The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS.
Though the most stable network of all, CBS surprised with the reveal that it’s shaking up its schedule far more than expected including many regulars like “Elementary,” “Scorpion,” “NCIS: LA,” “Madam Secretary” and more undergoing timeslot and day changes. While most other networks have held back their news shows until mid-season, CBS is putting six of its eight new series at the start – holding only Katherine Heigl legal drama “Doubt” and the TV series version of “Training Day” until mid-season.
The network has officially moved “Supergirl” to The CW where they say it’s a better fit, but if that move hadn’t happened then it would’ve likely stayed on the CBS schedule. The same can’t be said for “Limitless” whose fate remains in limbo and will likely get axed unless someone else picks it up.
Here’s the full line-up of series:
NEW DRAMA SERIES
(Medical-Themed Legal Drama, 9pm Tuesdays)
Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio, and Chris Jackson also star. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia are executive producers.
(Legal Drama, Mid-Season)
Katherine Heigl plays Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend twenty-four years ago. Sadie is hiding her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague (Dule Hill), who thinks he knows everything about her. Laverne Cox, Dreama Walke, Kobi Libii and Elliott Gould all star as other lawyers at the firm. Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Adam Bernstein, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman are executive producers.
(Action-Thriller, 8pm Fridays)
A reimagining of the classic series, the action-adventure drama follows twenty-something Angus ‘Mac’ MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is a maverick former CIA agent (George Eads). Peter Lenkov, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear are executive producers.
(Medical Drama, 10pm Thursdays)
Billionaire Silicon Valley tech titan James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff and lead a team of trailblazers including a fearlessly frank physician (Odette Annable), an intense neurologist (Ward Horton), a 3D printing whiz (Brenda Song), a maddeningly literal neurosurgeon (Reshma Shetty), and a former gangbanger (Aaron Jennings). Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers.
(Cop Drama, Mid-Season)
Set fifteen years after the events of the feature film. Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.) that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals. However, when LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, she assigns Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. Frank is surrounded by a loyal team including a formidable officer with killer aim (Katrina Law), a former pro surfer (Drew Van Acker), a Hollywood madam (Julie Benz) who is also Frank’s girlfriend. Meanwhile Kyle’s schoolteacher wife (Lex Scott Davis) worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father may be his undoing. Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, Will Beall, Barry Schindel, Jonathan Littman and Danny Cannon are executive producers.
NEW COMEDY SERIES
The Great Indoors
(Journalism Comedy, 9:30pm Thursdays)
Jack (Joel McHale) has led a thrilling ‘outdoorsy’ life as a travel journalist, but his globe-trotting days end when his magazine’s charismatic founder Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of journalists. Jack’s eager twenty-something colleagues include a tech nerd (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a social media expert (Christine Ko), and a hipster-lumberjack (Shaun Brown) with none of them having spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and Andy Ackerman are executive producers.
Kevin Can Wait
(Family Comedy, 8pm Mondays)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids – a retirement plans consisting of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with three fellow retirees (Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine). That dream is jeopardized when he discovers his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes) has shielded him from key family info – one daughter (Taylor Spreitler) is dropping out of college, one (Mary-Charles Jones) is having issues at school, and their son (James DiGiacomo) is a hypochondriac. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers.
Man with a Plan
(Family Comedy, 8:30pm Mondays)
Adam (Matt LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for thirteen years. However, Adam’s blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter (Grace Kaufman) is a master manipulator, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants, and their youngest (Hala Finley) is nervous about starting kindergarten. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers>
The nightly CBS schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “The Big Bang Theory”/”Kevin Can Wait” (October)
8:30pm: “Kevin Can Wait”/”Man with a Plan (October)
9pm: “2 Broke Girls”
9:30pm: “The Odd Couple”
10pm: “N.C.I.S.: New Orleans”
9pm: “Criminal Minds”
10pm: “Code Black”
8pm: “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30pm: “Life in Pieces”
9:30pm: “The Great Indoors”
10pm: “Pure Genius”
9pm: “Hawaii Five-0”
10pm: “Blue Bloods”
8pm: “Crimetime Saturday”
7pm: “60 Minutes”
8pm: “N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles”
9pm: “Madam Secretary”
“The Amazing Race,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Doubt,” “Training Day,” “Undercover Boss”
MOVED TO ANOTHER NETWORK
“Angel from Hell,” “CSI: Cyber,” “Extant,” “The Good Wife,” “Limitless,” “Mike & Molly,” “Person of Interest,” “Rush Hour,” “Under the Dome”