CBS is finally getting in on the hour-long SF drama genre, by turning it into something it understands very well. The network behind the NCIS and CSI franchises is bringing its procedural chops to time travel drama Murmurs.

The show, which has been given a script commitment from the previously genre-phobic CBS, centers around The Commission, a time traveling agency that "corrects" changes to the timeline known as "murmurs." Not the most original idea from Lucky Number Sleven writer and show creator Jason Smilovic, whose previous TV credits include pilots for My Own Worst Enemy and Bionic Woman, but if it can have the humor of Marvel Comics' Time Variance Authority or Terminator-chic of DC Comics' Linear Men, then we'll definitely check out the first few episodes.


CBS hears 'Murmurs' [Hollywood Reporter]