Ahead of its official upfront presentation next week, CBS has ordered four new dramas: Limitless, Rush Hour, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well as two comedies, Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. It isn't known quite yet if all these shows will debut in the fall, or if some will saved for midseason. Take a look at the official descriptions and cast lists below.


Code Black

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  • EP/ Writer: Michael Seitzman
  • EP: Marti Noxon
  • EP: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton
  • EP: Ryan McGarry
  • EP/Director: David Semel

Studio: ABC Studios

Logline: 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.


  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Bonnie Somerville
  • Raza Jaffrey
  • Luis Guzman
  • Melanie Kannokada
  • Harry M. Ford
  • Ben Hollingsworth
  • William Allen Young

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (Planted Spinoff)

*Filmed as a Criminal Minds episode on Feb. 8 as a planted spin off.

  • EP: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Nick Pepper
  • W: Executive Producer Erica Messer
  • Director: Glenn Kershaw

Logline: Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.

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  • Gary Sinise
  • Daniel Henney
  • Tyler James


  • EP/ Writer: Craig Sweeny
  • EP/Director: Marc Webb
  • EP: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin
  • EP: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips
  • EP: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley & Tom Forman

Studio: CBS Television Studios i.a.w. K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media

Logline: 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.


  • Jake McDorman
  • Jennifer Carpenter
  • Hill Harper
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Rush Hour

  • EP/ Writers: Bill Lawrence & Blake McCormick
  • EP: Arthur Sarkissian
  • EP: Brett Ratner
  • EP: Jeff Ingold
  • EP/Director: Jon Turteltaub

Studio: Warner Bros. Television

Based on the New Line Cinema feature film

Logline: 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.


  • Justin Hires
  • Jon Foo
  • Aimee Garcia
  • Wendie Malick


Angel From Hell

Single Cam

  • Writer/EP: Tad Quill
  • EP/Director: Don Scardino

Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: 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.


  • Jane Lynch
  • Maggie Lawson
  • Kyle Bornheimer
  • Kevin Pollak

Life In Pieces

Single Cam

  • EP/W: Justin Adler
  • EP/NW: Aaron Kaplan
  • EP/Director: Jason Winer

Studio: Kapital Entertainment i/a/w 20th Century Fox Television

Logline: A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.


  • Dianne Wiest
  • James Brolin
  • Zoe Lister Jones
  • Colin Hanks
  • Angelique Cabral
  • Thomas Sadoski
  • Betsy Brandt
  • Dan Bakkedahl
  • Niall Cunningham
  • Holly J. Barrett
  • Giselle Eisenberg