CBS picks up '$#*! My Dad Says,' more

'Hawaii Five-0' remake, 'Criminal Minds' spinoff also ordered

NEW YORK -- CBS' fall primetime programming schedule continued to take shape Monday with pickups of several shows, mainly dramas, with big names attached.

As upfront week kicked off, the network picked up the comedy "$#*! My Dad Says," starring William Shatner, and four dramas: a "Criminal Minds" spinoff starring Forest Whitaker, the remake of the tropical cop drama "Hawaii Five-0," the family cop series "Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck and the legal drama "Defenders" starring Jim Belushi.

The network last week ordered the new Chuck Lorre comedy "Mike & Molly" for fall.

CBS is set to announce its full schedule Wednesday.

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"Dad" is based on material by Twitter phenomenon Justin Halpern. The well-received pilot starred Ryan Devlin ("Cougar Town") as the young lead, based on Halpern, opposite Shatner as the opinionated father and central character. Sitcom veteran James Burrows directed the pilot.

The multigenerational "Blue Bloods" was known as "Reagan's Law." It features Selleck, who has starred on the network's "Jesse Stone" telefilms, as a decorated NYPD chief.

CBS was believed to have been lukewarm on the pilot for the "Minds" spinoff, but the format has worked for the network and Whitaker's star power also seemed to convince it. It is not clear when the network will debut the series, which some see as a midseason starter.
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