THE 2017 UPFRONTS: WHAT WE’LL BE WATCHING THIS SEASON ON CBS!By Delaina Dixon | May 18, 2017 | Entertainment
CBS remains no. 1 across the board, being the most watched network nine years in a row. It’s secret? “Great content is always king,” shared Leslie Moonves, chariman and CEO of the CBS Corporation.
CBS is expecting even more eyes as they celebrate 60 Minute’s 50th anniversary and the new magazine’s addition of Oprah Winfrey. Star Trek Discovery, one of the network’s online offerings, is being headlined by African-American actress Sonequa Martin; Jaleel White plays the best pal in Me, Myself & I; love crosses cultural boundaries in the new sitcom 9JKL (so nice to dance with yah, Liza Lapira!). One of our fave British #WBWD James Corden has been tapped to host the 2018 Grammys.
Here are the shows you’ll want to check out this upcoming season on CBS.
What’s It About? Los Angeles S.W.A.T. lieutenant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson leads a team of cops serving in an inner city neighborhood – the one he grew up in.
Our Divalicious Take. Shemar Moore is back on TV, and this time he’s headlining his own show. This is a procedural drama, no doubt, but adds even more intensity as the series explores being black when you wear the blue.
Wisdom of the Crowd (Sundays)
What’s It About? A father whose daughter was murdered creates a crowd sourcing platform for people to share evidence, and ultimately find her real killer.
Our Divalicious Take. This is also a procedural drama – the platform quickly becomes tantamount to solving other crimes – with an intriguing hook. With veteran actors like Richard T. Jones and Jeremy Piven, it’s sure to draw crowds to watch it.
What’s It About? Doesn’t the title give it away? It’s inside the life and brilliant mind of Sheldon Cooper, when he was a 9-year-old boy back in the late eighties.
Our Divalicious Take. The Big Bang Theory is CBS’ biggest hit – so it only makes sense to explore the origin story of one of its most beloved characters. While we haven’t seen a ton of diversity in Sheldon’s East Texas humble beginnings, we have a feeling this little genius will make us laugh all on his own. Catch a special sneak peek of the series on Sept. 25.
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