CBS has announced this morning that they have given full season orders to three new series. The Kevin James lead sitcom Kevin Can Wait, the Michael Weatherly drama based loosely on Dr. Phil, Bull… and the remake of MacGyver. All three shows got off to a really good start during premiere week and are now set for full 22-episode first seasons.
It's not really a surprise for Bull or Kevin Can Wait as they have very strong lead-ins. The Weatherly lead series follows his previous series, the hugely popular NCIS while James sitcom fits in after The Big Bang Theory. How the show will fair once BBT moves to Thursday night soon will be the real test.
On the other hand, the Lucas Till lead MacGyver has been pulling strong numbers with no lead-in, it airs at 8 PM, and it's on one of the worst TV nights, Friday. Now with a full season order, maybe the show can get Richard Dead Anderson to come on in a roll they have already in mind for him.