Cumming plays a former CIA agent-turned-professor who helps the NYPD find a serial killer.
Last year’s crop of CBS pilots were lackluster, and of those ordered to series, only Bull and MacGyver have been renewed so far. With Doubt already canceled, and Training Day and Pure Genius unlikely to be renewed, CBS has plenty of room on its fall schedule.
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.
Lea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.
Marc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.
The thriller comic comes from Mark Bertolini, author of “Scum of the Earth.”