So Help Me Todd, East New York and Fire Country Ordered to Series by CBS

In the wake of canceling all of its remaining series earlier today, CBS is moving forward with three new drama pilots.

Legal dramedy So Help Me Todd stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin. The two will play mother and son, with Harden's character, an attorney, turning to Astin's character, a private investigator, to work for her legal firm as her in-house PI.

Fire Country is a firefighter drama starring Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr and Stephanie Arcila star. It will focus on a young convict who joins a firefighter program in his small California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish blazes across the region.

East New York is a standard police procedural starring Amanda Warren, Richard Kind, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Rankin and Ruben Santiago-Hudson. It will center on Regina Haywood, the newly-promoted deputy inspector of a working class neighborhood in Brooklyn, who leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, with some of them reluctant to trust her methods of protecting and serving the community.

In addition to the three drama pickups, it was announced that CBS has passed on all four of their comedy pilots - CBS productions The Hug Machine, Unplanned in Akron and Sober Companion and WB project Rust Belt News. They have also passed on their drama pilot reboot of Early Edition. 

What do you think of these pickups? Will you be tuning in to any of these new shows? Let us know in the comments!

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