2018-19 CBS New Series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Corinne Kingsbury (w, ep), Bob Kushell (w, ep), David Rosenthal (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep), Scott Ellis (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train-wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
CAST: Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sheryl Lee Ralph
HAPPY TOGETHER STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Tim McAuliffe (w, ep), Austen Earl (w, ep), Ben Winston (ep), Harry Styles (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Jonathan Berry (ep), Phill Lewis (d)
LOGLINE: A 30-something couple, tired of their mundane life, start to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star who is drawn to their super normal suburban life, moves in.
CAST: Damon Wayans, Jr., Amber Stevens West, Felix Mallard, Stephnie Weir, Chris Parnell, Victor Williams
MURPHY BROWN STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV
TEAM: Diane English (w, ep), Candice Bergen (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Murphy Brown, the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor at the FYI network, returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate. Revival of 1988-98 CBS series.
CAST: Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani
THE NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Jim Reynolds (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep), James Burrows (d, ep)
LOGLINE: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness.
CAST: Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Tichina Arnold, Beth Behrs, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios & Timberman/Beverly
TEAM: Craig Sweeny (w, ep, sr), Carl Beverly (ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Marc Webb (d, ep)
LOGLINE: The military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges inside the courtroom and out, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator — and a Marine.
CAST: Anna Wood, Phillipa Soo, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian
F.B.I. STUDIO: Universal Television/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Craig Turk (w, ep, sr), Dick Wolf (ep), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Niels Oplev (d, pilot only)
LOGLINE: Chronicles the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
CAST: Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel
GOD FRIENDED ME
STUDIO: Warner Bros Television/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Steven Lilien (w, ep), Bryan Wynbrandt (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Marcos Siega (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Exploring questions of faith, existence and science, it centers on an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
CAST: Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Universal TV Studios/Davi Entertainment
TEAM: Peter Lenkov (w, ep), Eric Guggenheim (w, ep), John David (ep), John Fox (ep), Justin Lin (d, ep), Danielle Woodrow (ep)
LOGLINE: Upon returning home from Afghanistan, decorated ex-Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. Update of 1980-88 CBS series.
CAST: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Stephen Hill, Zachary Knighton
THE RED LINE
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Caitlin Parrish (w, co-ep), Erica Weiss (w, co-ep), Ava DuVernay (ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Victoria Mahoney (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
CAST: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton, Aliyah Royale, Noah Wyle, Vinny Chhibber, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw