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CBS orders Training Day, MacGyver to series

Plus, new projects from Joel McHale and Matt LeBlanc

After yesterday's bloodbath of show cancelations — especially from ABC — CBS has announced that it's ordering five new series, including a remake of MacGyver and a TV adaptation of Training Day.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new MacGyver will follow a 20-year-old MacGyver after he's drafted into an organization that needs him to use his unusual method for solving riddles to prevent disasters. The show will star X-Men: Apocalypse star Lucas Till (Havok) as the titular character, with CSI alum George Eads set to co-star. Henry Winkler, who served as the executive producer on the original series that ran from 1985 to 1992, will return in some capacity for the remake.

CBS also announced that it would be ordering Training Day to series, with young actor Justin Cornwell set to play a character similar to Ethan Hawke's in the original film from 2001. The show will take place 15 years after the events of the movie, but will follow the same kind of formula. Cornwell is a rookie LAPD officer appointed to an elite squad where he's partnered up with a rough-around-the-edges veteran officer (played by Bill Paxton) who teaches him a few things.

The network also announced it would be ordering two sitcoms from a couple of television's most elite actors. Matt LeBlanc (Friends) will star in a new series called Man With a Plan, which follows his struggles as a father after his wife returns to work. The Office's Jenna Fischer was supposed to co-star, but recently announced that she would be exiting the project.

Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) will also bring his new project to CBS' fall lineup. The Great Indoors follows McHale's character as an adventure reporter who finds his life in a state of disarray when he's forced to take on an editor position overseeing a group of millennial writers in the digital department of a magazine.

All of these shows will debut sometime in September, although no exact airdate has been given at this time.

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