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CBS Kills 'Supergirl,' Revives 'MacGyver,' While Adding 6 New Shows

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After great buzz a year ago, "Supergirl" was sent to the CW by CBS Tuesday and replaced with a new high testosterone lineup featuring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Weatherly, DermotMulroney, a "MacGyver" remake and a drama inspired by "Dr. Phil."

Here's a look at CBS' 6 new fall shows, three dramas and three comedies:

BIG MOVE: When CBS airs Thursday night NFL games (Sept. 15-Oct. 20), "Big Bang Theory" again will air at 8 p.m. Monday, followed by Kevin James ("King of Queens") returning to CBS in "Kevin Can Wait" with Erinn Hayes ("Hotwives of Las Vegas").

After football, "Kevin" moves to 8 p.m., followed by Matt LeBlanc ("Friends") in "Man with a Plan." The third comedy -- "The Great Indoors" starring Joel McHale – airs on Thursdays after CBS' last Thursday football game.

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Michael Wetherly as CBS' new "Bull."

DRAMA: Michael Weatherly ("NCIS") stays on Tuesday night in "Bull," as trial consultant Dr. Jason Bull, based on the pre-TV career of "Dr. Phil" McGraw. "Dr. Phil," his son, Steven Spielberg and Paul Attanasio ("House," Homicide: Life On The Street") are among the producers.

Lucas Till (Havoc from "The X Men" movies) stars as "MacGyver," a revival of ABC's 1985-92 action-adventure series, along with George Eads ("CSI").  Dermot Mulroney ("Shameless") stars as the chief of surgery in a new high-tech Silicon Valley hospital in "Pure Genius."

GONERS: "Supergirl" (moving to the WB in fall)  "Limitless," "Rush Hour," "Person of Interest," "Mike & Molly," "The Good Wife," "Angel from Hell," "Under the Dome," "Extant" and "CSI: Cyber."

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Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox play lawyers on "Doubt."

MIDSEASON:  "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" return later in the season with two new dramas, a remake of "Training Day" starring Bill Paxton, and Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"), Laverne Cox ("Orange Is The New Black") and Dule Hill ("Psych, "West Wing") as brilliant attorneys defending accused murderers in "Doubt."

THE LINEUP  (new series in bold)

SUNDAY: 7, 60 Minutes; 8, NCIS: Los Angeles; 9, Madam Secretary; 10, Elementary.

MONDAY: 8, Big Bang Theory; 8:30, Kevin Can Wait; 9, 2 Broke Girls; 9:30, Odd Couple; 10, Scorpion. (Starting in October: 8, Kevin Can Wait; 8:30, Man With A Plan).

TUESDAY: 8, NCIS; 9, Bull; 10, NCSI: New Orleans.

WEDNESDAY: 8, Survivor; 9, Criminal Minds; 10, Code Black.

THURSDAY: 8, NFL Thursday Night Football. (Starting Oct. 27: 8, Big Bang Theory; 8:30, The Great Indoors; 9, Mom; 9:30, Life in Pieces; 10, Pure Genius.

FRIDAY: 8, MacGyver; 9, Hawaii Five-0; 10, Blue Bloods.

SATURDAY: 8, Crimetime Saturday; 10, 48 Hours.

Read theCBS announcement here.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.