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CBS has ordered seven new series, including a 1960s-set drama starring Dennis Quaid and a comedy from the creators Will & Grace.
Vegas tells the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid) — a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime Las Vegas Sheriff. Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace's Greg Walker will write and executive-produce alongside Men in Trees duo James Mangold and Cathy Konrad. Michael Chiklis, Jason O'Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss and Taylor Handley will also star.
Made in Jersey (formerly Baby Big Shot) centers on a working class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm. The series comes from Happy Endings' Jamie Tarses and The West Wing's Kevin Falls. Dana Calvo (Covert Affairs) will write and co-executive-produce. Kyle MacLachlan, Stephanie March, Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber, Donna Murphy and Toni Trucks will also star.
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Elementary offers a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes in which Sherlock (Eli Stone's Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering addict and consultant for the NYPD. Lucy Liu will portray his Watson. Robert Doherty (Medium) will write and executive-produce with Justified duo Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Aidan Quinn will also star.
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Golden Boy stars Theo James as a young and ambitious new officer who makes the meteoric rise from cop to detective to Police Commissioner. Chi McBride will play his new partner. Nicholas Wootton will write and executive-produce alongside Brothers & Sisters' Greg Berlanti. Kevin Alejandro, Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville and Stella Maeve will also star.
On the comedy side, Partners tells the story of two lifelong friends and business partners — one straight (David Krumholtz) and one gay (Michael Urie) — whose friendship has lasted longer than any of their romantic relationships. When one decides to propose to his girlfriend (Sophia Bush), the other's neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in a breakup. Will & Grace duo David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will executive-produce. Brandon Routh and Tracy Vilar will also star. Molly Shannon will guest-star.
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On Friend Me, twentysomething best friends (Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun) move to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Raising Hope's Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal will executive-produce with Kim and Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men). Parvesh Cheena, Dan Ahdoot and Tim Robinson will also star. Liz Holtan will guest-star.
The reality series The Job, from Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's Michael Davies, will pit applicants against each other in an attempt to land their dream job.
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