NEW YORK — CBS will be leading with David Boreanaz's jaw this fall, as the former Bones star headlines its new Wednesday night drama, SEAL Team.
The show is about the "best of the best," said Kelly Kahl, the network's senior executive vice president of prime time, as he and CBS CEO Leslie Moonves unveiled their 2017-18 schedule for reporters over breakfast Wednesday morning. "These are the guys who got [Osama] bin Laden. These are the guys who found Saddam Hussein."
And Boreanaz, who before Bones starred in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel, is an actor who's "worked in every show he's ever done on TV," Kahl said of the Malvern Prep grad, the son of retired 6ABC weather forecaster Dave Roberts.
Boreanaz was a last-minute substitute in the pilot for original SEAL Team star Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest), but Kahl, speaking afterward, didn't make him sound like anyone's second choice.
"A, he's a TV star. He's had two hit shows — that's rarefied air to begin with. But I think just in this role, you see a guy who projects gravitas, humanity, as a Navy SEAL. He's got the square jaw, he's got the great look. He's a talented guy. And the minute you see him up there [on screen], you're not thinking it's David Boreanaz. You're seeing a Navy SEAL," Kahl said
Other highlights of CBS's plans, which were presented to advertisers Wednesday afternoon at Carnegie Hall (with Boreanaz onstage to introduce SEAL Team):