Shows in Columbia Broadcasting System's 2015 fall lineup include popular, returning shows such as "Criminal Minds," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mom," as well as new shows such as "Life in Pieces" and "Code Black." Commonly known as CBS, the network is headquartered in New York, New York, and also operates a radio network.
"Criminal Minds" chronicles the steps involved to solve cases in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analyses Unit. The team works together to build a sense of how the unknown subject thinks, and therefore traces paths, methods and whereabouts and also predicts when, where and how another attack may occur. The team includes a young genius, Dr. Spencer Reed, who is played by actor Matthew Gray Gubler; a computer analyst and former hacker, Penelope Garcia, played by actress Kirsten Vangness; and actor Joe Mantegna's character, David Rossi, a veteran expert who left a life of retirement and best-selling book-writing to help continue saving lives.
"Life in Pieces" is a new comedy about a large family and its hilarious, embarrassing, but loving and memorable moments in life. The format of the sitcom is delivered in four short stories that ultimately tie together in a common outcome. The cast of "Life in Pieces" includes veteran actors Colin Hanks, James Brolin and Dianne Wiest.