Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CBS Upfront 2015-16: Fall 2015 Schedule; USA Network Orders New Drama Based on Telenovela

CBS 2015-16

Fall 2015


Mondays
8:00PM The Big Bang Theory / Supergirl (NEW!) (starting in November)
8:30PM Life in Pieces (NEW!)
9:00PM Scorpion
10:00PM NCIS: Los Angeles

Tuesdays
8:00PM NCIS
9:00PM NCIS: New Orleans
10:00PM Limitless (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM Survivor
9:00PM Criminal Minds
10:00PM Code Black (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM NFL Thursday Night Football (Premieres September 17) / The Big Bang Theory (starting in November)
8:30PM Life in Pieces (NEW!) (starting in November)
9:00PM Mom (starting in November)
9:30PM Angel From Hell (NEW!) (starting in November)
10:00PM Elementary (starting in November)

Fridays
8:00PM The Amazing Race
9:00PM Hawaii Five-0
10:00PM Blue Bloods

Saturdays
8:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
9:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
10:00PM 48 Hours

Sundays
7:00PM 60 Minutes
8:00PM Madam Secretary
9:00PM The Good Wife
10:00PM CSI: Cyber

 
Unscheduled Mid-Season 2016:
COMEDY: 2 Broke Girls (returning), Mike & Molly (returning), The Odd Couple (returning)
DRAMA: Rush Hour (NEW), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (NEW), Person of Interest (returning)
REALITY: Undercover Boss (returning)

NOTES: 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Odd Couple will return later in the season. NFL Thursday Night Football kicks off on CBS on September 17. The two-hour series finale for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, featuring the return of original cast members, including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger, airs September 27. Ted Danson joins Patirica Arquette on the cast of CSI: Cyber. CBS presents Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016.

Discuss CBS's 2015-16 line-up and view the full press release.


USA Network announced the 13-episode series pickup of the drama Queen of the South, starring Alice Braga (City of God), a co-production from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions (UCP). The series is based on the literary page-turner La Reina Del Sur, the top-selling novel by the internationally acclaimed author Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, which also yielded a Telemundo series that became one of the most popular telenovelas of all time for USA's sister network. The series is slated to premiere in 2016. Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel.

Queen of the South is the third drama to be picked-up off of USA's 2014/2015 development slate and joins the previously announced Complications (premiering June 18, 9/8c and 10/9c), the unpredictable thriller starring Jason O'Mara (Life On Mars) and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl); and the award-winning hacker drama Mr. Robot (premiering June 24, 10/9c) starring Christian Slater (Adderall Diaries) and Rami Malek (24). Also, coming to the network in fourth quarter is the drama Colony, from Legendary Television and UCP and executive producer Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Lost), starring Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.