CBS unveiled its fall schedule Wednesday, which includes a reality version of “The Love Boat” and three new dramas.
Series not returning include the legal drama “Bull,” which ran for six seasons; the detective drama “Magnum P.I.,” which ran for four seasons; the comedies “B Positive” and “United States of Al,” which both ran for two seasons; the medical drama “Good Sam,” which premiered in January; and the comedy “How We Roll,” which premiered in March.
All four CBS series that premiered last fall will return for second seasons — the crime dramas “NCIS: Hawaii,” “FBI: International” and “CSI: Vegas” and the comedy “Ghosts.”
“The Real Love Boat,” based on the 1977-86 ABC series, will bring singles together on a Mediterranean cruise where “destination dates, challenges and surprise singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry,” according to CBS. The ship’s captain and cruise director will be selected from Princess Cruises crew members.
The winning couple will receive a cash prize and what was described as “a once-in-a-lifetime trip courtesy of Princess Cruises.”
The CBS dramas set to premiere in the fall are:
- “So Help Me Todd” is a humorous legal drama starring Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden as an attorney and Skylar Astin as her talented but scruffy, aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator. Talk show host Phil McGraw and his son Jay are among the executive producers. They were also among the executive producers of “Bull.”
- “Fire Country” stars Max Thieriot as a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region. It is inspired by Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country. Its executive producers include Jerry Bruckheimer, the man behind such blockbuster films as “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 edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. Its cast includes 12-time Emmy nominee Jimmy Smits, who portrays a two-star chief. Its pilot was written by William Finkelstein, whose producing credits include “NYPD Blue” and “L.A. Law,” and Mike Flynn, a producer of the Oprah Winfrey Network drama “Queen Sugar,” which has aired since 2016.
Four CBS series will be changing time slots. “Ghosts” is moving to 8:30 p.m. Thursday where it will follow “Young Sheldon,” television’s most- watched comedy; “CSI: Vegas” to 10 p.m. Thursday; “S.W.A.T.” to 8 p.m. Friday; and “NCIS: Los Angeles” to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The CBS fall schedule 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, news magazines and reruns. CBS will be airing one more hour of alternative programming than last fall and one less hour of comedy.
CBS also announced that an adaptation of the 1994 film “True Lies” will premiere at midseason with Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga taking the roles of husband-and-wife spies played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie. James Cameron, who directed the film, is among the executive producers.
CBS is the third major English-language network to announce its 2022 fall schedule, following NBC and ABC. The CW is set to announce its fall schedule Thursday. Fox announced its programming plans for the 2022-23 season Monday but did not announce a fall schedule.
Here is the CBS fall schedule:
- Monday: “The Neighborhood”; “Bob Loves Abishola”; “NCIS”; “NCIS: Hawai’i”;
- Tuesday: “FBI”; “FBI: International”; “FBI: Most Wanted”;
- Wednesday: “Survivor”; “The Amazing Race”; “The Real Love Boat”;
- Thursday: “Young Sheldon”; “Ghosts”; “So Help Me Todd”; “CSI: Vegas”;
- Friday: “S.W.A.T”; “Fire Country”; “Blue Bloods”;
- Saturday: Drama reruns; “48 Hours”;
- Sunday: “60 Minutes”; “The Equalizer” “East New York”; “NCIS: Los Angeles.”