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.
With all but one of its new dramas last season renewed, CBS has torn into its Monday night – killing everything that isn’t “The Big Bang Theory”. The big surprise here isn’t so much the shows that made it but the ones that didn’t – notably the new “L.A. Confidential” and “Cagney and Lacey”. The new take on “Magnum P.I.” did, however, make it to series.
Here’s the full line-up of series:
NEW DRAMA SERIES
Follows the military’s brightest minds who take on our country’s toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.
Operating out of JAG HQ in Quantico, these active-duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Turk are executive producers. The show stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandon, Raffi Barsoumian, Phillipa Soo, Jeff Wincott
(Procedural Drama, 9pm Tuesdays)
From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe. The series stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, and Ebonee Noel.
(Drama, 9pm Mondays)
A modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks) and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC (Stephen Hill) and Rick (Zachary Knighton) when he needs back-up on a job.
The Red Line
From acclaimed producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, this drama follows the lives of three vastly different Chicago families whose stories of loss and tragedy intersect in the wake of the mistaken shooting of an African American doctor by a white cop.
As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families crisscross and converge, a message of hope appears – it’s possible to emerge from tragedy stronger, and it’s important to come together with others, not just to survive, but to thrive. Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Vinny Chhibber and Michael Patrick Thornton star.
NEW COMEDY SERIES
A woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiance (Tone Bell) and his wonderful parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her.
As the family Clem (Nina Dobrev) chose and the family she has endured, Clem realizes that this new happy fam may be the perfection she’s always been seeking. Corinne Kingsbury, Bob Kushell, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Scott Ellis are executive producers, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star.
God Friended Me
(Comedy, 8pm Sundays)
Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist.
Brought together by the “God Account,” the two find themselves investigating God’s friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever. Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers while Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton co-star.
(Comedy, 8:30pm Mondays)
Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West play a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe, Ben Winston, Harry Styles, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry are executive producers. Stephnie Weir and Chris Parnell co-star.
(Comedy, 9:30pm Thursdays)
Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for a revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, fake news and a vastly different political climate.
Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), investigative journalist Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) and producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud).
Murphy’s son, Avery (Jake McDorman), shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps – perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting. Tyne Daly and Nik Dodani also star.
(Comedy, 8pm Mondays)
When the friendly Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive in a neighborhood in Los Angeles from Michigan, they’re unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small Midwest town.
However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they’ll disrupt the culture on the block. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected.
Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Rhone and James Burrows executive produce while Sheaun McKinney, Tichina Arnold, Dreama Walker, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan co-star.
The nightly CBS schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “The Neighborhood”
8:30pm: “Happy Together”
9pm: “Magnum P.I.”
10pm: “N.C.I.S.: New Orleans”
9pm: “SEAL Team”
10pm: “Criminal Minds”
8pm: “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30pm: “Young Sheldon”
9:30pm: “Murphy Brown”
9pm: “Hawaii Five-0”
10pm: “Blue Bloods”
8pm: “Crimetime Saturday”
10pm: “48 Hours”
7pm: “60 Minutes”
8pm: “God Friended Me”
9pm: “N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles”
10pm: “Madam Secretary”
“Code Black,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” “Salvation”
“9JKL,” “By the Book,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Life in Pieces,” “Me, Myself & I,” “Scorpion,” “Superior Donuts,” “Wisdom of the Crowd”