May 16, 2012 2:41pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
First Look: Watch Clips for All of CBS' New Series (Video)
With few holes to fill on its schedule, CBS picked up a six new series, including a high-profile period drama from the writers and producers behind GoodFellas and Walk the Line based on the life of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb as well as a comedy from the creative team behind Will & Grace.
The Lamb hour landed one of pilot season's big casting "gets," booking Dennis Quaid as the former rodeo star-turned-lawman and filling out its cast with A-listers including Michael Chiklis, Jason O'Mara and Carrie-Anne Moss.
As the first-place network presented its lineup to Madison Avenue on Wednesday, the network released a first-look at its new offerings. Check out clips from four of the first six shows, below.
Partners, from Will & Grace's Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, is described as a personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Louis' (Michael Urie) friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis' neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship. Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh co-star in the comedy. James Burrows directed the pilot. Airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m. after How I Met Your Mother.
Made in Jerseyis a legal drama that centers on a working-class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm. Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. following CSI: NY in its new time slot.
Elementary is a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective (Jonny Lee Miller) now living in New York City. Lucy Liu co-stars as Watson. Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. following Person of Interest.
Vegas is a period drama set in the 1960s and based on the true story of Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) -- a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas. Michael Chiklis, Jason O'Mara and Carrie-Anne Moss round out the cast of the drama from Nicholas Pileggi (GoodFellas), Greg Walker (Without a Trace) and James Mangold (Walk the Line). Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. after NCIS: Los Angeles.
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