CBS orders Michael Weatherly’s ‘Bull,’ ‘Training Day’ sequel, ‘MacGyver’ remake


Sure, you can say that CBS is getting desperate by milking old franchises with sequels / remakes for the 2016-17 season, but look at what they are doing already! This sort of stuff is the network’s bread and butter, given that there are at present three “NCIS” shows, two “Criminal Minds” shows, a TV version of “Limitless,” a Sherlock Holmes adaptation, and also a remake of “Hawaii Five-0” on  the schedule already. Most of that should also be around for the fall.

Take a look below at some of the new series that are coming on the 2016-17 season, complete with official loglines for each.

“Bull” – “A drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw as the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.”

“Training Day” – “A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton).”

“MacGyver” – “A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.”

“Pure Genius” (formerly “Bunker Hill”) – “[‘Pure Genius’] follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, “new school” approach to medicine.”

“Man with a Plan” – “A contractor (Matt LeBlanc) whose wife goes back to work starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs.”

“The Great Indoors” – “An adventure reporter (Joel McHale) must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.”

Of the group, the only one we’re particularly surprised to see on the list is maybe “Pure Genius,” since it is the only one without either a huge name or familiar concept to it. That may be a sign that CBS really believes in the pilot; we’ll see where they put it on the air.

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