Fall TV 2013: Check Out CBS’ New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 4:40 pm,

cbs fall tv 2013 Fall TV 2013: Check Out CBS’ New Shows – What Will You Watch?

CBS has less of an uphill climb than the other networks due to its standing at the top of the heap, but they also still have a few holes to fill on their schedule. In a move that is a slight departure from last year’s strategy, CBS – perhaps more than any other network – has decided to turn to some familiar faces from TV’s past to get that done.

Robin Williams, Josh Holloway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Shaloub, Will Arnett, Allison Janney and Toni Collette are just some of the familiar faces that will come to CBS in an effort to find TV success once more. And if CBS wants to stay on top, they’ll need them to succeed as veteran series’ like How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and Criminal Minds, may be either nearing – or in the case of HIMYM, certainly coming to – the end of their runs.

To help with your quick assessments of each series, we’ve broken the shows down to give you a better idea of what you can expect. It’s creators’ vision which fuels the heart of the show; producers’ responsibility is to help shape those ideas for television audiences; pilot directors set the visual tone for the entire series and paint the picture that other directors follow.

Note: not all of CBS’ new shows have trailers and/or photos available.

Crazy Ones (Comedy)

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Created by: David E. Kelley
Producers: David E. Kelley, Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery, Mark Teitelbaum and Jason Winer
Starring: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton

Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in The Crazy Ones, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss.

Friends with Better Lives (Comedy)

Created by: Dana Klein
Producers: Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan
Pilot Directed by: James Burrows
Starring: Kevin Connolly, James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Majandra Delfino and Zoe Lister Jones

A romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better.

Friends with Better Lives is set to air at mid-season.

Hostages (Drama)

cbs fall previews hostage Fall TV 2013: Check Out CBS’ New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Rick Eid
Producers: Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir, Rick Eid and Chayim Sharir, and Alon Aranya
Starring: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, Tate Donovan,Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Mateus Ward, Quinn Shephard, James Naughton

Hostages, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). The show is based on a never-produced Israeli show from Aranya, Shamir and Sharir.

Intelligence (Drama)

cbs fall previews intelligence Fall TV 2013: Check Out CBS’ New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Michael Seitzman
Producers: Michael Seitzman, David Semel, Tripp Vinson and Rene Echvarria
Starring: Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Michael Rady, James Martinez

Intelligence is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.

Intelligence is set to air at mid-season.

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  1. If Cbs wanted to keep Rules of Engagement why not just keep it instead of doing another take on it with Friends with Better Lives??

  2. TYPO: “So, that’s what the CW has planned, now we want to know what you think:”

    Which one will I be watching? None of them. Mainly because CBS doesn’t have any shows on Hulu Plus.

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  3. I can’t pass up watching Robin Willaims so I will check that one out.

    The only other show I’m mildly interested in is Intelligence because of LOSTs ‘Sawyer’ and ST:Enterprises Dr. Phlox. The show does however read a lot like a cross between Person of Interest and SyFy’s Continuum.

  4. Hostages seems interesting. I love political thrillers.

  5. Crazy Ones and Intelligence for me.

  6. Sooo Intelligence is Chuck minus comedy?

  7. will not be watching any of the new shows. cannot believe cbs took csi:ny off. best show on the network. good luck with your new fall line up.

  8. Why do all of these new shows (and a majority of the existing shows) have prodominately Caucasian cast members? They are so many talented actors and actresses of color. It’s truly heartbreaking. If you are Caucasian, imagine if the scenario was reversed. How would you feel?