NCIS Spinoff, Kevin Williamson Drama Among CBS Pick-Ups

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CBS is officially heading to The Big Easy.

The network announced today that NCIS: New Orleans is among seven news shows order to series for the 2014-2015 season.

The spinoff, headed by Scott Bakula and produced by Mark Harmon and Gary Glasberg, aired a backdoor pilot this spring as part of an NCIS Season 11 episode.

Scott Bakula on NCIS

Among other dramas and comedies given a green light by CBS:

  • MADAM SECRETARY focuses on Tea Leoni as a maverick Secretary of State. Also stars Tim Dlay and Babe Neuwirth.
  • BATTLE CREEK is from Vince Gilligan and chronicles two detectives with opposing world views. Based in Battle Creek, Michigan and stars Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel and Kal Penn, among others.
  • THE MCCARTHYS is a sitcom about a large Irish Catholic family from Boston. Features a gay son and stars Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Funn and Kelen Coleman.
  • THE ODD COUPLE is a remake of the classic comedy with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as the lead roommates.
  • SCORIPON tells the tale of an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the final line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Stars Katherine McPhee and Robert Patrick.
  • STALKER is produced by Kevin Williamson and stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott. It’s a A psychological thriller that focuses two detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.
  • CSI: CYBER is a CSI spinoff that is led by Patricia Arquette.

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