Bill Keveney, USA TODAY

Pedigree counts at CBS, which is picking up an NCIS spinoff and an Odd Couple remake starring Friends veteran Matthew Perry.

They are among seven series five dramas and two comedies - being ordered by the most-watched broadcast network. It is not known whether the new shows will run in the fall or during midseason. There is no word on the status of another high-profile project, How I Met Your Dad.

NCIS: New Orleans, which stars Scott Bakula, was featured recently in two episodes of top-rated NCIS. Bakula's character heads the New Orleans branch of NCIS, investigating crimes throughout the Gulf region.

Perry plays the sloppy Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, an earlier hit on both the big and small screens. It also stars Thomas Lennon.

Other new dramas include Stalker, Scorpion, Madam Secretary and Battle Creek. Creek had earlier been announced as a series order.

Stalker follows detectives who investigate stalking incidents for the Los Angeles Police Department. Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott starred in the pilot, which was written and produced by by Kevin Williamson (The Following).

Scorpion, from Sleepy Hollow executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, follows an international network of geniuses who defend the world from modern-day threats. Robert Patrick was featured in the pilot.

Madam Secretary stars Tea Leoni as the U.S. Secretary of State.

Battle Creek is a Michigan detective drama created by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan.

In addition to The Odd Couple, CBS picked up another comedy, The McCarthys

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