To go with its brand-new 2014-2015 schedule, CBS has released trailers for a handful of new series, including procedural spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, the Kevin Williamson drama Stalker, and the hacker-y drama Scorpion. Take a look, then let's hear your first impressions in the comments!
In Scorpion, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive-produce the project, which comes from Prison Break's Nick Santora. Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Ari Stidham, and Robert Patrick will also star.
Stalker focuses on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. Dylan McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the Threat Assessment Unit from the Big Apple, and Maggie Q will play Detective Beth Davis, the head of the squad. The Following's Williamson will write and executive-produce. Mariana Klaveno and Victor Rasuk will also star.
Madam Secretary is a drama about the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics, and balances a complex family life. Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall wrote the pilot, and will executive-produce with Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman. Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, and Katherine Herzer will also star.
NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: New Orleans follows a local field office in the Big Easy, a city whose rich setting of music, fun and debauchery is a magnet for military personnel on leave — but with that fun comes trouble, and when the city's darker side emerges, Special Agent Dwayne Pride and his team are the ones to call. NCIS's Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon will executive-produce. Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan, Lucas Black, and CCH Pounder will star.
The McCarthys is a family comedy about a loud, sports-crazy Boston clan that includes Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Tyler Ritter, Jimmy Dunn, and Kelen Coleman. Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?) will write and executive-produce with Friends with Benefits' Will Gluck and Mike Sikowitz.
CBS also showed a preview of midseason Vince Gilligan drama Battle Creek during its Upfronts presentation, but hasn't yet made the clip available online. Check back for updates! Trailers for Matthew Perry's remake of The Odd Couple and CSI: Cyber are not yet available.
Okay, let's hear your first impressions! Anything here look good to you?
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