With the departure of hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory this month, CBS is looking far and wide for new comedies to break through this fall.
So congrats to comedians Billy Gardell, Natasha Leggero, Sabrina Jalees, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins and more for joining the Eye Network’s new primetime lineup!
Gardell, previously a CBS star in Mike and Molly, will return as the lead in Bob (Hearts) Abishola. With Gina Yashere as one of the show’s co-creators! Here are all the details on the new sitcoms, with info straight from CBS. The network will fill us in with more during its annual Upfronts presentation next week.
BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA
After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.
· Barry Shabaka Henley as Tunde
· Billy Gardell as Bob
· Christine Ebersole as Dottie
· Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola
· Maribeth Monroe as Christina
· Matt Jones as Douglas
· Shola Adewusi as Olu
· Travis Wolfe, Jr.
Co-creators/Executive Producers: Al Higgins, Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gina Yashere
Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. TV
When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.
· Antonio Corbo
· Izzy Diaz as Luis
· Jaime Camil as Miguel
· Natasha Leggero as Elizabeth
· Pauley Perrette as Jackie
Created by Alex Herschlag. Executive produced by Herschlag with Ben Silverman, Gonzalo Cilley, Guillermo Restrepo, Jamie Camil, Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Maria Lucia Hernandez Frieri.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, ECABA, Propgate Content and Sutton Street Productions.
CAROL’S SECOND ACT
After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.
· Bonnie Dennison as Jenny
· Ito Aghayere as Dr. Maya
· Jean Luc Bilodeau as Daniel
· Kyle MacLachlan as Dr. Frost
· Patricia Heaton as Carol Chambers
· Sabrina Jalees as Lexie
Co-created by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. Executive produced with Aaron Kaplan, Adam Griffin, Dana Honor, David Hunt, Pamela Fryman, Patricia Heaton, Rebecca Stay.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, FourBoys Entertainment and Kapital Entertainment.
A tight-knit group of friends and family help a widower move on following the most difficult year of his life, which includes being an ill-equipped but devoted single parent to his two daughters, and taking the major step of dating where, to his shock, he’s a hot commodity.
· Makenzie Moss
· Maya Lynne Robinson as Michelle
· Michaela Watkins as Delia
· Omar Benson Miller as Ben
· Rob Corddry as Forrest
· Ruby Jay
· Walton Goggins as Brady
Created by Bill Martin, Grady Cooper and Mike Schiff. Executive produced with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, John Hamburg, Peyton Reed and Wendi Trilling.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and TrillTV.