CBS Adds New Series, Brings Back 21 Favorites In New Primetime Lineup

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The network will also finish #1 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

CBS has revealed its slate of primetime programming for the 2016-2017 season. The same goes for Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Undercover Boss and the new series Doubt, Hunted and Training Day.

Kevin Can Wait: This comedy stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer who faces tougher challenges at home with his wife and three kids than he ever did on the streets. "For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat". McHale plays a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who becomes a desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the publication's digital department.

Bull: Michael Weatherly is a brilliant and charming trial consultant. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former Central Intelligence Agency agent Lincoln (George Eads).

Doubt, a drama starring Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) as a defense lawyer with a soft spot for her murder suspect client (Steven Pasquale), is also for midseason.

CBS, joining ABC, is bulking up on comedy, with an eight-sitcom lineup once Thursday Night Football ends its early-fall run. The Thursday broadcasts kick off on September 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.

All six of CBS' new fall shows feature white male actors in the starring roles, which left Geller open to questions at a news conference Wednesday about whether the network has diversity issues.

MONDAYS - Comedy is back on Monday!

Monday: "The Big Bang Theory" at 8, "Kevin Can Wait" at 8:30, "2 Broke Girls" at 9, "The Odd Couple" at 9:30, "Scorpion" at 10. Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale headline new comedies.

"Mom" remains at 9, leading into second-year comedy "Life in Pieces".

CBS will lead Tuesday off with "NCIS" at 8 p.m. followed by a new series with Weatherly, who departed the series after long being one of its most popular stars.

Procedural repeats will air from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by "48 Hours".

"Survivor", "Criminal Minds", "Code Black". The series will get a lead-in from the returning hit "Bang Bang Theory" for the first few weeks of the season before moving to 8 p.m. Starting on October 27, The Big Bang Theory will air Thursdays at 8 p.m., leading into the new Joel McHale sitcom The Great Indoors at 8:30 p.m. Mom will continue at 9 p.m., followed by Life in Pieces at 9:30 p.m. And "Pure Genius", from writer-producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights,"), is a series about a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a surgeon (Dermot Mulroney) with a controversial past in an effort to start a "new school" hospital.

"Hawaii Five-O" returns to Friday at 9 p.m., followed by "Blue Bloods" at 10 p.m.

Trailers for the new CBS shows will be released after 5:30 p.m. ET. Gellar said "Limitless", which won't return to CBS, might still find a home elsewhere.

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