CBS has a number of new and, lets call them, recycled, shows this season, so here’s a list of some more things that may land in the UK come Autumn from across the pond.
Training Day is set 15 years after the events of the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke movie from which it takes it’s name. Bill Paxton (Agents of SHIELD, Aliens) stars as the seasoned, morally questionable veteran of an elite LAPD squad, who’s partnered with an idealistic, young police officer (Justin Cornwell).
MacGyver is a ‘reimagining’ of the 80’s Richard Dean Anderson show. Stars Lucas Till (Havok in the X-Men movies) as a twenty-something MacGyver who joins a clandestine organisation to prevent disaster, using only his knack of unconventional problem solving, along which his partner, played by CSI’s George Eads. Nice to see a use of duct tape in the trailer already. ;)
Pure Genius is a medical drama with a difference. Stars Augustus Prew (The Borgias, Kick-Ass 2) as James Bell, a billionaire tech genius who sets up ‘Bunker Hill’, a hospital to work at the cutting edge of medicine. To help with this endeavour, he recruits Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney – Shameless US, New Girl) a surgeon with a controversial past, who might not only help patients, but help cure Bell himself.
Inspired by the early career of ‘Dr. Phil’ McGraw, Bull stars Michael Weatherly (NCIS), as the brash, but charming ‘puppet master’ of a trial consulting firm. Dr. Bull uses psychology, human intuition and high tech data to work out what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.
Man With A Plan sees Matt LeBlanc return to the US half-hour sitcom as a contractor, whose wife goes back to work, leaving him to look after the kids. This opens his eyes to the fact the three, sweet and loving children he’s used to finding when he gets home, are actually little maniacs.
The Great Indoors stars Community’s Joel McHale as an outdoor adventure reporter, who is told he needs to stay in the office if their magazine is going to survive. Because of this, he ends up managing the digital department, which is stocked with a bunch of social media obsessed millennials. Cuddly British institution Stephen Fry, and KickAss’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse also star.
Kevin James (The King of Queens) stars in Kevin Can Wait, as a newly retired police officer, who discovers spending more time with his wife and kids maybe tougher than life on the streets.