"Unforgettable" star Poppy Montgomery doesn't quite get the TV business. Montgomery, who stars as Carrie Wells on the CBS procedural drama, recently told Give Me My Remote about the experience of having your show canceled ... and then renewed.
"I have a very philosophical view about it, which is, there's so much good content in television ... it's a difficult job," Montgomery said. "I don’t understand what makes a show stay on or what makes it go away, but I sort of accept that it’s right if they make that decision. And so when it was gone, I was sad, I will always love that character and the people I work with, so I understood. And I’ve worked with CBS for so long that I was like, 'They’re family. We’ll do something together again.' And when it came back, I was genuinely flabbergasted and thrilled."
CBS canceled "Unforgettable" after one season. The series about a police detective with hyperthymesia, a medical condition that gives her the ability to recall everything she sees, averaged 12.1 million viewers. Shortly after cancellation, rumors began placing the series on the move to TNT and Lifetime. Montgomery said she didn't follow the rumors.
In the end, CBS picked up the series for a 13-episode Season 2 set to air during the summer of 2013. Getting a reprieve has been like Christmas, Montgomery said.
"It’s like someone told me Santa Claus didn't exist and then he appeared," she said. "So I'm thrilled."
However, Season 2 will look a bit different. Besides Montgomery, Season 1 stars Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin will return for the new season, but Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Daya Vaidya won't be returning for Season 2.
Find out which other shows will return below.