LA Screenings 2023: CBS announced its new lineup for 2023/24

LA Screenings 2023: CBS announced its new lineup for 2023/24
CBS will lean heavily on its long-running, hit series for its fall schedule but, due to the WGA strike, nothing is really decided yet - if the strike continues, many productions will not start on time. The network has 15 returning scripted shows for the 2023-24 season with just a few new ones to join the schedule.


Elsbeth (procedural drama): after her successful career in Chicago, Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney, utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. Based on the character featured in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.

STUDIOS: CBS Studios, King Size Productions

PRODUCERS: Robert King (writer, director), Michelle King (writer), Jonathan Tolins (showrunner)

CAST: Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce, Carra Patterson

Matlock (procedural drama): the brilliant 70-year-old Madeline Matlock rejoins the work force at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within. Inspired by the classic television series of the same name.

STUDIOS: CBS Studios, Sutton Street, Cloud Nine

PRODUCERS: Jennie Snyder Urman (writer), Kat Coiro (director)

CAST: Kathy Bates, Skye P. Marshall, Jason Ritter, David Del Rio, Leah Lewis

Tracker (drama series, fka The Never Game): lone-wolf survivalist Colter Shaw roams the country as a “reward seeker,” using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement to solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family. Based on the novel by Jeffery Deaver.

STUDIOS: 20th Television

PRODUCERS: Kevin Hartley, Ken Olin (director), Ben H. Winters (co-showrunner, writer), Hilary Weisman 
Graham (co-showrunner)

CAST: Kevin Hartley, Robin Weigert, Abby McEnany, Eric Graise, Fiona Rene

Poppa’s House (multi-camera comedy, fka Untitled Wayans Father/Son Project): legendary talk radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son, a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.

STUDIOS: CBS Studios, Two Shakes Entertainment

PRODUCERS: Kevin Hench (writer), Damon Wayans (writer), Andy Ackerman (director)

CAST: Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Essence Atkins, Tetona Jackson