Less than ten days ago, it was being reported that CBS wanted to give Unforgettable another chance. More specifically, the network needed the scripted drama to fill some time it had vacant during the summer months and would be entering discussions with Sony TV to make it happen. The result is a 13-episode order that came down today meaning that Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh would be back as Carrie Wells and Detective Al Burns on broadcast television in summer 2013.
Deadline broke today’s news which followed weeks of speculation that it would end up on a cable network like TNT simply because it was a widely watched property that CBS merely bounced to make room for new arrivals come fall. Nothing really changed in that regard, so that is why you are not seeing the show on the calendar for the core 2012-13 season and will have to wait for the summer.
Unforgettable averaged over 12 million viewers with a 2.5 18-49 in its first year on the air–numbers that are pretty unobtainable during the summer months. The question now turns to how low is the bar being set and whether or not leaving for cable might have been the best option for a lengthy series run. What is to stop the broadcaster from cancelling the drama all over again? This is just speculation, but audiences have seen it before from CBS in the form of Jericho.