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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.

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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.

Steve Irwin’s son, Robert, brings bear cubs to ‘The Tonight Show,’ cuteness ensues

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5:14 PM

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0658 -- Pictured: (l-r) Animal Expert Robert Irwin with host Jimmy Fallon on April 20, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Steve Irwin’s son, Robert Irwin, is following in his father’s footsteps as an animal lover extraordinaire.

On Thursday night, Robert appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and the host brought out side-by-side pictures of Robert and his father. The resemblance was uncanny.

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Robert said, “When my mom first showed (the picture) to me, I thought it was me.”

Irwin was on the show to introduce Fallon and the audience to some animals. He unveiled a scorpion and shared a few fun facts. While Fallon was slightly skittish around the venomous creature, Irwin was all smiles.

Robert then switched gears and brought out a group of bear cubs, which an adoring reaction from the audience. While Fallon usually doesn’t seem to be too fond of animals, it seemed impossible to be frightened with Irwin around.

Watch a video of the segment below:

'Cash Me Outside' teen signs reality TV deal

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

Danielle Bregoli is Hollywood-bound and it’s time to get your TV remotes ready. 

The “Cash Me Outside” teen just signed a deal with a major production company, according to TMZ.

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Danielle, the Boynton Beach, Florida, native who just turned 14, will star in loosely formatted reality TV show. While nothing has been filmed yet, producers are confident that they can sell networks on the series, TMZ reported. 

That’s because no one is worried about Danielle producing content.

From her start on Dr. Phil to the past couple of months, Danielle has made headline after headline, yet fans can’t seem to get enough of her.

Now the only question is when can we expect “cash” her on our TVs? 

Read more at TMZ.

TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ is headed back to television

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 5:43 PM

General Manager, TLC, Nancy Daniels speaks onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016. Daniels announced Tuesday that TLC is revamping

TLC is bringing back its popular show “Trading Spaces” 10 years after it went off the air.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network announced it will bring the show back in an upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday.

“I am excited to announce that TLC's most successful and most iconic series ... ‘Trading Spaces’ is coming back.” TLC’s 

president and general manager Nancy Daniels, said at the presentation, according to Fox News.

In the original version, which rain from 2000-2008, two sets of neighbors swapped houses and were given 48 hours to completely transform a room with a $1,000 budget.

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EOnline reported that the first season was hosted by Alex McLeod. By the second season, Paige Davis took over until 2005, when the show aired without a host until TLC asked Davis to come back in 2008, when the show went off the air for good.

The Discovery Communications networks also announced it will be bringing back “Cash Cab” on the Discovery Channel, and last year THR reported the Science Channel was looking to revive “MythBusters.”

Daniels said the “Trading Spaces” revamp will be on TLC in 2018.

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

Reality show contestants left abandoned in woods after show canceled

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

A reality show set in the wilderness was canceled because of poor ratings, but no one told the contestants.

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According to the Guardian, a group of 23 strangers “were brought to the remote west Highlands of Scotland to build a self-sufficient community away from technology and modern tools.” The show, called “Eden,” was to document their year-long experience.

But only four episodes of “Eden,” which debuted in July 2016, were aired before the show was pulled. 

At the time the show was pulled, 10 contestants remained. But according to E! News, no one informed those contestants of the news, and they were left abandoned with the belief that their experiences were being showed on television.

Those 10 people spent the year in the woods and continued to film their lives on handheld cameras.

The contestants missed important events that occurred during their isolation, including Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the deaths of many celebrities, including British singer George Michael.

The show’s creator said the footage will air in some form later this year.

Read more at the Guardian.

MyFoxBoston.com contributed to this report.