CBS unveiled its fall schedule on Wednesday, which includes a reality version of “The Love Boat” and three new dramas.
Shows not returning include legal drama Bull, which ran for six seasons; the detective drama Magnum PI, which ran for four seasons; the comedies B Positive and United States of Al, both of which ran for two seasons; medical drama Good Sam, which premiered in January; and the comedy How We Roll, which premiered in March.
All four CBS shows that premiered last fall will return for second seasons — crime dramas NCIS: Hawaii, FBI: International, and CSI: Vegas, and comedy Ghosts.
“The Real Love Boat,” based on the 1977-86 ABC series, will bring singles together on a Mediterranean cruise where, according to CBS, “destination dates, challenges and surprising singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry.” The Ship’s Captain and Cruise Director are selected from among Princess Cruises crew members.
The winning couple will receive a cash prize and what has been described as “a once in a lifetime voyage courtesy of Princess Cruises”.
The CBS dramas slated to premiere in the fall are:
- So Help Me Todd is a humorous legal drama starring Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden as her attorney and Skylar Astin as her talented but scruffy aimless son, whom she hires as her law firm’s internal investigator. Talk show host Phil McGraw and his son Jay are executive producers. They also served as executive producers on “Bull.”
- “Fire Country” follows Max Thieriot as a young convict seeking redemption and a reduced sentence by joining an unconventional firefighting program to get out of prison in Northern California in Northern California, where he and other inmates work with elite firefighters to construct massive, unpredictable… extinguish forest fires across the region. It is inspired by Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California’s Tierra del Fuego. Executive Producers include Jerry Bruckheimer, the man behind blockbuster hits like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, and the Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure franchises.
- East New York is a police drama set in a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Brooklyn, in the midst of social upheaval and the dawn of gentrification. The cast includes 12-time Emmy nominee Jimmy Smits, who portrays a two-star chef. The pilot episode was written by William Finkelstein, whose producers include NYPD Blue and LA Law, and Mike Flynn, a producer on the Oprah Winfrey Network drama Queen Sugar, which has aired since 2016.
Four CBS series switch timeslots. Ghosts will be moved Thursday at 8:30 p.m., where it will follow Young Sheldon, TV’s most-watched comedy; “CSI: Vegas” through 10 p.m. Thursday; “SWAT” until 8 p.m. Friday; and “NCIS: Los Angeles” through 10 p.m. Sunday.
CBS Fall programming consists of 13 hours of drama, including three hours each of “FBI” and “NCIS” series, three hours of alternative programming, and two hours each of comedy, newsmagazine and reruns. CBS will air an hour more alternative programming than last fall and an hour less comedy.
CBS also announced that an adaptation of the 1994 film True Lies will premiere mid-season, with Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga taking on the roles of husband and wife played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the film. James Cameron, who directed the film, is an executive producer.
CBS is the third major English-language network, after NBC and ABC, to announce its fall 2022 schedule. The CW will announce its fall schedule Thursday. Fox announced its programming plans for the 2022-23 season Monday, but didn’t announce a fall schedule.
Here’s the CBS fall schedule:
- Monday: “The Neighborhood”; “Bob loves Abishola”; “NCIS”; “Navy CIS: Hawaii”;
- Tuesday: “FBI”; “FBI: International”; “FBI: Most Wanted”;
- Wednesday: “Survivor”; “The Amazing Race”; “The True Love Boat”;
- Thursday: “Young Sheldon”; “ghosts”; “So help me, Todd”; “CSI:Vegas”;
- Friday: “SWAT”; “Land of Fire”; “Blue blood”;
- Saturday: Drama Reruns; “48 hours”;
- Sunday: “60 minutes”; “The Equalizer”, “East New York”; “Navy CIS: Los Angeles.”