Poppy Montgomery's 'Unforgettable' Days May Not Be Over
Unforgettable is proving to be just that over at CBS where the crime drama simply refuses to go away. Starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, the hour long series was canceled in May despite the fact that it had a respectable 2.5 rating for the much sought after 18 to 49 age group bracket and weekly viewers that averaged 12.1 million.
At the time of the cancellation, Nina Tesslar, CBS Entertainment President, stated that the reason for Unforgettable not being renewed was not so much “what went wrong with Unforgettable but what went right with the new pilots.” The new entries are considered strong by the network and with so few hour slots available, the show was axed.
However, almost immediately Sony Pictures began working on keeping the show alive, entering into talks with other networks such as Lifetime and TNT in the hopes one of them would be interested enough to pick up the show. Ultimately, CBS has retained its interest and is now considering a pickup that would return Unforgettable to the schedule next summer for a 13-week run. As of yet, nothing has been confirmed or decided for sure.
Montgomery, who previously was a success on Without a Trace, plays Carrie Wells, a detective who has the ability to remember absolutely everything that she sees. The exception came when, as a child, she witnessed the murder of her sister. Walsh portrays Lt. Al Burns, Wells' boss and ex-lover.