Eye on cops, sitcoms and Gumbel

NEW YORK — CBS has begun informing producers of the new shows ordered for its fall primetime schedule, which will be presented to advertisers on Thursday. However, top studio execs were still in the dark late Tuesday over where their shows would be scheduled.

A CBS spokesman had no comment, but among the new shows that will be on the schedule this fall, according to sources, are:

“Brooklyn South,” a Steven Bochco cop drama;

“Michael Hayes,” a legal drama starring David Caruso from Columbia Tri-Star;

“Dellaventura,” a detective drama from Rysher Entertainment starring Danny Aiello, who also toplined CBS’ successful May miniseries “The Last Don”;

“George & Leo,” a Paramount “Odd Couple”-type sitcom starring Bob Newhart;

“The Gregory Hines Show,” a comedy from CBS Prods. and Columbia Tri-Star;

“Meego,” a Warner Bros. comedy starring Bronson Pinchot as an alien nanny, probably for CBS’ family lineup;

“Family Matters,” the longrunning Warner Bros. comedy snagged from ABC’s TGIF lineup;

“Step by Step,” another established Warner Bros. comedy moving from ABC’s TGIF;

A new Bryant Gumbel newsmagazine.

Sources say the dramas “Jag,” “Early Edition” and “Promised Land,” which had been on the bubble, will return next season. Disney’s new sitcom “Style & Substance” is expected to be picked up for midseason.

The entire schedule will be finalized today before Thursday’s upfront presentation.

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