Kevin James is a CBS man through and through. This week, the network announced the Kevin Can Wait star will host a special fall series preview later this month.
James’ new sitcom is one of the new series CBS is debuting this fall. The comedy follows a newly retired cop who discovers the challenges of living with his family full-time. Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, and Ryan Cartwright also star.
In addition to Kevin Can Wait, James will preview five other upcoming CBS series—Bull, The Great Indoors, MacGyver, Man with a Plan, and Pure Genius.
The special fall preview airs on September 12th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
CBS FALL PREVIEW, hosted by Kevin James, star of CBS’s new comedy series KEVIN CAN WAIT, is a primetime special highlighting the Network’s six new fall series. It will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 12 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live-streaming service.
In addition, the special will be available on demand across multiple platforms through mid-October, providing viewers with convenient anytime access to information about the Network’s new fall lineup.
The platforms include CBS.com (www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-fall-preview-2016/video/), the CBS App (www.cbs.com/mobile/), select CBS Audience Network partner sites and participating CBS stations’ sites, as well as on demand via the Network’s various cable, satellite and telco partners.
Throughout the special, Kevin (joined by KEVIN CAN WAIT co-star Erinn Hayes in one segment) introduces the six new series with a mix of “first look” behind-the-scenes moments, cast interviews and select scenes from the shows’ premiere episodes.
KEVIN CAN WAIT, premiering Monday, Sept. 19 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), then moving to its regular time period (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on Monday, Oct. 24, stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree quality time with his wife (Erinn Hayes) and three kids (Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones and James DiGiacomo), only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine and Leonard Earl Howze also star.
BULL, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), stars Michael Weatherly as the brilliant, brash and charming Dr. Jason Bull, who combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick and to create winning strategies that steer high-stakes trials in his clients’ favor. BULL is inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio and Chris Jackson also star.
MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, premiering Friday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till), who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires and Tristin Mays also star.
MAN WITH A PLAN, premiering Monday, Oct. 24 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT), stars Matt LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids (Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann and Hala Finley) when his wife (Liza Snyder) goes back to work. He discovers the truth all parents eventually realize: Their little angels are maniacs. Kevin Nealon, Jessica Chaffin, Diana Maria Riva and Matt Cook also star.
THE GREAT INDOORS, premiering Thursday, Oct. 27 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), stars Joel McHale as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko and Shaun Brown) in the digital department of the publication. Susannah Fielding, Chris Williams and Stephen Fry also star.
PURE GENIUS, premiering Thursday, Oct. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), is a cutting-edge medical drama about James Bell (Augustus Prew), a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past, to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Odette Annable, Reshma Shetty, Aaron Jennings, Ward Horton and Brenda Song also star.”
What do you think? Do you watch CBS? Which new series are you most looking forward to?