First Look: CBS Fall Preview & New Series

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CBS FALL PREVIEW SHOW, hosted by new series' stars Patricia Heaton (CAROL'S SECOND ACT); Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku (BOB ♥ ABISHOLA); Mike Colter and Aasif Mandvi (EVIL); Simone Missick (ALL RISE); and Walton Goggins (THE UNICORN), is a primetime special highlighting the three comedies and two dramas that comprise the Network's five new fall programs. It will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 9 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on demand and live-streaming service.

Additionally, the special will be available on demand across multiple platforms through mid-October, providing viewers with convenient anytime access to information about the Network's new fall lineup.

The platforms featuring the special include CBS.com (https://www.cbs.com/shows/fall-preview/) and participating CBS stations' sites, as well as on demand via the Network's various cable, satellite, vMVPD and telco partners. In addition to the primetime run of the special on Sept. 9, CBS affiliates will have the opportunity to broadcast the special multiple times during their local airtime.

Throughout the special, the stars will introduce their series and present select scenes from the shows' premiere episodes.

The new fall series include:

From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, BOB ABISHOLA is a love story about a middle-aged compression-sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Travis Wolfe, Jr. star. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

ALL RISE is a courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles star. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE UNICORN is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade embrace his "new normal" in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade's amazement, he's a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he's the perfect single guy – a "unicorn": employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, Makenzie Moss and Devin Bright star. The series premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

CAROL'S SECOND ACT stars Patricia Heaton in new a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It's her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. CAROL'S SECOND ACT also stars Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Sabrina Jalees, with Ashley Tisdale and Kyle MacLachlan. The series premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

From executive producers Robert and Michelle King, EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp. The series premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

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