CBS is betting on a few familiar faces next season: The Eye Network has passed series orders to medical drama Good Sam, with Sophia Bush and a bowling comedy Smallwood, with Pete Holmes, TVLine learned.
Good Sam Bush stars (Chicago PD) as a talented but stifled surgeon who “embraces her leadership role after her famous and pompous boss falls into a coma,” as the official description says. “When he wakes up and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to him to oversee this bossy blowhard who has never recognized his talents – and also happens to be his father.
The supporting cast includes Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery) as the pompous father / boss of the character Bush, alongside Edwin Hodge (Mayas MC), Skye P. Marshall (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Michael Stahl-David (Almost family). Katie Wech (Star, Rizzoli and islands) serves as creator and also executive producer, with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman.
Smallwood is a multi-camera sitcom that stars the comedian Holmes (Crashing) as a guy who is laid off from the GM plant assembly line and decides to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional bowler. (It is based on the real life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood.) The supporting cast includes Chi McBride (Hawaii 5-0) and Katie Lowes (Scandal). Mark Gross (Man with a plan) is the creator and EP.
The two shows come together CSI: Vegas, FBI: International, NCIS: Hawaii and Ghosts among the new series coming to CBS next season. (Several bubble shows, like The SEAL team and All stand up, have yet to learn of their fate.) For a full rundown of all the new prime-time shows coming up next season, check out our 2021-22 TV preview.
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