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CBS just greenlight six new shows for next season — including some very familiar titles and projects starring well-known names. The broadcaster ordered four dramas and two comedies Friday.

On the drama side, there’s a series reboot of 1980s action-hour classic MacGyver (starring X-Men franchise actor Lucas Till) and a series version of the 2001 film Training Day (with veteran actor Bill Paxton and newcomer Justin Cornwell as the leads). Two of the new dramas are crime procedurals, one is a medical procedural and then MacGyver is, well, MacGyver.

The two comedies — Man with a Plan and The Great Indoors — return Friends star Matt LeBlanc and Community star Joel McHale, respectively, back to prime-time. Interesting stealth news item: Man with a Plan‘s pilot originally co-starred The Office actress Jenna Fischer, who is no longer listed with the show. Her part will be recast.

Here are the official new descriptions for each show (and in some cases, with a new title compared to its pilot order), along with auspices and casting.


EPs: Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, Jonathan Littman , Will Beall, Barry Schindel

EP/Director: Danny Cannon

Studio: Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films in association with Warner Bros. Television

Based on the feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures

Logline: 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).

Cast: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz


EPs: Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw (Stage 29 Productions), Steven Spielberg (Amblin Television), Justin Falvey & Darryl Frank (Amblin Television), Jay McGraw (Stage 29 Productions)

EP/Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: 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.

Cast: Michael Weatherly as ‘Dr. Jason Bull’, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Chris Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio

PURE GENIUS (Working Title) (formerly Bunker Hill)

EP: Jason Katims, Michelle Lee

EP/Director: David Semel

Studio: Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios

Logline: BUNKER HILL 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.

Cast: Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings, Odette Annable


EPs: Peter Lenkov, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan, Michael Clear

EP/Director: David Von Ancken

Studio: CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate

Logline: 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.

Cast: Lucas Till as ‘MacGyver’, George Eads

MAN WITH A PLAN (Formerly Untitled Filgos Project/I’m Not Your Friend)


EPs: Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg,Troy Zien

Director: James Burrows

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: 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.

Cast: Matt LeBlanc, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Hala Finley, Matthew McCann



Mike Gibbons

Eps: Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris

EP/Director: Andy Ackerman

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: 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.

Cast: Joel McHale, Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, Susannah Fielding