CBS won’t be unveiling its official fall schedule until Wednesday at their Upfronts, but word has come out about its new series pick-ups. And keeping things within the family, the first three shows below are made by CBS Television Studios:
- The Good Wife, from scribes Robert King and Michelle King, stars Julianna Margulies as a political wife who decides to pursue her original career as a defense attorney.
- NCIS spinoff, from NCIS showrunner Shane Brennan, stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell as L.A.-based investigators.
- Three Rivers, from scribe Carol Barbee, concerns organ transplants from the p.o.v. of the donors and recipients and features Alex O’Loughlin.
- Warner Bros./Bruckheimer TV’s Miami Trauma, from Jeffrey Lieber, is a fast-paced medical actioner set in a Miami ER.
Cold Case has seemingly won the on-the-fence sweepstakes and been renewed, while Without A Trace and The Unit look to have fallen on the wrong side of said fence. So far, the only new comedy to be picked up is the Jenna Elfman vehicle, Accidentally On Purpose; and surprise, it’s another CBS Studios production. The show revolves around a film critic who gets pregnant after a fling with a much younger man. Still awaiting pick-up are sitcoms Gary Unmarried, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Rules of Engagement. There have been rumors that Christine could swing over to ABC if the Eye doesn’t give it the nod.
Stay tuned for more news.