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Along with all other networks on Upfronts week, CBS is unveiling the lineup for their 2015-2016 television season, just as the current one winds down. Having already announced the existing shows that will and won’t be returning next season, CBS also revealed the new shows that will be appearing on the channel, along with trailers.
Among the new series on CBS in the fall will be Supergirl.
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew »
- Deepayan Sengupta
CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.
The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »
Ahead of its official upfront presentation next week, CBS has ordered four new dramas: Limitless, Rush Hour, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well as two comedies, Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. It isn't known quite yet if all these shows will debut in the fall, or if some will saved for midseason. Take a look at the official descriptions and cast lists below.
Ep/ Writer: Michael Seitzman
Ep: Marti Noxon
Ep: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton
Ep: Ryan McGarry
Ep/Director: David Semel
Studio: ABC Studios
Logline: Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Fresh off its Supergirl pickup on Wednesday and ahead of its upfronts presentation next week, CBS announced orders for six new series, some of which have familiar titles.
On the drama front, CBS greenlit TV adaptations of the films Limitless and Rush Hour and picked up the Criminal Minds spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The network also finally added a medical drama to its roster in the form of Code Black.
Based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug Nzt and uses his drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. It stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cooper is executive producing along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman, Craig Sweeny, and Marc Webb.
- A.R. Wilson
After taking Thursday off to allow reporters to bask in the excitement of the "Supergirl" pickup and to report on other networks, CBS has jumped back into the pre-upfronts fray with sextet of new series pickups including some very familiar titles. Of CBS' four newly ordered drama pilots, three are based on established formats, with original property "Code Black" joining "Limitless," "Rush Hour" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." On the comedy front, CBS ordered "Angel From Hell" and "Life in Pieces" to series. Let's get some details... Starting with the things you know a bit about: *** "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" premiered as a planted spinoff airing on February 8. It focuses on an FBI division tasked with helping American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad. The CBS TV Studios production stars Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James. Emmy winner Anna Gunn, who appeared in the planted spinoff episode, will »
- Daniel Fienberg
CBS’ latest drama series orders for the 2015-16 TV season include a spinoff, two movie adaptations and a documentary-turned-tv drama.
RelatedSupergirl Lands Series Order at CBS
Descriptions with casting are as follows:
Writer: Erica Messer
Other EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
CBS has handed series orders to four dramas and two comedies, following the “Supergirl” pickup earlier this week.
“Criminal Minds” is officially getting another installment with “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” which focuses on a division of the FBI that helps Americans who find themselves in danger abroad. The series starring Gary Sinise (“CSI: NY”), Daniel Henney and Tyler James debuted as a planted spinoff during the flagship show on April 8. Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper and writer Erica Messer are exec producers on the ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios production, with Glenn Kershaw directing.
The network has also greenlit two movie-to-television adaptations with “Limitless,” based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper film, and “Rush Hour,” inspired by the ’90s Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan franchise from New Line Cinema.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Lost grad has exited CBS’ medical drama pilot for creative reasons, TVLine has learned exclusively. The role will be recast.
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Based on the festival award-winning Ryan McGarry documentary, Code Black is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation — L.A. County Hospital — where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Grace was slated to play ER residency director Leanne, »
Melanie Kannokada has joined the cast of CBS drama pilot Code Black, a medical drama written by Intelligence creator Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel. Based on Ryan McGarry's feature documentary of the same name, the drama series — like the docu — is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation, La County Hospital, where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most… »
9 items from 2015
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