overview of 17 pilots for the fall
Some new shows that got picked up:
Limitless, CBS: Based on the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, who serves as an executive producer, the drama follows Brian Finch (Jake McDormand) as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter also stars.
Rush Hour, CBS: So long, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan! This drama, based on the film franchise of the same name, stars Justin Hires and Jon Foo as the cocky LAPD officer and the stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police offer who are assigned to work together on a case in Los Angeles. The series, written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, also stars Aimee Garcia and Wendie Malick.
Code Black, CBS: Starring Marcia Gay Harden, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most. Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey and Luis Guzman also star.
Angel From Hell, CBS: After saying goodbye to Glee, Jane Lynch is back on TV in this single-cam comedy, which also stars Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollack. The series focused on the unlikely friendship between two women after Amy enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel.
Life in Pieces, CBS: The comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members stars Dianne West, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadowski, Betsy Brandt and Angelique Cabral.
The Frankenstein Code, Fox: From Howard Gordon, the drama centers on Jimmy Pritchard (True Blood's Rob Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, he'll have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. Dilshad Vadsaria, White Collar's Tim DeKay, Ciara Bravo and Adhir Kalyan also star.