CBS’ New Shows for 2014: Plot Descriptions and First look Photos

CBS is offering 8 new shows for the upcoming fall of 2014, including a cop drama from the creator of Breaking Bad titled Battle Creek and another Dylan Mcdermott-starring thriller set in LA, Stalker.

The network also picked up spinoffs from the NCIS and the CSI franchise: NCIS: New Orleans and CSI:Cyber. Unfortunately, for HIMYM fans, the spinoff How I Met Your Dad has been passed on. Better luck next time, I guess?

We have the descriptions and first look photos to share with you, check them all out below and tell us which ones you’re excited to see in the comments.


Battle Creek

CAST: Dean Winters (Law & Order: SVU), Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Kal Penn (House), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Damon Herriman (Justified), Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr.

Two detectives with very different worldviews are teamed up and must answer the question: Are cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich., in the face of a complete lack of resources; or is the exact opposite true — it takes naïveté, trust and a boatload of resources?

CSI: Cyber

CAST: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal)

Centers on Avery Ryan, Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, VA. Ryan is tasked with solving high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live on-line, and play out into the real world.

Madam Secretary

CAST: Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth), Tim Daly (Private Practice), Bebe Neuwirth (Blue Bloods), Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof), Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Evan Roe, Katherine Herzer

Explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

The McCarthys

CAST: Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Jack McGee (Common Law), Joey McIntyre (Boston Public), Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom)

A comedy about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.

NCIS: New Orleans

CAST: Scott Bakula (Men of a Certain Age), CCH Pounder (The Shield), Zoe McLellan (JAG), Lucas Black, recurring guest star Paige Turco (The 100)

The New Orleans NCIS office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.

The Odd Couple

CAST: Matthew Perry (Go On, Friends), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Georgia King (The New Normal), Sarah Baker (Go On), Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, Treme), Lindsay Sloane (Weeds)

The multi-camera comedy follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Lennon).


CAST: Katherine McPhee (Smash), Robert Patrick (True Blood, Last Resort), Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof, Game of Thrones), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Jadyn Wong (Being Erica), Ari Stidham

Follows an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.


CAST: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Maggie Q (Nikita), Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids), Victor Rasuk (How To Make It in America)


A psychological thriller that centers on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.