CBS remains No. 1 in total viewers and still has a lot of strong building blocks on its schedule with the likes of “The Big Bang Theory,” the “NCIS” franchise and the NFL. But it also has more potential holes than in recent years, so it’s ordering more new shows than usual.
Before the new season comes around, get the skinny on all of CBS’ new series here.
Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escaped her home planet Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Cast: Melissa Benoist ( “Glee”), Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood
Producers: Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Sarah Schechter, Andrew Kreisberg
‘Angel From Hell’
When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.
Cast: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollak
Producers: Tad Quill and Don Scardino
Medical drama 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.
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzman, Melanie Kannokada, Harry M. Ford, Ben Hollingsworth, William Allen Young
Producers: Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry, David Semel
‘Life in Pieces’
A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.
Cast: Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg.
Producers: Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan and Jason Winer
A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch 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.
Cast: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Producers: Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman
‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’
Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.
Cast: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney, Tyler James
Producers: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Nick Pepper
A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
Cast: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia and Wendie Malick
Producers: Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and Jon Turteltaub