CBS Renews Evil, Gives Full Seasons to Four Others


U.S. broadcast network CBS has given all five series from its freshman class, including Michelle and Robert King’s Evil, new production orders.

The critically acclaimed new drama Evil has been renewed for a second season for 2020-2021. Evil will conclude its 13-episode first season on January 30, 2020.

The courtroom drama All Rise, which has emerged as the number one new series on broadcast television this season, was given a full-season order. Also set for full seasons now are the freshman comedies Carol’s Second Act, The Unicorn and Bob (Hearts) Abishola.

“These terrific new series have attracted a passionate base of viewers and consistent ratings while delivering entertaining, inclusive and relevant storytelling every week,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “They’re off to strong starts and are still being discovered on the many catch-up and playback options available to our viewers today. We’re proud of this freshman class and excited about their potential to tell more great stories and further expand their audiences.”