CBS Unveils 7 New Prime-Time Series, 'Year-Round' Strategy

CBS this morning unveiled its 2015-2016 prime-time lineup featuring 22 returning series and seven new shows, including “Code Black,” Limitless,” and “Supergirl.” CBS called the new schedule part of a “year-round” programming strategy and said it will conclude the current season as the “most-watched” network in total viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight.

New fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series “Code Black,” set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced “Limitless,” based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and “Supergirl,” starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.

The new fall comedies include “Angel From Hell,”  about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and “Life In Pieces,” an irreverent look at a family’s sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments, starring Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt and Dan Bakkedahl.

Two new dramas also set to premiere in 2015-2016 include the buddy-cop drama “Rush Hour,” based on the film franchise, starring Justin Hires as a maverick detective from Los Angeles and John Foo as a stoic detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to work together; and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” a “Criminal Minds” spin-off series starring Gary Sinise about the International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and rescuing Americans in danger while abroad.
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