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2019-20 CBS New Series

Upfronts

Comedy

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (multi-camera)
STUDIO: Chuck Lorre Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Chuck Lorre (w, ep), Eddie Gorodetsky (w, ep), Al Higgins (w, ep), Gina Yashere (w), Beth McCarthy Miller (d, ep – pilot)
LOGLINE: After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.
CAST: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe Jr.

BROKE (multi-camera)
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Sutton Street Productions/Propagate
TEAM: Alex Herschlag (w, ep), Jennie Snyder Urman (ep), Joanna Klein (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Guillermo Restrepo (ep), Gonzalo Cilley (ep), Maria Lucia Hernandez (ep), Victor Gonzalez (d), Jaime Camil (ep)
LOGLINE: When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.
CAST: Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, Antonio Corbo

CAROL’S SECOND ACT (multi-camera)
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Emily Halpern (w, ep), Sarah Haskins (w, ep), Patricia Heaton (ep), Adam Griffin (ep), David Hunt (ep), Rebecca Stay (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep – pilot)
LOGLINE: After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.
CAST: Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees, Ashley Tisdale

THE UNICORN (single camera)
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Bill Martin (w, ep), Mike Schiff (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep), Peyton Reed (ep), John Hamburg (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world — where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.
CAST: Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson

Drama

ALL RISE (fka Courthouse)
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Greg Spottiswood (w, ep), Leonard Goldstein (ep), Mike Robin (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of 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 system.
CAST: Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles

EVIL
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Michelle King (w, ep), Robert King (w, d, ep), Liz Glotzer (ep)
LOGLINE: Psychological mystery examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. It focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena.
CAST: Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp

FBI: MOST WANTED 
STUDIO: Wolf Entertainment/Universal Television/CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Dick Wolf (w, ep), Rene Balcer (w, ep), Fred Berner (d), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep)
LOGLINE: Centered on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
CAST: Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, Nathaniel Arcand

TOMMY 
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Paul Attanasio (w, ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Kate Dennis (d, ep), Tom Szentgyorgyi (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: When a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.
CAST: Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Joseph Lyle Taylor

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