CBS Orders 6 New Shows Including Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar Comedy
Friday, May 10, 2013
has entered the game by picking up six new shows for the 2013-2014 TV
season. The roster includes four comedies, two of which are
single-camera (an anomaly for the network), and two dramas.
The show's feature some impressive casts that include Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Josh Holloway, Marg Helgendberger, Toni Collette, Tony Shalhoub and Dylan McDermott. That's right, Mork, Monk, Buffy, GOB Bluth and Lost's Sawyer will all be on CBS next year.
Here's a look at the network's new shows.
A drama about the U.S. Cyber Command unit and its top man who has a microchip in his head that lets him access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It stars Lost's Josh Holloway (which would make it pair nicely with Michael Emerson in Person of Interest) and CSI's Marg Helgenberger.
A D.C. surgeon is chosen to operate on the president of the United States, but things get complicated when her family is taken hostage, It stars Emmy winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara) and Dylan McDermott.
This single-camera comedy created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) is about a father and daughter working together at an ad agency. It stars Oscar and Emmy winner Robin Williams and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar as the father and daughter. It also features Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and James Wolk (Political Animals).
Created by Chuck Lorre (making it his fourth CBS comedy alongside Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly), this comedy is about a newly sober mom who tries to get her life together in Napa Valley. It stars Anna Faris and Emmy winner Allison Janney (The West Wing).
Created by Greg Garcia (Raising Hope, My Name is Earl), this multi-camera sitcom is about a divorced man whose parents move in with him. It stars Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans) and Beau Bridges.
We Are Men
A single-camera comedy about a young guy who befriends older guys at an apartment complex. It stars Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell and Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub.
You might notice a trend: five of the shows stars former Emmy winners. That's some high caliber talent and I am very excited about the Will Arnett comedy and the sitcom starring Mork and Buffy. Much like everything CBS does, I look at this list and I see at least three or four future hits with long lives.
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