In our third part of our roundup of this fall’s television music, we are taking a look at the new and returning shows on CBS:

Among the network’s new shows is the drama Person of Interest created by Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher Nolan) and starring Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji B. Henson and Kevin Chapman. The score for the show is composed by Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Game of Thrones). The show produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Greg Plageman and David Semel centers on a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Person of Interest has already received a full season order and the show airs every Thursday night on CBS. To learn more about the series, visit our previous article and the official show website.

Also new on CBS is the crime drama Unforgettable based on J. Robert Lennon’s short story The Rememberer and adapted for television by Ed Redlich and John Bellucci. The show starring Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Kevin Rankin, Michael Gaston and Daya Vaidaya features music by Jacob Groth who has previously collaborated with the show’s producer and director Niels Arden Oplev on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The project marks the Danish composer’s first major TV scoring assignment in the US. Unforgettable airs every Tuesday night on the network. For more information about the project, check out our previous article and visit the official show website.

Another new show on the network is the drama A Gifted Man created by Susannah Grant and starring Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken and Margo Martindale. The show’s score is composed by W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Friday Night Lights). The show about a well-known surgeon who begins seeing his dead ex-wife and starts questioning the meaning of life and his place in the world currently airs every Friday night on CBS. Visit our news article announcing the scoring assignment and the official show website for updates on the show.

One of the network’s new shows, the sitcom How to Be a Gentleman featuring music by John Swihart has already been canceled. The show’s returning shows include Hawaii Five-O, which features music by Brian Tyler and Keith Power. The police procedural The Mentalist, currently in its fourth season, is scored by Blake Neely. The Tom Selleck-starring cop drama Blue Bloods, which has entered its second season this fall features music by Mark Snow. The critically acclaimed series A Good Wife, currently airing its third season, is scored by composer David Buckley. Among the networks longest running shows are Criminal Minds (music by Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini and Scott Gordon), NCIS (music by Brian Kirk), NCIS: Los Angeles (music by Jay Ferguson), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (music by John M. Keane), CSI: Miami (music by Jeff Cardoni and Kevin Kiner) and CSI: New York (music by Bill Brown).

Among the network’s returning comedies are the hit shows How I Met Your Mother (music by John Swihart), Two and a Half Men & Mike & Molly (music by Dennis C. Brown and Grant Geissman) and Rules of Engagement (music by George Ritter and Bert Selen). The Big Bang Theory and the network’s most successful new comedy of the season, 2 Broke Girls starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs are not using any original score.

  1. Teddy B says:

    Love Djawadi’s work on Person of Interest. Some of his best music imo. There are some great, infectious action motifs that have a nice, aggressive groove. The show isn’t afraid of music or melody, like it seems the Game of Thrones producers are.