'NCIS' spinoff, 'The Odd Couple' and Kevin Williamson's 'Stalker' among CBS pickups
Here is a breakdown of all the CBS newbies:
"NCIS: New Orleans": The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. Scott Bakula's special Agent Dwayne Pride will lead his team through the twists and turns of this rich landscape.
" Scorpion": "Smash" fans rejoice: Katharine McPhee will be back in your living rooms. McPhee is set to star in this new drama which follows 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 story is based on the real life of Walter O'Brien. Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.
"Stalker": This psychological thriller from "The Following" creator Kevin Williamson centers around a pair of detectives, played by Dylan McDermott ("Hostages") and "Nikita's" Maggie Q. The pair will work together to handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.
"Madame Secretary": Reportedly one of pilots CBS was highest on, the drama follows Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics, and balances her complex family life.
"CSI: Cyber": The "CSI" franchise gets its fourth series, this one focusing on cyber-crime. Patricia Arquette will star in the series, which was introduced on an episode of the "CSI" mothership in late April.
"The Odd Couple": A reboot of the classic series about two roommates who couldn't be more different. Matthew Perry stars as the messy and mischievous Oscar Madison while Thomas Lennon is set to play his roommate, neat freak Felix Unger. Perry co-wrote the pilot script for the series and will also serve as executive producer.
"The McCarthys": A new family comedy staring TV veteran Laurie Metcalf. The series revolves around a big, Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston family and their gay son played by Tyler Ritter, who wants nothing to do with them.
CBS will unveil its full 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday (May 14).