CBS Fall 2016-2017 Premiere Dates Announced

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CBS 2016 Fall Premiere Dates

CBS will be rolling out their 2016-2017 primetime lineup beginning on September 15th with Thursday Night Football and continuing through the October 27th premieres of the network’s Thursday night comedy lineup. Among the new series joining CBS’ schedule are The Great Indoors, Pure Genius, Kevin Can Wait, Bull, MacGyver, and Man With a Plan. CBS has also set a September 18th premiere date for the six-hour limited series Case Closed which will spotlight the still unsolved JonBenet Ramsey murder which took place 20 years ago.

Bull – Michael Weatherly stars as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón, who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan, a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James, the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory, who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer, a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine-tunes clients’ appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Dr. Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.s and top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor.

The Great Indoors – Joel McHale stars in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the deskbound boss of a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling outdoorsy life exploring the edges of the earth and chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland, announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise its online team of “journalists.” Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark, a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma, the social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason, a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke, an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie, runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen…if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie sticks first.

Kevin Can Wait – Kevin James plays a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin’s retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody, his former partner and close friend, and Duffy, his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle, a firefighter whose closest encounter with a blaze is a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin’s dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna, his wonderful wife of 20 years, shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra, is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale, while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara, has budding anger-management issues; and their youngest, Jack, is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now Kevin’s plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do and this time his family is his beat.

MacGyverMacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and his vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

Man With a Plan – Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc stars in a comedy about 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: their little angels are maniacs. Adam feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam’s blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate, is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “daddy fun times” is taking over, middle child Teddy can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme, is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi’s encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie and Lowell, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.

Pure GeniusPure Genius is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize health care and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace to be his Chief of Staff; Dr. Wallace believed medicine was a human endeavor, not technological, until a eureka moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell’s team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett, an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra, an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine, a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss, an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng, an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own.

CBS Primetime Premiere Dates


Thursday, Sept. 15
7:30 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
8:25 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills)

Sunday, Sept. 18
8:30-10:30 PM CASE CLOSED (LIMITED SERIES, PART 1)

Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-11:00 PM CASE CLOSED (Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (14th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BULL (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 24
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS (29th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)
8:30-10:30 PM CASE CLOSED (Part 3)

Monday, Sept. 26
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-11:00 PM Presidential Debate

Wednesday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 10
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-10:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (regular time period)

Monday, Oct. 17
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (regular time period)
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION

Monday, Oct. 24
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION

Thursday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (4th Season Premiere)
9:30 -10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)

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