[Videos] First Look at CBS' New Fall 2014 Dramas: 'Madam Secretary,' 'NCIS: New Orleans,' 'Scorpion' and 'Stalker'
[Videos] First Look at CBS' New Fall 2014 Dramas: 'Madam Secretary,' 'NCIS: New Orleans,' 'Scorpion' and 'Stalker'
Meredith Jacobs
Meredith Jacobs
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
CBS has announced its 2014-2015 primetime schedule, and four dramas will be joining the fall lineup, with two others being held for the midseason.

CBS has decided to slot Madam Secretary in before The Good Wife on Sundays, pair NCIS: New Orleans with NCIS on Tuesdays with NCIS: Los Angeles moving to Monday, pair Stalker with Criminal Minds to make for a two-hour block that will make you double check that your windows and doors are locked. CBS will also get rid of the four-comedies block on Mondays and air Scorpion at 9pm.

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Check out the premises and trailers for CBS' new fall dramas:

Madam Secretary (Sundays at 8pm)

Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol while she negotiates global and domestic issues, at the White House and at home. A college professor and former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, she returns to public life at the President's request after her predecessor's suspicious death because the President values her apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not even acknowledge there is a box to think outside of. On her team are Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant, Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). Tim Daly plays her supportive husband, Henry, and Katherine Herzer and Evan Roe are their two children.



NCIS: New Orleans (Tuesdays at 9pm)

If you watched the two-parter "Crescent City" on NCIS this season, you were already introduced to the new team of the latest show in the franchise. Scott Bakula stars as team leader, Special Agent Dwayne Pride, a.k.a. "King," a native of New Orleans driven by his need to do what's right. His team consists of Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), who plays hard and works harder, and Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody (Zoe McLellan), the charismatic, tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office to get a fresh start. CCH Pounder is their smart, eccentric coroner, Dr. Loretta Wade. New Orleans harbors a dark side that's the magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.



Scorpion (Mondays at 9pm)

Inspired by a true story, the high-octane drama follows eccentric genius Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who make up Homeland Security's new think tank, last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. O'Brien's "Scorpion" team includes expert behaviorist Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), who can read anyone; mechanical prodigy Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong); and statistics guru Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham). Federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O'Brien, is amazed at what they can solve when together. However, life outside their socially awkward group confounds them, and that's where Paige Dineen (Katherine McPhee) comes in as they apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation's crises and help each other learn how to fit in.



Stalker (Wednesdays at 10pm)

This is a psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson about detectives who investigate stalking incidents, including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation, for LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, while trying to keep their personal obsessions a bay. Dylan McDermott stars as Det. Jack Larsen, who transfers to the Unit from New York City's homicide division and whose confidence, strong personality and questionable behavior has landed him in trouble in the past, but his past behavior may also be what makes him valuable at his new job. Maggie Q plays Lt. Beth Davis, his boss, who is strong, focused and an expert in the field and driven by her traumatic personal experience as a victim. The rest of the team is made up of the young but eager Det. Ben Caldwell (Victor Rasuk) and the deceptively smart Det. Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno).



Check out more trailers from the 2014-15 TV season:

Which new dramas will you be checking out this fall? Do you think CBS has another NCIS hit on its hands with New Orleans? Are you looking forward to a night filled with psychological thrillers with Stalker paired with Criminal Minds?

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