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Bob ♥ Abishola: CBS Releases Video for New Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) Comedy

"A woman of your age cannot be picky." CBS just released a sneak peek at their new TV show from Chuck Lorre, Bob ♥ Abishola.

The sitcom stars Billy Gardell as Bob, “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.” The cast also includes Folake Olowofoyek, Barry Shabaka Henley, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Matt Jones, and Shola Adewusi.

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CBS First Look Trailers: All Rise, Evil, The Unicorn & More!

There are always disappointments before UpFronts, but there is a lot of excitement generated, too.

Some of that excitement comes from renewals, but the real groove sets when we get our first look at new shows.

Now you can get a taste of everything coming to CBS!

All Rise is a new 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.

This fall, watch new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), 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
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‘All Rise,’ ‘Evil’ and ‘The Unicorn': Watch Trailers for CBS’ New Fall Shows (Videos)

  • The Wrap
Following the release of its full Fall 2019 schedule on Wednesday, CBS has released the trailers for its five new upcoming fall TV shows.

Here are the full trailers for “All Rise,” “Evil,” “The Unicorn,” “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” and “Carol’s Second Act,” as well as official descriptions and cast and producer information. Below those are the previews and loglines for the network’s new midseason series, “FBI: Most Wanted,” “Tommy,” and “Broke.”

Readers can check out CBS’ full 2019-20 schedule here and dive into TheWrap’s takeaways from the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers here.

Also Read: CBS All Access Finally Names Its Upcoming 'Star Trek' Series With Patrick Stewart

All Rise

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
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Why CBS Put That Annoying Heart Emoji in the ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Title

  • The Wrap
Why CBS Put That Annoying Heart Emoji in the ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Title
Chuck Lorre has a new comedy coming to CBS this fall titled “Bob ❤ Abishola.” If you couldn’t tell right away on your own, a name like that is going to require TV reporters who plan on covering the sitcom to either become very emoji friendly in their copy or write out “(Hearts)” over and over. TheWrap’s TV reporters can confirm that neither of these options is ideal.

So we asked CBS Entertainment president, Kelly Kahl, and CBS Entertainment senior executive vice president of programming, Thom Sherman, why they did this to us during a press briefing ahead of the network’s upfront presentation Wednesday.

Here’s what they said:

Kelly Kahl: To be perfectly honest, Chuck Lorre really likes this title.

Also Read: CBS Fall Schedule: 'Young Sheldon' Gets 'Big Bang Theory' Time Slot, 'Unicorn' to Follow

Thom Sherman: And we like it, too! And you’re talking about it,
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Bob ❤ Abishola: CBS Orders New Chuck Lorre Sitcom

Chuck Lorre still reigns at CBS. The network just announced they've ordered a new TV show from the Big Bang Theory co-creator called Bob ❤ Abishola.

The sitcom stars Billy Gardell as Bob, "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." The cast also includes Folake Olowofoyek, Barry Shabaka Henley, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Matt Jones, and Shola Adewusi.

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New Show Watch 2019-20: All New Shows Coming to The Big 5

Upfronts don't seem to have the same feel that they did in years past, but that doesn't mean what's coming to broadcast television isn't worth watching.

Find out what's new on the big five networks for the 2019-20 season by scrolling below.

This list will be updated as new shows get added, so keep this page bookmarked!

1. All Rise - Drama - CBS All Rise is a drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of 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 system. Series stars include Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, and Ruthie Ann Miles. 2. Batwoman - Drama - The CW Kate Kane is a highly trained streetfighter tasked with snuffing out the failing city's criminal resurgence. Her father,
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CBS Comedy Pickups Include Pauley Perrette, Patricia Heaton, and Walton Goggins!

It's been a busy day at CBS.

First, it announced the remaining renewals of its current slate. Shorly there after we covered the three dramas coming to the network.

Now we're here to tell you about the comedies coming to CBS. They feature star-studded casts and some heavyweights behind the camera. Take a look!

Bob Hearts Abishola is a multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Al Higgins. Gina Yashere also writes, and the studio is Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

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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.

The cast includes Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley,
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CBS Orders Three Dramas Including ‘FBI’ Spinoff, Four Comedies Including Patricia Heaton, Chuck Lorre Multi-Cams

  • Variety
CBS has picked up three dramas and four comedies for the 2019-2020 season.

The dramas are “Evil” from Robert and Michelle King, the spinoff “FBI: Most Wanted,” and the legal drama “All Rise,” formerly known as “Courthouse.” The comedies are the multi-cams “Broke,” “Carol’s Second Act,” and “Bob Hearts Abishola” and the single-cam “The Unicorn.”

Interestingly, two former stars of the now canceled Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage” will appear in CBS’ new shows, albeit on different series. Mike Colter will star in “Evil” while Simone Missick will star in “All Rise.” Another Marvel-Netflix alum, Wilson Bethel, will star in “All Rise” with Missick. Bethel played the villain Bullseye in “Daredevil” Season 3.

Evil” focuses on 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. It will star Katja Herbers,
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CBS Orders Comedy Series ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’, ‘Broke’, ‘Carol’s Second Act’ & ‘The Unicorn’

  • Deadline
CBS has made its new comedy series picks, giving orders to the four most buzzed about pilots: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins’ Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton; Chuck Lorre’s Bob Hearts Abishola, headlined by Billy Gardell; Alex Herschlag and Jennie Snyder Urman’s Broke, starring Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette; and Bill Martin and Mike Schiff’s The Unicorn, headlined by Walton Goggins.

This marks the return to CBS of two stars of successful comedy series on the network, Heaton, who was on Everybody Loves Raymond, and Gardell, one of the stars of Lorre’s Mike & Molly, as well as of NCIS fan favorite Perrette.

Both Carol’s Second Act and The Unicorn come from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which also has freshman CBS comedy series The Neighborhood, already renewed for next season, and bubble CBS comedy series Life In Pieces and Fam. It gives Kapital
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CBS Picks Up 7 New Series Including Chuck Lorre Comedy, ‘FBI’ Spinoff

CBS has ordered seven pilots to series for the 2019-20 season ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers next week. The seven series are made up of four comedies and three dramas.

Among the comedies ordered at the broadcast network are Chuck Lorre’s “Bob Hearts Abishola,” Patricia Heaton’s “Carol’s Second Act” and “Broke” from “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie Snyder Urman. The Peyton Reed-produced “The Unicorn” with Walton Goggins and Rob Corddry was also picked up.

Heaton starred on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Broke” will see “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette return to the network. The pickups will maintain Lorre’s — who already has “Mom” and “Young Sheldon” coming back next season — strong relationship with the network, after “The Big Bang Theory” says farewell next week.

Also Read: Amblin Television Drops Out of CBS' Drama 'Bull' After Season 4 Renewal

The dramas include Wolf’s “FBI” spinoff,
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On the Set With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Cast Talks of Life After Coulson, the Search for Fitz, and... Swords?

Upon being escorted onto the Culver City soundstage that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. calls home, I… am pretty sure I’m in the wrong place? Because the first set I walk past is just so odd and incongruous with anything we’ve seen thus far on the ABC series. And yet I am assured it does eventually play a key role in Season 6, which kicks off this Friday at 8/7c.

Of course, “odd and incongruous” are practically hallmarks of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has introduced new elements on the regular. Season
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S.H.I.E.L.D.: Faux Coulson Plots 'Death of Everything' in Season 6 Trailer

S.H.I.E.L.D.: Faux Coulson Plots 'Death of Everything' in Season 6 Trailer
A familiar face promises to be a formidable foe in the first full trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6.

When Season 6 opens on Friday, May 10 at 8/7c — picking up one year after a terminal Coulson was dropped off in Tahiti — the team is “scattered across the galaxy,” still coming to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or their former Director.

In the premiere, titled “Missing Pieces,” the team is still working to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson, while in Episode 2, “Window of Opportunity,
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6: Your First Look at Karolina Wydra's Galactic Mercenary and Other New Characters

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 looks to again be literally out of this world, based on these first looks and details for some of the new characters who will be mixing it up with Daisy, May et al.

In Season 5 of the ABC series, the team leaped forward in time to a dystopian future they soon realized must be prevented. While facing multiple timelines and new enemies from faraway planets, they found family, friends, teammates and the courage to pull off their biggest challenge yet. When Season 6 opens on Friday, May 10 at 8/7c — picking up one year after they
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TVLine Items: Van Helsing Renewed, Jimmy Fallon Hosts Hamilton and More

Bad news for vampires: Van Helsing‘s hunt will continue on Syfy, which has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of the Canadian import, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Season 4 will air in 2019.

Jonathan Walker will take over showrunning duties from Neil Labute, who was recently announced as the showrunner for Netflix’s The I-Land. Labute will still be involved with Van Helsing, even penning three scripts for the new season.

“Having been in the writing room on Van Helsing since season one I’m excited to take the reins as showrunner from Neil Labute,” Walker said in a statement. “Season
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‘Bob Hearts Abishola’: Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe Among Six Cast In Chuck Lorre Comedy

  • Deadline
‘Bob Hearts Abishola’: Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe Among Six Cast In Chuck Lorre Comedy
Exclusive: Folake Olowofoyeku (Transparent) has been cast in the title role opposite Billy Gardell in CBS multi-camera comedy pilot Bob Abishola. Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch), and Matt Jones (Mom) round out the family in the project that comes from Big Bang, Young Sheldon and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, Mom co-creator Eddie Gorodetsky and Mike & Molly alum Al Higgins, who have teamed with The Daily Show contributor Gina Yashere. Lorre’s long-time studio home, Warner Bros. TV, produces with Chuck Lorre Prods.

In Bob Abishola, written by the quartet, after having a heart attack, Bob (Gardell) falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

Olowofoyeku’s Abishola is Nigerian immigrant who lives in a small apartment with her aunt (Adewusi), uncle (Henley) and teenage son.
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Movie Review – Lucky (2017)

Lucky, 2017

Directed by John Carroll Lynch.

Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, James Darren, Tom Skerritt and Ed Begley Jr.

Synopsis:

Lucky is elderly and lives alone. When he collapses at home, he realises he has to face up to his inevitable decline and accept it

Harry Dean Stanton’s penultimate film is also his swan song, one that’s released in the UK just a day short of the first anniversary of his death. The fact that he’s gone lingers like a delicate shadow over Lucky as we walk hand in hand with the elderly man of the title who takes a journey of self-discovery as he comes to terms with his own mortality.

He’s alone but, as he stresses, he’s not lonely. He’s never married, has no children – that he knows of – but admits he’s been in love during his life. He has friends,
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Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 3 Trailer, Release Date, Episodes, Reviews, and News

Michael Ahr Joseph Baxter May 18, 2019

Agents of Shield season 6 is underway, and we've got the latest trailer, links to reviews, an episode guide, and the latest news.

Agents of Shield season 6 will be here very soon!

Last year, ABC announced that it would be renewing its flagship Marvel show for a sixth season of 13 episodes, rather than the usual 22-episode order it has gotten for previous seasons. The network has also renewed the show for a seventh season, but has not said if that will be the show's final outing. However, with the smaller episode order and the season 7 renewal being announced prior to the summer start of season 6, a wrap-up might be in store after a solid run.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves! Here's the latest about Agents of Shield season 6, including the latest review:

Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 3 Trailer & Release Date

The Agents of Shield
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Lucky – Review

Harry Dean Stanton says farewell in the movie Lucky, which turned out to be the beloved actor’s last. Not much happens in Lucky and its slow, unhurried style may not appeal to everyone, but this movie has a big heart and a moving performance by Stanton that acts as a summary of his long and extraordinary career.

Lucky follows Lucky (Stanton) and his friends and neighbors who live in the dusty desert town of Cave Creek, Arizona. Lucky is 90 years old but fiercely independent, rejecting any idea of assisted living. The film follows his routines over a few days of his life. Lucky smokes, takes a sponge bath, gets dressed, listens to Spanish-language music, does yoga, and smokes some more. Lucky’s interactions with others consists of eating at a diner run by his friend Joe (Barry Shabaka Henley) where he does his crossword puzzles, and a daily stop at the local watering hole.
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Lff 2017: ‘Lucky’ Review: Dir. John Carroll Lynch (2017)

Lucky review: Respected character actor John Carroll Lynch makes his directorial debut with this masterstroke in movie making and acting, particularly from its leading man; Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final roles. Lucky review

Lucky review by Paul Heath.

Making his directorial debut with this modest, character driven indie is celebrated actor John Caroll Lynch (Fargo, Jackie), a veteran of the big and small screen with over one hundred credits to his name, spanning a three-decade career.

Looking around the web, Lucky’s synopsis is described using just a few words; ‘the spiritual journey of a ninety-old atheist’. Of course, there’s a lot more to this very intricate, relatively short insight into the title character’s very long life, as he goes about his daily routines in a small desert town. Written by Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja, Lucky has sadly become more known as one the last films to feature,
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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Lucky (2017)

Lucky, 2017.

Directed by John Carroll Lynch

Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, and Tom Skerritt.

Synopsis:

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Late, lamented Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton had the sort of face the camera practically keeled over for. Less a visage than an ordnance survey map of Hollywood history, Dean Stanton’s features were testament to his extraordinary 60 year career as a ubiquitous, scene-stealing support player in the likes of Alien and Repo Man.

Small wonder that debut director John Carroll Lynch makes such sublime use of the actor’s wonderfully weathered features in his lyrical small town drama Lucky. Indeed, Stanton’s face practically is the entire story, competing with the sun-baked, cactus-strewn landscapes for sheer ruggedness.

Named after Stanton’s central character, Lucky is that rare movie that gifts the actor a juicy lead role, comparable to his iconic desert-trekking loner in Wim Wenders’ Paris,
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