2016-2017 TV Lineup: All of the Trailers for CBS’s New Shows
CBS has just dropped the first trailers for the eight freshman comedies and dramas joining the network’s lineup in the 2016-2017 primetime season. From a new sitcom starring Kevin James to the latest movie-inspired adaptation in Training Day, here’s a rundown of all of CBS’s new shows debuting later this year.
1. Kevin Can Wait
Kevin James returns to CBS as a newly retired police officer, who leaves behind his cop duties and looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids… until he discovers that he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. James will co-write the series with former King Of Queens executive producer and frequent collaborator Rock Reuben and sitcom veteran Bruce Helford. The show will air Mondays at 8:30 p.m. Eastern this fall, before moving to the 8:00 p.m time slot after football concludes in late October.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘Kevin Can Wait’ will premiere on September 19.]
2. Man With a Plan
On the comedy side of things, CBS will bring Matt LeBlanc back to TV with this multi-camera sitcom. The show will star the Friends alum as a father charged with caring for his kids when his wife goes back to work. LeBlanc will also executive produce the series, which will be penned by That ’70s Show duo Jeff and Jackie Filgo. The comedy will air Monday nights this fall at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, after the conclusion of Thursday night football.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘Man With a Plan’ will premiere on October 24.]
Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, this drama will explore his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time. Paul Attanasio (House) will co-write the script with McGraw. Michael Weatherly, who recently departed NCIS, will star alongside Freddy Rodriguez and Geneva Carr. The show is scheduled to air on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern this fall.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘Bull’ will premiere on September 20.]
4. The Great Indoors
The multi-cam comedy, from Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons, centers on an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, and Christine Ko will co-star. Gibbons (who previously produced The Late Late Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show) will write and executive produce the project, which will air Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. Eastern this fall.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘The Great Indoors’ will premiere on October 27.]
5. Pure Genius
Written and executive produced by Parenthood‘s Jason Katims, the new medical drama follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, “new school” approach to medicine. The series originated last season, but did not make it to pilot and is moving forward now after a script revision. Dermot Mulroney, Augustus Prew, Reshma Shetty, and Brenda Song co-star in the series, which airs on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern after football ends in mid-October.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘Pure Genius’ will premiere on October 27.]
The network is moving forward with its adaptation of the Richard Dean Anderson-starring television series of the same name. This reimagining will star Lucas Till as a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. Paul Downs Colaizzo will pen the script. James Wan (Aquaman, Mortal Kombat) will executive produce and also direct the pilot. MacGyver will air Fridays this fall at 8 p.m. Eastern.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘MacGyver’ will premiere on September 23.]
7. Training Day
The latest title to join TV’s big remake craze is CBS’s Training Day, based on the original 2001 movie starring Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington. The developing series picks up 15 years after the events of the feature film and follows an idealistic young police officer, who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective. Justin Cornwell and Bill Paxton will co-star in the series, which will have a midseason premiere.
This legal drama was first ordered to pilot last year, but it didn’t make the cut for a series order at the time. After undergoing script rewrites and the recasting of several roles, Doubt is finally moving forward. Katherine Heigl will star as Sadie Ellis, a smart, chic, and successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Stephen Pasquale, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii, and Laverne Cox co-star.
Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy duo Tony Phelan and Joan Rate will serve as writers and executive producers of the series, which will have a midseason premiere.