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CBS Announces Seven New Series In Addition to ‘Young Sheldon’

Three Sitcoms and Four Dramas

CBS will add seven additional series to its 2017-18 roster: comedies “9JKL,” “Me, Myself & I” and “By the Book;” and dramas “Instinct,” “Seal Team,” “Wisdom of the Crowd,” and a reboot of Aaron Spelling crime solver “S.W.A.T.” They join already announced single-camera comedy “Young Sheldon,” which is the prequel from “The Big Bang Theory.” For a complete description of each new series, click here

What follows is a description of each new series:

9JKL
Comedy about a guy who lives in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Walton as Andrew
· Elliott Gould as Harry
· Linda Lavin as Judy
· Liza Lapira as Eve
· Mark Feuerstein as Josh
· Matt Murray as Nick
· Paul Feig as Himself

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Dana Klein as CRTR/EP
· Mark Feuerstein as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Wendi Trilling as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

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BY THE BOOK
A single-camera comedy based on A.J. Jacobs’s bestselling book about a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live according to the Bible

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ian Gomez as Feather Gene
· Jay R. Ferguson as Chip
· Lindsey Kraft as Leslie
· Tony Rock as Vince

CREW INFORMATION:
· A.J. Jacobs as BOOK
· Andrew Haas as EP
· Andy Ackerman as DIR (Pilot)
· Johnny Galecki as EP
· Patrick Walsh as CRTR/EP
· Spencer Medof as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alcide Bava Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

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INSTINCT
Drama based on the upcoming book by James Patterson about a former CIA operative (Cumming) who has since built a normal life as a gifted professor and writer but is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alan Cumming as Dylan Reinhart
· Bojana Novakovic as Lizzie
· Daniel Ings as Tracy
· Khandi Alexander as Monica Hernandez
· Naveen Andrews as Julian

CREW INFORMATION:
· Alan Cumming as EP
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Rauch as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment
· Secret Hideout

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ME, MYSELF & I
Single-camera comedy which examines one man’s life over a 50-year span: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bobby Moynihan as Alex Riley (40)
· Brian Unger as Ron
· Christopher Paul Richards as Justin
· Jaleel White as Darryl
· John Larroquette as Alex Riley (65)
· Kelen Coleman as Abby
· Mandell Maughan as Maggie
· Sharon Lawrence as Eleanor

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dan Kopelman as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Randall Einhorn as EP/DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kapital Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television

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S.W.A.T.
Reboot of the 1970s series billed as an intense, action-packed procedural following an African-American SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Russell as Jim Street
· Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay
· Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca
· Lina Esco as Christina “Chris” Alonso
· Peter Onorati as Jeff Mumford
· Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson
· Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Justin Lin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marney Hochman as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Pavun Shetty as EP
· Shawn Ryan as CRTR/EP
· Shemar Moore as PROD

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· MiddKid Productions
· Original Film
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television

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SEAL TEAM

Drama which follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.J. Buckley as Sonny
· David Boreanaz as Jason
· Jessica Paré as Mandy
· Max Thieriot as Clay
· Neil Brown, Jr. as Ray
· Toni Trucks as Diaz

CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Cavell as CRTR/EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Christopher Chulack as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ed Redlich as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

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WISDOM OF THE CROWD
Drama based on the Israeli format about a tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Blake Lee as Josh Novak
· Jake Matthews as Tariq Siddiqui
· Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner
· Monica Potter as Alex
· Natalia Tena as Sara Morton
· Richard T. Jones as Tommy Cavanaugh

CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Davidson as DIR (Pilot)
· Alon Shtruzman as EP
· Avi Nir as EP
· Dror Mishani as EP
· Peter Traugott as EP
· Rachel Kaplan as EP
· Shira Hadad as EP
· Ted Humphrey as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Algorithm Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios
· Keshet Studios
· Universal Television

Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/05/12/development-update-friday-may-12-cbs-locks-up-freshman-class-832010/12124/#Yo7zxXjlCH9pbqcx.99

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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