CBS has unveiled its schedule for the 2014-15 season, along with summaries and trailers for its fall offerings. Among the Eye’s upcoming shows: spinoffs for “NCIS” and “CSI”; a Kevin Williamson thriller starring Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott; Matthew Perry’s latest attempt to headline a comedy post-“Friends”; and a procedural from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and “House’s” David Shore.
Check out the summaries and first looks for fall below:
A mystery thriller starring Halle Berry as Molly Woods, a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space. Her mystifying experiences in space lead to events that will ultimately change the course of human history.
A comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny, is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, to the surprise of his more qualified siblings.
Starring Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed secretary of state who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.
“NCIS: New Orleans”
This drama centers on the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, the team is at its best.
Inspired by a true story, “Scorpion” is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against high-tech, complex threats of the modern age. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.
Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott star in a psychological thriller about detectives who investigate stalking incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Det. Jack Larsen (McDermott) and Lt. Beth Davis (Maggie Q) assess the threat level of victims and respond before the stalking and intimidation spirals out of control, all while trying to keep their personal obsessions at bay.
Patricia Arquette stars in a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken. Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online and play out in the real world. While other agents search for criminals in dark homes and alleys, Ryan searches the “dark net,” a place deep in the bowels of the Web where criminals are anonymous, money is untraceable, and everything is for sale with just a keystroke.
Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters star in a drama about two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain, humor and possibly a grudging respect as they team to clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.
“The Odd Couple”
Matthew Perry stars as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages.