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CBS places full-season orders for newcomers 'MacGyver,' 'Kevin Can Wait' and 'Bull,' and Tracy Morgan heads to TBS

CBS places full-season orders for newcomers 'MacGyver,' 'Kevin Can Wait' and 'Bull,' and Tracy Morgan heads to TBS
The CBS drama "Bull" is the most-watched new show this fall. (CBS)

So far, so good for the newcomers to the CBS prime-time lineup this fall, with the network announcing that  it has placed full-season orders for all three of the shows.

Kevin James' sitcom return,  "Kevin Can Wait," as well as the Michael Weatherly-led drama "Bull" and the rebooted "MacGyver" will continue throughout the fall season.

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All three have yielded decent ratings for CBS, with "MacGyver" winning its 8 p.m. time slot on Fridays and "Bull" garnering the strongest numbers of all the new fall shows with a viewership average of just over 17 million. "Kevin Can Wait," for its part, was touted by the network as the top-rated new comedy this fall, with an average of just over 11 million viewers. Next week, the show will shift from 8:30 p.m. on Mondays to 8 p.m. to make room for Matt LeBlanc's new sitcom, "Man With a Plan."

"We're thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively," CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said in a statement. "Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule."

In other TV news, TBS announced that it had picked up a new comedy series starring Tracy Morgan. The as-yet untitled show will be created by Jordan Peele of "Key and Peele" fame, who will also executive produce along with Morgan.

Tracy Morgan, at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, will star in a comedy on TBS.
Tracy Morgan, at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, will star in a comedy on TBS. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The series is said to center on Morgan portraying a character who returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood after 15 years in prison. A premiere date has not yet been set.

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