CBS's Reckless had more viewers last week than it ever has, with 4.7 million viewers tuning in even against a popular Sunday Night Football Colts-Broncos matchup (18.8 million viewers). The Reckless fan base might draw in even more on Saturday night at 8pm with a special two-hour finale--especially considering Reckless obviously isn't bothered by competition from football. (There is a lot of college football on TV Saturday night.)
This legal drama in its rookie year got off to a so-so start with critics, but the audience ramp-up bodes well for a show that takes on contemporary issues and mores--and is built to hit the zeitgeist. Last week a sexual harassment verdict dovetailed with the two main characters figuring out their futures, together or apart. It's full of pretty scenes--it's hard to make Charleston, South Carolina look bad. Reckless had a summer first run, when it's sometimes hard to gain traction. And it switched hours too, from 9 to 10. This movie-length finale could set the stage for a big second season for Reckless. Expect the show, as the name indicates, to let it all hang out and leave lots of loose ends to be resolved.
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