Press release from CBS, Aug. 27, 2018:
CBS FALL PREVIEW, hosted by stars Candice Bergen (MURPHY BROWN), Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield (THE NEIGHBORHOOD), Brandon Micheal Hall (GOD FRIENDED ME), Jay Hernandez (MAGNUM P.I.), Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki (FBI) and Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West (HAPPY TOGETHER), is a primetime special highlighting the Network’s six new fall series, including the revival of the groundbreaking comedy series MURPHY BROWN. It will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 10 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video on demand and live-streaming service.
In addition, the special will be available on demand across multiple platforms through mid-October, providing viewers with convenient anytime access to information about the Network’s new fall lineup.
The platforms featuring the special include https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-fall-preview-2018 and participating CBS stations’ sites, as well as on demand via the Network’s various cable, satellite, vMVPD and telco partners.
Throughout the special, the stars will introduce their series with a mix of “first look” behind-the-scenes moments, cast interviews and select scenes from the shows’ premiere episodes.
FBI, from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise, is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe. Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel, Jeremy Sisto and Sela Ward star. The series premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
GOD FRIENDED ME is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist (Brandon Micheal Hall) whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from “God” and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton also star. The series premieres Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT).
HAPPY TOGETHER stars Damon Wayans Jr. in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple (Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West) who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star (Felix Mallard), drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. Stephnie Weir, Victor Williams and Chris Parnell also star. The series premieres Monday, Oct. 1 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Dusseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill and Tim Kang also star. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Candice Bergen returns as the eponymous broadcast news legend in the revival of the groundbreaking comedy series MURPHY BROWN. Back in the game after a brief retirement, and faced with a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever. Thirty years since the critically acclaimed, multiple-award-winning show premiered, and 20 years since it concluded, this revival reunites Bergen with series creator Diane English and original series co-stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani and Tyne Daly also star. The series premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE NEIGHBORHOOD stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs and Tichina Arnold in a comedy about what happens when a friendly Midwesterner (Greenfield) moves his family to a Los Angeles neighborhood next door to Calvin Butler (Cedric), who’s concerned the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block and doesn’t appreciate Dave’s extreme neighborliness. Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan also star. The series premieres Monday, Oct. 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT).