On Wednesday morning CBS unveiled its new year-round 2019-2020 primetime lineup. The new slate offers four new comedies, four new dramas, and 24 returning shows.
Five new shows are coming to the network in the fall, with three comedies thrown into the mix. “Bob ♥ Abishola” is from award-winning executive producer, writer, and creator Chuck Lorre, and stars Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku. “Carol’s Second Act” stars three-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton; and “The Unicorn” stars Walton Goggins.
“Bob ♥ Abishola” is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant. The comedy stars Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Travis Wolfe Jr.
“Carol’s Second Act” is a comedy about a woman who embarks on a second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching. The show stars Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, and Sabrina Jalees.
“The Unicorn” is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. The show stars Walton Goggins, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, and Makenzie Moss.
In the drama department, viewers can watch the psychological mystery “EVIL” starring Katja Herbers and Mike Colter, and the courthouse ensemble “All Rise.” The new shows debuting later in the season include the dramas “FBI: Most Wanted” from producer Dick Wolf, starring Julian McMahon; and “Tommy” starring Emmy Award winner Edie Falco. The comedy “Broke” stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette.
“All Rise” is a courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks, and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. The series stars Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, and Ruthie Ann Miles.
“EVIL” is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. The show stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp.
“Our new lineup features both classic CBS shows and genres that viewers love, as well as some new series that push the boundaries of what you might expect from us,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “We are also saving some very strong series for the second part of the year as part of a strategy to roll out new and returning series throughout the season.”
“This is a slate of new shows with thought-provoking stories, culturally relevant themes and tremendous casts, from award-winning producers and writers,” said Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment. “We are also building on the diverse series we launched last season with more leading roles for women and more inclusive storytelling across all of our new comedies and dramas.”
Monday’s will host “The Neighborhood,” which is the lead-in for “Bob ♥ Abishola” and “All Rise,” with “Bull” closing the night. Tuesday features “NCIS” and “FBI,” followed by “NCIS: New Orleans.” On Wednesday look for “Survivor” and the third season of “SEAL Team.” “S.W.A.T.” moved to Wednesday to close out the night. Thursday hosts “Young Sheldon,” which is the lead-in for “The Unicorn” and “Mom.” Those shows will help boost “Carol’s Second Act” before “EVIL” wraps up the schedule. On Friday viewers can end the week with “Hawaii Five-O” to open for “Magnum P.I.” “Blue Bloods” returns for season 10 this year.
CBS’ Saturday night lineup features Crimetime Saturday, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas. On Sunday viewers can watch “60 Minutes,” “God Friended Me,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “Madam Secretary.”
“FBI: Most Wanted” is a drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. The series stars Julian McMahon, Alana De La Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, and Nathaniel Arcand.
“Tommy” follows a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. The series stars Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, David Fierro, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, and Joseph Lyle Taylor.
“Broke” follows a single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, her sister’s outrageously wealthy husband, and their assistant/driver/friend, land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up. The show stars Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, and Antonio Corbo.
Returning favorites include “Big Brother,” “Criminal Minds,” “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Undercover Boss.”
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