Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CBS Renews 'Evil' for Season 2; Orders More Episodes of 'All Rise,' 'Bob Hearts Abishola,' 'Carol's Second Act' and 'The Unicorn'

CBS has decided to cap the first season of its original drama series Evil at 13 episodes. However, the drama will be returning for a second season during the 2020-21 broadcast schedule. Moreover, the network has ordered additional episodes of fellow freshmen series All Rise, Bob Hearts Abishola, Carol's Second Act and The Unicorn.

The decision to keep Evil as a short-run episode order was a purely creative one made by series creators Robert and Michelle King. Meanwhile, CBS is only confirming that the other four shows have been given full season orders - which could mean anywhere from 16 to 24 episodes.

"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, 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."

Evil stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Grey, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp, Christine Lahti and Michael Emerson.

The Kings executive produce with Liz Glotzer. CBS Television Studios and King Size Productions produce.

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

Greg Spottiswood created the drama. He executive produces with Sunil Nayar, Leonard Goldstein, Lydia Woodward and Michael M. Robin. Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios, Shimmering Pictures, Skyemac Productions and Tall Baby Productions produce.

Bob Hearts Abishola stars Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe Jr., Vernee Watson and Gina Yashere.

Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Gina Yashere created the comedy. Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions produce.

Carol's Second Act stars Patricia Heaton, Ito Aghayere, Lucas Neff, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees, Ashley Tisdale and Kyle MacLachlan.

Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins created the comedy. They executive produce with Heaton, David Hunt, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Adam Griffin, Rebecca Stay and Pamela Fryman. CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and FourBoys Entertainment produce.

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

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff created the comedy. They executive produce with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed and John Hamburg. CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV and Mike & Bill Productions produce.