No Bull about it, Kevin Can Wait, Bull and MacGyver all got full season pick ups from CBS today. Is the news a surprise? Of course not. Bull is the #1 new drama and Kevin Can Wait is the #1 new comedy in viewers. When it comes to MacGyver, I am surprised people are watching it. I guess the CBS audience turns on the channel at 8p and stays there until after Blue Bloods. Which more of you people need to be watching because the Tom Selleck/Donnie Wahlberg show is the best and most consistent drama on The Eye.
BTW the other shows that have full season orders are NBC’s This Is Us, ABC’s Speechless and Designated Survivor, and Fox’s Lethal Weapon. Of the new shows that have already debuted the only shows I expect to get full seasons are NBC’s The Good Place and Timesless, ABC’s American Housewife and maybe The CW’s Frequency. The rest I expect to be gone by the new year like ABC’s Conviction and Notorious, Fox’s Son of Zorn and The Exorcist and The CW’s No Tomorrow that will live up to its name.
Supergirl flies over from CBS to The CW tonight at 8p and it feels right at home.
When National City is impending danger, Supergirl gets some help from her cousin Superman and the two enjoy working together. Shortly after they save the day, Lex Luthor’s sister, who has relocated there, finds her life in danger. Now the two of them have to work together to save her life.
If that is not for Kara (Melissa Benoist) to have to deal with, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) wants her to make a decision on whether she will stay as her assistant or become reporter. Not only that, she is about to go on her first date with Jimmy Olsen (Mechad Brooks). That is a lot for a normal person, but it is tougher for someone who is from Krypton.
I have to say, I sincerely found myself enjoying Supergirl more on The CW than CBS. it just feels right.
Talking about moving, also at 8p but over on CBS, Amy (Mayim Bialik) is moving in with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on The Big Bang Theory after her apartment is flooded and needs to be fixed up for 5 whole weeks. What can go wrong? Let me rephrase that, what can go right? The laughs because it is very funny episode.
Then at 10p, Scorpion is out of this World. Walter is asked to perfect the rocket he came up with; but when lightening strikes the rocket takes off with him on it. Now it us up for the team to save him before he runs out of oxygen. The lack of oxygen causes him to hallucinate and he imagines Paige (Katharine McPhee) up there with him. What he says and does might make him want to stay up there. Is the last we see of him? You will have to tune into this exciting episode to find out.
Talk about exciting, how about Timeless going back to 1865 to the day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. That is what the NBC time traveling drama does tonight at 10p. Do you rewrite history and save the beloved President or do you let him die as it has been written? It is a tough decision they have to make, but watching the incredible episode is anything but tough.
It has been over a month since Thomas Gibson was let go from Criminal Minds, and today CBS announced that they have cast a new series regular.
Damon Gupton will be joining the procedural during its 8th episode as “Special Agent Stephen Walker from the Behavioral Analysis Program which is the counterintelligence division of the FBI.” That is a lot of words to describe what his character will do. Since I don’t watch, I will assume that it is all good for the fans of the show that still popular in its 12th season.
When it comes to Gibson, his last episode airs this Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how they get out of it because he was suspended during the making of it.
The Big Bang Theory is back on CBS tonight at 8p and you are all cordially invited to the wedding of Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki). What comes with a wedding, family. We are going to meet Penny’s mom and Katey Segal has played her mother before on the show 8 Simple Rules. Also joining the show tonight is Jack McBrayer as her brother who just got of jail. Keith Carradine returns as her dad as does Leonard’s parents Christine Baranski and Judd Hirsch.
With all of those amazing guest stars, you know it is going to be a wedding we won’t soon forget.
Then at 8:30p, Kevin James returns to TV in Kevin Can Wait as a recently retired cop. His wife Donna (Erinn Hayes) is very supportive, but even she has her limits. They have 3 kids and one is away at college. That all changes when their oldest (Taylor Spreitler) comes home to tell her parents she has dropped out of college to support her fiance’ (Ryan Cartwright). Kendra’s dad didn’t even know she as dating anyone, so imagine how pissed he is.
There you have the premise for the funny comedy. A retired cop, his wife and 3 kids trying to adjust to their new life on Long Island.
Last week, Thomas Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds because he allegedly kicked a writer and today he found a way to connect with his fans. The CBS procedural has a very loyal fan base. If they weren’t so loyal, the show wouldn’t be going into its 12th season as one of the top shows on broadcast television.
The actor has a message, and he joined Twitter to communicate with them. He said, “I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love ‘Criminal Minds,’ & I’m disappointed by what’s happened. I’m here on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other. The support you show means the world to me and my family. This is not an ending, but a beginning as well. Thank you all.”
Just when you thought you might have seen the last of him, he found out with Social Media that is not the case.
I have a feeling in the coming days he will be saying a lot more, so you might want to follow him to see what he has to say.