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L.A. Screenings: New from CBS Studios International


At the L.A. Screenings next week, buyers will have the chance to check out brand-new shows from CBS Studios International (CBSSI), including the Patricia Heaton comedy Carol’s Second Act and the psychological mystery Evil.

Carol’s Second Act, which debuts on CBS Thursdays this fall, is about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age.

Evil, also set for CBS’s Thursday night lineup, 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. It hails from Michelle and Robert King, whose credits include The Good Wife and The Good Fight.

The CBSSI roster also boasts the single-camera comedy The Unicorn, featuring Walton Goggins as a single dad stepping back into the dating world with the help of his family and friends. The comedy is slated for Thursdays on CBS this fall.

Meanwhile, Nancy Drew promises a darker take on the eponymous teenage detective. This time, the central character (played by newcomer Kennedy McMann) is derailed by the untimely death of her mother, but when a socialite is murdered, she finds herself a suspect and must team up with a group of other teens to clear her name. The show has landed on The CW’s schedule for Wednesdays this fall.

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos) is returning to TV in Tommy, playing a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police in L.A. CBS has slated the show for midseason.

FBI: Most Wanted, also a CBS midseason highlight, comes from mastermind Dick Wolf. The high-stakes drama focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list.

Former NCIS star Pauley Perrette is front and center on the comedy Broke, which is set for CBS midseason.

For the full list of CBSSI’s shows that have been scheduled for the U.S. network 2019-20 season, click here.

Want a full overview of the network schedules? Check out World Screen’s U.S. Fall Season Grid here.

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