WASHINGTON • The most uncommon government producer on a brand new autumn tv present? Harry Styles.
Yes, that Harry Styles. The 24-year-old breakout star of boyband One Direction. Even CBS scheduling chief Kelly Kahl clarified on a conference name final Wednesday morning that it was “the singer”.
The sitcom, referred to as Happy Together, stars Damon Wayans Jr and Amber Stevens West as a 30one thing, fortunately married suburban couple whose lives are upended when a younger pop star (Australian actor Felix Mallard) unexpectedly strikes into their home.
It is predicated on Styles’ real-life residing state of affairs. In the primary 12 months of One Direction, because the group members have been going from X Factor contestants to worldwide sensations, Styles crashed along with his buddy Ben Winston, who lived within the suburbs of London along with his spouse.
Winston, an government producer on CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden, can even executive-produce Happy Together.
The present will air on Mondays after The Neighbourhood, starring Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy a few Mid-western fellow (Max Greenfield of New Girl) who strikes to a traditionally black neighbourhood in Los Angeles.
Both sitcoms are adopted by a remake of Magnum PI, starring Jay Hernandez as a former Navy Seal who makes use of his army abilities to grow to be a non-public investigator.
All three new reveals additionally star actors of color because the leads – notable for CBS, which has been referred to as out the final two years for a scarcity of range on its prime-time schedule unveiled throughout Upfront Week, an annual TV promoting gross sales season.
Other new collection embody a revival of Murphy Brown, with Candice Bergen reprising her position as the printed news star.
Asked in regards to the destiny of long-running smash The Big Bang Theory, which is rumoured to be approaching its closing season, Mr Kahl mentioned “we are hopeful there may be more”, including that it’s as much as co-creator Chuck Lorre.
“As long as Chuck and his team… have stories to tell, we’ll take it for as long as they want,” he mentioned.