Want to know what your parents will be watching this fall? CBS has ordered six new series for the 2013-2014 TV season — two dramas and four comedies featuring big-name stars like Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Toni Collette, Will Arnett and more. And yes, Chuck Lorre now has a fourth sitcom on the network. Let’s go through them:
Toni Collette stars as a Washington D.C. surgeon chosen to perform a special operation on the president. When her family is taken hostage she’s the one who has to save their lives. It also stars Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan, among others.
Lost alum Josh Holloway plays a government agent with a microchip planted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, and James Martinez costar.
We Are Men
A man (Chris Smith) learns some very important life lessons from the divorced dudes he meets at his new furnished, short-term rental apartment complex. This cast has plenty of great potential, with Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell and Tony Shaloub playing the eccentric neighbors.
Anna Faris has made her move to TV in this Chuck Lorre vehicle about a recently sober single mother living in wine country while dealing with her teenage daughter and her own disruptive mom (Allison Janney).
Another dysfunctional family sitcom, but this one stars Will Arnett as a man whose parents move in with him after his divorce. Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges play said parents — another solid cast.
The highly anticipated return of Robin Williams to TV centers around a father and his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who work in advertising together. James Wolk’s also in it, if you wanted one more reason to watch.
Which of these new series sounds most promising? And which one will be your dad’s new favorite show?
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