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NCIS Hawai‘i stars Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant and Noah Mills as Jesse identify themselves, while Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara looks on.

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Zoom meetings. Dinner prep. Homework oversight. Lacrosse carpool. Life has a way of hijacking your ability to hunker down and binge-watch really good television. That’s where summer comes in. With (hopefully) less on your to-do list, and an air-conditioned family room calling your name, now’s the time to tune in to Paramount+ and catch up on CBS’s new and returning dramas, as well as its breakout comedy of the year. Here’s your guide to the must-stream shows of 2022.

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NCIS: Hawai'i

Vanessa Lachey next to A\u200blex Tarrant and Noah Mills all dressed in navy blue jackets with NCIS on the front standing next to parked vehicles with lush mountain landscape in the background

Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman, Noah Mills as Jesse, and Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant

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Plot: Come for the sparkling sun and surf, stay for the savvy of Jane Tennant, a soccer mom who is also the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Hawai‘i. Tenacious and smart, Tennant has risen through the ranks by pushing back against sexism in a system that has consistently pushed back against her. Along with her team of talented specialists, Tennant balances duty to family and country while investigating unsolved murders, kidnappings, and various mysteries around the Navy and Marines.

Players:

Vanessa Lachey Jane Tennant, head honcho of NCIS Hawai‘i

Noah Mills Jesse Boone, former big city homicide detective, expert interrogator, and Tennant’s sometimes confidant

Yasmine Al-Bustami Lucy Tara, a junior member of Tennant’s team who does whatever it takes to get the job done

Alex Tarrant Kai Holman, the new kid on the team and the only native Hawaiian

Jason Antoon Ernie Malik, the resident cyber-intelligence expert

Favorite Scene: “It has to be during the season finale, for the sole reason that everyone was in one space together and it was literally a big ol’ party. It was a beautiful way to wrap up the year.” —Yasmine Al-Bustami

NCIS: Hawai'i airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

CSI: Vegas

Three stars of CSI Vegas walk with their equipment and gear to a crime scene

From left: CSI Vegas’ Matt Lauria, Paula Newsome, and Mandeep Dhillon

Photo credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

Plot: The high-tech series that ran for 15 seasons and spawned several spinoffs is back, this time in Las Vegas, the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire crime lab and release thousands of convicted killers onto Sin City’s streets, a team of brilliant investigators (both new and familiar faces from the original CSI) unite, deploying cutting-edge forensic techniques to crack cases and catch bad guys.

Players:

Paula Newsome Maxine Roby, head of the Las Vegas crime lab

William Petersen Gil Grissom, quick-witted forensic entomologist who ran the lab in the original series

Jorja Fox Sara Sidle, Grissom’s partner in crime solving and beyond

Wallace Langham David Hodges, former lab tech turned expert witness

Matt Lauria Joshua Folsom, a high-level investigator who typically takes the lead on the crime of the week

Mandeep Dhillon Allie Rajan, a hard-working level-II CSI born in India and educated in the U.S.

Favorite Scene: “Episode 6: There’s a creepy clown motel— complete with dead clowns!—an ominously squalid and rattling narcotic-dispensing ice cream truck, origami, and a cast of bountifully quirky characters, including a serial killer! Quite a lot for our CSIs to juggle! Brilliantly penned, shot, lit, directed, and edited!” --Matt Lauria

Watch CSI: Vegas on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

FBI

FBI\u2019s Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym in dramatic profile.

FBI’s Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym

Photo credit: Michael Parmelee/CBS

Plot: A fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation—and the reason the FBI franchise was born.

Players:

Missy Peregrym Maggie Bell, a seasoned investigator who’s in charge of the team while out in the field

Zeeko Zaki Omar Adom “O.A.” Zidan, a New Yorker, military vet, and Muslim whose fluent Arabic comes in handy

Jeremy Sisto Jubal Valentine, assistant special agent in charge who coordinates the movement of field agents from the team’s high-tech offices

Alana De La Garza Isobel Castille, the quick-thinking special agent in charge

John Boyd Stuart Scola, an Ivy League– educated Wall Streeter turned FBI agent

Katherine Renee Turner Tiffany Wallace, whose NYPD background is often an asset in the field

Favorite Scene: “We had about 20 minutes of sunlight left to film the scene where O.A. finds Sunny in the Season 4 crossover [featuring FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International cast members]. We were in the most beautiful mansion on a little lake outside Budapest. We got the shot in one or two takes and got to watch the sun set.” —Zeeko Zaki

Watch new episodes of FBI on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

FBI: Most Wanted

A group of state patrol officers pore over a document on the hood of a car in a scene from FBI Most Wanted

Dylan McDermott takes charge on FBI: Most Wanted.

Photo credit: Mark Schäfer/CBS

Plot: This first FBI spinoff follows the Fugitive Task Force, which tracks and takes down notorious criminals on the bureau’s— you’ve got it—Most Wanted list.

Players:

Dylan McDermott Remy Scott, leader of the Fugitive Task Force

Julian McMahon Jess LaCroix, the former leader of the Fugitive Task Force who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Keisha Castle-Hughes Hana Gibson, a special agent with a sharp sense of humor and the team’s master of data mining

Roxy Sternberg Sheryll Barnes, an ex-NYPD detective with elevated street smarts thanks to undercover gang work in the Bronx

Alexa Davalos Kristin Gaines, a Navy vet turned tireless special agent

Miguel Gomez Ivan Ortiz, whose street-cop instincts are key to his undercover work

Watch FBI: Most Wanted Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

FBI: International

The stars of FBI Internation pose on set in Hungary.

From left: FBI International’s Carter Redwood, Heida Reed, Luke Kleintank, and Vinessa Vidotto

Photo credit: Katalin Vermes/CBS

Plot: The third iteration of the FBI brand follows savvy operatives from the FBI’s elite International Fly Team. Based in Budapest (where the show shoots), the Fly Team travels the globe, tracking and de-escalating threats against American citizens in exotic locales.

Players:

Luke Kleintank Scott Forrester, a cool-headed agent and leader of the International Fly Team

Heida Reed Jamie Kellett, a special agent on the Fly Team who develops an even more special relationship with one of her co-workers

Vinessa Vidotto Cameron Vo, a West Point grad and the newest member of the group

Carter Redwood Andre Raines, a background in accounting makes this special agent the brainiac of the bunch

Christiane Paul Europol agent Katrin Jaeger, a tough-as-nails liaison between the Fly Team and local police

Favorite Scene: “It was in Episode 7, but it didn’t make the final cut. The Fly Team was in Prague and had to pay this madame for information. We had a scene where we all had to pool our money together to pay her, and we could not get through the scene without cracking up. It just escalated every time we did a take, and it still makes me giggle thinking about it.” —Heida Reed

Watch new CBS Drama FBI: International takes the action abroad on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+!

Ghosts

The Cast of the CBS tv show Ghosts pose in the parlor of the haunted mansion.

Ghosts’ Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Back row, clockwise from bottom left: Danielle Pinnock, Devan Chandler Long, Sheila Carrasco, Asher Grodman, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Román Zaragoza, and Rebecca Wisocky

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Plot: Inspired by the 2019 BBC series of the same name, Ghosts stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as city dwellers who inherit a country estate that they decide to turn into a B&B. The hitch? The manse is inhabited by unwelcoming guests—the many lively spirits of deceased residents who now call it home.

Players:

Rose McIver Samantha, the upbeat estate owner who sees dead people

Utkarsh Ambudkar Jay, Samantha’s skeptical husband who doesn’t see dead people

Brandon Scott Jones Isaac, the Revolutionary War captain

Richie Moriarty Pete, the overly optimistic scoutmaster whose archery accident has stayed with him

Danielle Pinnock Alberta, a Prohibition-era lounge singer

Asher Grodman Trevor, a Wall Street bro caught with his pants down

Román Zaragoza Sasappis, a Native American from the 1500s

Sheila Carrasco Flower, the sweet hippy from the ’60s

Rebecca Wisocky Hetty, the onetime lady of the house

Devan Chandler Long Thorfinn, a Viking explorer

Favorite Scene: “My favorite moment is the prom scene from the episode ‘Attic Girl.’ You can see the love between Sam and Jay. I’m a rom-com sucker, so to be able to be a part of that moment was really special.” -Utkarsh Ambudkar

Catch up with Ghosts streaming on Paramount+.

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Heida Reed's Iceland

Credit: Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage; Map Illustration by Sara Mulvanny

By Maria Neuman

Growing up in Iceland taught Heida Reed how to pack properly. “The weather is so intense there,” says the actress, who plays Special Agent Jamie Kellett on the multicontinental drama FBI: International. “I’ve had friends visit who are from California, and they are never prepared for how cold it can get. Iceland is a different kind of cold; you need to pack layers, layers, and more layers.”

Although Reed now lives in London and spends her workdays in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, she likes nothing more than pulling on a puffy jacket and hiking the hills of her breathtaking country. Grab a parka and let’s go!

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Enjoy The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights in green, purple, and blue hues over a silhouetted forest.

The Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Usually they happen in the winter, from December to February, but I once saw them in August. I was at my grandmother’s house, who lives an hour outside of Reykjavik, sitting in her hot tub drinking prosecco.

All of a sudden we saw the lights across the sky, which is super unusual for that time of year. I had some friends with me who were visiting from the U.K., and they say it’s one of the most beautiful experiences they’ve ever had.

Dine Out

Reykjavik is small but has some fabulous restaurants, especially the seafood places down by the harbor. My favorite is a spot called Seabaron. It’s not fancy, but they do the best lobster soup.

Score a Snuggly Sweater

Actress Heida Reed stands on a stark shoreline wearing a classic knitted Icelandic sweater

Heida Reed wearing a classic knitted Icelandic sweater

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If you want something traditional, go to one of the many vintage shops in Reykjavik and buy a classic Icelandic knit sweater. They are super warm and come in various neutral colors like brown and cream.

There are also some great stores around the city, like Farmer’s Market, which does an updated version of the sweater.

Say Cheers With Schnapps

A woman reaches for a bottle amongst many on a giant backlit series of shelves behind a bar

Try an Icelandic beer the next time you're in the Land of Ice and Fire.

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Go bar hopping in Reykjavik on Laugavegur, which is the street with all the clubs and bars. They are all close together, so it’s easy to go from one to the other and try Icelandic beers or a shot of Black Death, which is a local schnapps flavored with caraway seeds. Just be prepared to wait in line; a lot of the bars are quite small.

Grab and Go

There are tons of great food trucks in the city center, and after a night out you must get one of our hot dogs. They’re best ordered eina með öllu, or with everything: ketchup, mustard, fried and raw onion, and remoulade.

Take a Hike

A lush yet rocky Icelandic terrain with a small creek flowing past glaciater carved hills

Heida loves the hot springs of Iceland.

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Growing up in Iceland helped give me a connection to nature, and it’s one of the things I miss the most when I’m away. There are hikes all over the country, but my favorite is the one at Reykjadalur Valley, near Hveragerdi.

It’s a hiking trail with hot springs, so pack a bottle of wine or a few beers with a picnic lunch. I wear my bathing suit underneath my hiking gear and take a dip and relax. I took my husband a few years ago, and he wants to go back.

Travel Back in Time

An ancient wooden structure nestles deeply into a sod shroud that encompasses the roof

Classic Icelandic architecture

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To see what life was like in Iceland at the turn of the 20th century, stroll through the Árbaer Open Air Museum on the outskirts of Reykjavik. It’s a traditional village complete with original houses and classic architecture. You can see how people used to live and learn the history.

Buy This at the Airport

If you want to take something Icelandic home with you, I always pick up some black lava salt at the airport. It’s a salt that is blended with activated charcoal and is great for cooking.

Get Soaked

Bathers swim in an enormous steamy bright blue geothermal pool

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa

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It’s touristy, but I still love going to The Blue Lagoon. It’s a geothermal spa, and it’s close to the airport. I suggest you prebook and try to go on a weekday when it’s not as busy. It’s a natural hot spring with healing silica, and you can just sit in the water and look out over the lava rock and green hills.

Bundle Up

Actress Heida Reed walking along an icy body of water in a long arctic jacket

The wind makes Iceland feel especially cold

Photo credit: Instagram/Heida Reed

If you’re not used to the cold, it can be shocking. It’s not so much the temperature but the wind that gets you. When getting dressed, you need to layer, starting first with a thin layer of wool.

There are lots of great outdoor-gear brands out of Iceland, but my favorite is 66° North for a great winter coat.

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S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore stepping up his selfie game on social media
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By Nate Millado

They take selfies, post thirst traps, and do TikTok dances! Thanks to social media, fans can connect with celebs from top CBS and The CW shows like never before. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite feeds on Instagram that you should be following right now.

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Arielle Vandenberg

Why you should follow @Arielle: Of course the gorgeous host of Love Island graces the cover of Watch's first-ever Beauty Issue—just look at her!—but it's Arielle Vandenberg's LOL-worthy caption game that has us swooning. ("Maybe she's born with it … maybe she's got a screw loose," she posted.) Bonus content of her cute fiancé, Matt Cutshall, and even cuter pup, Stinky.

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Shemar Moore

Why you should follow @shemarfmoore: Sure, his six-pack and smoldering selfies should be reason enough to wanna see Moore, but the S.W.A.T. star also uses his massive platform for a good cause: to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

S.W.A.T. begins its sixth season Friday, Oct.7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Queen Grudge

Why you should follow @grudgecat: The scene-stealing Maine Coon cat on Star Trek: Discovery is the purr-fect diversion.

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Folake Olowofoyeku

Why you should follow @thefolake: The trail-blazing star of Bob ❤️ Abishola combines culture and couture.

Bob ❤️ Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Cole Sprouse

Why you should follow @colesprouse: The Riverdale star is less brooding but just as lovable IRL—and with an artistic eye, to boot. The talented photo captures his co-stars behind the scenes in a whole new light.

Riverdale is back with new episodes! You can also stream Riverdale on CWTV.com and The CW App.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Why you should follow @rupaulsdragrace: The official IG account of RuPaul's Emmy-winning reality comp SLAYS all day, with fabulous runway looks, epic lip sync battles, hilarious reads, and makeup tutorials fit for a queen!

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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Why you should follow @jacquelinemwood_1: The Daytime Emmy-winning star of The Bold and the Beautiful ticks all the boxes—family, fashion, fitness, and fun—with her eye-popping 'Gram account.

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Zeeko Zaki

Why you should follow @zeekozaki: The FBI star knows exactly what his 161K followers want—his cheekily named Story Highlights ("Traps") often showcase every inch of his 6-foot-5 frame! Hey, when you've worked so hard to shed 100 pounds, why not show it off?

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Max Greenfield

Why you should follow @iammaxgreenfield: He cracks us up as earnest optimist Dave on The Neighborhood, but Max Greenfield kept us in stitches during quarantine by sharing his totally relatable mis-adventures homeschooling his daughter.

The Neighborhood airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

Iain Armitage

Why you should follow @iain: We're not sure who's sweeter—the theater-loving teen who plays Young Sheldon or the adorable hamsters he fosters!

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David Bradley Lim

Why you should follow @davidbradleylim: The S.W.A.T. badass shares "life from the set, and a little bit off." His stunning vacation photos give us serious FOMO!

S.W.A.T. begins its sixth season Friday, Oct.7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Liz Gillies

Why you should follow @lizgillz: Need some style inspo? Fallon's drop-dead threads from Dynasty and are on full display!

Dynasty airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Stream free next day on CWTV.com and The CW app.

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William Petersen returns as Grissom in CSI: Vegas, while Vanessa Lachey headlines new series, NCIS: Hawaii.

Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS; Courtesy Vanessa Lachey.

By Nate Millado

We haven't even hit summer yet and we're already looking forward to fall. That's because CBS just announced its fall TV lineup, and the exciting new schedule features a "spirited" new comedy along with some welcome returns, from CSI to Survivor. The fall lineup also includes the return of #1 series NCIS, #1 comedy Young Sheldon, #1 new comedy United States of Al, #1 new series The Equalizer, and #1 news program 60 Minutes. Watch previews all the new and returning shows coming to a screen near you.

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