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It’s a hectic week for networks who are deciding which shows to bring onto their Fall 2014-2015 schedule. Thankfully, TV Guide has a breakdown for us! See what shows CBS is contending.

DRAMA

Madam Secretary
A drama about the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall will write and executive-produce with Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. Tim Daly, Bebe NeuwirthGeoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen and Katherine Herzer will also star.

NCIS: New Orleans
The two-episode backdoor pilot takes a look at NCIS’ New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola, Fla., through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans, with its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery, is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with the fun comes trouble. NCISGary Glasberg and Mark Harmon will executive-produce. Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan, Lucas Black, CCH Pounder and Paige Turco will star.

Red Zone
When a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., a retired CIA operative is pulled back into action and forced to investigate the next generation of terrorists being bred closer to home. Revenge‘s Nikki Toscano will write and executive-produce with Bates Motel‘s Kerry Ehrin. Anthony LaPaglia, Kim DickensAimee Garcia, Sepideh Moafi, Stefanie Scott and Shanley Caswell will star.

Scorpion
An eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive-produce the project from Prison Break‘s Nick Santora. Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Ari Stidham and Robert Patrick will also star.

Untitled CSI Spin-off
Technology, as we know it, has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button.  Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette), Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, VA, is tasked to solve high octane crimes that start in the mind, live on-line, and play out into the real world. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will executive-produce; Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker and Ann Donahue will write and executive-produce.

Untitled Cusack/McCabe/Elmore/Cavell Project
The drama from John Cusack is set in the world of Wall Street power and money. The Say Anything… actor co-wrote the story with Justified producers Taylor Elmore, Ben Cavell and Kevin McCabe, who will all serve as executive producers, alongside Elementary producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Charlie Cox, Maggie Grace, David Morse, Joseph Lyle Taylor and Sophie Okonedo will star.

Untitled David Marshall Grant Project
A soapy medical show stars quadruplets — three brothers and a sister — who grew up on a reality show. Jamie Lee Curtis has been cast as the foursome’s mother Caroline, a physician who now runs the hospital. Elementary producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will executive-produce with writer David Marshall Grant (Looking). Ashton Holmes, Anna Brewster, Nick Jandl and Cameron Scoggins will also star.

Untitled Kevin Williamson Project
A pair of detectives handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD in this thriller. Dylan McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the Threat Assessment Unit from the Big Apple, and Maggie Q will play Detective Beth Davis, the head of the Unit. The Following‘s Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce. Mariana Klaveno and Victor Rasuk will also star.

COMEDY

Cuz-Bros
The perfect life of a successful, suave ladies’ man (Geoff Stults) gets turned upside-down when his mess of a cousin (Parker Young) needs a place to stay. Happy Endings creator David Caspe and Erik Sommers will write and executive-produce with Jamie Tarses. Ian GomezDebra Jo Rupp and Andrea Anders will also star.

Good Session
Happy couple Joel (James Roday) and Lindsay (Mandy Moore) decide to see a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby, but they quickly discover that they have more to discuss. From I Love You, Man‘s John Hamburg and Chuck‘s Matt Miller. Rich Sommer, Ana Nogueira and Tracey Ullman will also star.

How I Met Your Dad
This How I Met Your Mother spin-off tells the story of flighty Sally (Greta Gerwig), whose stuck in a bad marriage with Gavin (Anders Holm) and perhaps ready for a fresh start. HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and Up All Night creator Emily Spivey will write and executive-produce. Tiya SircarNick D’Agosto, Andrew Santino and Drew Tarver will also star. Meg Ryan will narrate.

McCarthy’s
This family comedy is about a loud, sports-crazy Boston clan that includes Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Tyler Ritter, Jimmy Dunn and Kelen Coleman. Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?) will write and executive-produce with Friends with BenefitsWill Gluck and Mike Sikowitz.

The Mistake
This multi-camera comedy tells the story of a couple who discovers they’re going to have another baby just when they think they’re “finished” raising the kids they already have. Friends producers Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan will write and executive-produce with Seinfeld‘s David Mandel and Andy Ackerman, who will also direct the pilot. Julianna Guill will co-star.

More Time with Family
Comedian Tom Papa stars as a husband and father making a career change to, well, spend more time with his family. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will executive-produce with writers Papa and ‘Til Death‘s John Goldsmith. Alyson Hannigan, Joe Pantoliano, Nancy Lenehan, Cyrus Arnold, Zoe Pessin and Jack Gore will also star.

The Odd Couple
Friends alum Matthew Perry and Reno 911!‘s Thomas Lennon will star in the modern take on Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway play about polar opposite roomates. Perry and Joe Keenan will write and executive-produce with Elementary producers Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman and Two and a Half Men‘s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Sarah Baker, Lindsay SloaneGeorgia King and Wendell Pierce will also star.

Save the Date
Newly single Katie (Psych‘s Maggie Lawson) drunkenly books a wedding venue and is now faced with the task of meeting the right man in time. That ’70s Show‘s Jackie and Jeff Filgo will write and executive-produce. Michelle Trachtenberg, Jay R. FergusonJulie White, Brian Howe and Tom Bennett will also star.

Untitled Jim Gaffigan Project
Jim Gaffigan stars as a happily married, harried NYC father of five — as he is in real life. Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and Gaffigan will write and executive-produce. Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black, Adam Goldberg and Tongayi Chirisa will also star.

original article:  http://www.tvguide.com/News/CBS-Pilots-Fall-2014-1077719.aspx

 

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CW Spring Schedule—’Walker’ Premiere Date Announced, But Where Is ‘Superman & Lois’?

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The CW is gearing up for its spring TV season—and April showers are clearly going to be bringing back many highly-anticipated shows by fans. 

With plenty of CW originals going on the chopping block last year, two survivors, Walker and All American, finally have airdates for what will likely be their final seasons. 

All American Season 6 will be gracing TV screens on Monday, April 1 at 8/7c (no, this isn’t an April Fools joke), as Walker returns with Season 4 on Wednesday, April 3! 

Two surviving shows that are visibly absent from the lineup, however, are All American: Homecoming and Superman & Lois.

It’s unclear why the shows are being held back, but the hope is that they will now mark the network’s fall TV season.

As for new shows, Walker will be joined by crime drama Sight Unseen starring The Originals‘ Daniel Gillies. 

There’s also no word on a second season for The CW’s Sullivan’s Crossing starring Chad Michael Murray, Scott Patterson and Morgan Kohan, though it seems the series will be debuting in April in Canada, so fingers cross a fall return is possibly stateside. 

Here’s the full lineup for The CW spring 2024:

MONDAY, APRIL 1
8 pm All American (Season 6 premiere)
9 pm Lovers and Liars (series premiere)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
8 pm Walker (Season 4 premiere)
9 pm Sight Unseen (series premiere)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
8 pm Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker (series premiere)
9 pm Lovers and Liars (series premiere encore/time slot premiere)

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9 pm 100 Days to Indy (Season 2 premiere)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
8 pm Police 24/7 (series premiere)
9 pm Hostage Rescue (series premiere)

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It’s Happening—’Wizards of Waverly Place’ Is Getting a Sequel With Selena Gomez

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In the words of the Wizards of Waverly Place theme song—yes, please

Deadline exclusively reported that Disney is reviving its hit series, starring Selena Gomez. The network has ordered a pilot for a sequel to the teen show that ran from 2007 to 2012 on Disney Channel.

And there’s definitely something to be more excited about because it’s set to be executive-produced by original stars Gomez and on-screen brother David Henrie.

That’s not all! Gomez will reportedly guest star the pilot episode to reprise her iconic role as Alex Russo, while Henrie will be a series regular in the role of Justin Russo. 

Rounding out the new cast will be Janice LeAnn Brown (Billie), Alkalio Thiele (Roman Russo), and Mimi Gianopulos (Giada) who will play Justin’s wife and kids. 

The series, hailing from the writers and producers of Raven’s Home (another spinoff of an early Disney Channel show, That’s So Raven, that found a second life) Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, will kick off with a mysterious incident as WizTech, where Justin works after surrendering his wizard powers to lead a human life. 

However, Billie soon arrives as a powerful young wizard seeking training and guidance, forcing Justin to get back to magic to save the Wizard World. 

Henrie confirmed the news on social media, sharing a photo of the pilot episode and captioning it, “The Russo’s are excited to become a part of your family, once again, but we’ve grown 😊 2024, the year magic comes back! 🪄”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gomez also took to her Instagram Story to share a throwback photo with Henrie, writing, “We’re back.”

It’s unclear if other members of the original cast who played Justin’s parents and brother—Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, and Jake T. Austin—along with Alex’s bestie Jennifer Stone will reprise their roles. 

But this is something worthy of celebration for all the millennials who grew up with the Russo family! 

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Star Jeanine Mason Shares Sweet Update From Wedding

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Jeanine Mason is officially off the market!

The Roswell, New Mexico star, who announced her engagement back in March 2023, shared sweet wedding photos from her recent nuptials.

The So You Think You Can Dance champion is said to have married husband Nicholas late last year. 

She shared two intimate photos on Instagram, one of the duo kissing after they seemingly exchanged “I do’s” as their guests looked on, along with a second shot of the two cozying up to each other on the subway.

“So many thank yous to come. But for now, just one to this unbelievable man. I love you husband,” the Upload actress captioned the post, which you can see right here.

Brides got more of the scoop on the newlyweds and their big day, noting that she and Nicholas met on a dating app and later exhaling vows on the stoop of their New York City home, which is also where he proposed. 

“We thought, how fun would it be to bring our favorite people along for a weekend in our lives here in New York City and to fill all our neighborhood spots with our families and friends,” she told the outlet. “We imagined, ‘What would our ideal weekend be with our favorite people?’ and then, ‘How do we want to be married?’ We really threw tradition or answering to any standard out the window.”

With that said, they told guests to go all out with their outfits, telling them to “do the MOST.” 

Nicholas serves a major in the Army Reserves following years of active duty, so he opted for his military dress uniform.

They also used the day as an opportunity to hire as many artists as they possibly could, including a violinist to perform during the ceremony, local artists for illustrations, and florists for flowers and arches.

As for the public transit choice—that’s how everyone got to the reception! 

“We always knew we’d take the subway to the reception but this was the perfect way to start the party,” she said. 

Since Mason is Cuban, there was also plenty of music and dancing on a “large dance floor,” and she even danced the salsa with her dad as it’s a “huge part of our culture and the way we celebrate. I think we made the Cubans proud.”

Her co-stars immediately jumped into the comment section to share their congratulations—warming the hearts of The CW fans all around—as Michael Vlamis wrote “VLAMIS GOT MARRIED!!!!” Tyler Blackburn shared a series of heart emojis, Heather Hemmens wrote “So beautiful! Congrats you two!” and Lily Cowles added, “So gorgeous! Felicitaciones mi amor.”

Congrats to the happy couple—we wish you all the best on this new journey! 

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