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2016-17 CBS New Series


THE GREAT INDOORS (multi-camera)
TEAM: Mike Gibbons (w, ep), Chris Harris (ep, sr), Andy Ackerman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
CAST: Joel McHale, Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, Susannah Fielding

KEVIN CAN WAIT (multi-camera)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Kevin James (w, ep), Bruce Helford (w, ep, sr), Rock Reubin (w, ep), Jeff Sussman (ep), Andy Fickman (d)
LOGLINE: A newly retired police officer is 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.
CAST: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary Charles Jones,James DiGiacomo,  Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine

MAN WITH A PLAN (multi-camera)
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Jeff Filgo (w, ep), Jackie Filgo (w, ep), Matt LeBlanc (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Troy Zien (ep), James Burrows (d)
LOGLINE: A contractor whose wife goes back to work starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs.
CAST: Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Hala Finley, Matthew McCann, Kevin Nealon


STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Amblin Television/Stage 29 Productions
TEAM: Paul Attanasio (w, ep), Dr. Phillip C. McGraw (w, ep), Steven Spielberg (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep) Jay McGraw (ep), Rodrigo Garcia (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw as 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.
CAST: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Chris Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner, , Annabelle Attanasio

STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Timberman/Beverly Prods
TEAM: Tony Phelan (ep), Joan Rater (ep), Adam Bernstein (d, ep), Carl Beverly (ep), Sarah Timberman (ep)
LOGLINE: A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm starts to fall for her charismatic client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
CAST: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii

STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Lionsgate TV/Atomic Monster
TEAM: Peter Lenkov (w, ep), Henry Winkler (ep), Lee Zlotoff (ep), James Wan (ep), Michael Clear (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A reimagining of the 1985-92 series follows a twentysomething MacGyver as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
CAST: Lucas Till, George Eads, Justin Hires, Tristin Mays

PURE GENIUS (working title)
STUDIO: Universal TV/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Jason Katims (w, ep), Michelle Lee (ep), David Semel (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A young Silicon Valley tech titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, “new school” approach to medicine.
CAST: Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings, Odette Annable

Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: eOne/Sienna Films/Wildcats Productions
TEAM: David Vainola (w, ep), Frank Spotnitz (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont understands criminals better than they do and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While his considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
CAST: Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren, Nazneen Contractor

STUDIO: Jerry Bruckheimer Television/Fuqua Films/Warner Bros TV
TEAM:  Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Antoine Fuqua (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), Will Beall (w, ep),, Barry Schindel (ep, sr), Danny Cannon (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the 2001 feature film left off, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective.
CAST: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz, Christina Vidal



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