Lots of comedies on tap on 2 nights for CBS this fall

AP News
Posted: May 18, 2016 9:41 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is going for laughs next season, scheduling four comedies each on Monday and Thursday, with three of them newcomers.

Also on tap for fall is a trio of new dramas, with one of them, "Bull," starring Michael Weatherly, who's exiting the network's "NCIS" after 13 years. The other new dramas are a reboot of 1980s hit "MacGyver" and a medical drama, "Pure Genius."

The new fall sitcoms are "Kevin Can Wait," starring Kevin James; "Man with a Plan," with Matt LeBlanc; and "The Great Indoors," headlined by Joel McHale.

Set for midseason are the crime thriller "Training Day" and the legal drama "Doubt," starring Katherine Heigl.

The network is bringing back 21 series.

CBS' 2016-17 lineup will be officially unveiled for advertisers Thursday afternoon.