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CBS gives full seasons to 3 freshman shows

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Kevin doesn’t have to wait any longer — and neither does Bull or MacGyver.

CBS just gave full season orders to all three freshman shows that the network has debuted so far this fall — the Monday comedy Kevin Can Wait, the Tuesday procedural Bull, and the Friday action hour MacGyver.

“We’re thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively,” said Glenn Geller, president, CBS Entertainment. “Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights.”

They join the “safe list” of new fall shows given full-season pickups so far that also include Fox’s Lethal Weapon, NBC’s This Is Us, and ABC’s Designated Survivor and Speechless.

CBS still has a trio of titles that haven’t yet premiered — the new Matt LeBlanc comedy Man with a Plan starts Monday, Oct. 24, the Joel McHale comedy The Great Indoors begins Thursday, Oct. 27, and there’s a medical drama, Pure Genius, also starting on Oct. 27.

In the ratings, including DVR playback, Bull is averaging 17.3 million viewers and a 2.6 among adults 18-49; Kevin has 11.3 million viewers and a 2.8 in the demo; and MacGyver has 11.4 million viewers and a 1.9. 

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