CBS has started to make calls on its bubble series. I hear midseason drama Battle Creek has been cancelled. There is no official word yet but CBS’ other bubble freshmen, drama Stalker and comedy The McCarthys, also are not expected to come back.
There had been some talk that one of two CBS projects from David Shore and Sony TV, freshman Battle Creek or pilot Sneaky Pete, might go for next season. That appears not to be happening. I hear CBS also has passed on Sneaky Pete, written/executive produced by Shore and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, which was toplined by Giovanni Ribisi. Battle Creek, starring Josh Duhamel, hailed from Shore and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, based on an old script by Gilligan.