What You’ll Be Watching on CBS This Fall

Welcome back to a proper Upfronts season, the moment when network TV reveals all their secret plans for the fall television season (such as it is anymore). In the wake of a destructive pandemic and in the face of the inevitable takeover of streaming, networks are playing it safer and safer: canceling fewer shows, ordering fewer comedies, and greenlighting familiar titles.

CBS, like everyone else, is playing it safe. They’ve ordered four new scripted series — all one-hour dramas — two of which are traditional procedurals. The other two are more playful dramedies, but nothing is breaking new ground here. In fact, the most surprising addition to the fall lineup is a reality reimagining of a television classic.

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You’re going to be waiting a while for the next season of ‘Squid Game’

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You can now watch the worst episode of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ in 60 seconds.

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The White House’s Jen Psaki will be calmly eviscerating right-wing idiots on MSNBC soon

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So was Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars or nah? What the hell is going on here?

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So many shows were just renewed — but ‘And Just Like That …’ is not among them. yet.

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We had our first look at Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and people have … thoughts

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Calling all Losties: come support one of your own

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‘Succession’ is going to end a lot sooner than we hoped, dammit all to hell.

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