2015-16 CBS New Series

Comedies

ANGEL FROM HELL
Single-camera
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Tad Quill (w, ep), Don Scardino (d, ep)
LOGLINE: When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel
CAST: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak

LIFE IN PIECES
Single-camera
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment/20th Century Fox Television
TEAM: Justin Adler (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (nw, ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)
LOGLINE:A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.
CAST: Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg

Dramas

CODE BLACK
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Michael Seitzman (w, ep), Marti Noxon (ep), Linda Goldstein-Knowlton (ep), Ryan McGarry (ep), David Semel (d, ep)
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.
CAST: Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzman, Melanie Kannokada, Harry M. Ford, Ben Hollingsworth, William Allen Young

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS
Planted Spinoff
STUDIO: ABC Studios/CBS Television Studios/The Mark Gordon Company
TEAM: Erica Messer (w, ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Nick Pepper (ep), Glenn Kershaw (d)
LOGLINE: Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.
CAST: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney, Tyler James

LIMITLESS
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/K/O Paper Products/Relativity Media
TEAM: Craig Sweeny (w, ep), Marc Webb (d, ep) Alex Kurtzman (ep), Roberto Orci (ep), Heather Kadin (ep), Bradley Cooper (ep), Todd Phillips (ep), Ryan Kavanaugh (ep), Tucker Tooley (ep), Tom Forman (ep)
LOGLINE: A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
CAST: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

RUSH HOUR
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Bill Lawrence (w, ep) Blake McCormick (w, ep), Arthur Sarkissian (ep), Brett Ratner (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Jon Turteltaub (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the New Line Cinema feature film. A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
CAST: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia, Wendie Malick

SUPERGIRL
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Greg Berlanti (w, ep), Ali Adler (w, ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)
LOGLINE: Focuses on Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. She is just beginning to use her abilities. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
CAST: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Calista Flockhart, Laura Benanti, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Dean Cain, Helen Slater