CBS is the latest network to debut their trailers for the 2017-2018 season. We’ve already highlighted the preview for The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon, but there are five other shows coming to the network this fall and two more arriving for the midseason in 2018.
David Boreanaz joins the Navy SEALs in Seal Team, officially departed Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan tells a story across fifty years, S.W.A.T. gets a small screen remake and much more. Watch all of the new CBS 2017 TV series trailers after the jump.
Reaction: If 24: Legacy wasn’t an adequate revival of the terrorist hunting action series on FOX, this sounds like it could help fill that patriotic void. It’s more procedural than 24, but that’s exactly what CBS loves to do with their dramas. The presence of David Boreanaz might be interesting, but otherwise, this looks like another generic action thriller series from network television.
Synopsis: SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.
Cast:David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, A.J. Buckley as Sonny, Toni Trucks as Diaz and Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis
Reaction: Since the big screen adaptation of the classic series didn’t turn any heads, CBS is trying to get a small screen version off the ground to go with other remakes like Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. Normally I’d just dismiss this as a lame attempt to bank on a recognizable title, but I’m rather surprised by the way the series has drawn inspiration from the controversy of militarized police being involved in civilian shootings and using that as the catalyst for the series itself. This may not be a throwaway series after all.
Synopsis: Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community.
Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
Cast: Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez, Alex Russell as Jim Street, Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco as Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca and Peter Onorati as Mumford.
Wisdom of the Crowd
Reaction: The internet is already a nightmare of misinformation, so why not use that to create a social network to help solve crimes? That’s exactly what Jeremy Renner’s character does in this new series that puts a lot of faith in the collective consciousness of internet users. Will the series show the downside of this kind of technological project, where people stand to get all the wrong information faster than they get the correct details? We’ll see.
Synopsis: WISDOM OF THE CROWD stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter’s killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the “wisdom of the crowd,” his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him.
Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
Cast: Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner, Richard T. Jones as Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, Natalia Tena as Sara Morton, Blake Lee as Josh Novak, Jake Matthews as Tariq Bakari and Monica Potter as Alex Hale
Reaction: A trailer for this midseason series hasn’t been screened for the public yet. The above image is from Alan Cumming appearing in Masterpiece Theater.
Synopsis: INSTINCT stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case, comes out of retirement and taps into his old skill set. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the soon to be published James Patterson book.
Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Alan Cumming are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Webb directed the pilot.
Cast: Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, Bojana Novakovic as Lizzie Needham, Daniel Ings as Andy, Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins and Khandi Alexander as Lt. Monica Ford
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