Earlier today, CBS rolled out its upcoming fall schedule for the world to gawk at, including a handful of trailers. Two of those trailers - Supergirl and Limitless - were sure to gain a larger spotlight immediately (and if you haven’t seen them already, you totally should). However, there are some others that need to be discussed.
In addition to the major players of Kara Zor-El and Bradley Cooper, CBS also unveiled the world’s first looks at Life in Pieces, Code Black and Angel From Hell. Luckily for you, all three of them are neatly compiled for you down below.
Life in Pieces
Starring Betsy Brandt, Colin Hanks and Thomas Sadoski, Life in Pieces is a new comedy series from creator Justin Adler (Better Off Ted) about the life of a family told through three different stories, concerning its various family members.
Considering this past season marked the conclusion of Parenthood, it’s no surprise there are some networks trying to cash in on the empty void that is a family-based dramedy. However, if we were to rank the trailers on this list from least interesting to most, this one would be on the far end of least. A lot of the comedy feels strange and overly “indie” for what’s a clearly mainstream production. But, maybe with time that will change. There’s plenty of space between now and the fall for the writers to craft something worthwhile.
Lead by an ensemble cast including Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman and Kevin Dunn, Code Black is a new medical drama from Intelligence’s Micheal Seitzman about the team within the most notorious ER in the country. While most have the resources necessary to deal with all of its incoming patients, there are times when the amount of those in need of attention outnumber that of the resources, a phenomenon known as “Code Black.” When that happens, well, all bets are off.
Did anyone lose their ER spec script? Because it seems this show found it… but seriously, this does feel like broadcast television’s latest attempt to re-capture the magic that was once the early years of ER (to the point where Nina Tassler explicitly mentioned the former NBC series during her presentation in New York earlier today). Without a doubt, this feels like the closest anyone’s come to doing ER in the present day, so if that’s your thing, this one might end up being worth a look.
Angel From Hell
And finally on the list, we have Angel From Hell starring Psych’s Maggie Lawson as Allison, an average woman with a normal but imperfect life. However, that life is completely turned on its head when a woman named Amy, played by Jane Lynch, approaches her claiming to be Allison’s guardian angel. The series is created by Scrubs writer Tad Quill.
Of the three offerings on this list, this is the one that seems to be actually worth its salt in entertainment value. Any show that’s willing to just let Jane Lynch go full Jane Lynch is worth a viewing in our book. In addition, Lawson looks to have finally found a new show totally worthy of her comedic talents post Psych (you think Lassie’s dead-stares were funny on their own? No, he needed a straight man to play off of, and that was Lawson’s gift).
Which trailer was your favorite? What show are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.