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CBS has ordered comedies “The Odd Couple” and “The McCarthys” and five dramas so far for its 2014-15 schedule.

The drama roster consists of “Battle Creek,” the David Shore-Vince Gilligan collaboration that landed a series order last September, as well as “Madame Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion” and “Stalker.”

The Eye’s new rendition of “Odd Couple” stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. Joe Keenan and Perry wrote the pilot and exec produce for CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly.

The McCarthys,” written by Brian Gallivan, revolves around a large sports-crazy Boston family. Mike Sikowitz is on board as showrunner and exec produces with Will Gluck for Sony Pictures TV. Project was developed last year at the Eye as a single-cam but retooled this time around as a multi-cam.

Battle Creek” stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as cops in a rough Michigan town to sometimes bend the law to do their jobs. »


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