The Journal Gazette
Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00 am

New Lorre sitcom in CBS' lineup

Staff, news services

NEW YORK – “The Big Bang Theory” finale airs tonight, and CBS is already back in business with its creator.

The network said Wednesday that its fall lineup will include a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre that stars Billy Gardell, who co-starred in “Mike & Molly.”

Other stars joining CBS' 2019-20 schedule include Edie Falco in the police drama “Tommy,” former “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette in the sitcom “Broke,” and Patricia Heaton in the comedy “Carol's Second Act.”

In the Lorre comedy, titled “Bob Hearts Abishola,” Gardell plays a Detroit sock salesman who falls in love with his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant.

His co-star is Folake Olowofoyeku, a Nigerian-born actress who was in “Transparent.”

The network also announced that “Madam Secretary” will return for its final season. “Magnum P.I.” moves to Fridays, paired with “Hawaii Five-0.” “MacGyver” will be held to midseason along with shows including “Criminal Minds,” “Man With a Plan” and “The Amazing Race.”

Series that won't be returning include “Fam,” “Happy Together,” “Life in Pieces” and the “Murphy Brown” revival.

CBS schedule

CBS' prime-time schedule for the 2019 fall season (new series in bold):


8 p.m. – “The Neighborhood”

8:30 p.m. – “Bob Hearts Abishola”

9 p.m. – “All Rise”

10 p.m. – “Bull”


8 p.m. – “NCIS”

9 p.m. – “FBI”

10 p.m. – “NCIS: New Orleans”


8 p.m. – “Survivor”

9 p.m. – “Seal Team”

10 p.m. – “S.W.A.T.”


8 p.m. – “Young Sheldon”

8:30 p.m. – “The Unicorn”

9 p.m. – “Mom”

9:30 p.m. – “Carol's Second Act”

10 p.m. – “EVIL”


8 p.m. – “Hawaii Five-0”

9 p.m. – “Magnum P.I.”

10 p.m. – “Blue Bloods”


8 p.m. – “Crimetime Saturday”

9 p.m. – “Crimetime Saturday”

10 p.m. – “48 Hours”


7 p.m. – “60 Minutes”

8 p.m. – “God Friended Me”

9 p.m. – “NCIS: Los Angeles”

10 p.m. – “Madam Secretary”

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