CBS Orders NCIS and CSI Spin-Offs, Six More Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.09.2014
Including Stalker, The Odd Couple and more...
CBS continues to go all-in on the CSI and NCIS franchises. TV Line reports that the network has ordered eight new series including NCIS: New Orleans and CSI: Cyber.
Also ordered up were The Odd Couple, based on the classic series and starring Matthew Perry, as well as Kevin Williamson's new thriller Stalker. No word on How I Met Your Dad; CBS has not yet confirmed rumors that it was ordered to series.
Check out all the shows below:
* Battle Creek Executive Producers: Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), David Shore (House), Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad) Director: Bryan Singer (House) Cast: Dean Winters (Law & Order: SVU), Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Kal Penn (House), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Damon Herriman (Justified), Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr. Synopsis: Two detectives with very different worldviews are teamed up and must answer the question: Are cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich., in the face of a complete lack of resources; or is the exact opposite true – it takes naïveté, trust and a boatload of resources?
* Madam Secretary Executive Producers: Barbara Hall (Homeland), Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer Cast: Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth), Tim Daly (Private Practice), Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof), Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Evan Roe, Katherine Herzer Synopsis: Series about 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.
* The McCarthys Executive Producers: Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?), Will Gluck (The Michael J. Fox Show), Richie Schwartz Cast: Jack McGee (Common Law), Joey McIntyre (Boston Public), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom) Synopsis: Story about 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.
* NCIS: New Orleans Executive Producers: Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon Cast: Scott Bakula (Men of a Certain Age), CCH Pounder (The Shield), Zoe McLellan (JAG), Lucas Black, recurring guest star Paige Turco (The 100) Synopsis: The New Orleans NCIS office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle; to air as a spring episode of NCIS.
* The Odd Couple Executive Producers: Matthew Perry, Joe Keenan (Frasier) Cast: Matthew Perry (Go On, Friends), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Georgia King (The New Normal), Sarah Baker (Go On), Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, Treme), Lindsay Sloane (Weeds) Synopsis: The multi-camera comedy project follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Lennon).
* Scorpion Executive Producers: Nick Santora (Prison Break, Breakout Kings), Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Sleepy Hollow) Cast: Katherine McPhee (Smash), Robert Patrick (True Blood, Last Resort), Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof, Game of Thrones), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Jadyn Wong (Being Erica), Ari Stidham Synopsis: Follows an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
EP | Kevin Williamson (The Following) Cast: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Maggie Q (Nikita), Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids), Victor Rasuk (How To Make It in America) Synopsis: A psychological thriller that centers on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.