What's Old Is New At CBS With 'Murphy Brown,' 'Magnum P.I.'

May 16, 2018

CBS keeps turning back the clock this fall, adding revivals of Candice Bergen's "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum P.I" to a fall lineup already featuring "Hawaii Five-0," ""MacGyver," and "S.W.A.T."

Candice Bergen on CBS' "The Talk" in 2014.
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CBS will premiere six new series (three sitcoms and three dramas) in fall, the most of the major networks. It opens the fall season with an all-new Monday night -- comedies "The Neighborhood,"  starring Cedric the Entertainer, and  "Happy Together," with Damon Wayans Jr.; "Magnum P.I.," with Jay Hernandez ("Scandal," "Nashville," "Bad Moms") as iconic Hawaiian private eye Thomas Magnum; and "Bull" moving from Tuesday.

Bergen and original "Murphy Brown" cast members Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud return to their fake news show at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Missy Peregrym stars as "FBI" agent Maggie Bell.
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Dick Wolf ("Law & Order," "Chicago Fire") will produce "FBI," starring Missy Peregrym ("Ten Days in the Valley," "Van Helsing," "Rookie Blue," "Heroes").

On CBS, they're no longer "Living Biblically," which was canceled, but the network was happy to announce "God Friended Me" starring Brandon Michael Hall ("The Mayor"). The network also canceled "Scorpion" and Kevin James' "Kevin Can Wait."

Joe Morton (left)) and Brandon Michael Hall in "God Friended Me."
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GONERS: "Scorpion," "Kevin Can Wait," "Living Biblically," "Me, Myself & I," "Superior Donuts," "Wisdom of the Crowd," "Zoo," "9JKL."

RENWED: "60 Minutes," "48 Hours," "The Amazing Race," "Big Bang Theory," "Celebrity Big Brother," "Bull," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "Elementary," "Hawaii Five-O," "Instinct," "Life In Pieces," "MacGyver," "Madam Secretary," "Man with a Plan," "Mom," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "NCIS: New Orleans," "The Price Is Right," "Salvation," "SEAL Team," "Survivor," "SWAT,"  "The Young and the Restless," "Young Sheldon."

For more information about casting and midseason shows, here's a link to the CBS fall TV announcement.

THE FALL LINEUP (New programs in bold):

SUNDAY: 7 p.m., "60 Minutes;" 8 p.m., "God Friended Me;" 9 p.m., "NCIS: Los Angeles;" 10 p.m., "Madam Secretary."

MONDAY: 8 p.m., "The Neighborhood;" 8:30 p.m., "Happy Together;" 9 p.m., "Magnum P.I.;" 10 p.m., "Bull."

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., "NCIS;" 9 p.m., "FBI;" 10 p.m., "NCIS: New Orleans."

WEDNESDAY: 8 p.m., "Survivor;" 9 p.m., "Seal Team;" 10 p.m., "Criminal Minds."

THURSDAY: 8 p.m., "Big Bang Theory;" 8:30 p.m., "Young Sheldon;" 9 p.m., "Mom;" 9:30 p.m., "Murphy Brown;" 10 p.m., "S.W.A.T."

FRIDAY: 8 p.m., "MacGyver;" 9 p.m., "Hawaii Five-0;" 10 p.m., "Blue Bloods."

SATURDAY: 8 p.m., "Crimetime Saturday;" 10 p.m., "48 Hours."

The CW announces its fall lineup Thursday.