Earlier this week, CBS announced its 2023-2024 Fall TV schedule, which includes the launches of two new dramas, “Elsbeth” and “Matlock,” starring Carrie Preston and Kathy Bates, respectively, midseason drama “Tracker” starring Justin Hartley and the midseason comedy “Poppa’s House,” starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayan Jr.
In anticipation of their launches, the network has released the official trailers for “Elsbeth” and “Matlock,” which you can watch below. Plus, in case you need reminding, we’re also providing a preview clip of “Tracker.”
- Reprising her role le as Elsbeth Tascioni from “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight,” Carrie Preston takes her intriguing character from Chicago to New York City when the astute but unconventional attorney utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce). Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways. The new series takes over the Thursday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT slot.
- Kathy Bates returns to broadcast TV as the star of “Matlock,” which is technically not a reboot of the original series of the same name. In this iteration, Bates stars as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian who achieved success in her younger years and decides to rejoin the workforce at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases. Matty is assigned to Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), a senior attorney and key rainmaker thirsty for justice. Olympia’s ex-husband, Julian (Jason Ritter), the son of the head of the firm, is intrigued by Matty and her clever skills. As Matty endeavors to establish herself in her new high-stakes world, she works alongside the firm’s younger associates – the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and the uber-ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis). This “Matlock” s inspired by the classic television series of the same name and occasionally references the TV original. The show takes over the Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT slot.
- Debuting after SuperBowl LVIII in February 2024, Justin Hartley (“The Young and the Restless,” “Passions”) plays lone-wolf survivalist Colter Shaw, who roams the country as a “reward seeker,” using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.