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PaleyFest Fall TV Preview 2014: CBS’ Scorpion [VIDEO and PHOTOS] 

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS
Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

What do you get if you take a group of geniuses with different specialities – people high on the IQ scale, but low on the EQ scale – and enlist them to help solve unsolvable problems? Throw in the fact that this series is based on a true story and you’ve got a concept that has us hooked. TV Goodness spoke exclusively to actors Ari Stidham and Jadyn Wong, executive producer Heather Kadin and executive producer Walter O’Brien, who is the real-life inspiration for the show’s main character.

Series synopsis, from CBS:

Inspired by a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits, who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo, who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen, who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.

Scorpion premieres Monday, September 22nd at 9/8c on CBS.



All images courtesy of Kevin Parry for The Paley Center for Media.

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