Thursday, May 9, 2019

CBS Orders 'All Rise,' 'Bob Hearts Abishola,' 'Broke,' 'Carol's Second Act,' 'Evil,' 'FBI: Most Wanted' and 'The Unicorn'

CBS has today given out series orders to three dramas - Evil, FBI: Most Wanted and All Rise. The broadcast network has also picked up four new comedies - Bob Hearts Abishola, Broke, Carol's Second Act and The Unicorn.

All Rise - Pulling back the curtain on the court system, the drama follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.

The drama stars Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles and Marg Helgenberger.

Greg Spottiswood wrote the pilot, which was directed by Mike Robin. They executive produce with Leonard Goldstein. Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios produce.

Bob Hearts Abishola - After having a heart attack, a man falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

The comedy stars Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Matt Jones and Travis Wolfe Jr.

Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere wrote the pilot, which was directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions produce.

Broke - Two siblings are forced to reconnect when an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, and he and his wife move into her estranged sister's Reseda condo.

The comedy stars Jaime Camil, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Dias, Antonio Corbo and Pauley Perrette.

Alex Herschlag wrote the pilot, which was directed by Victor Gonzalez. They executive produce with Camil, Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Ben Silverman, Howard Owen, Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley and Maria Lucia Hernandez Frieri. CBS Television Studios, Sutton St. Productions, Propagate, RCN Television and Resonant Television produce.

Carol's Second Act - After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she's going to become a doctor.

The comedy stars Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Bonnie Dennison, Ito Aghayere, Sabrina Jalees and Jean-Luc Bilodeau.

Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins wrote the pilot, which was directed by Pamela Fryman. They executive produce with Heaton, David Hunt, Adam Griffin, Rebecca Stay, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. CBS Television Studios, FourBoys Entertainment and Kapital Entertainment produce.

Evil - A skeptical female clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences. Together they try to determine if there is a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

The drama stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp and Michael Emerson.

Robert and Michelle King wrote the pilot, which was also directed by Robert King. They executive produce with Liz Glotzer. CBS Television Studios and King Size Productions produce.

FBI: Most Wanted - A spinoff of FBI that follows the department of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the criminals on its Most Wanted list.

The drama stars Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Kellan Lutz, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Roxy Sternberg and Nathaniel Arcand.

Dick Wolf and Rene Balcer wrote the backdoor pilot, which was directed by Fred Berner. They executive produce with Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney. Universal Television, CBS Television Studios and Wolf Films produce.

The Unicorn - 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.

The comedy stars Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, Makenzie Moss and Michaela Watkins.

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff wrote the pilot, which was directed by John Hamburg. They executive produce with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling and Peyton Reed. CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Trill TV produce.