NCIS: Los Angeles’ Hetty is going to lend the Scorpion guys a hand later this month, and EW has the exclusive first look.
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[This post contains details from the premiere of Scorpion, which aired Sept. 22]
Television isn’t lacking for genius protagonists, procedurals centered around the proliferation of modern technology, or even a combination of the two… particularly on CBS. From The Big Bang Theory to Person of Interest, to the network’s new CSI: Cyber, viewers might start to think every CBS producer has a brilliant best friend with a penchant for hacking but ineptitude for small talk.
So the debut of another new CBS drama, Scorpion, bears little in the way of surprise when it comes to its smart hackers who need help communicating. There’s an undercurrent of important social discussion that is underserved in the pilot. But what the episode may lack in originality or subtlety, it makes up for in the promise of a fun, high-tech procedural—though one that may be difficult to replicate.
CBS’s new genius-crimefighter procedural, Scorpion, centers on eccentric prodigy Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel), who touts a 197 I.Q. (Einstein’s was only 165—so claims the show’s promo.) While O’Brien and his beehive of geniuses work together to save the world, Katharine McPhee plays Paige, a waitress and single mother of a prodigy who becomes a translator for the socially awkward group.
For a new EW feature called “The Pitch,” we asked McPhee to try her darnedest to explain Scorpion’s appeal for a variety of hypothetical audiences, ranging from Wisconsin moms to venture capitalists in Silicon Valley—although McPhee is confused as to what venture capitalists actually do. Aren’t we all, Katharine…aren’t we all.
CBS will be staging a crossover of sorts when NCIS: Los Angeles’ Linda Hunt guest-stars on Scorpion, EW has learned exclusively.
Psych-os will be happy about this one: Corbin Bernsen will guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ new drama Scorpion.
Scorpion stars Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien, an eccentric genius who assembles a team of super-geniuses to combat the complex threats of the modern age.
What’s the best new show coming to CBS? Well, we have high hopes for Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek, but as CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler explained during the network’s upfronts presentation, that doesn’t premiere until midseason. For fall, CBS knows what you want: More NCIS! Your guide to non-NCIS offerings also appears below. READ FULL STORY
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