CBS Grants Full Season Renewals To ‘Bull’, ‘Kevin Can Wait’ and ‘MacGyver’
Three of CBS freshman series, Bull, Kevin Can Wait and MacGyver, were given full-season orders today by the Tiffany network. The three series, alongside the returning CBS series, have helped the network win the first three weeks of the 2016-2017 season and have also improved their respective time periods compared to a year ago.
Bull, which stars Michael Weatherly as a divorced psychologist and expert jury consultant based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, is the #1 new program of the season and is averaging 17.32 million viewers. The drama also stars Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirschner, Annabelle Annatasio and Chris Jackson.
Kevin James’s return to CBS, Kevin Can Wait, also started out strong when it premiered last month and is currently averaging 11.26 million viewers. The sitcom, about a newly retired police officer figuring out his second act in life, also stars Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine and Leonard Earl Howze. James is also one of the series executive producers.
As Friday night’s #1 new program, the reimagining of the classic series, MacGyver, is showing its muscle by averaging 11.35 million viewers. The series stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires and Tristin Mays and is executive produced by Peter Lenkov, who also brought Hawaii Five-0 back to CBS where it currently airs after MacGyver.
“We’re thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively,” said CBS Entertainment President, Glenn Geller. “Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights.”
Bull, Tuesdays, 9/8c, CBS. Kevin Can Wait, Mondays, 8:30/7:30c, CBS. MacGyver, Fridays, 8/7c, CBS