CBS’s new series will feature stars in comedy and drama such as Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Michael Weatherly, Katherine Heigl, Dermot Mulroney, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill and Bill Paxton.
The new fall comedies are: Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James as a newly retired police officer who faces tougher challenges at home with his wife and three kids than he ever did on the streets; Man With A Plan, starring Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc as 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; and 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 as a brilliant and charming trial consultant; the action-adventure drama MacGyver, an origin story of the classic series starring Lucas Till and George Eads; and Pure Genius, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew in 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.
Two new series also set to premiere in 2016-2017 are: Training Day, a crime drama that begins 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; and the legal drama Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dulé Hill and Laverne Cox, about an attorney who begins to fall for her charismatic client accused of murdering his girlfriend.
The 21 returning shows for the 2016-2017 season are dramas NCIS, television’s #1 drama for seven consecutive seasons; Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary, the #1 broadcast dramas on Friday and Sunday, respectively; time-period winners Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, Hawaii-Five-O, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans; Monday night’s most-watched drama, Scorpion; and Criminal Minds. The comedies are 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.