Starring: Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Aubrey Dollar, Edward Fordham Jr., with Kal Penn, and Janet McTeer
Created by Vince Glligan and David Shore
Written by Vince Gilligan & David Shore, Directed by Bryan Singer
THE PREMISE: Battle Creek is a new drama that is set in industrial city Battle Creek, Michigan. Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel) is an FBI special agent assigned to Battle Creek and paired up with veteran cop Russ Agnew (Dean Winters). Rounding out the main cast are co-workers Aaron Funkhauser (Edward Fordham Jr.) and Fontanelle White (Kal Penn) as well as Commander Guziewicz (Aubrey Dollar).
BOTTOM LINE: I think there's a lot of potential here but it needs to have a real vision and sense of what it wants to be for it to work. Right now, it's there a little bit but not fully and that sometimes happens in pilots. The performances and setting and potential will give it another week for me.