CBS, the top-rated television network, is relying on a group of name-brand producers, including Jerry Bruckheimer, Chuck Lorre, Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley, and stars, including Robin Williams, Will Arnett, and Marg Helgenberger, for its 2013-14 series pickups.
The network is adding six series, including two dramas and four comedies, but there are no details about when they will premiere during the season. At the same time, it is canceling veterans CSI: NY andRules of Engagement and first-season dramasVegas and Golden Boy.
CBS will make its presentation to advertisers next week in New York.
The dramas include:
- Hostages, from executive producer Bruckheimer. Based on an Israeli format, this series, which stars Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, looks at a family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy that will change their lives forever.
- Intelligence, which is based at U.S. Cyber Command and follows a unit centered on an agent with a microchip in his brain that lets him access the electromagnetic spectrum. The cast includes Josh Holloway, Helgenberger and Meghan Ory.
Here are descriptions of the comedies.
- We Are Men focuses on a young man who makes friends with the more experienced guys he meets at a short-term rental complex. It features Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub and Jerry O'Connell.
- Mom, which stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, is the latest series from Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men executive producer Lorre. In Mom, a newly sober single mom tries to put her life together in Napa Valley.
- The Millers, from Raising Hope's Garcia, follows a recently divorced guy (Arnett) whose life gets more complicated when his parents have their own marital problems. It also features Margo Martindale, J.B. Smoove and Beau Bridges.
- Crazy Ones, which stars Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, focuses on a father and daughter in the workplace world of advertising.