CBS announced it’s new Fall TV lineup: It will air three new comedies and three new dramas this fall, including “Young Sheldon,” a prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” and “S.W.A.T,” inspired by the 1975-76 ABC series and 2003 film.
CBS Cancels “2 Broke Girls” and “The Odd Couple”
Series not returning include the comedies “2 Broke Girls,” which ran
for six seasons, “The Odd Couple,” which ran for three, and “The Great
Indoors,” which premiered in October, and the dramas “Criminal Minds,” which
ran for two seasons, “Pure Genius,” which premiered in October, and
“Doubt,” “Ransom” and “Training Day,” which all premiered at midseason.
Six Series That Premiered Last Fall to Return
Of the six series that premiered on CBS last fall, four will be returning for second seasons — the comedies “Kevin Can Wait” and “Man With A Plan” and the dramas “Bull” and “MacGyver.” The comedy “Superior Donuts,” which premiered at midseason, will also return for a second season.
“Man With A Plan” is among the series that will begin their new
seasons at midseason along with the dramas “Code Black” and “Elementary”
and the alterative series “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss.”
Jim Parsons will executive produce and narrate “Young Sheldon,” which
is about the experiences of his “The Big Bang Theory” character Sheldon
Cooper as a 9-year-old growing up in East Texas.
Iain Armitage, who played the son of Shailene Woodley’s character in the
HBO miniseries “Big Little Lies,” plays the title role. The pilot was
directed by Jon Favreau, who has directed such films as “Iron Man,” “Iron
Man 2” and “The Jungle Book.”
The other new CBS comedies are:
— “9JKL,” inspired by the real life of series star and producer Mark
Feuerstein, who portrays a new divorce and actor between projects who moves
home to New York, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting,
meddlesome parents (Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould) on one side and his
competitive brother (David Walton), sister-in-law (Liza Lapira) and their new
baby on the other.
— “Me, Myself & I” is about the defining moments in a man’s life as a
14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042.
Bobby Moynihan will play the present-day version of the character, John
Larroquette the 65-year-old version and Jack Dylan Grazer as the 14-year-old
“S.W.A.T.” stars Shemar Moore as a recently promoted sergeant tabbed
to run a specialized tactical unit.
The pilot was directed by Justin Lin, who directed four of “The Fast
and The Furious” films, who is also one of the executive producers, along with
Shawn Ryan, who produced the critically acclaimed 2002-2008 FX crime drama
The other new CBS dramas are:
— “SEAL Team” is about the professional and personal lives of the
most elite unit of Navy SEALs who are deployed on clandestine missions
worldwide at a moment’s notice. It stars longtime “Bones” star David
— “Wisdom of the Crowd” stars Emmy-winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary
tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his
daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process.
CBS’ Thursday schedule will be pre-empted from Sept. 28 through Oct. 26
for “Thursday Night Football.”
At the start of the season, CBS’ schedule will consists of 12 hours of
dramas, three hours of sports, and two hours each of comedies, news magazines
Here is the CBS schedule to start the fall:
— Monday: “The Big Bang Theory”; “Young Sheldon”/“9JKL”; “Kevin
Can Wait”; “Me, Myself & I”; “Scorpion”;
— Tuesday: “NCIS”; “Bull”; “NCIS: New Orleans”;
— Wednesday: “Survivor”; “SEAL Team”; “Criminal Minds”
— Thursday: “Thursday Night Football”;
— Friday: “MacGyver”; “Hawaii Five-0”; “Blue Bloods”;
— Saturday: “Crimetime Saturday” drama reruns; “48 Hours”;
— Sunday: “60 Minutes”; “Wisdom of the Crowds”; “NCIS: Los
Angeles”; “Madam Secretary.”