CBS has a remake (“Magnum P.I.”), a revival (“Murphy Brown”) and four new shows on its schedule for fall 2018.
And, no surprise here, just about all of them are right in the CBS wheelhouse. Take a look at trailers for the new shows below. (Midseason entries “The Code,” “Fam” and “The Red Line” weren’t previewed Wednesday.)
A procedural from “Law & Order” producer Dick Wolf and writer Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”) set at the bureau’s New York office. Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki are the central pairing of agents; the cast also includes Jeremy Sisto and Ebonee Noel. It’s set for 9 p.m. Tuesday in the fall.
‘God Friended Me’
An “outspoken atheist” (Brandon Micheal Hall, “The Mayor”) when he gets a social media friend request from God. His curiosity piqued, he eventually finds his way to someone the “God Account” suggests (Violett Beane) and they “find themselves investigating God’s friend suggestions and inadvertently helping people in need.” Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt (“Gotham”) created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall.
The accountant for a pop star (Damon Wayans Jr.) and his wife (Amber Stevens West) have their lives shaken up when said pop star (Felix Mallard) moves in with them. Based loosely on executive producer Ben Winston (“The Late Late Show”), who for a time had Harry Styles (also an EP) as a flatmate. Tim McAuliffe and Austen Earl are the creators; the show will air at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the fall.
Peter Lenkov, the exec producer of successful CBS remakes “Hawaii Five-0” and “MacGyver,” takes a third swing with an update of “Magnum P.I.” Jay Hernandez plays the title character, Perdita Weeks is Higgins, Zachary Knighton is Rick and Stephen Hill is TC. It airs at 9 p.m. Mondays in the fall.
Twenty years after it concluded its initial run, the comedy from creator Diane English returns to CBS (airing at 9:30 Thursday in the fall). Murphy (Candace Bergen) is now the host of a cable morning show and still works with several of her “FYI” colleagues, including co-host Corky (Faith Ford), reporter Frank (Joe Regalbuto) and producer Myles (Grant Shaud). Her now-adult son (Jake McDorman) also works in TV news — on a rival channel. The show hasn’t filmed any new episodes yet but made a “where are they now?” clip package for the upfront.
Cedric the Entertainer stars as the patriarch of a family in a historically African-American neighborhood of Los Angeles who’s surprised when a white family moves in next door. Josh Lawson played the new neighbor in the pilot (and the teaser you see below) but will be replaced in the series by “New Girl’s” Max Greenfield. Jim Reynolds (“The Big Bang Theory”) created it.