STORYLINES FOR “CBS DREAM TEAM,” SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021





STORYLINES FOR “CBS DREAM TEAM,” SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021

LUCKY DOG

“Special Skills” – Four rescued shelter dogs learn special skills that will make them better matches for their new forever families. (OAD 5/1/21)

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

“Moonpod Chair” – Host Mo Rocca shows us: the Elliptical street bike; an updated bean bag chair; making any air conditioner smart; and, the history of horse drawn carriages. (New)

MISSION UNSTOPPABLE

“Artifacts, Attraction, and Auroraborealis” – A digital archeologist uses technology to discover and learn more about the past. Then, a scientist shows how she studies the weather in space. And, a content creator shows how she uses science to pull pranks on her friends. Plus, a high school student uses beets to detect infections in sutures. (Samantha Thi Porter, Christine E Gabrielse, Lizzy Capri, Dasia Taylor) (New)

HOPE IN THE WILD

“Don’t Mess with Sweetie”- Hope and Dr. Barry visit a wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica where they encounter a tayra, scarlet macaws and a friendly but potentially dangerous spider monkey named Sweetie. (New)

PET VET DREAM TEAM

“Welcome to the World” — When a wild possum is attacked by dogs and is in desperate need of help, Dr. Kate steps up to put little Pedro on the road to recovery. And it’s cuteness overload as Dr. Alex helps brings a litter of puppies into the world. (OAD 9/28/19)

ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI

“Hold Your Breath” – The world’s best free divers go hundreds of feet underwater, holding their breath for more than 10 minutes. And the first ever double-backflip on natural terrain. Laila Ali hosts. (OAD 4/5/14)

The following is the CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup for the 2020-2021 season, as of Jan. 2, 2021. The schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.

9:00-9:30 AM, ET

LUCKY DOG (8th Season)

9:30-10:00 AM, ET

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION (7th Season)

10:00-10:30 AM, ET

MISSION UNSTOPPABLE (2nd Season)

10:30-11:00 AM, ET

HOPE IN THE WILD (3rd Season)

11:00-11:30 AM, ET

PET VET DREAM TEAM (rebroadcasts)

11:30-12:00 PM, ET

ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI (rebroadcasts)

Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.



“CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY” POSTS NARROWEST DEMO GAP EVER WITH “GMA SATURDAY”





“CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY” POSTS NARROWEST DEMO GAP EVER WITH “GMA SATURDAY”

CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY posted its narrowest gap ever in the adults 25-54 demographic with “Good Morning America Saturday” (-117k) since the CBS News broadcast’s debut in 2012, according to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings for Saturday, July 31. Through 45 weeks this season, CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY holds the smallest total viewer and demo gaps with “Saturday Today” and “Good Morning America Saturday” for a season ever.

For the week, the broadcast delivered 2.04 million viewers with 394,000 of them in the adults 25-54 demographic, which is most desired by those who advertise in news.

For the season, CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY closed the gap in viewers with “Saturday Today” by 39% and by 13% with “Good Morning America Saturday.” In the adults 25-54 demo, CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY cut into “Saturday Today’s” lead by 41% and “Good Morning America Saturday” by 25%.

Brian Applegate is the executive producer of CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY.

Each Saturday morning, Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson, and Jeff Glor deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and profiles of leading figures in culture and the arts. The show is presented in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. Weekly segments on CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY include the Emmy-nominated “Saturday Sessions,” where audiences are routinely exposed to some of the best new talent in music, and “The Dish,” a James Beard Award-winning segment where chefs and culinary experts from around the world present their unique cuisines in the context of their life story.



60 Minutes 8/1 on CBS





“Ingenuity and Perseverance” From 5/9/21

Anderson Cooper goes inside the dramatic missions to Mars by the tiny helicopter Ingenuity and the rover Perseverance.

“Darren Walker” From 4/4/21

The man in charge of giving away more than $500 million a year shows Lesley Stahl how he’s rethinking charitable giving.

“The Premonition” From 5/2/21

Doctors, scientists who warned officials about oncoming pandemic focus of new Michael Lewis book
In his new book, Michael Lewis profiles people who tried to sound the alarm about COVID-19 as officials failed to act. John Dickerson reports.



Alex Kurtzman Signs New Overall Deal with CBS Studios





Alex Kurtzman Signs New Overall Deal with CBS Studios
Under this new deal, Secret Hideout will expand to include new executives for the growing slate of shows and development.
[via press release from CBS]
ALEX KURTZMAN SIGNS NEW OVERALL DEAL WITH CBS STUDIOS

New Deal Keeps Him at the Helm of the “Star Trek” Franchise and Expands his Secret Hideout Banner

Architect of the CBS Studios/Paramount+ Star Trek Universe and Prolific Writer/Producer/Director for Broadcast, Premium Cable and Streaming Extends Agreement with CBS Through 2026

LOS ANGELES – CBS Studios announced today a new overall development and production deal with prolific writer, producer and director Alex Kurtzman and his production banner, Secret Hideout, through 2026. Heather Kadin will continue to lead the Secret Hideout content team, along with senior vice president Aaron Baiers and director of development Robyn Johnson. Under this new deal, Secret Hideout will expand to include new executives for the growing slate of shows and development.

In the agreement, CBS will have exclusive rights to develop and produce Secret Hideout content on all platforms. Kurtzman, one of the leading creative voices in the entertainment industry, is known for his ability to bring complex source material, recognizable IP and original stories to screens with relatable, character-driven narratives that reach broad global audiences and receive critical acclaim.

Since aligning with the Studio in 2016, Kurtzman and Secret Hideout have produced a wide range of sophisticated and compelling content across all platforms: the growing Star Trek universe on Paramount+ that now spans five series in both live-action and animation; an award-nominated limited series THE COMEY RULE for SHOWTIME; and the upcoming SHOWTIME drama THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.

“Extending our valuable partnership with the brilliant Alex Kurtzman and Secret Hideout has been a top priority for CBS and Paramount+,” said George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS. “Alex’s vision and leadership of the Star Trek franchise and his ability to create artistic and commercial series across all platforms put him in a special class of creative talent. His substantial accomplishments at CBS and the spirit of collaboration we enjoy with his team are greatly valued and we are excited to build on his already impressive slate far into the future.”

“Alex and Secret Hideout have been extraordinary partners who, through their prolific output of high-quality shows, have allowed our studio to grow exponentially,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Studios. “Alex’s vision and breadth of interest is unmatched as he and his team have re-ignited the Star Trek franchise with five (and counting) brilliantly unique series, while at the same time creating long-running hit series for both the Network and premium spaces. As an artist, Alex does it all. Not only is he a visionary who creates worlds, he has that rare skill of being able to write, direct, produce and inspire those who work with him to be the best version of themselves. We are so grateful to be extending our relationship together.”

With respect to the agreement and relationship, Kurtzman said, “CBS Studios has been my home for over a decade because the incomparable David Stapf always finds a way to demonstrate his decency and creative passion, not just for the work we do, but for the many people who do it. In David Nevins, I’ve found a rare breed executive with auteur taste and the guts to take chances, who’s encouraged us to create premium streaming and cable that pushes boundaries. And over the last year, I’ve had the extraordinary privilege of being eyewitness to the steady leadership George Cheeks has brought to CBS. He’s guided Secret Hideout, and me personally, with thoughtful care and strategic brilliance, as the rules of our business grow and change daily. As Secret Hideout expands its footprint across ViacomCBS, I can imagine no greater partners, and I’m so excited to tell more stories together for years to come.”

Under the new pact, Kurtzman will remain at the helm of the growing “Star Trek” franchise for the next six years. The “Star Trek” universe includes the award-winning STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard; STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS; the upcoming animated STAR TREK: PRODIGY, in partnership with Nickelodeon, that will expand the franchise to young audiences; and for 2022, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, featuring beloved characters Pike, Spock and Number One. In addition, Secret Hideout is in development on a “Star Trek” project based on “Section 31,” with Michelle Yeoh attached to star.

Star Trek’s television universe also has an expansive world of digital content across podcasts, websites and social content, as well as a robust portfolio of global consumer products spanning the Star Trek universe in gaming, publishing, collectibles, toys, apparel, collaborations and more across all retail channels. Kurtzman will continue to work across ViacomCBS divisions to expand all ancillary Trek products and will hire a franchise manager to report to him.

Kurtzman’s wide-range of credits include executive producer of the limited series THE COMEY RULE based on the James Comey book A Higher Loyalty, which premiered September 2020 on SHOWTIME, in addition to the series “Kavalier and Clay,” an adaptation for streaming of Michael Chabon’s acclaimed novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Kurtzman also serves as an executive producer and co-creator with Jenny Lumet on THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. Based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH will air on SHOWTIME and feature multiple episodes directed by Kurtzman.

Secret Hideout has a full slate of projects in development for various platforms. Next for Kurtzman and his creative partner Lumet is to write for SHOWTIME “Blackbird: Lena Horne and America,” based on the life of the incomparable entertainer and activist Lena Horne, who is Lumet’s grandmother. The company is also developing “Scarface and the Untouchable,” written by Ben Jacoby for SHOWTIME.

Other projects in development at Secret Hideout are “New York Times at Special Bargain Rates,” based on a Stephen King short story (written by Jessica Mecklenberg). Secret Hideout has also optioned multiple books, including The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford.

Outside of TV, Kurtzman has co-written some of the decade’s biggest films, including “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible III,” and has directed films such as “People Like Us.” Additionally, he executive produced the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” as well as the “Now You See Me” franchise. Overall, his writing and producing credits have earned over $4 billion worldwide.

Secret Hideout is represented by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.



48 Hours 7/31 on CBS





CBS “48 Hours” Double Feature on July 31 2021 Preview
July 31 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
This Saturday (July 31, 2021) “CBS: 48 Hours” is a special two-hour double feature episode featuring “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe”
The CBS “48 Hours” encore double feature episodes air July 31 at 9PM. You can watch previous episodes of 48 Hours at CBS.com and Paramount+.

San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Kevin Cooper has maintained for three decades he did not kill three members of a California family and a guest staying at their house in 1983. Now, with new witnesses, lost evidence that could have proven him right and a DNA test that doesn’t link him to the crime, the question remains: will Cooper ever walk free again?

Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate the controversial murder case against Cooper and explore the two new witnesses who came forward after watching 48 HOURS, new DNA testing and the California governor who could spare his life. This is a case Moriarty has been reporting on for two decades. Cooper’s case has drawn international attention from the likes of Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian West.

The heartbreaking story about the brutal assault that left Doug and Peggy Ryen. Plus, their daughter, Jessica, 10; and a family friend, Christopher Hughes, 11, dead in Chino Hills, Calif. It also raises questions about the initial police investigation. The loss of key evidence and whether the real killer remains free. Preview

“The Murder of Anna Repkina” (10PM ET)
Moscow, Russia, native Anna Repkina was found murdered on a remote Oregon logging road in April 2017. Just days later, police arrested American Will Hargrove. Turns out, Repkina met Hargrove online and after a whirlwind romance, the pair got engaged.

What Repkina didn’t know when she relocated to the U.S. to marry Hargrove was that she was moving right into the middle of a love triangle. Now, for the first time, the “other woman” in that love triangle speaks to 48 HOURS. Sneak Peek



Magnum P.I. 8/7 (Rerun) on CBS





WHEN A YOUNG MAN IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY SURGERY GOES MISSING WITH A BULLET LODGED IN HIS CHEST, ETHAN ASKS MAGNUM AND HIGGINS TO FIND HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

“Someone to Watch Over Me” – When a young man in need of immediate emergency surgery goes missing with a bullet lodged in his chest, Ethan (Jay Ali) asks Magnum and Higgins to find him before it’s too late. Also, TC talks to a military recruit who may be enlisting for the wrong reasons, on MAGNUM P.I., Saturday, August 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 2/12/21)

REGULAR CAST:

Jay Hernandez

(Thomas Magnum)

Perdita Weeks

(Juliet Higgins)

Zachary Knighton

(Orville “Rick” Wright)

Stephen Hill

(Theodore “TC” Calvin)

Tim Kang

(Det. Gordon Katsumoto)

Amy Hill

(Kumu)

GUEST CAST:

Jay Ali

(Dr. Ethan Shah)

Betsy Phillips

(Suzy Madison)

John Marshall Jones

(Henry Wilson)

Jarren Amian

(Paul)

Corey Champagne

(Tanner)

Denver Seavy

(Young Paul)

Tristin Seavy

(Young Tanner)

Jose Pablo Cantillo

(Mitch Desanto)

Avery Whitted

(Joey)

Robert Wu

(Doctor)

Jantzen Weight

(Guy)

Chloe Tsuyono Tabata Amos

(Lana)

Taina Tully

(Detective Laura Palea)

Cassie Favreau-Chung

(Nurse)

WRITTEN BY: Barbie Kligman

DIRECTED BY: Geoff Shotz

GENRE: Drama



Blue Bloods 8/6 (Rerun) on CBS





FRANK ENLISTS ERIN TO SECRETLY LIAISE ON HIS BEHALF WITH THE GOVERNOR ON POLICY REFORM FRANK PRIVATELY SUPPORTS, BUT CAN’T PUBLICLY, BECAUSE IT GOES AGAINST POLICE RANK AND FILE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

“The Common Good” –Frank asks Erin to liaise between him and NY Governor Mendez regarding policy reform he privately backs, but can’t publicly support, because it goes against police rank and file. Also, Danny and Baez become enmeshed in the world of competitive gaming when a high-profile video game streamer is murdered, and Eddie and Witten suspect a live-in nanny is being abused after she approaches them on the street for help, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, August 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (OAD 4/2/21)

REGULAR CAST:

Tom Selleck

(Frank Reagan)

Donnie Wahlberg

(Danny Reagan)

Bridget Moynahan

(Erin Reagan)

Will Estes

(Jamie Reagan)

Len Cariou

(Henry Reagan)

Sami Gayle

(Nicky Reagan-Boyle)

Marisa Ramirez

(Det. Maria Baez)

Vanessa Ray

(Officer Eddie Janko)

RECURRING CAST:

Abigail Hawk

(Abigail Baker)

Gregory Jbara

(Garrett Moore)

Robert Clohessy

(Lt. Gormley)

Steven Schirripa

(Anthony Abetamarco)

Andrew Terraciano

(Sean Reagan)

Lauren Patten

(Officer Rachel Witten)

David Zayes

(Governor Mendez)

GUEST CAST:

Bahar Beihaghi

(Yelena)

Joy Jones

(Alice Williams)

Brandon Gilpin

(Deon Williams)

Georgia Warner

(Megan Mills)

Derek Hedlund

(Mason Cook)

Alex Brightman

(Ralph Lamont)

Wesley Volcy

(Dante)

Elizabeth Stanley

(Karen)

Christopher Sieber

(Mike Dougherty)

Jovan Tyler-Graham

(Reggie)

Anderson Jenkins

(ESU Lieutenant)

Damian Tirado

(Officer Collins)

Richardson Desil

(ESU #3)

Caroline Blanton

(Hostess)

WRITTEN BY: Kevin Riley

DIRECTED BY: David Barrett

GENRE: Drama



Bull 8/5 (Rerun) on CBS





BULL USES THE FIRST AMENDMENT’S FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO DEFEND TAC’S CLIENT, A CONTROVERSIAL NEWS COMMENTATOR BLAMED FOR A MAN’S SUICIDE AFTER SHE ACCUSED HIM ON AIR OF MURDER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BULL,” THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

“The Bad Client” – Bull uses the First Amendment’s freedom of speech to defend TAC’s client, a controversial news commentator blamed for a man’s suicide after she accused him on air of murder, on a rebroadcast of BULL, Thursday, August 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/22/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Michael Weatherly

(Dr. Jason Bull)

Freddy Rodriguez

(Benny Colón)

Yara Martinez

(Isabella “Izzy” Colón)

Geneva Carr

(Marissa Morgan)

Jamie Lee Kirchner

(Danny James)

Christopher Jackson

(Chunk Palmer)

MacKenzie Meehan

(Taylor Rentzel)

GUEST CAST:

Callie Thorne

(Madeline McBride)

Stacey Roca

(Tracey Brennan)

Victor Slezak

(Eric Godford)

Mark Zeisler

(Judge Sullivan)

Michael Park

(Keith Watkins)

Boris Granolik

(Jeremy Brennan)

Brande Burre

(Dr. Soto)

Becca Nevins

(Carla Cowley)

Enid Graham

(Judge Wallace)

Gabriel Lopez

(Moving Man)

Hannah Sullivan

(Juror #22/Foreperson)

Kenita R. Miller

(Juror #7)

Chris Blisset

(Juror #14)

WRITTEN BY: Travis Donnelly

DIRECTED BY: Eric Stoltz

GENRE: Drama



S.W.A.T. 8/4 (Rerun) on CBS





A TRAGIC MISSION LEADS EACH MEMBER OF THE SWAT TEAM TO CONTEND WITH THEIR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN VARIOUS WAYS, ON A REBROADCAST OF S.W.A.T., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

“Next of Kin” – A tragic mission leads each member of the SWAT team to contend with their emotional distress in varied ways, on a rebroadcast of S.W.A.T., Wednesday, August 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/17/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Shemar Moore

(Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson)

Alex Russell

(Jim Street)

Jay Harrington

(David “Deacon” Kay)

Lina Esco

(Christina “Chris” Alonso)

Kenny Johnson

(Dominique Luca)

David Lim

(Victor Tan)

Patrick St. Esprit

(Commander Robert Hicks)

Amy Farrington

(Lieutenant Piper Lynch)

RECURRING CAST:

Lou Ferrigno, Jr.

(Rocker)

Bre Blair

(Annie)

Rochelle Aytes

(Nichelle)

Laura James

(Molly)

Cathy Cahlin Ryan

(Dr. Wendy)

GUEST CAST:

Lyndie Greenwood

(Erika)

Adam Aalderks

(Durham)

David Gautreaux

(Yannick)

Kiah Alexandria Clingman

(Latasha)

Edward Gelhaus

(McBride)

Kym Jackson

(Paige)

Michael Nanfria

(Councilman Dudley)

Jesus Ruiz

(Chief Rivera)

Joe Daru

(Malhorta)

WRITTEN BY: Michael Gemballa

DIRECTED BY: Cheri Dvorak

GENRE: Drama



FBI: Most Wanted 8/3 (Rerun) on CBS





AFTER A ROGUE MILITIA GROUP OPENS FIRE ON SEVERAL TEENAGERS CROSSING THE CANADIAN BORDER INTO THE U.S., THE TEAM RACES TO FIND THE RINGLEADER AND HIS FINAL TARGET, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

“The Line” – After a rogue militia group opens fire on several teenagers crossing the Canadian border into the U.S., the team races to find the ringleader and his final target. Also, Jess’ relationship with his father, Byron (Terry O’Quinn), reaches a breaking point, on FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, August 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/26/21.)

REGULAR CAST:

Julian McMahon

(Special Agent Jess LaCroix)

Kellan Lutz

(Special Agent Kenny Crosby)

Roxy Sternberg

(Special Agent Sheryll Barnes)

Keisha Castle-Hughes

(Special Agent Hana Gibson)

Nathaniel Arcand

(Special Agent Clinton Skye)

RECURRING CAST:

Terry O’Quinn

(Byron LaCroix)

Jason Tam

(Bobby Kao)

GUEST CAST:

Chris Tardio

(SAC Mike Fitts)

Steve Cirbus

(Michael Margins)

Mimi Michaels

(Whitney Anderson)

Brandon Oakes

(Chief Curotte)

Sky Lakota-Lynch

(Tommy Bigtree)

Brian Wolfe

(Rob Wahl)

Christopher Haag

(John Flanks)

Sidney DuPont

(Agent Dan Small)

Sam Shoulder

(Joel)

Nokomis Logsdon

(Dina)

Frankie Montero

(Stephen)

Seth Jose Guerra

(Frank)

Ashley Reddy

(Ellie)

Melodie Wolford

(Maryet Wahl)

Tom Paolino

(James Wahl)

Jason Martin

(Hank)

Danny Doherty

Charlie Romanelli

Bruce Sabath

Scott Stangland

Faron Salisbury

Mat Hostetler

(Buddy)

(Caleb)

(Attorney Dick Bertsch)

(Evan)

(Trooper Captain)

(Bomb Squad Captain)

WRITTEN BY: Dwain Worrell

DIRECTED BY: Jean De Segonzac

GENRE: Drama