I don't know when, exactly, I became a CBS watcher, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit three of these pickups were the ones I'd been most waiting to hear about.
CBS announced this afternoon that favorites Shemar Moore, David Boreanaz, Alan Cumming and Jeremy Piven among so many others are coming to roost at the network. It's going to be delightful!
They're taking advantage of the recent military trend, bringing both of their well-received pilots on board. That's very exciting news, indeed! Check out the info on all four dramas and two comedies, below.
EPs: Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, Pavun Shetty and Justin Lin
Logline: A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Inspired by the film of the same name.
Cast: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati
EPs: Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Chris Chulack
Logline: 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.
Cast: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré
EPs: Michael Rauch, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Alan Cumming and Marc Webb
Logline: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is lured back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Based on the soon-to-be-published James Patterson book.
Cast: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews, Khandi Alexander
WISDOM OF THE CROWD
EPs: Ted Humphrey, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani, Shira Hadad and Adam Davidson
Logline: Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter
EPs: Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pamela Fryman
Logline: A family comedy inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his doting parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray
ME, MYSELF & I
EPs: Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn
Logline: A single-camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. The show will focus on three distinct periods in his life – as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Cast: Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer, Brian Unger, Jaleel White, Kelen Coleman, Skylar Gray, Christopher Paul Richards, Mandell Maughan, Reylynn Caster, with Sharon Lawrence and John Larroquette
What show most calls out to you?
Are you excited to have all of these amazing actors and actresses coming back to the small screen?
Hit the comments and keep an eye out for all the trailers as the begin to arrive next week!!
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