Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Robin Williams coming to CBS this fall

CBS orders four new comedies -- including one with Robin Williams -- and two new dramas.

Robin Williams coming to CBS this fall


NEW YORK -- CBS, the network that can afford to cancel shows that would be hits on other networks, is at it again.

No. 1 in the advertiser-targeted demo of 18- to 49-year-olds for the first time since the early 1990s, it's scheduled four new comedies for the fall -- including one starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar -- and two dramas that will share a time slot, with the first, the highly serialized "Hostages," running for 15 episodes, followed in February by "Intelligence."

“Hostages,” stars Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”) as a surgeon whose family is taken hostage as she's preparing to operate on the president of the Unites States.  Dylan McDermott (“The Practice,” “American Horror Story”) plays  an FBI agent.

“Intelligence” stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as a federal agent with a microchip in his head (and presumably a shorter haircut than he sported on the island).

The new comedies are: "We Are Men," starring Kal Penn (“House”), Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), Jerry O'Connell (“Carpoolers”) and Chris Smith as newly single guys living in a short-term apartment complex; "Mom," starring Anna Faris as a "newly sober single mom" and  Allison Janney ("The West Wing") as her "critical, estranged mother"; "The Millers," starring Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") as a newly divorced man whose parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) decide to separate after 43 years; and "The Crazy Ones," in which Williams and Gellar play a father and daughter who are partners in an ad agency.

 Among the highlights of the schedule CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler and scheduling chief Kelly Kahl unveiled at a press breakfast Wednesday:

-- "Hawaii Five-0" moves to 9 p.m. Fridays, "Person of Interest" to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

-- "Mike & Molly" isn't on the fall schedule, but did get a 22-episode order and should be back at midseason.

-- Canceled shows include: “CSI: NY,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Made in Jersey,” “Golden Boy,” “Partners” and “Vegas.”

Here's a look at CBS' schedule:


8 p.m.: "How I Met Your Mother"

8:30 p.m.: "We Are Men" (new)

9 p.m.: "2 Broke Girls"

9:30 p.m.: "Mom" (new)

10 p.m.: "Hostages" (fall)/"Intelligence" (February)


8 p.m.: "NCIS"

9 p.m.: "NCIS: Los Angeles"

10 p.m.: "Person of Interest"


8 p.m.: "Survivor"

9 p.m.: "Criminal Minds"

10 p.m.: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"


8 p.m.: "The Big Bang Theory"

8:30 p.m.: "The MIllers" (new)

9 p.m.: "The Crazy Ones" (new)

9:30 p.m. "Two and a Half Men" (new time slot)

10 p.m.: "Elementary"


8 p.m.: "Undercover Boss"

9 p.m.: "Hawaii Five-0"

10 p.m.: "Blue Bloods"


8-9 p.m.: Comedy reruns

9-10 p.m.: Crime show reruns

10 p.m.: "48 Hours"


7 p.m.: "60 Minutes"

8 p.m.: "The Amazing Race"

9 p.m. "The Good Wife"

10 p.m.: The Mentalist"






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