VIDEOS: First Look at CBS' New 2014-15 Series - EXTANT, MADAM SECRETARY, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS & More
CBS today unveiled its 2014-2015 Primetime schedule, featuring eight new series - with five to launch in the fall - as well as the premiere of NFL Thursday Night Football on the Network. Check out the trailers for its new pickups below!
CBS, which will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, is introducing four new dramas and one new comedy this fall.
The new fall series are the drama MADAM SECRETARY, starring Téa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State; NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, a spinoff of the #1 drama series NCIS, starring Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula; SCORPION, a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant Misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats; the psychological thriller STALKER, starring Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents; and the ensemble comedy THE McCARTHYS, starring three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Tyler Ritter and Joey McIntyre as members of a sports-crazed Boston family.
In addition to the new shows and the return of 21 established series, many of which rank among the top-rated shows on television, CBS will add NFL Thursday Night Football to its Primetime lineup. The Thursday broadcasts, which will feature CBS's lead broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, kick off on Sept. 11 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. CBS's James Brown and Bill Cowher, along with NFL Network's Deion Sanders, also will team up on the CBS and NFL Network Primetime pre-game and halftime coverage each Thursday night.