Battle Creek is the new CBS cop show that I’m basically only interested in because it’s created by Vince Gilligan and David Shore, of Breaking Bad and House, respectively. Dean Winters (first season SVU/Tommy’s cop brother on Rescue Me/Liz’s beeper king boyfriend on 30 Rock/the mayhem guy) is a detective in Battle Creek, Michigan’s woefully underfunded police department. He and his partner (Kal Penn) have a sting go awry because their equipment doesn’t work, but the very next day they get some great news, the FBI is sending a liaison type guy to help out. Except it turns out to be Josh Duhamel, and he’s a little bit a douche and has all the cool toys and everyone else in the department loves him, so Dean Winters hates him.
Which is a pretty solid idea to center a cop show around. It also has Dewey Crowe, almost unrecognizeable as a nerdy guy, and Liza Lapira and the familiar-ish looking Aubrey Dollar are cute. It’s just going to be another cop show, and it shouldn’t be compared to Breaking Bad, but it seems like it might be one of the better cop shows.