CBS Picks Up Six Series, ‘CSI: New York’ Gets a Reprieve

by | May 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM | TV News

Patrick Wilson (Photo: Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

Patrick Wilson (Photo: Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

CBS has ordered up a crop of new shows for the upcoming television season this week, while clearing out some clutter on its schedule to make room for the new kids on the prime-time block.

On Tuesday, the network granted a last-minute reprieve to an “on-the-bubble-show” by renewing “CSI: New York” for another season (although a potentially shortened one).

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Here are the pilot pick-ups you can look forward to:

~”The 2-2“: Formerly known as “The Rookies,” this cop drama about six NYPD rookies is from executive producer Robert DeNiro and features an ensemble cast including Leelee Sobieski and Adam Goldberg.

~”Unforgettable“: Starring Poppy Montgomery (“Without a Trace”), this drama is the story of an NYPD detective who has the ability to remember everything. Formerly known as the less catchy “The Rememberer.”

~”A Gifted Man“: Patrick Wilson plays a competitive surgeon whose life is turned upside down when his ex-wife dies and begins teaching him the meaning of life. Produced by Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”).

~”How to be a Gentleman“: a buddy comedy based on a book about the odd couple-ish friendship between an uptight columnist (David Hornsby) and his gruff trainer–played by “Entourage’s” Kevin Dillon.

~”Person of Interest“: “Lost” fans will love this high-profile drama starring Michael Emerson (“Lostie” Ben Linus) – who reunites with “Lost” team J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burke – as a mysterious billionaire who partners with a presumed dead CIA played by Jim Caviezel to prevent violent crimes in NYC.

~”Two Broke Girls“: Two broke girls navigate their twentysomething lives in Brooklyn, from Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”) and comedian Whitney Cummings.

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