NEW YORK (CBS) – CBS has unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas, 21 returning series and Thursday Night Football.
In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall.
The Network’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 returning reality series are the Emmy Award-winning programs Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.
In news, CBS will return 60 Minutes, television’s #1 news program for nearly five decades, and Saturday’s most-watched program 48 Hours.
In addition to the new shows and 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 September 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.
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