CBS on Tuesday unveiled its fall 2020 primetime schedule, which features a pair of new shows and a third in the works for midseason. The network also unveiled videos showcasing the trio, including a full trailer for its lone new comedy on the schedule B Positive. The two dramas include the Queen Latifah-toplined The Equalizer and the Silence of the Lambs spinoff Clarice, the latter of which will be slotted for midseason.
B Positive was the only completed broadcast pilot this season as the coronavirus-related Hollywood production shutdown hit just as most were getting ready to start filming. That’s how CBS was able to build a trailer today; teasers for Equalizers feature sitdowns with cast and creatives.
In the fall comes the premiere of the new Chuck Lorre-Marco Pennette comedy B Positive, starring Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford. The comedy centers on Drew (Middleditch), a newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor. He runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship as they begin a journey that will forever impact their lives.
The series, from Warner Bros Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, was slotted into the Thursday 8:30 PM slot this fall after Lorre’s hit Young Sheldon.
Check out the trailer above.
CBS slotted The Equalizer at 8 PM on Sundays in the fall, where it will be bookended by 60 Minutes and staples NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. It is a reimagining of the classic series starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. She presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. From Universal TV and CBS TV Studios, writers Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series), Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander (pilot only) are executive producers.
Here’s the Equalizer video:
Clarice, from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, stars Rebecca Breeds in the title role and is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life. Kurtzman, Lumet, Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer.
Here’s the Clarice video:
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