“Scorpion” wants you to know that it doesn’t always take an action hero to save the world. Sometimes, a group of misfit geniuses will suffice. Based on a real-life smart person who has a business based on being smart, “Scorpion” shows what happens when the nerds inherit the saving of the Earth.

In the trailer released by CBS at its 2014 upfronts presentation, “Scorpion” focuses on Walter O’Brien, a super-genius who leads a team of similarly smart people who help out Homeland Security. Walter also finds time to flirt with a pretty waitress (played by Katharine McPhee) with a really smart son.

Also starring Elyes Gabel, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Ari Stidham and Robert Patrick, “Scorpion” will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting this fall on CBS.

Posted by:Laurel Brown