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New Bruckheimer drama, cop series join CBS fall primetime schedule

US broadcast network CBS has unveiled its primetime fall schedule with new commissions anchoring Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings.

Kelly Kahl

East New York, a drama starring Amanda Warren as the newly promoted police captain of the 74th Precinct on the edge of Brooklyn, will slot into the 21.00 position on Sundays. The series is produced by Warner Bros Television.

Fire Country, the latest drama from movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is inspired by series star Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country and originates in-house at CBS Studios. It will debut on Fridays at 21.00, with SWAT moved to a new 20.00 slot as its lead-in.

Legal dramedy So Help Me Todd, starring Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden as a meticulous, successful attorney and Skylar Astin as her aimless private detective son she hires, gets the Thursday 21.00 slot. CBS Studios is again the producer.

Renewed scripted series Ghosts and CSI: Vegas move to new timeslots either side of the freshman series.

And new unscripted swing The Real Love Boat, a romantic reality show inspired by classic scripted series The Love Boat, has been slated for Wednesdays at 22.00. It is produced by Eureka Productions in association with Buster Productions.

True Lies, a drama series inspired by James Cameron’s action-comedy movie of the same name, will wait until midseason for its premiere.

Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said: “CBS had another incredible season. We launched several break-out hits, not to mention winning and improving many time periods across our schedule.

“For the new season, we once again looked for ways to strengthen our position with new, compelling series, scheduling them strategically to guarantee sampling and maximise consistency and flow. We believe these great new shows, returning hits and our robust slate of event programming positions us for another winning year.”

New shows in caps, all times ET/PT.

20.00-20.30 – The Neighbourhood
20.30-21.00 – Bob ♥ Abishola
21.00-22.00 NCIS
22.00-23.00 – NCIS: Hawaii

20.00-21.00 – FBI
21.00-22.00 – FBI International
22.00-23.00 – FBI Most Wanted

20.00-21.00 – Survivor
21.00-22.00 – The Amazing Race
22.00-23.00 – THE REAL LOVE BOAT

20.00-20.30 – Young Sheldon
20.30-21.00 – Ghosts
21.00-22.00 – SO HELP ME TODD
22.00-23.00 – CSI: Vegas

20.00-21.00 – SWAT
21.00-22.00 – FIRE COUNTRY
22.00-23.00 – Blue Bloods

20.00-22.00 – Saturday Encores
22.00-23.00 – 48 Hours

19.00-20.00 – 60 Minutes
20.00-21.00 – The Equalizer
21.00-22.00 – EAST NEW YORK
22.00-23.00 – NCIS Los Angeles

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