AceShowbiz - CBS is the latest network to unveil its fall schedule for the 2018-19 TV season. The new lineup features a slew of new reboot shows, including "Magnum P.I." and "Murphy Brown". In addition, several new series, such as "The Neighborhood", "Happy Together" and "F.B.I.", are making their debut in the upcoming fall.
"We have five remakes, but we also have plenty of new stuff as well," CBS entertainment president Kelly Kahl told reporters at a press conference in New York on Wednesday, May 16. "Shows that are big loud and noisy and that are creatively terrific, those are the shows we’re going to want to continue to do moving forward."
The Monday lineup is dominated by new shows. "The Neighborhood" opens Mondays at 8 P.M. slot and is later followed by "Happy Together" at 8.30 P.M. Meanwhile, the new reboot of 1980s detective drama "Magnum P.I.", starring "The Expanse" actor Jay Hernandez, is set to air at 9 P.M., while returning series "Bull" is getting a new time slot at 10 P.M.
"F.B.I." is sandwiched by "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" and "NCIS: New Orleans" in the Tuesday schedule. "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" remain at 8 P.M. and 10 P.M. respectively, with "F.B.I." getting the 9 P.M. slot.
"Murphy Brown" is set to air on Thursdays at 9.30 P.M. Also in the Thursday lineup are "The Big Bang Theory", "Young Sheldon", "Mom" and "S.W.A.T.". Another new series "God Friended Me", meanwhile, is getting Sundays at 8 P.M. slot.
CBS also reveals trailers for its new series. "The Neighborhood" follows Calvin Butler, who is an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.
However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they’ll disrupt the culture on the block. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home.
Starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West, "Happy Together" is a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them.
"Magnum P.I." is a modern take on the classic series starring Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!
Hailing from Emmy winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise, "F.B.I." is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime, and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe.
As for "Murphy Brown", it is a revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg.
Murphy's son, Avery (Jake McDorman), shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit and has followed in her journalistic footsteps, perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.
"God Friended Me" is a humorous, uplifting drama starring Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer. Miles is an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist.
Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime, he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.
CBS Fall 2018-19 Schedule (all times ET)