What's Old Is New At CBS With 'Murphy Brown,' 'Magnum PI'

What's Old Is New At CBS With 'Murphy Brown,' 'Magnum PI'

The returning characters, who anchored news magazine FYI in the original, now have a morning cable news show called Murphy in the Morning. In the sitcom "The Neighborhood", Cedric the Entertainer stars as an opinionated man who has to adjust to new white neighbors, and Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West play young marrieds in another comedy, "Happy Together".

The new "Magnum P.I." is part of a greatly revamped Monday lineup that also features the new (really new) CBS comedies, "The Neighborhood" and "Happy Together".

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".

New members of the cast include Jake McDorman as Murphy's son Avery and Tyne Daly as a character named Phyllis. Jay Hernandez plays the 2018 model of Thomas Magnum, the private investigator that "Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck portrayed for CBS in the 1980s.

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

The Big Bang Theory Season 12 will air Thursdays at 8/7c this fall on CBS.

On Tuesdays, Bull's former berth between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans will be filled by Federal Bureau of Investigation, a new procedural from University of Pennsylvania grad Dick Wolf, who also has four shows on NBC this fall: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. "God Friended Me" airs at 8pm Eastern Time following "60 Minutes". "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki. The show is being produced by Emmy Award victor Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise. CBS said the plot concerns "an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him".

To make way for these newcomers, CBS dumped such veterans shows as "Scorpion" (with former Clevelander Robert Patrick) and "Kevin Can Wait".

CBS' Thursday night schedule next fall could be subtitled "Must-See Buffalo TV Night".

Speaking of dramas, CBS will be unveiling a new series on Sunday nights called "God Friended Me".

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