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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.
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:
The new fall dramas are:
Two more series to premiere in 2016-2017:
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.
Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 12:23 PM
— Katie Couric shared her opinions about Matt Lauer's firing from the "Today" show in an exclusive People interview published Saturday.
Couric's opinion on the controversy was sought last month immediately after the bombshell sexual harassment and assault allegations against Lauer were made public, but at the time, Couric said that while the news was "incredibly upsetting," she wasn't ready to talk about it.
Couric, 61, and Lauer hosted the "Today" show together for 15 years.
Couric told People that the allegations have been painful for her to learn, and that she had no idea such activity was going on during her "Today" tenure. Couric said that she and Lauer had a "brother-sister" relationship and that he treated her with respect. She also addressed a 2012 clip of her on Andy Cohen's late-night show when she said Lauer pinched her on the buttocks a lot. Couric told People the comment was a joke.
Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 10:49 AM
— In collaboration with HBO Nordic, a Finnish hotel chain has built the ultimate experience for fans of “Game of Thrones,” made entirely from ice and snow.
Lapland Hotels’ SnowVillage, set about 125 miles above the Arctic Circle, opened last month with an ice restaurant, an ice bar, an ice chapel and a “Game of Thrones”-themed ice hotel. The hotel features a life-sized, ice Iron Throne guarded by an ice Gregor Clegane, a Braavosi Hall of Faces carved from snow and a dragon-shaped ice slide. Adventurous travelers can even sleep under the watchful, glowing eyes of a white walker made of snow.
Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 1:12 PM
— The Duggars are shaping up to have enough family members to fill a football team -- and there’s another one on the way.
Jinger Vuolo (née Duggar) is expecting a child with her husband, former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo, the couple announced Wednesday.
“The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage,” the Vuolos told Us Weekly. “We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!”
They also shared a Bible verse (Psalm 139:13-14) to commemorate the occasion:
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Jinger Vuolo, 24, and Jeremy Vuolo, 30, tied the knot in November 2016. The couple has been looking forward to having children for some time, and whether or not Jinger Vuolo was pregnant was a frequent topic on their show, “Counting On.”
“I love kids,” Jeremy Vuolo told Us Weekly in 2016. “I really share Jinger’s love for children.”
The couple’s child won’t be the only Duggar baby ushered in this year.
Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, are also expecting their first child later this year.
Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 9:26 PM
— Nearly two decades after its series finale aired, talks are on for a possible revival of NBC’s hit show “Mad About You,” according to multiple reports.
“Mad About You” followed the lives of newlyweds Paul Buchman, played by Paul Reiser, and Jamie Stemple Buchman, played by Helen Hunt, as they built a life together in New York City. Its seven seasons aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999 and earned a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, among other accolades.
Producers with Sony Pictures Television Studios have started informal talks with Reiser and Hunt about reviving the series for a limited run, television news site TV Line reported Tuesday, citing unidentified sources. The site reported that Reiser, who co-created the show with Danny Jacobson, has spearheaded the effort to bring the show back.
Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Sony TV producers were eyeing a potential reboot of the series with Reiser and Hunt reprising their roles, although NBC was not expected to be involved in the revival.
The series reboot would be set in the present day and follow the Buchmans as they deal with life after their daughter, Mabel, is accepted to college, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reiser hinted at the possibility of another season of “Mad About You” in October, while promoting the second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” He plays a doctor in the series.
“If we can find the story to tell, and anybody’s interested, I’d be open to it,” Reiser said, according to People. “For years, I would’ve said, ‘Absolutely no. We never would do it,’ because I was very proud of how we ended it really well.”
The series ended with a flash forward episode set 22 years in the future, an episode that will likely be set aside if “Mad About You” gets an eighth season.