Second Union

Second Union


The 2017 Fall TV line-ups have been announced, and we’re doing a breakdown and sneak peek at each major network’s new shows. Recently, we checked out the Fall Programming over at ABC, here’s what’s coming this Fall from CBS.

Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime-solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information he’s certain will find his daughter’s killer. To assist him, Tanner recruits Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, the original cop who investigated the murder but was unceremoniously forced off the case. Working with them is Sara Morton, a brilliant engineer whose relationship with Tanner goes beyond the professional; Josh Novak, a talented, nerdy-cool head programmer; and Tariq Bakari, a tech genius and expert hacker with issues adhering to the rules. Concerned with Tanner’s obsession is his successful ex-wife, Congresswoman Alex Hale, with whom he shares an unbreakable bond over their shared grief. As Tanner taps into the “wisdom of the crowd,” his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him.

The series stars Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner, Richard T. Jones as Detective Cavanaugh, Blake Lee as Josh, Natalia Tena as Sara, Monica Potter as Alex, and Jake Matthews as Tariq.

Wisdom Of The Crowd premieres on October 1, 2017.


SEAL Team is a new military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Undergoing additional rigorous training in the hope of joining Hayes’ select unit is Clay Spenser, a young, multi-lingual second generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists, and Diaz, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.

The series stars David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, A. J. Buckley as Sonny, Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis, and Toni Trucks as Diaz.

SEAL Team premieres on September 27, 2017


Young Sheldon – For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. For 10 years on THE BIG BANG THEORY, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
The series stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons narrates the series as the older, present-day, Sheldon Cooper, Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, (Sheldon’s mother. Perry is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who portrays Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory), Lance Barber as George Cooper, Sr. (Sheldon’s father), Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper (Sheldon’s twin sister), Montana Jordan as George Cooper, Jr. (Sheldon’s older brother), and Annie Potts as Meemaw (Sheldon’s grandmother).

Young Sheldon is scheduled to premiere on November 2, 2017


Me, Myself & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. As a 14-year-old boy living in Chicago in 1991, Alex was on top of the world, inventing cool things and celebrating the Bulls’ first championship, until his mom, Maggie, moved them to Los Angeles, the heart of Lakers country, and married a pilot, Ron. With his new stepbrother, Justin, Alex needed to reinvent himself in a new school, where he meets his dream girl, Nori Sterling. In 2017, 40-year-old Alex is an inventor/entrepreneur on top of the world until his wife leaves him and threatens to take their daughter, Abby, with her, sending him into a tailspin that requires the help of his best friend and business partner, Darryl, to get him back on track. In 2042 at 65, Alex is a highly successful businessman who, after suffering a minor heart attack, decides he’s ready to reinvent himself once again. Alex announces he’s retiring to his adult daughter, Abby, now the general manager of the Chicago Bulls, and he gets a surprise chance to reconnect with his childhood crush, Nori, who now goes by Eleanor. During these three pivotal periods, Alex always manages to find a way to move forward, handling key moments with determination, emotion and humor.

The series stars Bobby Moynihan as Alex Riley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Young Alex Riley, John Larroquette as Older Alex Riley, Brian Unger as Ron, Jaleel White as Darryl, Kelen Coleman as Abby, Skylar Gray as Young Abby, Christopher Paul Richards as Justin, Mandell Maughan as Maggie, Reylynn Caster as Nori Sterling, Sharon Lawrence as Older Nori Sterling, and Ella Thomas as Jasmine.

Me, Myself & I is scheduled to premiere on September 25, 2017.


9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. Josh’s well-intentioned mom, Judy, is so excited to have her beloved son home after his 12 years in Los Angeles that she bribes their doorman, Nick, to secretly call her every time Josh comes up the elevator so she can greet him in the hallway. Also thrilled is Josh’s larger-than-life father, Harry, an attorney with no personal boundaries who’s eager to help Josh land his next starring role using his Hollywood “connections.” Teasing Josh about his return home are his competitive brother, Andrew, a successful surgeon who, unlike Josh, doesn’t have a problem saying “no” to their interfering parents; Andrew’s Harvard-educated pediatrician wife, Eve; and 12-year-old neighbor Ian from 5A, who hangs out in the lobby. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some ground rules, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.

The series stars Mark Feuerstein as Josh Roberts, Elliott Gould as Harry Roberts, Linda Lavin as Judy Roberts, Albert Tsai as Ian, Liza Lapira as Eve Roberts, David Walton as Andrew Roberts, and Matt Murray as Nick.

The series will debut on October 2, 2017.


Inspired by the television series and the feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel ”Hondo” Harrelson has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds. Hondo’s elite unit includes David “Deacon” Kay, an experienced S.W.A.T. officer who always puts the team first, despite feeling overlooked for the lead job; Jim Street, a cocky but promising new member of the group; Christina “Chris” Alonso, a skilled officer and the team’s canine trainer; and Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations. Overseeing the unit is Jessica Cortez, the captain of L.A. Metro who values her job above all else, including her off-the-books relations with Hondo. Hondo’s team enjoys an intense rivalry with another L.A.-based unit led by Mumford, an aggressive leader who likes to do things his way. With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.

The series stars Shemar Moore as Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez, Alex Russell as Jim Street, Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco as Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca, Peter Onorati as Jeff Mumford, and David Lim as Victor Tan.

The series will premiere on November 2, 2017.


Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered, with Star Trek: Discovery. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24 on CBS All Access.

The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Terry Serpico as Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as Danby Connor, James Frain as Sarek, Doug Jones as Saru, Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Jason Isaacs as Gabriel Lorca, Mary Wiseman as Silvia Tilly, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, Rekha Sharma as Landry, Damon Runyan as Ujilli, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber,

Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut on CBS on September 24, 2017.

See also: ABC Fall Preview

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