CBS is filling up their weekly lineup after ordering more episodes for three brand new shows. The dramas Bull and MacGyver as well as comedy Kevin Can Wait have each been given an additional nine episodes for their first season, which brings each show up to a full 22-episode first season for fall 2016.
“We’re thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively,” CBS Entertainment president Glen Geller said.
Bull, which stars fan favorite and former NCIS star Michael Weatherly, has become a hit for adult viewers. This drama follows the early career of the Dr. Phil back when he worked as a jury consultant. And, even though the show airs at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, it is outperforming previous CBS shows in the same slot.
The new CBS comedy, Kevin Can Wait is also doing well, which is great for longtime fans of Kevin James. It’s been a long time since the days of James’ previous show, King of Queens was on air, but it’s clear that fans of James are still interested in what he brings to the screen. This comedy will soon be moving to Mondays, so CBS will have a couple of big comedy days during the week for viewers.
Then, of course, there is the MacGyver reboot. Fans of the original 80’s series were a little worried when CBS decided to bring this drama back to life, but after several creative changes, the new series has been impressing viewers left and right.
“Each [show] has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights,” Geller continued.
Now that these shows have been given the greenlight for full seasons, it looks like Big Bang Theory isn’t the only reason to watch CBS this fall. Other networks also picked up full seasons of a few of their freshmen shows, such as This is Us on NBC and Speechless on ABC, so it might be time to invest in a new, comfier, and binge-watching-worthy couch for the fall.
[H/T The Hollywood Reporter]