With CBS’ upfronts officially over today, four out of the five major networks have finished their presentations on what to expect in the next year. With CBS renewing a great chunk of series, a good amount of newcomers were left in waiting until the mid-season. However, the top network does have four new series coming in just a matter of months, and you can see the first trailers from the new shows below.
Partners – The comedy revolves around architects Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Louis’ (Michael Urie) friendship, which has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship. The pair is joined by Sophia Bushand Brandon Routh in the Warner Brothers TV project from writer-producers Max Mutchnickand David Kohan of Will & Grace fame. James Burrows, who directed their long-running NBC series, helmed the pilot.
Made in Jersey – The legal drama centers on a working-class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm. The cast also includes Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber and Donna Murphy. Dana Calvo wrote and co-executive producers withFranklin & Bash’s Kevin Falls set to showrun the hourlong project from Sony and CBS TV Studios.Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz are on board as executive producers, with EP Mark Watershaving directed the pilot.
Elementary – A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, the drama centers on the famed detective (Jonny Lee Miller), who is now living in New York City. Watson will be played by Lucy Liu, who is joined by Aidan Quinn in the hourlong project that hails from writer, executive producer and showrunnerRob Doherty. CBS heavyweights Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Unforgettable, A Gifted Man) are attached as producers with EP Michael Cuesta having directed the CBS TV Studios pilot.
Vegas – The 1960s-set period drama centers on the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid), a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime sheriff of Las Vegas. The cast also includes Chiklis, O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss andTaylor Handley. The project, a departure of sorts for the network, hails from CBS’ sister studio, CBS TV Studios. Goodfellas’ Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker are writing and executive producing with EP James Mangold attached as the pilot’s director. Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian are executive producers, while Quaid and Chiklis were also granted co-EP roles.