David Arquette (Scream, Eight Legged Freaks) and Richard T. Jones (Judging Amy) have been cast as Homeland Security agents in Time Bomb, a CBS TV-movie about a bomb set to go off at a football game in Washington, D.C. The drama will unfold in real time.... Ewan McGregor will star in Edward Blum's full-length feature directorial debut, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, a comedy about seven couples' complicated relationships and, we are promised, no clones.
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How do you take on a hot show like Desperate Housewives? With some vampire bats, a time bomb and a serial killer, of course. And if those don’t do the job, there’s always a "superstorm" to destroy the world.
Welcome to the new CBS Sunday Movie, long the network-TV home for the tearjerker or spiritually uplifting Hallmark Hall of Fame film. A steady diet of those movies simply isn’t doing the job to attract younger viewers away from ABC’s Sunday lineup. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday that it’s time to change course with more B-movie-esque thrillers.
"We know we’re up against a juggernaut on Sunday nights," she said. "As a result, we’re trying some high-concept and popcorn movies to go along with our traditional female films and star-driven vehicles. You’ll also see a somewhat different scheduling strategy."
In other words, Tassler will put those movies