First look at Magnum PI reboot and more CBS shows

Justin Harp

From Digital Spy

CBS's slate of fall programming includes a reboot of another classic action-adventure series and new shows from Law & Order's Dick Wolf, ER veteran Noah Wyle and New Girl's Max Greenfield.

The network's marquee drama for the fall will be the new Magnum PI, with Suicide Squad's Jay Hernandez taking over from Tom Selleck as the smooth-talking, fast-shooting private eye.

As you'll notice in the trailer below, the new Magnum hasn't carried over Selleck's trademark moustache… and fans aren't exactly thrilled by that creative choice:

Magnum PI is executive produced by Peter Lenkov, who has revamped fellow classic action-adventure shows Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver for CBS in years past.

Here's the official synopsis: "Magnum PI is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

"A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs back-up on a job.

"With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!"

In addition to Magnum PI, CBS has shared trailers for several other new fall shows too - check those out below:

Murphy Brown

Cast: Candice Bergen and Faith Ford

Synopsis: "Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, 'fake news' and a vastly different political climate.

"Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy's son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps – perhaps too closely.

"Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever. "


Cast: Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order)

Synopsis: "From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe."

God Friended Me

Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) and Violett Beane (The Flash)

Synopsis: "God Friended Me stars Brandon Micheal Hall in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist 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.

"After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist. Brought together by the 'God Account,' the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever."

The Neighborhood

Cast: Max Greenfield (New Girl), Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man) and Dreama Walker (Gossip Girl)

Synopsis: "The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer as an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness.

"When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

"Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home."

Exact premiere dates for these shows will be announced by CBS in due course. Click here for a rundown of the full CBS night-by-night schedule.

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