CBS shows off 'MacGyver,' 'Star Trek,' and more new fall TV series


As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming. CBS served as a prime example recently when it ordered five new series for the 2016-2017 season, ranging from a MacGyver remake to a Star Trek revival to Joel McHale’s latest comedy, The Great Indoors. Wasting no time, the network today releasing a teaser for Star Trek, and trailers for MacGyver, Training Day, and more.

The MacGyver trailer is nothing if not action-packed, as fans of the original would expect. Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus “Mac” Macgyver (played by Lucas Till) and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.

With Star Trek not due to premiere until 2017, the teaser doesn’t give much away. However, it does promise a “new adventure” with “new crews, new villains, new heroes, [and] new worlds.”

An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS’ Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) after he’s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton). The two clearly don’t see eye-to-eye in the trailer.

Joel McHale’s latest comedy, The Great Indoors, comes to CBS this fall. He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine’s digital department. There, he finds an entertainingly frustrating generation gap.

CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc’s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.

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