The Code (2019 TV series)

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The Code
THE CODE, in red against a dark background
Title Card
GenreDrama
Created by
Starring
Composer(s)Adam Samuel Goldman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Sweeny
  • Craig Turk
  • Carl Beverly
  • Sarah Timberman
  • Marc Webb
Production location(s)Atlanta, Georgia, Los Angeles, California
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 9, 2019 (2019-04-09) –
present
External links
Website

The Code is an American drama series created by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk. The military legal drama was ordered to series on May 11, 2018 by CBS. The series premiered on April 9, 2019.

Premise[edit]

The Code takes place as the "United States Military's brightest minds take on America's toughest challenges inside the courtroom and out, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator—and a Marine."

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On February 2, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production a pilot order.[4] The pilot script was set to be written by Craig Sweeny who was also set as an executive producer along with Craig Turk, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Production companies involved with the pilot include CBS Television Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions. On February 9, 2018, it was reported that Marc Webb would direct the pilot episode.[5]

On May 11, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production a series order. A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere in the spring of 2019 as a mid-season replacement. On January 15, 2019, it was announced that the series would be held back from mid-season with a premiere date of April 9, 2019.[6] It was scheduled to air weekly on Tuesdays during the 9 PM time slot.

Casting[edit]

In the original pilot, Dave Annable and Mira Sorvino were cast as the series' male lead[7] and a major co-starring role,[8] respectively. When 'The Code' was picked up,[9][10] Australian actor Luke Mitchell took over the role of Captain John "Abe" Abraham from Annable,[11] while Dana Delany took over Sorvino's role as Colonel Eisa Turnbull.[12]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [13]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Blowed Up"Marc WebbStory by : Craig Turk & Craig Sweeny
Teleplay by : Craig Sweeny
April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)8.13[14]
2"P.O.G."Guy FerlandCraig SweenyApril 15, 2019 (2019-04-15)4.45[15]
3"Molly Marine"Holly DaleKendall SherwoodApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)4.60[16]
4"Back on the Block"Steve AdelsonMimi Won TetjemtomApril 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)4.41[17]
5"Maggie's Drawers"John PolsonNathan AlexanderMay 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)4.07[18]
6"1st Civ Div"John BehringJosh FialkovMay 13, 2019 (2019-05-13)5.54[19]
7"Above the Knee"Thomas CarterAnthony SwoffordMay 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)4.97[20]
8"Lioness"[21]Jann TurnerHope MastrasJune 3, 2019 (2019-06-03)TBD
9"Smoke-Pit"[22]Ron FortunatoKaycee Felton-LuiJune 10, 2019 (2019-06-10)TBD
10"Secret Squirrel"[13]TBATBAJune 17, 2019 (2019-06-17)TBD

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 44% based on reviews from 9 critics, with an average rating of 5.5/10.[23] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 56 out of 100, based on reviews from 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[24]

Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times called it "consistently diverting" and described it as : "like ‘JAG’ but in the Marines with a pleasing hint of ‘The Good Wife’".[25] Daniel D'Addario of Variety gave a mixed review and called the show deeply familiar, and said it made NCIS look great by comparison.[26] Dan Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter called it a "thoroughly average procedural" and compared the show unfavorably to the film A Few Good Men.[27]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Blowed Up" April 9, 2019 0.7/3 8.13[14] 0.3 2.57 1.0 10.71[28]
2 "P.O.G." April 15, 2019 0.5/3 4.45[15] 0.3 2.04 0.8 6.49[29]
3 "Molly Marine" April 22, 2019 0.6/3 4.60[16] 0.2 2.10 0.8 6.70[30]
4 "Back on the Block" April 29, 2019 0.5/2 4.41[17] N/A 2.00 N/A 6.42[31]
5 "Maggie's Drawers" May 6, 2019 0.5/2 4.07[18] N/A 1.91 N/A 5.99[32]
6 "1st Civ Div" May 13, 2019 0.6/3 5.54[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Above the Knee" May 20, 2019 0.7/3 4.97[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2018). "'The Code': Anna Wood & Ato Essandoh To Star In CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (March 17, 2018). "'In Between Lives' Casts Anne-Marie Johnson; Raffi Barsoumian Cracks 'The Code'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (February 20, 2018). "'The Code' CBS Pilot Casts Phillipa Soo; David Zayas Joins ABC's 'Staties'". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2018). "'L.A. Confidential', Eric Holder-Inspired 'Main Justice' Among 4 CBS Drama Pilots From Top Producers". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2018). "Marc Webb To Direct CBS Drama Pilot 'The Code'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (January 15, 2019). "'The Code', 'The Red Line', 'Ransom' Drama Series Get Midseason Premiere Dates On CBS". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 13, 2018). "'The Code': Dave Annable To Topline CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 19, 2018). "'The Code': Mira Sorvino To Star In CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2018). "'The Code' Drama Picked Up To Series By CBS With 2 Major Roles Getting Recast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 21, 2018). "Inspiring Dave Annable Post Sheds Light On Agony Of Network Series Recastings". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Burke, Tina (August 17, 2018). "Home and Away's Luke Mitchell scores the lead in CBS drama 'The Code'". TV Week. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 22, 2018). "'The Code: Dana Delany To Co-Star On CBS Drama Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "CODE, THE (CBS)". The Futon Critic. May 22, 2019.
  14. ^ a b Welch, Alex (April 10, 2019). "'NCIS' adjusts up, 'Mental Samurai' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (April 16, 2019). "'The Resident,' 'Man with a Plan' adjust up, 'The Code' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  16. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (April 23, 2019). "'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
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  19. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (May 14, 2019). "'The Voice' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  20. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (May 21, 2019). "'The Voice,' 'The Bachelorette,' 'Beat Shazam,' all others unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  21. ^ "(#COD108) "Lioness"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  22. ^ ""Smoke-Pit"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
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  24. ^ "The Code (2019): Season 1". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
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