Trailers For The New CBS Shows, ‘Young Sheldon’, David Boreanaz & Jeremy Piven’s New Shows, And More!
After CBS ran their Upfront presentation yesterday, they dropped a bunch of trailers online for their upcoming shows, including Big Bang spin-off ‘Young Sheldon’, David Boreanaz’s new show ‘SEAL Team’, and Jeremy Piven’s new show ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’. We take a look at all the new CBS shows, and let you know our thoughts…
Playing the Videos
Unfortunately the only way I can add them to the site at the moment, is by using a playlist… You can find all the video below, by clicking on the ‘Young Sheldon’ video below, and select the video you want to watch via the ‘Playlist’ button. i.e.
The Big Bang Theory prequel follows Sheldon Cooper at age 9, who can figure out almost anything but his football-loving, churchgoing, small-town Texan family.
CAST: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, Jim Parsons (narrator)
WHAT WE THOUGHT: What’s interesting about this is the tone. It’s not a laugh-track traditional sitcom set up like it’s mothership show. It’s shot more in the style of something like ‘Black-ish’ or ‘Modern Family’. Iain Armitage does well as titular character, and Zoe Perry is such a good copy of a younger Mary it’s spooky (although, she is Laurie Metcalf’s daughter, so I guess she should be!) It’s actually much better than i feared it would be, and an interesting direction to take the spin-off.
Inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
CAST: Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, Paul Feig (guest)
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Ugh… I mean… Fine, I guess… But it’s not really original, or different. It’s wallpaper sitcom. Not one i’ll be watching.
Examines one man’s life over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.
CAST: Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer, Brian Unger, Jaleel White, Kelen Coleman, Skylar Gray, Christopher Paul Richards, Mandell Maughan, Reylynn Caster, Sharon Lawrence, John Larroquette
WHAT WE THOUGHT: This is a really sweet and interesting premise. One life, told from 3 distinct view points. It’s quite sweet & funny, and the 3 leads do a good job. I can see myself giving the show a shot for a few episodes to see how it progresses.
Follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.
CAST: David Boreanaz, Max Thierot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré
WHAT WE THOUGHT: This was one show I was interested in seeing more of, mainly due to the logline not really giving any idea of tone. It’s much more soul searching and less ‘gung-ho’ that I feared it might be, and that’s a good thing. Although I’m not sure it’s going to reach the level of shows like ‘Homeland’, it could be one to watch.
A locally born and bred SWAT lieutenant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Inspired by the 2003 movie.
CAST: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Out of this and ‘SEAL Team’, S.W.A.T. edges out in front for me, based on the trailers. The characters seem likeable, and the conflict between the leads loyalties seems real. This could end up being a really good example of a cop drama.
Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, it centers on a tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. Based on the Israeli format.
CAST: Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Out of all the new CBS shows, this is the one that stands out to me. Interesting idea, and a great leading actor. The premise of using crowdsourcing to solve crime has a lot of legs. Not only on the ‘crime of the week’, but the potential conflict between the police, and the app creator, as the system puts members of the public in potential danger. You also have a decent overarching story in Piven’s character trying to solve his daughter’s murder. Definitely one to watch.
As these are brand new shows, there are no UK TV Air Dates for them yet, but keep an eye on the site over the next few months for updates!