NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – CBS will be going for the laughs this fall.READ MORE: French Forces Kill ISIS Leader Believed To Be Responsible For Sgt. La David Johnson’s Death
On Wednesday the network unveiled it’s 2016-2017 prime time line-up which has three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning favorites.
The new comedies increased CBS’ number of comedies to eight and they’ll air in two, two hour, blocks on Mondays and Thursdays.
Kevin James will star in one of the new comedies called “Kevin Can Wait.” James plays a newly retired police officer who faces tougher challenges at home with his wife and three kids than he ever did on the streets.
Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc will star in “Man With A Plan.” He”ll play a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes – his little angels are maniacs.
The third comedy to make its debut this Fall is “The Great Indoors” starring Joel McHale as a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of eager millennials in the publication’s digital edition.
The new fall dramas are “Bull” starring Michael Weatherly who just left the network’s “NCIS” after 13 years. He star as a brilliant and charming trial consultant.
Another new drama is old favorite of the older set. The network is bring back “MacGyver”, only this time it will be an origin story of the classic series starring Lucas Till and George Eads.
Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew will star in “Pure Genius” – a medical drama about a Silicon Valley billionaire superstar who enlists the world’s best medical minds to work in his state-of-the-art hospital.
“Training Day” is another new crime drama. It takes place 15 years after the events of the successful feature film, starring Bill Paxton as a hardened, morally ambiguous detective for the LAPD, and Justin Cornwell as a young, idealistic officer tapped to go undercover as his trainee to spy on him.
Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill and Laverne Cox will star in the legal drama “Doubt” about an attorney who begins to fall for her charismatic client accused of murdering his girlfriend.
The 21 returning shows include “NCIS” television’s #1 drama for the last seven years, “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary,” “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Elementary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” Monday night’s most-watched drama, “Scorpion” and “Criminal Minds.”READ MORE: COVID Booster Shot Confusion Ahead Of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
Returning comedies include “The Big Bang Theory,” television’s #1 comedy for the past six years; “Life In Pieces,” this season’s #1 new comedy; the critically acclaimed “Mom,” “The Odd Couple,” and “2 Broke Girls.”
The returning reality series are the Emmy Award-winning programs “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Undercover Boss.”
In addition to the new shows and the 21 established series, “NFL Thursday Night Football returns to CBS’s #1 primetime lineup for the third consecutive year with five early-season games. The Thursday broadcasts kick off on Sept. 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.
“One of our goals this development season was to expand our lineup of top-rated comedies, and these new shows and big stars give us the opportunity to do so in a big way,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “With the Network’s returning roster of hits and time-period winners, we’re able to strategically schedule all of our exciting new comedies and dramas with the best possible launch pads to succeed.”
The 2016-2017 night-by-night schedule:
“The Big Bang Theory” will move to Mondays at 8 p.m. at start of football season. It will be followed by new comer “Kevin Can Wait.” Following football, “The Big Bang Theory” will move to its regular Thursday time period, and “Kevin Can Wait” will shift to 8 P.m. followed by “Man With A Plan,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “The Odd Couple.” Moving to 10 p.m. to wrap up the night is “Scorpion.
“NCIS,” television’s #1 drama for seven consecutive season with over 20 million viewers, returns at 8 p.m. followed by former NCIS star Michael Weatherly’s new legal drama “Bull” at 9 p.m. “NCIS: New Orleans” will cap the night beginning at 10 p.m.
“Survivor” once again opens the night at 8 p.m. “Criminal Minds” follows at 9 p.m. and the night wraps up with the fast–paced medical drama “Code Black.”
“NFL Thursday Night Football” will run during the football season which begins in September. However, the networks schedule begins October 27th, so the “Big Bang Theory” will be in its regular slot at 8 p.m. until that happens. It will be followed by “The Great Indoors,” “Mom,” and “”Life In Pieces.” At 10 p.m. it’s “Pure Genius,” the medical drama about an Internet billionaire and his brilliant team of doctors, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew.
Kicking off the night at 8 p.m. will be the new action-adventure drama “MacGyver,” followed by another classic franchise, “Hawaii Five-0” at 9 p.m. “Blue Bloods” will follow at 10 p.m.
The Saturday lineup features “Crime Time Saturday,” encore broadcasts of the network’s popular dramas at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m followed by “48 Hours” at 10 p.m.
The renowned 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for nearly five decades, returns at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., “NCIS: Los Angeles” moves to its new home followed by “Madam Secretary.” At 10 p.m., Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case in “Elementary.”
In addition to “Training Day” and “Doubt”, CBS will once again roll out new and established shows throughout the season, including “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” the award-winning reality series “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss;” and the new one-hour alternative series, “Hunted,” which was previously announced.