For the fall, CBS will bring back "Murphy Brown" and update "Magnum P.I". While he remains unphased by the new diversity in his life, his opinionated next-door neighbor Calvin, played by Cedric the Entertainer, is anxious the family will mess up the culture on their street.
The new Murphy Brown is set to air on CBS Thursdays at 9:30 in the 2018-2019 fall schedule. Per the official show description, the revival centers on "the eponymous broadcast news legend, played by Candice Bergen, 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".
New members of the cast include Jake McDorman as Murphy's son Avery and Tyne Daly as a character named Phyllis.
The two brand-new CBS comedies joining the Monday lineup are: "The Neighborhood", about the friendliest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moving his family to a Los Angeles neighborhood where opinionated next-door neighbor Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer) does not warm to his upbeat view of life; and "Happy Together", with Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as a happily married suburbanites Jack and Claire, who to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an exuberant young pop star (Felix Mallard) moves in with them. Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator.
TUESDAY: 8 p.m., "NCIS;" 9 p.m., "FBI;" 10 p.m., "NCIS: New Orleans". The show is being produced by Emmy Award victor Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise. "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki.
On CBS, they're no longer "Living Biblically", which was canceled, but the network was happy to announce "God Friended Me" starring Brandon Michael Hall ("The Mayor").
"God Friended Me" gets the prime slot after "60 Minutes".
CBS' Thursday night schedule next fall could be subtitled "Must-See Buffalo TV Night".
Two other new dramas, The Code and The Red Line, and new comedy Fam will be held for midseason, along with returning shows Instinct, Elementary, Man with a Plan, and Life.
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