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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



CBS Upfronts.



2014-2015 Scorecard


Returning Series
The Big Bang Theory
2 Broke Girls
Mom
The Odd Couple
Mike and Molly
NCIS
NCIS Los Angeles
NCIS New Orleans
CSI Cyber
Scorpion
Madam Secretary
Person of Interest (13 episode order)
Criminal Minds
Elementary
Hawaii Five-O
The Good Wife
Blue Bloods


Cancelled Series
The McCarthys
The Millers
CSI
The Mentalist
Battle Creek
Stalker


2015-16 Schedule (New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory
8:30-9 PM LIFE IN PIECES
8-9 PM SUPERGIRL (Starting in November)
9-10 PM Scorpion
10-11 PM NCIS: Los Angeles

TUESDAY
8-9 PM NCIS
9-10 PM NCIS: New Orleans
10-11 PM LIMITLESS

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM Survivor
9-10 PM Criminal Minds
10-11 PM CODE BLACK

THURSDAY
8-11 PM, ET/ NFL Thursday Night Football (Premieres Sept. 17)
5-8 PM, PT
8-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory (RTP) (Starting in November)
8:30-9 PM LIFE IN PIECES (Starting in November)
9-9:30 PM Mom (Starting in November)
9:30-10 PM ANGEL FROM HELL (Starting in November)
10-11 PM Elementary(Starting in November)

FRIDAY
8-9 PM The Amazing Race
9-10 PM Hawaii Five-O
10-11 PM Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8-9 PM Crimetime Saturday
9-10 PM Crimetime Saturday
10-11 PM 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7-9 PM 60 Minutes
8-9 PM Madam Secretary
9-10 PM The Good Wife
10-11 PM CSI: CYBER


New Series


Drama

CODE BLACK

quote:

Based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne’s confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne’s “cowboy” approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by David Semel (“Madam Secretary”).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-iNKQH_n38


LIMITLESS

quote:

Based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb (“The Amazing Spider-Man” 1 and 2 Feature Films).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAZpdTR1mTY


SUPERGIRL

quote:

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 up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm46-envrHo


CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS

quote:

Stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise in a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad. Heading the department is Unit Chief Jack Garrett (Sinise), a seasoned 20-year veteran of the Bureau. The team he trusts with his life includes Matthew Simmons (Daniel Henney), a former military hero with split-second profiling skills he honed on the battlefield, and Russ “Monty” Montgomery (Tyler James Williams), the unit’s compassionate, brilliant tech analyst who additionally liaises stateside with the families of those in trouble while his group is far from home. These exceptional agents are dedicated to safely returning U.S. residents home by profiling and identifying criminals who are beyond our borders. The pilot was a planted spin-off of an episode of CRIMINAL MINDS broadcast on April 8, 2015. Emmy Award winner Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Nick Pepper are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company. The episode was directed by Glen Kershaw (“Criminal Minds”).


RUSH HOUR

quote:

A reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s alleged death and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organized crime ring. Detective Carter (Justin Hires), on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules and has never wanted a partner. As exasperated as Carter’s boss, Captain Cole (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick), gets with him, she knows he’s a brilliant detective who gets results. Attempting to help the two get along is Sergeant Didi Diaz (Aimee Garcia), Carter’s friend and former partner who doesn’t hesitate to call him out on his antics. But even as cultures clash and tempers flare, Carter and Lee can’t deny they make a formidable team, and grudgingly admit that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes for a great partnership. Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Jeff Ingold, Jon Turteltaub and the team behind the “Rush Hour” movies, Arthur Sarkissian and Brett Ratner, are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Jon Turteltaub.



Comedy

ANGEL FROM HELL

quote:

Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch in a single-camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can’t discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv (Kevin Pollak), a sunburned dermatologist who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life – and it’s her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs… and what if Amy really is her “guardian angel”? Tad Quill and Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock”) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7-PjlD2_M


LIFE IN PIECES

quote:

A single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they’re considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family’s adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids – as long as she agrees with it – and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who’s searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family’s lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life’s all about. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”) and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU7wHKrSscw

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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Yes, the OP is very empty right now. But I'll be at work when all this is announced so here's a thread for discussion and I'll fill in the rest later.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?


Deadpool posted:

Drama

TBA
I'm actually real excited for TBA this fall. A sci-fi mystery show run by the dream team of Joss Whedon and Damon Lindelof? Who would say no to that?

Doctor Butts
May 21, 2002



Pretty sure TBA is a remake/continuation of some show from the 80's or 90's.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Welp, CSI Vegas is done as of September, and they're moving Danson to a retooled Cyber. I thought they were definitely going to go down the shorter final season route, a la Criminal Intent, but nope, TV movie and that's it.

Daedo
May 5, 2002


Gaz-L posted:

Welp, CSI Vegas is done as of September, and they're moving Danson to a retooled Cyber. I thought they were definitely going to go down the shorter final season route, a la Criminal Intent, but nope, TV movie and that's it.

I'm glad it's at least getting something to give it a proper send-off tho! Getting William Petersen back for the finale should be great!

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



OP Updated.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Rush Hour without Chris Tucker is wrong.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




Maggie Lawson on a show where one of the characters is a pharmaceutical rep?

MrFlibble
Nov 28, 2007

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Fallen Rib

Aphrodite posted:

Rush Hour without Chris Tucker is wrong.

Of the two stars in rush hour, Jackie Chan was the most vital. I say this not remembering anything about Rush Hour. I am still fairly sure I am correct because Jackie Chan.

Will give Rush Hour a shot, probably supergirl as well.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

I hope this spinoff of Criminal Minds is actually good. Seriously that backdoor pilot was one of the worst episodes of the series and this is a series known for its schlock.

I'm even really glad it got cancelled since it means we got Doug Stamper on House of Cards.

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

So CBS is gonna have to cram another six shows somewhere into that schedule come mid-season with Rush Hour, Beyond Borders, POI, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Odd Couple. Must be banking at least internally on one or more of their new pickups failing quickly.

Also surprised they're leaving Elementary to go up against Shonda Rimes again, since last season HTGAWM doubled it in the live demo pretty consistently and I'm pretty sure they're putting the new Shonda show in that timeslot after HTGAWM wraps for the season instead of American Crime.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



MrFlibble posted:

Of the two stars in rush hour, Jackie Chan was the most vital. I say this not remembering anything about Rush Hour. I am still fairly sure I am correct because Jackie Chan.

Will give Rush Hour a shot, probably supergirl as well.

Jackie Chan is the straight man in Rush Hour. Chris Tucker's whiny, high pitched voice is vital.

The only thing necessary in the Jackie Chan role is a strong accent.

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


When does that weird Criminal Minds spinoff show up, or is it a mid-season thing?

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

sbaldrick posted:

When does that weird Criminal Minds spinoff show up, or is it a mid-season thing?

Probably mid-season with Rush Hour, like CSI: Cyber this past season. (Or earlier, maybe, if one or more of their hour-longs craters enough to get cancelled early on.)

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


xeria posted:

Probably mid-season with Rush Hour, like CSI: Cyber this past season. (Or earlier, maybe, if one or more of their hour-longs craters enough to get cancelled early on.)

drat it, I wanted to see people die in horrible ways on an international level now.

Yoshifan823
Feb 19, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Gaz-L posted:

Welp, CSI Vegas is done as of September, and they're moving Danson to a retooled Cyber. I thought they were definitely going to go down the shorter final season route, a la Criminal Intent, but nope, TV movie and that's it.

You're telling me that we're getting a show starring James Van Der Beek and Ted Danson, and it's not a comedy? gently caress CBS.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


Aphrodite posted:

Jackie Chan is the straight man in Rush Hour. Chris Tucker's whiny, high pitched voice is vital.

The only thing necessary in the Jackie Chan role is a strong accent.

This is possibly the most wrong statement ever made about Rush Hour. Do you also contend that Owen Wilson was the vital pillar of the Shanghai ______ series? Horrible.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



First look at Supergirl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm46-envrHo

XboxPants
Jan 30, 2006

Steven doesn't want me watching him sleep anymore.



Wow. Flockhart's "Actually, you're the misogynist. :smugdog:" speech was the loving worst.

Benoist's acting was better than I expected, at least.

MrFlibble
Nov 28, 2007

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Fallen Rib

XboxPants posted:

Wow. Flockhart's "Actually, you're the misogynist. :smugdog:" speech was the loving worst.

Benoist's acting was better than I expected, at least.

Well they kind of have to do something with the girl thing (or not, there'll be articles on superMAN and superGIRL regardless) and I think maybe its a character thing for whoever the boss lady is.

Looks like its going to be good to me.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

Other CBS stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7-PjlD2_M
Angel from Hell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-iNKQH_n38
Code Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU7wHKrSscw
Life in Pieces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAZpdTR1mTY
Limitless

Bunnita
Jun 12, 2002

Was it everything you thought it would be?

I'm having a hard time with them canceling Stalker and renewing CSI: Cyber. Cyber was so horribly awful and Stalker actually had a plot and was entertaining.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light


It doesn't look too horrible. Except for Calista Flockhart.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



So they're putting Supergirl against Gotham.

And I read it's only the second time since 1949 CBS hasn't aired comedy in the 8PM Monday timeslot :stare:

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



I think the two comedies look good, which is weird for CBS, but not so much the rest.

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


Angel from Hell looks really good, Supergirl looks different but I'll still watch it

Why is Bradley Cooper going to slum it on TV from time to time in a TV based on a horrible movie?

Doc Fission
Sep 10, 2011





Supergirl looks pretty cute and fun. I'm looking forward to it.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



The Supergirl trailer was a big let down for me. I like Melissa Benoist but that trailer was wretched and completely turned me off to the show.

GLOSS
Apr 10, 2005

PEARL GROWLS "TAKE OFF THAT SHIRT, STEVEN." I COMPLY, REVEALING THE FULL LENGTH SHIRT TATTOO. PEARL RETREATS INTO HER GEM, DEFEATED.


Deadpool posted:

The Supergirl trailer was a big let down for me. I like Melissa Benoist but that trailer was wretched and completely turned me off to the show.

I felt like I was watching that Black Widow SNL spoof, only it was for an actual thing that was happening....

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

Deadpool posted:

The Supergirl trailer was a big let down for me. I like Melissa Benoist but that trailer was wretched and completely turned me off to the show.

Someone SuperMechaGodzilla made a point in another thread that it basically looks like what a Spiderman TV show would look like but with Supergirl.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



computer parts posted:

Someone SuperMechaGodzilla made a point in another thread that it basically looks like what a Spiderman TV show would look like but with Supergirl.

I imagine a Spider-Man show would at least look enjoyable though.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Deadpool posted:

I imagine a Spider-Man show would at least look enjoyable though.

That did look mostly enjoyable though? The plane scene is classic Super-person stuff and the costume montage was cheesily fun. Flockhart's character probably needs some better material, or a more rounded character, because yeah, it seems like they're aiming for Jameson and missing.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


So, given that Kara and Clark seem to more or less know each other and Olsen is a black man named James in this, I take it that DC is going for an explicit separation between TV and Movies in contrast to Marvel's it's all one universe approach.

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Super girl trailer was literally the Black Widow "Age of Me" SNL sketch. It looks real bad.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

Gyges posted:

So, given that Kara and Clark seem to more or less know each other and Olsen is a black man named James in this, I take it that DC is going for an explicit separation between TV and Movies in contrast to Marvel's it's all one universe approach.

Yeah they already said this, but I guess the alternate casting on the Flash would also show this.

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...


Gotta admit, kind of hope this is the first show this coming season to get killed off quickly and quietly on CBS (and I hope Heartbreaker on NBC joins it, because Chicago Med sure won't), if only because after 11 seasons of Grey's Anatomy, surely there's better potential material out there than another round of "sassy new doctors try to save lives, gently caress each other".

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012
turdiak


That Supergirl trailer was kind of bad. Especially since there were 6-7 references to Superman in it and that it literally copies the plot from the 2006 Superman movie and looks like a weird combination of the CW's seriously good drama with some terrible chick flick girl power element added to it.

The music choice was also especially terrible because it sounded like Kelly Clarkson and all that implies.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

Y'all should remember the trailers for upfronts are basically cuts of the pilot story for advertisers anyway. They're not really meant to appeal to goons or comic book nerds or whoever, so I can sort of forgive some of the choices or scenes included as it has another intended purpose. I'm sure when we get closer to the air date they'll have some more stuff tailored for actual viewers and all that. Not to mention Supergirl is probably like a huge tentpole series in their schedule so they obvious cut the trailer for different reasons.

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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Sober posted:

Y'all should remember the trailers for upfronts are basically cuts of the pilot story for advertisers anyway. They're not really meant to appeal to goons or comic book nerds or whoever, so I can sort of forgive some of the choices or scenes included as it has another intended purpose. I'm sure when we get closer to the air date they'll have some more stuff tailored for actual viewers and all that. Not to mention Supergirl is probably like a huge tentpole series in their schedule so they obvious cut the trailer for different reasons.

Trailers for upfronts are specifically cut to show the tone of the show and give a summary of the first episode. They're a much better judge of what the show is going to be than a movie trailer for a movie because ad dollars are at stake. They're supposed to tell you exactly what the show is and what it's going to be.

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