control of the Duque's interests. While her sons wrestle with their own personal difficulties and secrets, Pancho's wife, Amalia, sees to the normal inter-personal conflicts that occur within an extended family and bridges the gap between the three generations hosting the family's large music-filled cookouts and lively dinners. For the Duques, will family allegiance come first or will their secrets and acrimonious conflicts over love, lust and control of the family fortune be their downfall?
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alona Tal as Rebecca King
· Eddie Matos as Henry Duque
· Hector Elizondo as Pancho Duque
· Jimmy Smits as Alex Vega
· Lina Esco as Katie Vega
· Michael Trevino as Jaime Vega
· Nestor Carbonell as Frank Duque
· Paola Turbay as Isabel Vega
· Polly Walker as Ellis Samuels
· Rita Moreno as Amalia Duque
· Samuel Carman as Artie Vega
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Rasmussen as CO-EP
· Christian Duguay as DIR (Pilot)
· Cynthia Cidre as EP
· Cynthia Cidre as WRTR (Pilot)
· Jack Clements as SP
· Jimmy Iovine as EP
· Jimmy Smits as CO-EP
· John A. Smith as CO-PROD
· Jonathan Prince as EP
· Mike Foley as PROD
· Nicole Mirante as PROD
· Peter Noah as EP
· Polly Anthony as EP
· Sanford Bookstaver as SP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· CBS Television Studios
· Interscope Television
· Once A Frog Productions