Preview: New shows in the CBS lineup
Airs: Mondays at 8.30pm
Cast: Jason Ritter (Joan of Arcadia), Heather Goldenhersh (The Merchant of Venice), Lizzy Caplan (Related), Jon Bernthal (Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman), Sean Maguire (Eve), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Putnam County Spelling Bee), Lucy Punch (Ella Enchanted), Andrea Anders (Joey)
Description: Follows the lives of a group of 20-somethings who are inextricably bound together having shared the same third grade class. Now face to face at an impromptu reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met, they wonder if they'll have anything in common besides vague memories of playground kisses and underwear sightings on the monkey bars. Turns out they do. After two decades apart for most of them, some are eager to show off, some want to rekindle old crushes and others just want to satisfy their curiosity. Whatever the case, their lives will intersect from this point forward, sharing childhood memories and dealing with adult issues -- career, relationships and the general direction or misdirection life will take them.
Airs: Tuesdays at 10pm
Cast: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting), Franky G (Saw II), Simon Baker (The Guardian) and Amy Smart (Felicity)
Description: A drama about a close-knit crew of career criminals who plot and execute intricate and ingenious high-stakes heists across the country. Though Bobby Stevens (Liotta) appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five job, he's actually an expert thief who is seeking just two or three more big jobs so he can finally leave the business for a comfortable, lawful lifestyle with his wife, Hope (Madsen). Bobby's second family, his core band of partners, each bring their own areas of expertise to pulling off the biggest and most sophisticated armed robberies. The FBI is determined to catch the team but is most interested in capturing Smith, the crew's mysterious leader and the brains behind the entire operation. It remains to be seen whether Bobby will be able to extricate himself in time from the scores that give him such a rush, or if his retirement will be a forced one - behind bars.
Airs: Wednesdays at 8pm
Cast: Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Gerald McRaney (Ike: Countdown to D-Day), Ashley Scott (Dark Angel), Pamela Reed (Proof of Life), Kenneth Mitchell (The Recruit), Lennie James (Sahara), Sprague Grayden (Six Feet Under), Michael Gaston (Prison Break), Erik Knudsen (Saw II)
Description: A drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they're the only Americans left alive. Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. But in this time of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will emerge.
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm
Cast: James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi), Jeri Ryan (The O.C.), Sam Page (American Dreams), Alexis Cruz (American Family), Sarah Carter (Numb3rs), Danielle Panabaker (Mum at Sixteen), Romy Rosemont (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Sophina Brown (Without a Trace)
Description: James Woods stars as Sebastian Stark, a charismatic, supremely self-confident defence attorney who, after a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, brings his cutthroat tactics to the prosecutor's office. As the head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's High Profile Crime Unit, Stark works for Jessica Devlin, (Ryan), the ambitious and accomplished D.A. who despises his ruthless strategies. Devlin teams him with a group of young prosecutors who are about to have the learning experience of a lifetime because, though Stark is seeking to redeem himself, he has no intention of cooling his underhanded approach to cases just because he's now working for the "good guys".