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Boo-Tiful Screamers Highlight CBS’ Halloween!

The Halloween spirit is strong at CBS with special episodes of dramas, comedies, game shows and soaps planned to showcase the season.

Check out the taglines for six primetime series; two soaps and two game shows – and the annual broadcast of the Michael Jackson’s Halloween special, below.

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CBS Studios Licenses MacGyver and America’s Next Top Model To UK!

CBS Studios has licensed first-window rights to its reboot of MacGyver and the latest season of America’s Next Top Model to United Kingdom broadcaster, Sky.

Singer, actress and entrepreneur Rita Ora hosts the reinvented ANTP with supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach serving as judges.

Both shows will premiere on Sky on February 1st. Details follow…

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Comic-Con 2016: Trek Only the Tip of the CBS Iceberg!

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Yesterday’s announcement of CBS/CBS Access plans for Star Trek at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were just the tip of the iceberg.

CBS is also bringing Scorpion, American Gothic and its MacGyver prequel/reboot to SDCC 2016 – along with its first ever ‘Fan Favorites’ panel of CBS stars – and fans can get rides (see above) ‘in Specially Designed Electric Cars Promoting “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “MacGyver,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “The Great Indoors” and “Man with a Plan”.

The Big Bang Theory will also be represented with a panel and ‘Special Video Presentation,’ courtesy of Warner Bros. Television.

Add to that CBS Interactive’s annual con coverage and unique giveaways (the MacGyver ‘mulit-tool,’ anyone?) and the result falls just short of a full-scale invasion!

For a complete list of events and times, follow the jump.

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Mac Attack and a Bit of Bull Spark CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!


CBS has released its 2016-17 primetime schedule and it’s true – MacGyver (above) is back, saving the world from nuclear destruction with a wad of bubblegum, a bit of dark chocolate and a rattail comb.

Seriously, MacGyver has a tough road ahead – it leads CBS’ Friday night (leading into Hawaii Five-0). Continuing with the drama, Michael Weatherly, who wrapped his run on NCIS last night, will be in familiar territory as his new series, Bull, moves onto Tuesday night between NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles. Finally, there’s Pure Genius, a new cutting edge medical series – that pops up in the competitive 10 pm Thursday slot.

Comedy is a bid deal at CBS this season as the net sets up two nights of laughs with three new comedies: Kevin Can Wait (Kevin James as a retired cop who finds life harder than police work) and Man With a Plan (Matt LeBlanc as a contractor who has to spend more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work) on Tuesdays following The Big Bang Theory and  The Great Indoors starring Joel McHale as an adventure reporter stuck heading up the magazine’s digital publications department.

In the wings: Training Day (sequel to the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke movie) and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl as a lawyer who falls for a possible murderer. For full series descriptions and the complete CBS fall schedule follow the jump.

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Richard Dean Anderson To Make Guest Appearance on The FOX Comedy, Raising Hope


Richard Dean Anderson, who is best known for his roles as the intrepid, resourceful MacGyver from the series of the same name and the Gate traveling, alien fighting Colonel Jack O’Neill of Stargate: SG1, will make a guest star appearance in the fourth episode of the second season of the FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’.

In the successful FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’, Lucas Neff plays Jimmy Chance; a man who becomes a single parent to an infant girl named Hope after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.

Anderson, who is a father of one daughter in real life, will be playing the role of Keith, a very protective father who sees Jimmy talking to the man’s daughter at Howdy’s. Only hearing part of the conversation being had with his young daughter, Keith becomes suspicious that Jimmy is coming on his little girl. Keith’s young daughter will be played by Richard Dean Anderson’s real life thirteen year old daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson.

The second season of ‘Raising Hope’ premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 PM, right after the Zooey Deschanel lead freshman comedy ‘New Girl. The Anderson’s are set to appear in the fourth episode

Movie News: SNL MacGyver Spoof MacGruber Goes for Big Screen Adventure


Relativity Media and Michaels Goldwyn are set to put into production a comedy movie based on the super funny SNL skit MacGruber  which will be produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
and written by Will Forte, Jorma Taccone, John Solomon

MacGuber is based on Will Forte’s Saturday Night Live character, which is basically a parody send up of the hit ABC series MacGyver starring Richard Dean Anderson. In the highly successful comedy skit, Will Forte plays a MacGyver like secret agent who isn’t quite as adept at being clever as his MacGyver counterpart.

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