With 20 shows returning to its lineup – including NCIS, the number one show on TV, would CBS have any run in its schedule for something new?
The DivaGals may have been in the last balcony seat in Carnegie Hall, but we got the scoop on the six new shows to premiere on CBS this fall. Here are the ones we’re most excited about.
Mom (Mondays, 9:30 p.m.) We love Anna Faris, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for this sitcom. Anna plays a single sober mom who waits tables, sometimes as an emotional wreck, to keep food on the table for her kids. All that is complicated when her own estranged mom, played by Allison Janney, comes back into her life (through an A.A. meeting no less!), and wants to play the doting mom she never was. Sounds like we’ll all appreciate our own mothers after watching this.
Hostages (Mondays, 10 p.m.) Toni Collette plays a doctor who has to chose between the life of the president – and the lives of her family members, when a handsome hostage negotiator/terrorist (Dylan McDermott) forces her to make the deadly decision. No one is really who they seem in this Homeland-esque political thriller, and we’re hooked on figuring out just who to root for.
The Millers (Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.) Will Arnett is Nathan Miller, a newly single man (maybe he should meet up with Anna Faris?). When his parents, played by Beau Bridges and the incomparable Margo Martindale, find out, dad wants out too, after 43 years of marriage. That means mom is on Nathan’s couch! Zany Will actually plays straight man to Margo’s zingy one-liners, which makes for a comic genius duo that had everyone laughing inside Carnegie Hall.
Intelligence (Midseason) This is the answer a $6 million dollar man, 2013 edition. Lost alum Josh Holloway is Gabriel, a government agent who has been implanted with a super micro-chip that makes him a rebel with a GPS. Kick butt, speak several languages on command and romance the female agent assigned to protect him – eventually? Yeah, we’re sure there’s an app for that. Plenty of action for your man, and plenty of Holloway for you.
Honorable Mention to The Crazy Ones (Thursdays, 9 p.m.) Robin Williams is back on TV. That itself is enough reason to watch.
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