CBS ORDERS NEW DRAMAS “CLARICE,” “THE EQUALIZER” AND NEW COMEDY “B POSITIVE” TO SERIES FOR THE 2020-2021 BROADCAST SEASON
Three New Series Join the Network’s #1 Lineup of 23 Returning Shows
ABOUT THE NEW SERIES:
· CLARICE, from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds (“Pretty Little Liars”) in the title role, is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira and Devyn A. Tyler also star. Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet 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.
· THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Bessie”) as an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star. Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series that ran on CBS for four seasons), Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander (pilot director) are executive producers for Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, i/a/w CBS Television Studios.
· B POSITIVE is from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, and stars Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and Annaleigh Ashford (“Masters of Sex”). The comedy is about a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. Kether Donohue, Sara Rue and Kamryn Kunody also star. Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. James Burrows directed the pilot.
Earlier this week, CBS announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. The returning shows include the #1 program on television NCIS for its 18th season, #1 comedy YOUNG SHELDON, #1 new series FBI: MOST WANTED, #1 new comedy BOB ? ABISHOLA and the #1 news program 60 MINUTES. The additional renewals are the dramas ALL RISE, BLUE BLOODS, BULL, FBI, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, S.W.A.T. and SEAL TEAM; comedies THE NEIGHBORHOOD and THE UNICORN; reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS; and the law and justice program 48 HOURS. They joined the previously announced renewals of EVIL, MOM, SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE and YOUNG SHELDON.
Additional new series for the 2020-2021 season will be announced at a later date.
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About The Equalizer TV Show
CBS RENEWS SUNDAY'S #1 SCRIPTED SERIES "THE EQUALIZER," STARRING QUEEN LATIFAH, FOR TWO MORE SEASONS
CBS announced today that it has renewed the hit drama THE EQUALIZER, starring Queen Latifah, for two additional years, beginning with the 2022-2023 broadcast season. THE EQUALIZER is Sunday's #1 scripted series. The series originally premiered Feb. 7, 2021, following the Super Bowl. Additional renewals will be announced in the coming weeks.
"THE EQUALIZER continues to pack a powerful punch on Sunday nights, and we're thrilled to have it back for two more seasons," said Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming at CBS Entertainment. "The success of THE EQUALIZER is due to the sum of its parts - an outstanding cast led by the superb Queen Latifah, plus the exceptional creative team that has continued to evolve their storytelling with a compelling mix of everyday justice, family dynamics and real-world issues that connect and resonate with audiences."
THE EQUALIZER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) is Sunday's #1 scripted series, averaging 9.46 million viewers. Season to date, the show has amassed 1.2 billion potential social media impressions. This renewal brings THE EQUALIZER through its fourth season.
Queen Latifah, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes star. Andrew Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original "Equalizer" TV series that ran on CBS for four seasons), Shakim Compere and Joseph C. Wilson are executive producers for Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with CBS Studios. As previously announced, executive producers Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass will be the co-showrunners next season.
THE EQUALIZER joins the previously announced renewals of the CBS original series THE AMAZING RACE, BLUE BLOODS, BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, CSI: VEGAS, GHOSTS, NCIS, NCIS: HAWAI'I, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION, SURVIVOR, S.W.A.T., TOUGH AS NAILS and YOUNG SHELDON.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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