|Tonight, CBS unspools the first of its two new dramas this summer. Unlike upcoming Extant, the legal drama Reckless wasn't originally planned for summer. Despite one of its worst new drama classes, CBS couldn't find a place for this show in the regular season, and that's probably not a good sign. And while lead-in Big Brother has a nice 18-49 audience, it's also wildly incompatible with the CBS drama stable, as seen in Unforgettable's rather low-rated turn in this slot last year. Unforgettable premiered at a 1.3 in July 2013.|
CBS is trying to appeal to the Big Brother contingent by playing up the steamy factor in promos, but that probably won't be enough to make it a much better option than Unforgettable. However, since this is a series premiere and not a known old-skewing quantity like Unforgettable, I don't think it'll do much worse, either... at least for now.