2016 Fall TV Preview: Baffled Men

2016 Fall TV Preview: Baffled Men


I was going to focus on the two CBS comedies that were about dads that are suddenly at home and can’t believe taking care of their own children is harder than they thought. Then I came across a few other shows where the men are put into new situations and look really confused about everything.

Kevin Can Wait


Premieres: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM on CBS

Cast: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright

Creator: Kevin James, Bruce Helford

A newly retired police officer realizes that his retirement with his wife and three kids won’t be as relaxing as he thought.


Designated Survivor


Premieres: Wed, September 21, 2016 at 9:30 PM on ABC

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone, Kal Penn

Creator: David Guggenheim

Kiefer plays a low-level Cabinet member who finds himself President of the United States after an attack kills everyone ahead of him in the line for succession.

Son of Zorn


Premieres: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8:30 PM on FOX

Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Johnny Pemberton, Tim Meadows

Creator: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne

An animated Barbarian dad leaves his war-torn village to reconnect with his live action family he abandoned 10 years ago.


Man with a Plan


Premieres: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:30 PM on CBS

Cast: Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Hala Finley, Grace Kaufman, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Matthew McCann

Creator: Michael Rotenberg, Jackie Filgo

A mom decides to go back to work and the dad stays home with the three kids where he realizes he doesn’t know what to do with them.


The Great Indoors


Premieres: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:30PM on CBS

Cast: Joel McHale, Stephen Fry Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, Susannah Fielding

Creator: Mike Gibbons

An adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine has to adapt when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.


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