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CBS has ordered four new dramas: Limitless, Rush Hour, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well as two comedies, Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. Descriptions below:
DRAMA

CODE BLACK

EP/ Writer: Michael Seitzman

EP: Marti Noxon

EP: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton

EP: Ryan McGarry

EP/Director: David Semel

Studio: ABC Studios

Logline: Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Cast:

Marcia Gay Harden

Bonnie Somerville

Raza Jaffrey

Luis Guzman

Melanie Kannokada

Harry M. Ford

Ben Hollingsworth

William Allen Young

CRIMINAL MINDS: Beyond Borders (Planted Spinoff)

*Filmed as a Criminal Minds episode on Feb. 8 as a planted spin off.

EP: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Nick Pepper

W: Executive Producer Erica Messer

Director: Glenn Kershaw

Logline: Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.

ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company

Cast:

Gary Sinise

Daniel Henney

Tyler James

LIMITLESS

EP/ Writer: Craig Sweeny

EP/Director: Marc Webb

EP: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin

EP: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips

EP: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley & Tom Forman

Studio: CBS Television Studios i.a.w. K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media

Logline: A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

Cast:

Jake McDorman

Jennifer Carpenter

Hill Harper

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

RUSH HOUR

EP/ Writers: Bill Lawrence & Blake McCormick

EP: Arthur Sarkissian

EP: Brett Ratner

EP: Jeff Ingold

EP/Director: Jon Turteltaub

Studio: Warner Bros. Television

Based on the New Line Cinema feature film

Logline: A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.

Cast:

Justin Hires

Jon Foo

Aimee Garcia

Wendie Malick

COMEDY

ANGEL FROM HELL

Single Cam

Writer/EP: Tad Quill

EP/Director: Don Scardino

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.

Cast:

Jane Lynch

Maggie Lawson

Kyle Bornheimer

Kevin Pollak

LIFE IN PIECES

Single Cam

EP/W: Justin Adler

EP/NW: Aaron Kaplan

EP/Director: Jason Winer

Studio: Kapital Entertainment i/a/w 20th Century Fox Television

Logline: A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.

Cast:

Dianne Wiest

James Brolin

Zoe Lister Jones

Colin Hanks

Angelique Cabral

Thomas Sadoski

Betsy Brandt

Dan Bakkedahl

Niall Cunningham

Holly J. Barrett

Giselle Eisenberg

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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