CBS is gearing up to launch a host of new programs in 2024 so, while we will be saying goodbye to the likes of Young Sheldon and Blue Bloods this year, the network is ready to have us fall in love with new programming whether it be crime driven or laugh out loud funny. We'll be updating this list of new series as more information comes in so make sure to bookmark it for the latest information.
What you won't find here are shows that the network has ordered but that haven't been specifically earmarked for 2024. For instance, Watson starring Morris Chestnut is in the works at CBS for the 2024-2025 season, but there's yet to be an announcement that it'll be folded into the 2024 roster. So, without further ado, here are all the new CBS series we can expect this year.
Premiere date: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12:37 a.m.
Host: Taylor Tomlinson
After Midnight, stylized as @fter Midnight, is filling the void that James Corden left behind when he stepped down as the host of The Late Late Show. Hosted by comedian Taylor Tomlinson, this new program draws inspiration from @midnight--an Emmy Award-winning series that ran on Comedy Central from 2013-2017. The set-up is simple, Tomlinson and a panel of guests will be talking about "the dumbest things on the internet" but in a smart, funny way and this is all done in a game show format. The guests will be from a range of industries including comedy, music, and entertainment.
Premiere date: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 at around 10 p.m. after the Super Bowl
Regular time slot premiere: Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m.
Cast: Justin Hartley, Fiona Rene, Robin Weigert, Abby McEnany, and Eric Graise
Based on the book The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver, Tracker follows Colter Shaw (Justin Hartley). The survivalist, who prefers to do field work on his own, is a reward seeker. He uses his expertise in tracking to find missing people and solve mysteries whether for private citizens or with law enforcement. Colter also has his own family issues to deal with which likely explain his "lone wolf" attitude.
In the premiere, "Klamath Falls," Colter is sent to Oregon. His handlers Velma (Abby McEnany) and Teddi Bruin (Robin Weigert) have tasked him with finding Gil Brown. The 14 year old is believed to have been abducted by his biological father. The man is a prime suspect because of his criminal history. But, while in the middle of investigating, Colter winds up needing the help of Reenie Greene (Fiona Rene), whose sharp legal mind is just what he needs to get out of this jam. It'll need to get handled because though the lead tech genius Bobby Exley (Eric Graise) set him on resulted in this mess, Gil needs to be found and quickly.
Premiere date: Thursday, Feb. 29 at 10 p.m.
Cast: Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce, and Carra Patterson
Elsbeth is a spin-off from The Good Wife franchise based on the eponymous character. Carrie Preston is reprising the role of Elsbeth Tascioni who's recently left her legal career in Chicago to embark on a role with the NYPD where she uses her widely lauded observational skills to apprehend the most astute of criminals.
In the premiere, Elsbeth will be adjusting to her new role. NYPD Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce) and her don't quite see eye-to-eye. He's a well respected leader on the police force, and she's new to the way they do things not to mention, Elsbeth is offbeat and unique in her process. Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), however, finds herself appreciating her insights. While she's stoic and ethical that doesn't mean she doesn't see how an out of the box thinker can be of help.
The case in the series opener revolves around the death of a college student. The victim was found dead in her high rise apartment and Elsbeth believes foul play occurred. The suspect? Theater director Alex Modarian (Stephen Moyer). While she believes he was involved, there may be more to the case than what it seems. Elsbeth will have to walk a fine line between finding the killer the way only she knows how to and respecting the agreement she has with the NYPD.
Premiere date: 2024
Host: Manu Bennett
Based on the Australian series, The Summit is a new action-adventure competition series coming to CBS that puts 16 strangers to the test. They're tasked with traversing the New Zealand Alps which are known to be treacherous. The contestants must work together to cross the distance between where they are and the peak of a distant mountain within two weeks. If they can do this, they'll win the grand prize which they're carrying in their backpacks.
They each have an equal share of $1 million dollars. The catch, however, is that this show isn't just dependent on getting to their destination within the time constraints. They'll also have to contend with surprises doled out by the "Mountain's Keeper" which will not only test their resolve but also their loyalties. Tough decisions will have to be made as some trekkers begin to fall behind because if they don't make it to that peak in 14 days, all their prize money will be lost.
The Summit is hosted by Manu Bennett, an actor from New Zealand who is best known for his work in fantasy titles. He played Slade on Arrow, Crixus on Spartacus, and Azog the Defiler in the Hobbit trilogy.
Premiere date: Fall 2024
Cast: Kathy Bates, Skye P. Marshall, Jason Ritter, David Del Rio, and Leah Lewis
Matlock is a reboot of the hit series that ran from 1986-1995 and starred Andy Griffith in the eponymous role. In this iteration, Kathy Bates plays Madeline "Matty" Matlock. Our lead is brilliant but underestimated because of her age even though she'd achieved success when she was younger, she's simply back to do the same in her latter years.
The law firm Matty has joined is prestigious, and she plans on using people's assumptions about her to her advantage. The senior attorney Matty is assigned to, Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), believes strongly in justice, but it's Olympia's ex-husband Julian (Jason Ritter) who sees great things for the firm ahead with Matty on their side. He's intrigued by her cleverness and, as the son of the head of the firm, he knows exactly what it needs to continue to make waves in their field.
Along for this ride are Billy (David Del Rio) and Sarah (Leah Lewis), two young associates with the law firm who work with Matty and are striving to make a name for themselves--Billy through his charisma and Sarah through her ambition.
Premiere date: Fall 2024
Cast: Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Essence Atkins, and Tetona Jackson
Poppa's House from father-son team, Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr., is a comedy that follows multiple generations of the same family. The show opens when Poppa (Damon Wayans) must contend with a new challenge at work, or at least it's a challenge to his mindset. He's a famed talk radio host who has reached legendary status but his new co-host, Ivy (Essence Atkins), isn't shy about pushing him on his point of view.
Meanwhile, at home, Poppa finds himself also contending with his son, Damon (Damon Wayans Jr.), who is a dreamer but also an adult with a wife, Nina (Tetona Jackson), and kids of his own. While Damon has passions he wants to pursue, he must balance his responsibilities as a husband and father as well. This is where Poppa comes in, as he finds that your children are never too old to need parenting and guidance.
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