CBS adds revival of 'Murphy Brown' and new take on 'Magnum PI'

Lula Sharp
May 17, 2018

"When you have a primetime lineup that won the season while competing against the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics on another network, you look to keep your core schedule mostly intact, while making strategic moves to help grow nights", said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, said about the fall schedule.

The upcoming 13-episode revival of sitcom Murphy Brown will air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET in the fall, CBS has announced.

Murphy Brown, which will feature its original star, Candice Bergen, along with returning costars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Conestoga High School grad Grant Shaud, will air at 9:30 p.m.

SEAL Team, starring Philadelphia's David Boreanaz, will be again following Survivor this fall on Wednesdays, and while it appears to have survived easily, this season's two other military-themed network shows, NBC's The Brave, which starred Warminster's Mike Vogel, and the CW's Valor, have been canceled. Jay Hernandez plays the 2018 model of Thomas Magnum, the private investigator that "Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck portrayed for CBS in the 1980s.

And, no surprise here, just about all of them are right in the CBS wheelhouse. Executive producer Dick Wolf's new crime drama is set in NY and stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym and Connie Nielsen. The uplifting series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down and inside-out when he receives a Facebook friend request from God.

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Candice Bergen on CBS"The Talk in 2014. Credit CBS Broadcasting Inc

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., "NCIS;" 9 p.m., "FBI;" 10 p.m., "NCIS: New Orleans".

SUNDAY: 7 p.m., "60 Minutes;" 8 p.m., "God Friended Me;" 9 p.m., "NCIS: Los Angeles;" 10 p.m., "Madam Secretary".

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC.

For more information about casting and midseason shows, here's a link to the CBS fall TV announcement.

CBS also announced two dramas and a comedy on the bench for midseason.

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