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).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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