CBS has officially ordered Poppa’s House, the upcoming comedy series starring Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr. and Essence Atkins.
The network has unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2023-24 season and it includes a few new series, including Poppa’s House, that are slated to make their debuts.
The network announced today that the programming lineup will feature three new dramas, one new comedy, special event programming, and 22 returning series.
Damon Wayans and his son Damon Wayans Jr. will star in the new comedy series 'Poppa's House.'
The new comedy, which is premiering later in the season, will follow Damon Wayans stars as “legendary talk radio host and happily divorced ‘Poppa’ who has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host (Essence Atkins) is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Damon Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.”
The lineup will also feature new dramas 'Elsbeth' and 'Matlock.'
Here’s the description of Elsbeth, a spinoff of The Good Wife.
Starring Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who 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. ELSBETH is based on the character featured in THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT.
Also, here’s the description of the Matlock reboot:
MATLOCK stars Emmy and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates 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 with a thirst 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). MATLOCK is inspired by the classic television series of the same name.
The drama 'Tracker' starring Justin Hartley is also joining the upcoming lineup
In the series, Hartley stars as Colter Shaw, “a lone-wolf survivalist 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. The series is based on the bestselling novel The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver.”