What will be on WHIO-TV Channel 7 this fall?

Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 9:37 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 9:37 AM

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. The new series will join a lineup that will finish the current season as America’s most-watched network in viewers for the 13th time in 14 years, including the last eight years straight. The network will also finish #1 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays.

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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: This comedy stars 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: Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc is 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.
  • The Great Indoors: Joel McHale stars 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: Michael Weatherly is a brilliant and charming trial consultant.
  • MacGyver: This is an origin story of the classic series starring Lucas Till and George Eads.
  • Pure Genius: Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew star 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 more series to premiere in 2016-2017:

  • Training Day: This show is 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.
  • Doubt:  This legal drama, which stars Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dulé Hill and Laverne Cox, is about an attorney who begins to fall for her charismatic client accused of murdering his girlfriend.

 The 21 shows that are returning for the 2016-2017 season include: NCIS, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom, The Odd Couple and 2 Broke Girls.

Returning reality shows include: Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. In news, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours will return.

In addition to the new shows and 21 established series, NFL Thursday Night Football returns to CBS’s No. 1 primetime lineup for the third consecutive year with five early-season games. The Thursday broadcasts kick off on Sept. 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.

“One of our goals this development season was to expand our lineup of top-rated comedies, and these new shows and big stars give us the opportunity to do so in a big way,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “With the Network’s returning roster of hits and time-period winners, we’re able to strategically schedule all of our exciting new comedies and dramas with the best possible launch pads to succeed.”

CBS Television Netword 2016-2017 primetime schedule night-by-night:

MONDAYS – Comedy is back on Monday! With Thursday Night Football premiering Sept. 15, the Network will again move The Big Bang Theory to Mondays at 8 p.m. to start the season, giving the best lead-in on television to the new family comedy Kevin Can Wait. starring Kevin James. Following football, The Big Bang Theory will move to its regular Thursday time period, and Kevin Can Wait will shift to 8 p.m. to anchor the night and lead in to the new comedy Man with a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc. The expanded night of comedy will continue with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in 2 Broke Girls at 9 p.m., paired with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in The Odd Couple at 9:30 p.m., creating a two-hour comedy block. Moving to 10 p.m. to wrap up the night is Scorpion, Monday night’s top-rated scripted series.

 TUESDAYS – NCIS, television’s No. 1 drama for seven years with over 20 million viewers, returns at 8 p.m., providing the perfect lead-in for former NCIS star Michael Weatherly in his new legal drama, Bull, at 9 p.m.. This highly compatible and powerful night of television continues with the top three drama NCIS: New Orleans at 10 p.m., to cap the evening.

WEDNESDAYS – Survivor once again opens the night at 8 p.m., where it continues to win in viewers and demographics. Criminal Minds, a top 10 drama, returns at 9 p.m., leading in to the fast–paced medical drama Code Black at 10 p.m., Wednesday’s No. 1 new series in viewers in its freshman season.

THURSDAYS – NFL Thursday Night Football kicks off on Sept. 15, giving CBS big ratings in the middle of the week and a strong promotional platform to launch the new season. The network’s top-rated entertainment schedule returns Oct. 27 with The Big Bang Theory in its regular 8 p.m. slot, providing a potent lead-in for the new comedy The Great Indoors, starring Joel McHale as the boss to a group of millennials in his magazine’s digital department, at 8:30 p.m. Anna Faris and seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney star in the critically-acclaimed Momat 9 p.m., followed by this season’s No. 1 new comedy, Life in Pieces, at 9:30 p.m. Then, after opening the night with a group of geniuses, the evening closes with another group in Pure Genius, the medical drama about an Internet billionaire and his brilliant team of doctors, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew, at 10 p.m.

 FRIDAYS – Kicking off the night at 8 p.m. will be the new action-adventure drama MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, followed by another classic franchise, time-period winner Hawaii Five-0 at 9 p.m.. Blue Bloods, Friday’s most-watched show, anchors CBS’s winning Friday night at 10 p.m..

 SATURDAYS – CBS’s Saturday lineup features crimetime Saturday, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., followed by 48 Hoursat 10 p.m., Saturday’s most-watched program.

  SUNDAYS – The renowned 60 Minutes, television’s No. 1 news program for nearly five decades, returns at 7 p.m.. At 8 p.m., Monday hit NCIS: Los Angeles moves to its new home, leading into Madam Secretary, Sunday’s most-watched broadcast drama, which shifts to 9 p.m. At 10 p.m., Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case in Elementary, capping a night of three strong dramas from 8-11 p.m.

 In addition to Training Day and Doubt, CBS will once again present year-round programming, rolling out new and established series throughout the season, including Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which is winning its Wednesday (10-11 p.m.) time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54; the award-winning reality series The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss; and the new one-hour alternative series, Hunted, which was previously announced.

'Magnum P.I.' reboot in the works: reports

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:26 PM

Actor Tom Selleck stars as Thomas Sullivan Magnum on the CBS television series
Actor Tom Selleck stars as Thomas Sullivan Magnum on the CBS television series "Magnum, P.I." He is in a red Ferrari 308 and wearing a Hawaiian floral print shirt. Image dated January 1, 1984. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)(CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images)

CBS is working on a reboot of its classic show “Magnum P.I.,” according to reports.

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The first eight seasons of the original series aired on CBS in the 1980s. The show starred Tom Selleck.

The series reboot “follows Thomas Magnum (Selleck’s former role), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin and Orville ‘Rick’ Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to,” Variety magazine reported.

The reboot has already been given a “pilot-production commitment” from the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s unclear whether Selleck will return for the reboot, but as he is currently under contract with CBS for the hit show “Blue Bloods,” it’s plausible that he could appear on the new “Magnum P.I.”

The reboot comes after a recent attempt to revive the series flopped.

Last year, ABC attempted to develop a sequel series, titled “Magnum,” which would have followed Magnum’s daughter who returns to Hawaii to take over her father’s P.I. firm. However, the show did not move beyond the development stage.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Today on Ellen: Actor Eric Stonestreet, Comic Whitney Cummings, and singer Kelsea Ballerini

Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: TV show host Ellen Degeneres appears at "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Season 13 Bi-Coastal Premiere at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)(Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Today on Ellen (4 p.m. on WHIO-TV) Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet joins Ellen along with comedian Whitney Cummings, and Country Music singer Kelsea Ballerini performing her new single “Unapologetically”. There will also be some surprises only Ellen can make happen.  Check out some previews from today’s show below:

Jimmy Kimmel responds to critics of his health care plea

Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Reliving Story Of Newborn Son’s Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel delivered a tearful opening monologue last week on his late-night show about his son, who was born with a heart condition, and the state of health care in America. That monologue spurred an outpouring of support for the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host, but not everyone found him convincing.

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Kimmel spoke last week in support of the Affordable Care Act ahead of a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the bill and replace it with the GOP-backed American Health Care Act. The Republican bill passed the House last week by a slim margin.

"I made an emotional speech that was seen by millions, and as a result of my powerful words on that night, Republicans in Congress had second thoughts about repeal and replace. They realized that what is right is right, and I saved health insurance in the United States of America," Kimmel said Monday. "I didn't save it? They voted against it anyway?"

He dismissed critics who labeled him an elitist, responding to a story published by The Washington Times headlined, “Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep.” 

“I cannot count the number of times that I’ve been called a Hollywood elitist, which I’ve got to say, I kind of appreciate,” Kimmel joked. “When I was a kid, we had to drink the powdered milk because we couldn’t afford the liquid, our orange juice came out of a can … my dream was to become a Hollywood elitist.”

Kimmel blasted the Republican health care bill and sarcastically apologized for speaking out.

"I'd like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care,” Kimmel said. “It was insensitive, it was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”

He played a clip from a town hall held by Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, in which the congressman said “nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.” 

Kimmel also brought on Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, to talk about the new health care bill that has moved into the Senate. Cassidy recently said during an interview with CNN that he’s looking for a health care bill from the Senate that will “pass the Jimmy Kimmel test.”

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Ellen DeGeneres announces return to stand up comedy

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 2:34 PM

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  TV show host Ellen Degeneres appears at
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: TV show host Ellen Degeneres appears at "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Season 13 Bi-Coastal Premiere at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)(Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

In an interview airing on today’s episode of ‘Ellen’ (Wednesday, September 13th, 4 p.m. on WHIO-TV) Comedian Tig Notaro is a guest. During Ellen’s interview with Tig the talk show host announced she is returning to stand up for an upcoming special. 

  • Watch Ellen’s announcement and see Tig Notaro tell the “out of body” story on how Ellen asked her to direct the comedy special below: