2017 TV Upfronts: CBS announces 2017-2018 schedule; see photos and videos

May 17, 2017

by Carla Hay

Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry in “Young Sheldon” (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS)

CBS officially announced its 2017-2018 schedule during the network’s upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 17, 2017. Most of the existing shows had previously been announced as renewed. However, the upfront presentation made it official that the following shows have been cancelled: ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “The Great Indoors,” “Hunted” and “The Odd Couple.”

New scripted shows include “SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.,”‘Wisdom of the Crowd,” “9JKL,” “Me, Myself & I,” “Young Sheldon” (which is a prequel of sorts to “The Big Bang Theory”), “Instinct” and “By the Book.” Some of actors starring in these shows are known for starring in past long-running hit shows. David Boreanaz (“SEAL Team”) previously starred in “Bones.” Shemar Moore (“S.W.A.T.”) is a former star of “Criminal Minds.” Jeremy Piven (“Wisdom of the Crowd”) is best known for his Emmy-winning role on “Entourage.” Mark Feuerstein previously headlined “Royal Pains,” while his “9JKL” co-star Linda Lavin had her most famous role in the sitcom “Alice.” Bobby Moynihan, Jaleel White and John Larroquette (“Me, Myself & I”) are best known for their stints on, respectively, “Saturday Night Live,” “Family Matters” and “Night Court.” Alan Cumming of “Instinct” previously starred in “The Good Wife.”

Premiere dates will be announced at a later time for the following renewed shows: “Code Black,” “Elementary,” “Man With a Plan,” “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss.” Please note that shows picked up but not listed on the schedule below will debut later in the 2017-18 season.

The following is an excerpt from a CBS press release:

CBS FALL 2017-18 SCHEDULE

All times listed are Eastern/Pacific Time.

MONDAY

September 25  to October 23, 2017:

8-8:30 p.m.   “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30-9 p.m.    “Young Sheldon”
9-9:30 p.m.    “Kevin Can Wait”
9:30-10 p.m.  “Me, Myself & I”
10-11 p.m.         “Scorpion”

As of October 30, 2017:

8-8:30 p.m.   “Kevin Can Wait”
8:30-9 p.m.    “9JKL”
9-9:30 p.m.    “Me, Myself & I”
9:30-10 p.m.  “Superior Donuts”
10-11 p.m.         “Scorpion”

TUESDAY

8-9 p.m.        “NCIS”
9-10 p.m.      “Bull”
10-11 p.m.     “NCIS New Orleans”

WEDNESDAY

8-9 p.m.        “Survivor”
9-10 p.m.      “SEAL Team”
10-11 p.m.     “Criminal Minds”

THURSDAY

September 28 – October 26, 2017

8-11 p.m.       “NFL Football”

As of November 2, 2017

8-8:30 p.m.   “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30-9 p.m.   “Young Sheldon”
9-9:30 p.m.   “Mom”
9:30-10 p.m. “My Life in Pieces”
10-11 p.m.        “S.W.A.T.”

FRIDAY

8-9 p.m.        “MacGyver”
9-10 p.m.      “Hawaii Five-O”
10-11 p.m.     “Blue Bloods”

SATURDAY

8-9 p.m.        Repeat episode of a show to be announced
9-10 p.m.      Repeat episode of a show to be announced
10-11 p.m.     “48 Hours”

SUNDAY

7-8 p.m.       “60 Minutes”
8-9 p.m.      “Wisdom of the Crowd”
9-10 p.m.     “NCIS Los Angeles”
10-11 p.m.    “Madam Secretary”

NEW DRAMA SERIES

“SEAL TEAM”

David Boreanaz, Neil Brown Jr. and Max Theriot in SEAL Team (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS)
David Boreanaz, Neil Brown Jr. and Max Theriot in SEAL Team (Photo by Skip Bolen/CBS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMPAOGIA7I

“SEAL Team” stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.

“SEAL Team” stars David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, A.J. Buckley as Sonny, Toni Trucks as Diaz and Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis.

“S.W.A.T.”

Shemar Moore in “S.W.A.T.” (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS)

Inspired by the television series and feature film, “S.W.A.T.” stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.

“S.W.A.T.” stars Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez, Alex Russell as Jim Street, Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco as Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca and Peter Onorati as Mumford.

“WISDOM OF THE CROWD”

Jeremy Piven and Richard T. Jones in “Wisdom of the Crowd” (Photo by Diyah Pera/CBS)

“Wisdom of the Crowd” stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter’s killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the “wisdom of the crowd,” his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him. Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.

“Wisdom of the Crowd” stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner, Richard T. Jones as Det. Tommy Cavanaugh, Natalia Tena as Sara Morton, Blake Lee as Josh Novak, Jake Matthews as Tariq Bakari and Monica Potter as Alex Hale.

“INSTINCT”

“Instinct” stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case, comes out of retirement and taps into his old skill set. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the soon to be published James Patterson book. Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Alan Cumming are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Webb directed the pilot.

“Instinct” stars Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, Bojana Novakovic as Lizzie Needham, Daniel Ings as Andy, Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins and Khandi Alexander as Lt. Monica Ford.

NEW COMEDY SERIES

“9JKL”

Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, David Walton, Liza Lapira and Mark Feuerstein in “9JKL” (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS)

“9JKL” stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.

“9JKL” stars Mark Feuerstein as Josh Roberts, Linda Lavin as Judy, Elliott Gould as Harry, David Walton as Andrew, Liza Lapira as Eve and Matt Murray as Nick.

“BY THE BOOK”

“By the Book” is a comedy about a modern day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is the film critic for a New York newspaper and a soon-to-be father who wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, he wonders if he’ll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions. Based on The New York Times bestselling book “The Year of Living Biblically” by A.J. Jacobs. Patrick Walsh, Johnny Galecki, Andrew Haas, Spencer Medof and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman (pilot) are executive producers for Alcide Bava Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.

“By the Book” stars Jay R. Ferguson as Chip, Lindsey Kraft as Leslie, Ian Gomez as Father Gene, David Krumholtz as Rabbi Ableman, Tony Rock as Vince and Camryn Manheim as Ms. Meadows.

“ME, MYSELF & I”

Jack Dylan Grazer, Bobby Moynihan and John Larroquette in “Me, Myself & I” (Photo by Neil Jacobs-Robert Voets/CBS)

“Me, Myself & I” stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn’t defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them. Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn (pilot only) are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Einhorn directed the pilot.

“Me, Myself & I” stars Bobby Moynihan (Alex, present day), Jack Dylan Grazer (Alex, 1991), Brian Unger (Ron, 1991, present day), Jaleel White (Darryl, present day), Kelen Coleman (Abby, 2042), Skylar Gray (Abby, present day), Christopher Paul Richards (Justin, 1991), Mandell Maughan (Maggie, 1991), Reylynn Caster (Nori, 1991), with Sharon Lawrence (Eleanor, 2042) and John Larroquette (Alex, 2042).

“YOUNG SHELDON”

Iain Armitage in “Young Sheldon” (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR-jIhwIfIw

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. “The Big Bang Theory’s” multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.

“Young Sheldon” stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Zoe Perry as Mary, Lance Barber as George Sr., Raegan Revord as Missy and Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr. “The Big Bang Theory’s” multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates the comedy as Adult Sheldon.

2017 TV Upfronts: What to expect this year

May 10, 2017

by Carla Hay

ennifer Lopez performs at a private concert held exclusively for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises advertising clients at Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on May 16, 2016.
Jennifer Lopez performs at a private concert held exclusively for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises advertising clients at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on May 16, 2016. (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Telemundo)

Every year in May, the major TV networks present their shows for the upcoming season to advertisers and other major clients at the Upfronts—when the networks announce which shows have been cancelled and which shows are new to the schedule. Sneak previews, “sizzle reels” and TV stars are presented on stage, and there are numerous after-parties. Here’s a summary of what to expect from the networks that will have presentations from May 15 to May 18, 2017, during the most high-profile Upfronts week this year.

May 15, 2017

NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal will have its upfront presentation for its broadcast and cable networks at Radio City Music Hall, 10:30 a.m. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises will hold a private concert at Hammerstein Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. NBCUniversal’s private after-party will be at Del Posto at 9 p.m.

Already renewed:

  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • The Carmichael Show
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago P.D.
  • The Good Place
  • Great News
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • The Night Shift
  • Shades of Blue
  • Superstore
  • Taken
  • This Is Us
  • Timeless
  • The Voice
  • The Wall

Could be renewed or cancelled:

  • The Celebrity Apprentice
  • Chicago Justice
  • First Dates
  • Little Big Shots
  • Trial & Error

Already cancelled:

  • Aquarius
  • The Blacklist: Redemption
  • Emerald City
  • Grimm
  • Powerless

Fox

Fox will have its upfront presentation at the Beacon Theatre at 4 p.m., followed by the Fox after-party at Wollman Rink.

Already renewed:

  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Empire
  • The Exorcist
  • Family Guy
  • Gotham
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lucifer
  • The Mick
  • New Girl
  • The Simpsons
  • Star
  • The X-Files

Could be renewed or cancelled:

  • 24: Legacy
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • MasterChef Junior
  • My Kitchen Rules
  • Prison Break
  • Scream Queens

Already cancelled:

  • APB
  • Bones
  • Making History
  • Pitch
  • Rosewood
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Son of Zorn

May 16, 2017

ABC

ABC will have its upfront presentation at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall at 4 p.m.

Already renewed:

  • American Housewife
  • The Bachelor
  • Black-ish
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Designated Survivor
  • Fresh Off the Boat
  • The Goldbergs
  • How to Get Away With Murder
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Scandal
  • Shark Tank
  • Speechless

Could be renewed or cancelled:

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • Beyond the Tank
  • Quantico
  • The Toy Box

Already cancelled:

  • American Crime
  • The Catch
  • Conviction
  • Dr. Ken
  • Imaginary Mary
  • Last Man Standing
  • Notorious
  • The Real O’Neals
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Time After Time

Also on May 16:

  • ESPN’s upfront presentation will take place at Minskoff Theatre at 9:15 a.m.  In early May, ESPN fired numerous on-air employees, so the network’s shows will look very different for the 2017-2018 season.
  • Univision’s upfront Presentation will take place at the Lyric Theatre at 11.a.m.

 

May 17, 2017

CBS

CBS will hold a Press Breakfast at CBS headquarters’ Studio 19 at 8:30 a.m. The network’s upfront presentation will be at Carnegie Hall at 4 p.m.,  followed by the after-party at the Plaza Hotel.

Already renewed:

  • The Amazing  Race
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Blue Bloods
  • Bull
  • Criminal Minds
  • Elementary
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Kevin Can Wait
  • Life in Pieces
  • MacGyver
  • Madam Secretary
  • Man With a Plan
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Scorpion
  • Superior Donuts
  • Survivor
  • Zoo

Could be renewed or cancelled:

  • Code Black
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
  • The Great Indoors
  • Hunted
  • The Odd Couple
  • Undercover Boss

Already cancelled:

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Doubt
  • Pure Genius
  • Ransom
  • Training Day

Also on May 17:

Turner—which includes TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network,  Adult Swim, CNN, HLN, CNN International TCM, Boomerang and Turner Sports—will have its upfront presentation at the Theater at Madison Square Garden at 10:15 a.m. Adult Swim will have a party headlined by Drake at Terminal 5 at 9 p.m., while truTV will have a party at Stage 48 at 11:30 p.m.

May 18, 2017

The CW

The CW will have its upfront presentation at New York City Center at 11 a.m., while the network’s party will be held at a private location at 7 p.m.

Already renewed:

  • Arrow
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • The Flash
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Riverdale
  • Supergirl
  • Supernatural
  • The 100

Could be renewed or canceled:

  • iZombie
  • The Originals

Already canceled:

  • Frequency
  • No Tomorrow
  • Reign
  • The Vampire Diaries

2017 ACM Awards: first wave of performers announced

March 7, 2017

ACM Awards

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley (Photo: by Cliff Lipson/CBS)

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards have announced the initial list of performers for the 2017 show, which will take place April 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The performers will include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. The Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance at the ACM Awards, performing with Florida Georgia Line; the two acts are touring together in 2017.

As previously announced, Keith Urban is the leading award contender for the show: He received the most nominations (seven) for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards. Bryan and Bentley will return for the second year in a row to host the ACM Awards, which is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions. CBS will have the live U.S. telecast.

March 14, 2017 UPDATE: These winners have been announced, and they will be performing at the 2017 ACM Awards:

  • Brothers Osborne – New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year presented by T-Mobile
  • Maren Morris (previously announced performer) – New Female Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile
  • Jon Pardi – New Male Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile

2017 ACM Awards: Keith Urban leads with seven nominations

February 16, 2017

ACM Awards

With seven nominations, Keith Urban is the leading contender at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, which will be held April 2, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Awards for the second year in a row. CBS will have the live U.S. telecast of the show, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions and ACM. The ACM’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACM Awards.

Other multiple nominees for this year’s ACM Awards include Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, who received six nominations each; Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line, who have five nominations each; and Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton, who received three nominations each.

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

New Male Vocalist of the Year Presented by T-Mobile
Kane Brown
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Jon Pardi
Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year Presented by T-Mobile
Lauren Alaina
Cam
Brandy Clark
Maren Morris
* four nominees only

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Presented by T-Mobile
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Black” – Dierks Bentley (Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville)

“Dig Your Roots” – Florida Georgia Line (Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Big Machine Label Group)

“Hero” – Maren Morris (Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris; Record Label: Columbia Nashville)

“Ripcord” – Keith Urban (Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells; Record Label: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville)

“The Weight of These Wings” – Miranda Lambert (Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf; Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records)

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban (Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban; Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville)

“H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line (Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Big Machine Label Group)

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw (Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records)

“My Church” – Maren Morris (Producers: busbee, Maren Morris; Record Label: Columbia Nashville)

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert (Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf; Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records)

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban (Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen; Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP))

“Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett (Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI))

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw (Songwriter: Lori McKenna; Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI))

“Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens (Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde; Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI))

“Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton (Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove; Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI))

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group, Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP))

Video of the Year Presented by Xfinity [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
“Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton (Director: Tim Mattia; Producer: Jennifer Rothlein)

“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever (Director: Joseph Kahn; Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside)

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw (Director: Wes Edwards; Producer: Jennifer Rothlein)
Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini (Director: Kristin Barlowe; Producer: Michelle Abnet)

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert (Director: Trey Fanjoy; Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford)

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King (Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever (Producer: Shane McAnally; Record Label: MCA Nashville)

“May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw (Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Big Machine Label Group)

“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk (Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney; Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville)

“Think of You” – Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope (Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Keith Urban received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

March 14, 2017 UPDATE: These winners have been announced, and they will be performing at the 2017 ACM Awards:

  • Brothers Osborne – New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year presented by T-Mobile
  • Maren Morris (previously announced performer) – New Female Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile
  • Jon Pardi – New Male Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile