Pauley Perrette, formerly of “NCIS,” is one of a number of well-known stars returning to CBS with new shows for the 2019-2010 TV season. (Photo: Charley Gallay, Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

CBS is leaning on familiar names, including former “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette, Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) and Billy Gardell (“Mike and Molly”), for its 2019-20 TV lineup.

The most-watched network picked up seven new shows Thursday, including an “FBI” spinoff from Dick Wolf, a new comedy from “The Big Bang Theory” executive producer Chuck Lorre and a new drama from Robert and Michelle King, the creators of “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight.”

Perrette will switch gears, moving to her first  network comedy in “Broke,” which focuses on a man, cut off from his trust fund, who moves with his wife into her estranged sister’s home. It also stars Jaime Camil of “Jane the Virgin.”

Heaton, a favorite on  “Raymond” and star of ABC’s “The Middle,” also comes back to CBS in new comedy “Carol’s Second Act,” about a retired teacher who decides to become a doctor after raising two children. 

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Marg Helgenberger, seen here in longtime CBS hit, “CSI,” returns to the network in “All Rise,” a drama focusing on the legal system in Los Angeles. (Photo: Timothy White, GPN)

Wolf, who has “Law & Order: SVU” and the “Chicago” franchise at NBC, builds on the first-season success of CBS drama “FBI” with a spinoff, “FBI: Most Wanted,” which tracks a Fugitive Task Force searching for the criminals on the FBI’s famed Most Wanted List.   

As Lorre’s “Big Bang Theory” ends its 12-season run this month, the comedy megaproducer returns with “Bob Hearts Abishola,” which stars a middle-aged Detroit businessman (Gardell) who falls for his cardiac nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku), a Nigerian immigrant, after a heart attack.

The Kings go against their “Good” franchise with new drama “Evil,” which follows “a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena.” Michael Emerson of former CBS drama “Person of Interest” is among the cast members.

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Billy Gardell, seen here in CBS’s ‘Mike & Molly,’ will star in “Bob Hearts Abishola,” another comedy for the network from ‘Mike’ executive producer Chuck Lorre. (Photo: Robert Voets)

Other new shows include: drama “All Rise,” which looks at the Los Angeles legal system and features yet another familiar network face, Helgenberger,  and comedy  “The Unicorn,” which focuses on a widower struggling to move on with his life when he learns he’s a hot commodity as he re-enters the dating pool. 

The network also Thursday renewed six more dramas (for a total of 14) for new seasons: “SEAL Team,” “SWAT,” “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver” and “Hawaii Five-0.” 

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Publish date : 2019-05-09 23:00:58