How CBS Continues to Bet Big on Horror With ‘Clarice’

Tim Baysinger
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CBS is continuing its experiment with its 10 p.m. slot, as the network known for procedurals and its “NCIS” franchise is increasingly trying out genre fare, particularly horror. On Thursday, CBS debuts “Clarice,” a sequel to “Silence of the Lambs” that follows FBI agent Clarice Starling one year after the events of the film. (Just don’t expect them to reference that movie’s most famous character, Hannibal Lecter.) “Clarice,” with its focus on serial killers and their gory interests, will mark the second straight season that CBS will dabble with horror. Along with “Evil,” which features scenes of demonic possession and hauntings, CBS does not appear to be shying away from pushing the boundaries within its standards and practices department. “We haven’t gotten any notes that have held us back in any way,” “Clarice” showrunner Elizabeth Klaviter told TheWrap. “They’ve been just incredibly supportive and really excited by finding ways to work within the parameters of the network, but also create scary visuals, creepy visuals. We’re definitely often in the pocket of psychological thriller, and even in some episodes we have some horror elements. We’re definitely looking for visuals that support that storytelling.” Also Read: Why CBS' 'Silence of the Lambs'...

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