CBS has recently announced the order for several new television series comedies and dramas.
These new dramas include a new NCIS: New Orleans
, Madam Secretary
, and Scorpion
. CBS also picked up several comedies including Matthew Perry's The Odd Couple
reboot, and The McCarthys
The new NCIS: New Orleans
series centers on NCIS New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. The new series features Scott Bakula, Paige Turco, Lucas Black, CCH Pounder, and Zoe McLellan.
The next new drama includes Madam Secretary.
The show explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.
is a new and scary series that follows a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. The new series features Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Mariana Klaveno, and Victor Rasuk.
, an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
The two new comedies added to CBS include The McCarthy's
--a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family, and The Odd Couple
-- a reboot of the classic series about the messy Oscar Madison and the neat-freak Felix Unger, who are roommates.
There were several television series that did not survive past the pilot episode, according to Deadline.
As for the the pilots that did make cut, there are no big surprises. The Tea Leoni-starring DC drama Madam Secretary, from Barbara Hall, had been an early frontrunner, with NCIS: New Orleans starring Scott Bakula, the scary Stalker and action-driven Scorpion all solid contenders. The Odd Couple was the only fully owned CBS comedy pilot that is based on a big CBS property and toplined by a big TV star, Perry. Originally a dark horse, The McCarthys had been slowly but steadily picking up momentum.
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