The new fall TV season is just a few months away, and Tuesday morning Global unveiled its new fall lineup, featuring returning hits including “NCIS”; and “Survivor”; joined by new series featuring such stars as Michael Weatherly, Matt LeBlanc, Kristen Bell, Kevin James and Joel McHale.
Other highlights of Global’s new lineup include the latest entry in Dick Wolf’s “Chicago”; franchise — “Chicago Justice”; — coming at midseason, along with the anticipated spinoff of “The Blacklist”;, “Blacklist: Redemption”;.
Global will also be serving up some homegrown programming with “Mary Kills People”;, a provocative drama starring Caroline Dhavernas (“Hannibal”;) as an ER doctor who moonlights as an “angel of death,”; and a brand new season of showmances and scheming on “Big Brother Canada”;, renewed for a fifth season.
“Global’s new shows were strategically selected to build on our powerful franchises, deliver a younger audience through comedy and add strong buzz worthy dramas to our existing slate,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment, in the announcement. “Add to that 15 hours of simulcast and Global’s lineup is positioned to captivate big audiences this fall.”
The new series coming to Global are:
“Bull”; – Former “NCIS”; star Michael Weatherly moves from one of the most-watched dramas to one of the most-anticipated new dramas, Bull. From the same producers of “NCIS”;, the smart series is inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time.
“Pitch”; – Montreal’s Kylie Bunbury (“Under The Dome”;) stars as Ginny Baker in one of fall’s most buzzed-about new series Pitch. The emotional drama follows a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Pitch also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash”;), Mark Consuelos (“All My Children”;), and Ali Larter (“Heroes”;).
“MacGyver”; – From “Hawaii Five-0″ show-runner Peter Lenkoff, “MacGyver”; is a reimagining of the iconic series about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till, “X-Men: Apocalypse”;) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.
“Pure Genius”; – From the executive producer of “Parenthood”; and “Friday Night Lights”; comes a unique medical drama centreed around a young Silicon Valley tech billionaire (Augustus Prew, “The Borgias”;) who builds the ultimate cutting-edge hospital that treats only the most rare and insurmountable medical mysteries – at no cost. Lending credibility to this new venture is a maverick surgeon (Dermot Mulroney, “Shameless”;) who’s the first to discover that his boss’s mission is to get bureaucracy out of medicine, use the most forward thinkers in technology, and just save lives – including his own.
“Timeless”; – Starring Abigail Spencer (“Suits”;) and Matt Lanter (“90210″), Timeless is a thrilling action-adventure series that follows a group of unlikely heroes thrust into the adventure of their lives. Chasing a mysterious group of criminals through time and encountering some of the most seminal moments in history, the group attempts to thwart a dark conspiracy that is a threat to all of humanity.
“Kevin Can Wait”; – Monday nights start off with “Kevin Can Wait”;, a hilarious comedy starring Kevin James (“King of Queens”;) as a newly retired police officer who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids – only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.
“Man With a Plan”; – Also airing on Mondays is “Man With a Plan”;, starring Golden Globe Award-winner Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”;, “Friends”;) whose wife goes back to work, leaving him with the kids and to discover the truth that every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs.
“The Good Place”; – The laughs continue Thursday nights on Global with “The Good Place”;, a unique new comedy starring Kristen Bell (“House of Lies”;, “Veronica Mars”;), and Ted Danson (“Fargo”;) that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person.
“The Great Indoors”; – Comedian Joel McHale (“Community”;, “The Soup”;) also joins Global’s new Thursday comedy block starring in the insightful and timely comedy “The Great Indoors”;. As a renowned adventure reporter who’s spent his life exploring the edges of the earth for an outdoor magazine, Jack (McHale) must now adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. The new comedy also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Superbad”;).
Coming at midseason:
“Chicago Justice”; – Powerhouse creator Dick Wolf delivers “Chicago Justice”;, the fourth captivating instalment to the “Chicago “series. Starring Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”;) and Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”;), the legal drama follows the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice.
“The Blacklist: Redemption”; – The midseason lineup also welcomes a new spinoff to hit series “The Blacklist”; with “The Blacklist: Redemption”; starring Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist”;) and Famke Janssen (“X-Men”;). The thrilling drama follows undercover operative Tom Keen (Eggold) who joins forces with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch.