CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

Angelo Anderson
May 16, 2018

Another CBS reboot, a new version of the 1980s detective series Magnum P.I.

It will also come with an unexpected twist: instead of running a newsmagazine, as she did in the original series, Candice Bergen's title heroine will now anchor a morning news show-and her son, Avery, will be her top competitor-at a conservative network.

Revivals have been a major theme of the upfront season and this comedy will return to CBS on Thursdays at 9:30pm Eastern Time as a part of CBS's top-rated comedy block with shows like "Young Sheldon", "Big Bang Theory" and "Mom".

The new Murphy Brown has a combination of old and new cast members, including Nik Dodani, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud. Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator. He still is a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan and drives around in a vintage Ferari.

CBS looks to be partying like it was 1988, a year when "Magnum", "MacGyver" and "Murphy Brown" were on the air.


Five news shows will debut on CBS this fall and two shows will feature comedy stars. Roseanne's record ratings. When asked if the ABC comedy had raised his own network's ratings' hopes for Murphy Brown, Kahl stopped short of claiming to expect the same earth-shattering success.

The new comedies are "The Neighborhood", about a white family moving into a black neighborhood, and "Happy Together", which focuses on a pop star taking up residence in a young couple's spare room.

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

On Tuesday nights, viewers will be treated to a brand new drama called "FBI". "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki.

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC.

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